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Al Fresco Dining in Louisville, KY.

Summer is still alive and well in Louisville, Kentucky. With sunny days and warm, comfortable temperatures, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife and culinary scene the city has to offer.

One of our favorite highlights of the city? The abundance of patios and outdoor dining options, of course! Here are some of our top picks.

The Garage Bar – East Market.

Found in Louisville’s East Market District, the Garage Bar is a hip bar and eatery located in – you guessed it – an old auto service garage. Here, diners enjoy wood-fired pizzas with a distinct Southern twist. With lots of outdoor dining space, beautiful patio lights, and a relaxed atmosphere, this is an all-time favorite!

Mellow Mushroom – Highlands.

Have a hankering for pizza? Satisfy it at the Mellow Mushroom, with a convenient location on Bardstown Road. Peruse the lengthy craft beer list and chow down on some of the city’s best pizza while you relax on the second floor patio. You won’t be disappointed!

Against the Grain – Downtown.

Known for its own beer made on site and its ever-popular smokehouse, Against the Grain is a favorite barbecue joint for many. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, there’s no better place to people watch and take in the sights and sounds of the city. Sit back on the patio and enjoy a cold one!

Ramsi’s Cafe on the World – Highlands.

Looking for international cuisine? Ramsi’s Cafe is the place for you in Louisville. Enjoy everything from banh mi to fish tacos in this beautiful cafe that offers a stunning outdoor setting for diners to unwind and indulge. Diversity is the name of the game at Ramsi’s – evident in everything from atmosphere and decor to the items on the menu.

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub – Highlands.

Baxter Avenue is an Irish pub hot spot. Looking for a bird’s eye view of it all? Be sure to check out Molly Malone’s patio – an expansive outdoor dining area with an elevated position over the avenue. Enjoy classic Irish pub fare with a view!

Corbett’s – Healthcare Blvd.

Fine dining in an al fresco setting? Corbett’s has it all – from a stylishly appointed mansion and a gorgeous veranda, to elevated menu options, this really is the perfect restaurant for a summer evening date!

Al fresco dining is part of what makes the culinary scene in Louisville so exciting during the summer months. With unlimited options for patios and great city eateries, you won’t be disappointed. Looking for affordable Louisville accommodations? Check out our extended stay properties.