Spring Is In The Air: Time To Drink Al Fresco

It’s a beautiful time to sip chardonnay in the sunlight. Restaurants throughout the DC area are welcoming spring weather by opening up their outdoor patios and rooftop terraces, so we’ve rounded up a list of some of the top spots for drinking and dining al fresco.

 

DC

 

Bar Dupont

Treat yourself to one of the bar’s handcrafted cocktails while lounging in their cozy outdoor patio. 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202.483.6000

 

Blue Duck Tavern

Grab a seat on the outdoor terrace, which is also home to the restaurant’s herb garden. 1201 24th Street NW. 202.419.6755

 

Centrolina

Truly dine ‘al fresco’ at the Italian eatery’s 32-seat patio. 974 Palmer Alley NW. 202.898.2426

 

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Take in views of the Georgetown waterfront from the restaurant’s sidewalk seating area. 3000 K Street NW. 202.298.8783

 

Iron Gate

Imbibe with a glass of Greek wine at Iron Gate’s garden patio. 1734 N Street NW. 202.524.5202

 

Le Diplomate

Get transported to Paris with Le Diplomate’s chic sidewalk café. 1601 14th Street NW. 202.332.3333

 

Poste

The courtyard patio is a perfect place to gather with friends over brasserie fare. 555 8th Street NW. 202.783.6060

 

Roofers Union

Enjoy stunning views of DC from the restaurant’s spacious rooftop terrace. 2446 18th Street NW. 202.232.7663

 

Vinoteca

Sip on spring cocktails at Vinoteca’s outdoor bar and play a game of bocce. 1940 11th Street NW. 202.332.9463

 

VA

 

Bastille

Feast on French fare at Bastille’s 40-seat patio. 606 N Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA. 703.519.3776

 

Blackwall Hitch

Look out across the Potomac at one of the nautical-themed restaurant’s three outdoor patios. 5 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA. 703.739.6090

 

CIRCA at Clarendon

Take in the vibrant Clarendon scene at CIRCA’s bustling outdoor dining area. 3010 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA. 703.522.3010

 

PassionFish

Sample seafood bites at the restaurant’s large outdoor patio and lounge. 11960 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA. 703.230.3474

 

Taverna Cretekou

Indulge in Greek cuisine at the tavern’s picturesque garden patio. 818 King Street, Alexandria, VA. 703.548.8688

 

MD

 

All Set

Dine on New England specialties at All Set’s 24-seat outdoor patio. 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD. 301.495.8800

 

Del Frisco’s Grille

Drink a cold beer at the American grill’s outdoor seating area. 11800 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda, MD. 301.881.0308

 

Summer House Santa Monica

Get California vibes at the restaurant’s laid-back outdoor patio. 11825 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda, MD. 301.881.2381