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A Feast for Bros
Outdoor patios you can (Iron) bank on!
By Naomi Clegg

Alleged
Julien Baker once sang from the rooftop above Alleged's patio bar before she turned 21, which cements the three-story club—once Ogden's finest brothel—as both the stuff of legends and an all-around swell place to enjoy an outdoor drink. 201 25th St., Ogden, 801-990-0692, alleged25th.com

A Bar Named Sue on State
A classic dive. Neon lights that spell "cold beer" and "whiskey" light up the outdoor patio, where you can have a smoke after listening to local bands play inside. 8136 S. State, Midvale, 801-566-3222, abarnamedsue.net

Bar X/Beer Bar
Whether you're in the mood for classic cocktails in a Prohibition-era speakeasy or casual beers and brats, these adjoining bars have it all, plus a buzzy patio. 155 E. & 161 E. 200 South, 385-259-0905, beerbarslc.com

Blue Iguana
Tacos, burritos and Iguanaritas on a summer night at Blue Iguana's below-ground patio? Sign me up. 165 S. West Temple, 801-533-8900, blueiguanarestaurant.net

Bohemian Brewery
Step into olde-worlde central Europe—and then step outside onto the patio to enjoy a traditionally brewed lager with some potato pancakes and Bohemian goulash. 94 Fort Union Blvd., Midvale, 801-566-5474, bohemianbrewery.com

Campfire Lounge
Is there any local establishment for which the patio is more integral than Campfire Lounge? This Sugar House bar takes camping kitsch to the next level—in a good way—with outdoor firepits, wood furnishings and tin foil dinners. 837 E. 2100 South, 801-467-3325, campfirelounge.com

Cliff Dining Pub
A classy Draper establishment with craft cocktails and a menu that draws on dining traditions from around the world to create new dishes, like sushi nachos, which you can eat while enjoying the expansive views. 12234 Draper Gate Drive, Draper, 801-523-2053, cliffdiningpub.com

Dick N' Dixie's
The small patio that lines the side of this neighborhood bar is the perfect place to do some people watching, catch up on gossip or debate the most recent sports game. 479 E. 300 South, 801-994-6919

The Dodo
Get your park views at this classy establishment, right across from Sugar House Park. Add a slice of rainbow cake or peanut butter pie to sweeten the deal. 1355 E. 2100 South, 801-486-2473, thedodorestaurant.com

East Liberty Tap House
A perfect summer night: A fantastic burger and fries with a glass of cider at ELTH, chased by a late-night showing at the Tower Theatre, right next door. 850 E. 900 South, 801-441-2845, eastlibertytaphouse.com

Elixir Lounge
This ain't your average neighborhood beer joint. Enjoy craft cocktails, martinis and an expansive wine list from the cozy, warmly lit outdoor patio. 6405 S. 3000 East, Holladay, 801-943-1696, elixirloungeslc.com

Feldman's Deli
Sandwiches should be eaten outdoors. That's especially true if that sandwich is a Reuben from Feldman's Deli. 2005 E. 2700 South, 801-906-0369, feldmansdeli.com

Garage on Beck
Enjoy a show from local bands, then step out on the spacious patio for a breath of air, a Corona and a chat around the firepit. 1199 Beck St., 801-521-3904, garageonbeck.com

Gracie's
Ah, Gracie's. Catch some live music and drink a local beer on a summer night at this celebrated spot. 326 S. West Temple, 801-819-7565, graciesslc.com

Green Pig Pub
Whether you're in the mood for classic burgers or vegan burritos, enjoy the breeze on the award-winning rooftop patio—voted the best in SLC—of this downtown sports bar. 31 E. 400 South, 801-532-7441, thegreenpigpub.com

HandleBar
A biker bar—for cyclists. Beer hounds and mustachioed persons also welcome. 751 N. 300 West, 801-953-0588, handlebarslc.com

Hog Wallow Pub
Live music at a rustic tavern located at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The perfect post-hike pitstop. 3200 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, 801-733-5567, thehogwallow.com

Ice Haüs
A wood awning shades patrons at this classic Murray bar. Beer, brats, booze and a breeze? Perfection. 7 E. 4800 South, Murray, 801-266-2127, icehausbar.com

La Caille
If what you want is a magical, romantic experience, La Caille is the place to go. Watch peacocks wander the grounds from the lantern-lit eating area while dining on French cooking. 9565 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, 801-942-1751, lacaille.com

Level Crossing Brewing Co.
This newly opened brewery boasts an outdoor patio complete with picnic tables and cornhole where you can enjoy your fave local brews. 2496 S. West Temple, levelcrossingbrewing.com

Log Haven
Take a drive up Millcreek Canyon for special occasion fine dining at this atmospheric (think a magical cottage in the woods), Zagat-rated New American restaurant. 6451 Millcreek Canyon Road, 801-272-8255, log-haven.com

