I’m pretty sure it’s a scientific fact that food tastes better, beer drinks easier, and conversations are more engaging outside! Don’t kill the messenger, but summer in Green Bay doesn’t last forever. Take full advantage of sunny days and warm evenings on these outdoor patios around Greater Green Bay.
Drinking beer on a roof brings a sense of freedom and exhilaration not experienced when cracking a cold one with both feet on the ground. Titletown Brewing Company's Roof Tap gets you five stories above the rest of Green Bay below. Order your favorite brew or be adventurous [indecisive] with a flight while overlooking some of the best views of the Fox River and Downtown Green Bay.
Anduzzi’s – Holmgren Way
This open air second floor patio offers plenty of covered tables and bar stools while still providing all the fresh air you could want. The other half of Anduzzi's patio is beaming bright with sun, moon, and stars shining down on diners and drinkers at any time of day. On Packers game days ( …uh… every day. This is Green Bay!) you’ll see this outdoor patio just a block away from Lambeau Field ‘pack’-ed with Green and Gold wearing fans.
Hagemeister Park, the original, holds a special place in Green Bay Packers history. This park, located on the east side of Green Bay, was the home of the Packers for their founding in 1919 and their first two seasons in the NFL. Hagemeister Park, the restaurant, holds a special place in the patio scene around Green Bay. With the CityDeck, Fox River Trail, and the Fox River right next to this patio, biking, kayaking, or boating are great options to take even more advantage of outdoor activities.
Fox Harbor Pub & Grill
A local favorite conveniently located in Downtown Green Bay on the Fox River State Trail is the perfect spot to stop for a bite to eat on the patio. Fox Harbor Pub and Grill is perfect for boaters cruising the river with a dock right out front or walkers and bike riders to veer off the trail to enjoy great food and drinks. In the summer, enjoy music on the patio on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.
There’s food so good it can take your mind and taste buds on a journey. Angelina’s homemade Italian cuisine does just that, bringing you 5,000 miles away in just one bite. In just a few steps, you can also actually walk out to a lush Italian patio garden. For the full Italian experience, I highly recommend an order of Tiramisu with an espresso.
Jimmy Seas Pub, Grill & Fenders
Live music and waterfront dining sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday summer evening. Jimmy Seas is perfectly accessible via the Fox River with plenty of boat slips right in front of the restaurant. The nautical themed décor and menu perfectly accompany watching boats cruise by while sipping on a mojito or margarita on the patio. It may sound like Margaritaville, but shirt and shoes still required, Jimmy Buffett!
Serving traditional Wisconsin fare with a contemporary twist, 1951 West throws in an even trendier option with outdoor patio dining. If that wasn’t enough, stop by for Hungry Hour to enjoy reduced prices on appetizers – yes, while eating them outside! Just looking for a patio cocktail, 1951 West slings one of my favorite Old Fashioneds around. Cheers to outdoor patios!
Taverne in the Sky - Lodge Kohler
This Titletown staple offers beautiful views of Lambeau Field from Taverne in the Sky's 5th floor outdoor balcony. Enjoy comfortable seating around individual gas fire pits with full service from the kitchen or bar! If I may, I suggest their Kohler Chocolate Brandy Old Fashioned.
The English Inn
A little off the beaten path, you can find a taste of England on the Bay of Green Bay. For a spectacular view of the Bay and Niagara Escarpment while enjoying your favorite Wellington, you'll want to spend an intimate evening on the patio at The English Inn.
Another outdoor waterfront dining spot to catch the sunset over the Fox River is at Studio 1212 Café & Wine Bar. This cozy café offers a variety of small plates to enjoy with a glass of wine or Studio 1212 specialty cocktail.
Stadium View Sports Bar, Grill & Banquet Hall
For the newest rooftop view in town, visit Stadium View Sports Bar! Choose from patio dining on the ground or up above. The perfect spot to catch the game and get an amazing bird eye view of Lambeau Field down Armed Forces Drive. If you haven't visited in awhile, it may be unrecognizable as it has a new look from the inside-out! Check it out for happy hour, while you are tailgating for the Packers Game, catching a show at the Resch Center or just to enjoy their great eats.
For the record – fall and winter here are pretty amazing in their own way, but that’s a different story for cooler times.