Top 11 Outdoor And Patio Setups In RVA

By Matt Friedman, RVA Editor

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1. Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant

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1327 E Cary St, Richmond, Virginia
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Sine is a popular watering hole in Shockoe Slip. The spacious outdoor patio is great for groups for happy hour, lunch, or St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

2. Ardent Craft Ales

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3200 W Leigh St, Richmond, Virginia
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Ardent Craft Ales – in Scott’s Addition – makes delicious craft beers and boasts one of the best outdoor setups of all the RVA breweries. They also allow well-behaved dogs to hang out in the beer garden.

3. Can Can Brasserie

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3120 West Cary St, Richmond, Virginia
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Carytown’s Can Can provides some of the best people-watching in RVA. The outdoor tables and open-air cafe make for a very authentic French experience.

4. Postbellum

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1323 W Main St, Richmond, Virginia
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Postbellum has the best rooftop bar in Richmond. The upstairs bar and deck is the place to be when the weather is nice.

5. Union Market

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2306 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, Virginia
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Grab a sandwich and a pint and hit up Union Market’s outdoor patio. The Union Hill eatery also has live music several days a week.

6. Baja Bean Co.

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1520 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
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Baja Bean Co. in the Fan has a huge outdoor patio facing West Main Street. If you enjoy watching soccer and drinking cans of Tecate, Baja Bean is your kind of place.

7. Triple Crossing Brewing Company

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113 S Foushee St, Richmond, Virginia
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Triple Crossing’s outdoor deck provides good scenery of downtown RVA and a relaxing environment to sample some of the best craft beer in the city.

8. Star-lite

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2600 W Main St, Richmond, Virginia
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Star-lite is an institution in the Fan, and the new menu is getting rave reviews. The weather is warming up and the front patio at Star-lite is calling your name.

9. Dot’s Back Inn

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4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, Virginia
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Dot’s Back Inn is a “destination diner” in the Northside. Loyal customers were glad to see the recent addition of the front patio because Dot’s attracts a crowd.

10. Foo Dog

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1537 West Main St, Richmond, Virginia
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What’s better than beer and Asian street food? Beer and Asian street food on a back patio. Foo Dog in the Fan has you covered.

11. Legend Brewing Company

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321 W 7th St, Richmond, Virginia
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Legend is Richmond’s oldest brewery and still has one of the best outdoor decks in the city. Enjoy a pint and some of the best views of downtown.

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Matt Friedman, RVA Editor

Matt "Chop" Friedman is a food, craft beer and pop culture enthusiast living in Richmond, Va. When Matt is not hanging out with his wife, Ashleigh, or Nellie, their Labrador puppy, he likely is waiting in long brewery lines for limited-release 6-packs or exploring RVA to find the next great restaurant! Matt Friedman is the genius behind Chop Culture

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