Lucky 13
Enjoy Utah's best burgers and a beer on the large, rustic patio that looks out on 1300 South. 135 W. 1300 South, 801-487-4418, lucky13slc.com

Mazza
With locations at 9th & 9th and 15th & 15th, these airy eateries offer modern takes on Middle Eastern classics, with an extensive Lebanese wine list. 912 E. 900 South, 801-521-4572; 1515 S. 1500 East, 801-484-9259, mazzacafe.com

Oasis Café
A perfect Sunday morning hangout: Browse the selection at adjoining Golden Braid Books while you wait for a table on the flower-filled outdoor patio, then enjoy the best damn potatoes you've ever put in your mouth. 151 S. 500 East, 801-322-0404, oasiscafeslc.com

Piper Down Pub
It's an Irish pub, but it's so much more. Head up to the rooftop patio to enjoy Sunday mimosas and endless bloody marys, or down some bangers and mash on Mondays. 1492 S. State, 801-468-1492, piperdownpub.com

Poplar Street Pub
Sit on the high stools out back at this popular pub and enjoy some garlic fries. Come early if you want a seat—those bar stools are in high demand on warm summer nights.
242 S. 200 West, 801-532-2715, poplarstreetpub.com

Porcupine Pub & Grill
A family-friendly pub geared toward the outdoorsy, with spacious patios at both their original location at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon and their university location. 258 S. 1300 East, 801-582-5555; 3698 Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, 801-942-5555, porcupinepub.com

Prohibition
It's a speakeasy, all right. There's a secret password (tell them you're under the weather), a dapper staff dressed in their 1920s best and burlesque performances on weekends. Bring your cigarette holder and smoking jacket for a trip to the outdoor patio. 151 E. 6100 South, Murray, 801-281-4852, prohibitionutah.com

Roots Café
This is a restaurant worth driving out of your way for. It's fresh and affordable, the breakfast of your dreams, every time—and the food tastes even better basking in the shade right outside. 3474 S. 2300 East, 801-277-6499, rootscafeslc.com

The Royal
Salt Lake's hottest club! Get your dance moves on, then cool off on a tree-shaded patio overlooking a creek. 4760 S. 900 East, 801-590-9940, theroyalslc.com

Ruth's Diner
Along with being the state's second-oldest restaurant, Ruth's has the distinction of having one of the best patios in all of SLC. 4160 Emigration Canyon Road, 801-582-5807, ruthsdiner.com

Shades Brewing
Go through the red door on this industrial street and enjoy a locally made brew on the newly refurbished patio. But BYOF (bring your own food). Pets welcome! 154 W. Utopia Ave., 435-200-3009, shadesofpale.com

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar
A contemporary Italian restaurant in an architecturally stunning building that includes—you guessed it!—a lovely, tree-shaded patio. Class up a weekday evening with a glass of wine and some fancy pasta. 454 E. 300 South, 801-746-4441, stanzaslc.com

The Sun Trapp
One of Salt Lake's few true queer bars. Pregame for your next Viva La Diva show at Metro Music Hall, mere feet away, with a beer in a Mason jar on the patio out back. 102 S. 600 West, 385-235-6786, thesuntrapp.com

Taco Taco
Downtown's best tacos. Get buzzed with a side of chips at this eatery right across the street from the Main Library. 204 E. 500 South, 801-355-8518, canellas.com

The Tap Room
It's been around forever, but still remains a hidden Sugar House gem. Have a whiskey and a late-night chat under the umbrella tables that fill a greenery-filled alley. 2021 S. Windsor Circle, 801-484-6692, facebook.com/slctaproom

Taquería 27
"Not your average rice-and-beans place," says chef Todd Gardiner. Enjoy fresh takes on Latin classics at four different locations in the Salt Lake Valley, plus one in Lehi. All have patios. Multiple locations, taqueria27.com

Tin Angel
This establishment seems made for nostalgic summer nights, with twinkle lights, live music and tasty eats on a secluded patio right next to Pioneer Park. 365 W. 400 South, 801-328-4155, thetinangel.com

Tradition
Comfort food, mostly Southern style. Chow down on classic dishes such as fried green tomatoes, cornbread, fried chicken and pie right across from Liberty Park. 501 E. 900 South, 385-202-7167, traditionslc.com

Trio
Wood-fired pizza and lobster lasagna, California wine, and a spot on the patio looking out on 900 South. What more could you ask for? 680 S. 900 East, 801-533-8746, triodining.com

Twist
Enjoy live music and a drink or two on the patio at this downtown nightclub, once a 19th-century boiler room. 32 Exchange Place, 801-322-3200, twistslc.com

White Horse
This Main Street mainstay opens onto the street on warm summer nights so you can enjoy a craft cocktail and New American dishes au naturel. Wait, not that kind of au naturel. 325 S. Main, 801-363-0137, whitehorseslc.com


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