The Coolest Hot Spots for Patio Dining in Reno Tahoe

Eating a great meal under blue skies and sunshine make for a perfect day. Luckily for Reno Tahoe, there are many dining options throughout the area that offer just that. As the weather gets warmer, you’re probably looking for some patio seating to enjoy that fresh air.

Here are some favorite and unique outdoor dining spots in Reno Tahoe

El Adobe Café

El Adobe Café has a wide selection of authentic Mexican food with recipes passed down for three generations and a spacious outdoor patio. Enjoy a pitcher of margaritas on the sunny outdoor dining space with homemade chips and salsa to start!  The patio provides mountain views and plenty of seating.

Brasserie Saint James

Enjoy local brews and delicious food at Brasserie Saint James. Not only do they have a wide selection of beers on tap and their outdoor patio is a rooftop dining experience. The menu has all sorts of good eats to be perfectly paired with a cocktail or beer on their roof, so stop by and take in the views with a few friends.

The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery

The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery, located in Sparks, is in the old headquarters of the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway and now offers innovative food, beer and spirits. They offer outdoor seating with a happy hour, weekend brunch menu and their crafted beer and spirits.

The Brewer’s Cabinet

Located just a short walk from the river, The Brewer’s Cabinet is a Nano-Brewpub known for creating fresh, exciting and unique beers. The Brewer’s Cabinet serves a lunch and dinner menu that uses quality ingredients that pair greatly with their brews. This relaxing restaurant and Nano-Brewpub is a comfortable place to enjoy some brews under the sun in their outdoor seating area.

Centro Bar and Kitchen

Located in the heart of Midtown Reno, Centro Bar & Kitchen serves up craft cocktails, beer, wine and flavorful tapas-style appetizers. They offer patio seating and this cozy spot is perfect for catching up with friends over drinks and small bites. Don’t miss their happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-5 p.m!

Wild River Grille

There are several reasons to make a visit to Wild River Grille during the summer. For one, their patio is spacious and sits right next to the Truckee River and the Reno Riverwalk. They also provide light, live music throughout the summer for patrons to enjoy. And don’t forget your furry friend – their patio is dog friendly and they make sure the whole family enjoys their experience.

Daughters Café

This family-owned and operated restaurant is more than just a business, it’s also their home! If you’re looking for a relaxed home-cooked meal, Daughters Café is the perfect place to enjoy a uniquely crafted menu either on their lawn under some shade, on their patio that wraps around the house or inside their home as well.

Silver Peak

If you’re into brews and sunshine, Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery is the place for you. Before or after a stroll along the Truckee River, grab a seat on their patio in the heart of downtown Reno. With a wide beer selection and flexible prices, Silver Peak makes for a great place to grab an outdoor drink and meal.

The Shore Room

If you are looking for fine riverside dining, The Shore Room at the Renaissance Hotel is the perfect place for you. The Shore Room offers fresh seasonal food with flavors and inspired by the larger Mediterranean area, including North Africa, Southern Europe and Greece. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can enjoy craft cocktails during their happy hour Friday through Sunday 2-6 p.m.


Don’t hesitate to hit this gastropub while you’re out exploring in Incline Village! Spend a day swimming, boating or sailing and then take in the scenic views of North Lake Tahoe while indulging in global-flavored dishes and drinks. Brewforia Beer & Market is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can enjoy weekend brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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