Top Spots to Enjoy a Drink Outside
Now that Spring is here, there is nothing like enjoying a cold beer or fancy cocktail outdoors. Check out this list of spots to enjoy a drink outside in Winston-Salem. This list does not include vineyards or breweries.
Updated April 2023
ADDRESS | 1001 Burke St
Head to Vintage Sofa Bar for an evening of carefully curated cocktails, light eats, and beautiful decor. With garage doors that open, the outside patio feels like a part of the whole experience as opposed to a separate entity. Although their patio is at the front near the street, it still feels private. With plenty of seating both inside and out, this is a top choice for enjoying drinks with a large group.
ADDRESS | 400 S Green St
At West Salem Public House you can escape the city life and enjoy beer or wine next to a small farm with chickens! With a variety of picnic tables to choose from, you can watch beautiful sunsets at the Pub with twinkly lights dangling overhead. They welcome a variety of local artists for you to enjoy on select nights. You can find a good assortment of beer on tap, wine, and ciders!
You know you can expect a great patio with “Beer Garden” in the name. There are plenty of spots to sit at their picnic tables or benches. Once the sun sets, enjoy t twinkly lights above you!
ADDRESS | 2108 South Broad St
ADDRESS | 290 4th St E
Right in Bailey Park, you can enjoy people watching at the lovely patio at Fair Witness. From small tables and seats around fire pits, you will enjoy sipping on a fine cocktail (or fancy drink) with friends or the people you just met at the bar. Don’t forget to grab some ice cream at Lil’ Dipper next door.
ADDRESS | 473 W End Blvd
A small neighborhood bar in West End, The Tap has the perfect patio to watch sunsets while catching up with some old friends. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with no frills.
ADDRESS | 1131 Burke St
Although small, their patio is super cozy with fire pits and garage doors that open so you can enjoy the beautiful decor of their inside. At Eastern Standard, you can expect delicious cocktails and light bites to eat. We recommend their charcuterie board.
ADDRESS | 2675 Williams Rd
Think of a large patio and then double or triple the size of that and you will have the patio (or party deck as they call it) at Old Nick Williams. Perfect for large groups – there is plenty of seating at Old Nick Williams. Enjoy live music on the weekend, tours of the distillery, and enjoy reading the history of the farm on the walls inside.
ADDRESS | 1016 Burke St.
The Powder Room is a luxury café serving coffee and breakfast bites in the morning and fine wines and cocktails in the evening. Their spacious patio is a relaxing spot to enjoy a drink. Their eclectic decor makes The Powder Room unlike anything else in Winston-Salem.
Bonus: Their disco ball
ADDRESS | 114 Reynolda Village Ste D
Theodore’s is a bar and market located at Reynolda Village. You can expect top-quality cocktails, food, and local goods. Enjoy a cozy, bright, and intimate atmosphere, much like their sister restaurant, Dough Joes. Enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail or a beer inside or on their beautiful and spacious patio. Popular cocktails include Lavender Bees Knees and whatever is on their seasonal menu.
ADDRESS | 627 Trade St NW
This neighborhood bar has one of the best patios in town. They have fans during the hot summer months and heaters in the winter! Customers rave about their cocktails and dive bar atmosphere.
OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK OUT
Village Tavern (Reynolda location)