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9 Patio Dining Options in Cedar Rapids

Does anything beat enjoying Mother Nature while having a meal and a cold beverage?

Patio dining options in Cedar Rapids are expanding each year. Here are 9+ tried and true patios for an afternoon or evening out. Those with heaters for cooler weather marked with *.

1. Parlor City Pub & Eatery*

 Possibly the most happening place in the area, at Parlor City you will always find a fun crowd of folks enjoying great food, a huge selection of craft beer, and live music on the large patio space.

people enjoy their meals on a sunny patio at Parlor City Pub & Eatery

2. Iowa Brewing Co.

At this hip beer garden hangout you are likely to experience bicyclist, giant Jenga, live music and food trucks but you will ALWAYS experience national award-winning craft beer!

Group eating on a picnic bench on the patio at Iowa Brewing Co

3. Cedar Ridge Distillery & Winery

Everything you would expect from a winery and nothing you would expect to find in Iowa. There are so many outdoor seating options, all of which offer stunning views of their vineyards and none of which are far from their tasting room. Check out there newly expanded bar and cocktail offerings!

large outdoor gathering on the patio at Cedar Ridge Distillery and Winery

4. Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Bocce ball, twinkly lights strung above an ode to Czech historic decor, great food, and oh yeah…gold medal award-winning craft beer!


outdoor corn hole game in the outdoor patio at Lion Bridge Brewing Company

5. La Cantina

Enjoy the sights and sounds at one of La Cantina's area locations in Marion or on Edgewood Road.

a margarita and beer on the patio at La Cantina

6. The Local Craft Ale House

This is a great stop for bicyclists along the Cedar Valley Nature Trail and spacious for all!

The Local Craft Ale House parking lot and outdoor patio space

7. Local Pour Street Food* 

Check out their great patio that is open throughout the year with igloos to keep you warm in the colder months.

side patio of Local Pour Street Food

8. Black Sheep Social Club

The spacious patio is a great place to relax, enjoy and soak in the season.

sandwich with sweet potato fries on a patio at Black Sheep Social Club

9. Rodina

Enjoy a beautiful meal and glass of wine on this patio in the Czech Village.

wine is poured into glasses on a table at Rodina's patio

And that's not all! Here are other area restaurants with great seasonal patios:

Blind Pig
Bo Mac's
Bricks Bar & Grill
Casa Las Glorias
Chrome Horse
Clock House Brewing
Cobble Hill
Daisy's Garage
Edith Lucille's
Farmer's Daughter's Market
Goldfinch Tap + Eatery*
La Cantina
Lebowski's Bar & Grill
Lucky's on 16th
Lu's Deli
The Map Room*
Mas Margaritas*
Midtown Station
Moco Game Room & Hot Dog Bar
Nelson's Meat Market
NewBo City Market Inc.
Old Neighborhood Pub
Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant
Pita's Mediterranean American Cuisine
Pizza World
Quinton's Deli
Sag Wagon Deli & Brew
The Starlite Room
Tornado's Grub & Pub
Villa's Patio

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Photo credits: @billylightning, @stewgetsbuckets, @lizzabel

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