10 Bar Patios You Need to Try Now - 405 Magazine

10 Bar Patios You Need to Try Now

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite patios for day and evening drinking in the 405.

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Unless it’s a thunderstorm day, spring means patio weather. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite patios for day and evening drinking in the 405. Most of the places have food, too, but this list isn’t about restaurant patios; here are 10 Bar Patios You Need to Try Now.

1884 at the RailyardsEdmond’s best option for al fresco drinking also happens to be one of Edmond’s best bars. The patio is for all the concepts in the Railyards, and it’s spacious, easily accessible and covered. (23 W. 1st St., Edmond)

Chicken Shack Luther’s fried chicken destination is almost all patio. Yes, there is indoor drinking, too, but the “backyard” is massive, with picnic tables, sunshine and live music. (18725 OK-66, Luther)

Frida SouthwestThe patio is typically shaded from the evening sun, making this a perfect spot for a happy hour or afternoon indulgence. Boasting one of the city’s very best by-the-glass lists combined with a brilliant bar staff that includes Zac Speegle — one of bartending’s young bright lights — Frida is an easy yes. (500 Paseo, OKC)

Good TimesDive bars with patios almost disqualify themselves from the dive bar category, especially when it’s as good as Good Times’s enclosed, pet-friendly patio. And don’t forget, Belvedere the yellow-eyed cat will probably stop by your table. (1234 N. Western Ave., OKC)

Jones AssemblyIt does so many different things, it’s easy to forget how good the bar is. Truly one of the city’s best cocktail destinations, it also has excellent beer and wine lists, as well as a huge, covered patio with excellent service. (901 W. Sheridan Ave., OKC)

Mack & Ike’sGuthrie’s premier cocktail bar also has a large patio, and it’s strategically located next to the Wanderfolk Distillery, so it’s a hotspot for Red Brick Nights and other downtown events. (118 E. Oklahoma Ave., Guthrie)

Kindred SpiritsThis cocktail bar and cultural hub is in NEOKC’s EastPoint development on NE 23rd. Bay doors open onto the patio, making for good service and a festive atmosphere, and the cocktails are excellent, including a section of Black-owned and Black-produced spirits. (1726 NE 23rd St., OKC)

Pizzeria GustoThe Uptown 23rd spot distinguishes itself in many ways — food, cocktails, wine list, local beers — but its patio, a sort of hidden garden vibe with flagstones and string lights, is a candidate for best in the city. (2415 N. Walker Ave., OKC)

Sidecar Barley & Wine BarThe Chisholm Creek location has a stellar view from its rooftop patio. The menu includes craft cocktails, beer and wine, and the location makes it easy to find parking. (13230 Pawnee Dr., OKC)

The MontSure, get the swirl (and queso), but there are plenty of other options, too. This has been a Norman institution for as long as anyone can remember, and for good reason. (1300 Classen Dr., Norman)