What's New in Columbus Patio Dining
May 12, 2015
When the weather is warm, we all want to get outdoors to soak up every ounce of sunlight. So what better way to do this than dining on a patio?
Oddfellows Liquor Bar opened a patio in the alley space where the original Mikey’s Late Night Slice shack stood. The shack was replaced by a shipping container, so now visitors can enjoy pizza, drinks from Oddfellows, or even a Katalina’s weekend brunch outdoors.
Nada joined the Arena District earlier this year, and already they’ve put their outdoor patio to good use. During the All-Star Game weekend they converted it into a ski lodge. During the spring you can enjoy Mexican dishes and drinks before or after a Clippers game or an event at Nationwide Arena.
Condado Tacos lets you build your own tacos to go with margaritas and craft beers. This spring they’re adding an 80-seat patio out back.
Some newer restaurants are getting to show off their patios for the first time this season. The Market Italian Village has a small patio for enjoying dinner, drinks, or even brunch. Likewise, Arepazo Latin Grill in the Brewery District has a long patio along High Street. Pop-up Mashita Noodle Bar has a small patio on High Street downtown, too, for weekday lunches.
Central Ohio’s new breweries are smart enough to get into the patio game, too. Land-Grant Brewing in Franklinton has a small patio area, and often has food trucks parked nearby so you can grab a bite to go with their brews. Lineage Brewing in Clintonville has a small front patio and garage doors they can open to let the sunlight and fresh air flow. Westerville’s Temperance Row Brewing has a back patio, too. Grab a deli sandwich from Uptown Deli, snag a pint of IPA, then enjoy open air.
What are some new patios you’re discovering this season?