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It's a Patio Life: Seven Patios to Enjoy this Season

Someday, it will be discovered that food and drinks truly do taste better on a patio. When that day comes, Richmond will be in luck because the river city is packed with opportunities for enjoying the sunshine with your meal. Here are a few of our favorite places to enjoy a serving of fresh air with your beverage of choice. 

Can Can Brasserie 

This French favorite sits in the heart of Carytown and so does its flower-adorned patio which means it’s perfect for people watching with a side of the rose. 

Capital Ale House 

All of Capital Ale House’s locations boast patios but our personal favorite is the downtown location. Its outdoor Biergarten sits in an enclosed courtyard on the lower level, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Pizza & Beer of Richmond (PBR) 

This expansive laid back patio just off of Cary Street serves up all the necessities in life: pizza, beer, and friendly games of bocce ball. And don’t forget your favorite fur friend, he’s more than welcome here. 

Old Original Bookbinder’s 

Nestled amidst the ruins of an old tobacco warehouse on historic Tobacco Row, the whimsical setting of Bookbinders is perfect for a patio date with your significant other or the girls. 

Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi 

For the city feel without leaving the ‘burbs head to Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi. Located in Short Pump’s newest enclave, GreenGate, Red Salt features a chic patio setting – complete with fans for those Richmond summers. 

Tang & Biscuit 

Ok, so this patio hasn’t opened yet, but when it does we’re sure it will be a hit. Richmond’s only shuffleboard and social club, is amping up to bring the party outside this summer with an all-new patio featuring a mural by Richmond artist, Nico Cathcart. 

Union Market 

This charming patio perched at the edge of Church Hill often features live music and special events and is connected not only to a market, but also an eatery packed with local flavor and ingredients. 

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