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Northwest Arkansas's Best Porches & Patios

Your guide to great outdoor dining spots!

Great weather calls for great patios! Here’s a guide to some of our go-to restaurants and bars around town when we want to sit outside and soak up the sun!


Photo courtesy of Dickson Street Pub

Dickson Street Pub has become a Dickson Street staple, established in 2011. The rooftop patio at Dickson Street Pub is arguably the best view on the street as you are sure to enjoy the surrounding nightlife and the majestic Old Main with a cold drink in your hand. 

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Theo’s American Kitchen & Cocktail Lounge blends fresh, coastal cuisine with comfortable southern cooking. The patio is a perfect place to enjoy delicious dishes and cocktails with class. We recommend the eggplant artichoke & herb dip at the Theo's in Rogers. For a drink, we love the Lemongrass NYC Sour. We highly recommend hitting up the patio during their happy hour. 

Photo courtesy of Kingfish

Kingfish is one of Fayetteville’s coolest dive bars with live music on the patio every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The call is to “come as you are, enjoy $2 cans, and put your favorite song on the jukebox.” Kingfish has an incredibly laid-back atmosphere and is located behind Dickson Street Books. 

Photo courtesy of Ozark Natural Foods

If you’re looking for a relaxing space to enjoy the outdoors, Co-op has you covered, literally! Everyone is welcome to enjoy their 117-foot-long covered front porch with cool swings and seating for all! With farm-fresh produce and friendly faces, Co-op is truly a lovely place to relax and enjoy your next afternoon. This is an incredible place to stop for your morning coffee or afternoon beer.

Photo courtesy of Arsaga's Mill District

If you’re looking for a unique outdoor dining experience, look no further than Arsaga’s! Their outdoor seating is shaded and has room for the whole family, not to mention fantastic lighting for evening drinks and good times! Join Arsaga’s every day from 4-6 for an unforgettable experience slurping oysters and try some of their favorite wines & stirred cocktails at a great price.

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Envisioned by the same team behind Feed & Folly, City Park features a covered seating area, a container bar serving a variety of adult beverages, and a menu of delicious eats. Take a ride down Razorback Greenway and stop off at City Park to refuel on delicious street tacos, smash burgers, barbecue, salad bowls, breakfast, coffee, and appetizers.

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Located within the historic Inn at Carnall Hall, Lambeth Lounge offers a charming and laid-back southern atmosphere with its open-air, wraparound porch overlooking Old Main Lawn. Gather with friends to unwind with a refreshing signature cocktail and handcrafted pizza, a relaxing cup of coffee and pastry, or a local craft beer to celebrate a Razorback victory! From May to September, they host Sippin' at Sunset every Friday evening from 5p-8p. Enjoy live music and one (or two) of our signature cocktails on the front porch.

Photo courtesy of Wood Stone Pizza

Join the lovely folks at Wood Stone Pizza for a great outdoor, multi-level patio atmosphere and a fantastic slice! We highly recommend the Bloomington pizza along with the Mason Jar Trio on your next visit.

Photo courtesy of Feed and Folly

With another one of the best rooftop views in Fayetteville, Feed and Folly’s rooftop bar is a can’t-miss for those wanting to experience all Fayetteville has to offer in summer. Try their Zelenskky cocktail next time you’re there enjoying the sunshine!

Photo courtesy of 21st Amendment

Stop by the 21st Amendment for yet another fantastic rooftop and patio experience right on Dickson St. Next time you're in the neighborhood, hop on over and try the Lavender Lemonade cocktail, you won’t regret it.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Pizza Co.

U.S. Pizza Co. has been a staple of Fayetteville since 1972. If you’re looking for a great place to enjoy the sunshine while chowing down on pizza proven delicious by the test of time, give U.S Pizza a try! Go on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $2.50 select domestic pints all day!

Photo courtesy of Sassy's

Fantastic BBQ, lovely people, and a great porch? Sounds like a deal you can’t miss! Visit either Sassy’s location for the best local, southern sports bar feel around.

Photo courtesy of Torchy's

Both NWA Torchy’s patios are architecturally magnificent in our opinion and bring a sophisticated nature to a taco joint. Definitely take advantage of the full bar and happy hour from 3-6 at both locations! Torchy's is one of our favorite places for fresh-squeezed margaritas.


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The most unique patio in all of Northwest Arkansas. It can only be accessed by trail and is tucked away in the woods. Take an early morning walk or an afternoon bike ride and stop to enjoy a cup of coffee or a pint of beer. Airship at Coler also offers delicious smoothies, baked goods, nachos, and more. There are several different patios at this location: a covered patio with cool swings, a rooftop patio where you can take in a beautiful view of the woods and mountain bike trails, and tables in a beer garden set up to feel like you are in the middle of the woods.

Photo courtesy of Bentonville Brewing Co.

Bentonville Brewing Co. has one of the best beer gardens in NWA, located right next to Osage Park. Conclude your park stroll with a great beer with friends at Bentonville Brewing!

Photo courtesy of The Preacher's Son

For one of the best sunset views in Bentonville, visit The Preacher’s Son’s rooftop bar! Located right off the square, The Preacher’s Son offers something for everyone. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on the fantastic views and tasty drinks! The rooftop is first come, first served seating.

Photo courtesy of 8th St Market

8th Street Marker has something for everyone, especially those that love the outdoors! Seating is available around the whole market, as well as a bouldering area, pump track, and direct access to the Momentary, all from the comfort of 8th Street Market!

Photo courtesy of Pedaler's Pub

A go-to destination for bikers across the state, Pedaler’s Pub has one of the most vibrant outdoor venue sites in Bentonville. They offer great pizza and a variety of delicious apps. Check out their website for the next live music night!

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Right next to Pedaler’s Pub, The HUB is the perfect all-day hangout spot for you to plan your next adventure from the middle of Bentonville. Friday night music happens in the warmer months and Wednesday nights are trivia nights! In our opinion, the Prince of Persia is the perfect hot day cocktail.

Photo courtesy of Table on 6th

Table on 6th renovated its patio and deck in 2022, and it has become one of our favorite lunch and dinner dining locations. We love the Pork Belly Crostini for an appetizer, the Lamb Burger or Crispy Chicken Sandwich for lunch, and the Cedar Wrapped Salmon for dinner. 

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Bentonville Dive is at a phenomenal location right off Bentonville Square. Go sit outside and experience the city life of the up-and-coming hotspot of NWA. Go on a Monday for half-priced drinks, and go on a Tuesday for Trivia Night!

Photo courtesy of Ramo

Ramo d’Olivo is Northwest Arkansas’ premiere wine bar offering over 200 varieties by the bottle, several craft beers from some of the top breweries in the area, and select Whisky and Rums by the glass. Go on a Monday night for Spaghetti Night and pair a classic meal with your favorite drink. 

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Two Friends is one of our favorite patio spaces for when we're looking for a quiet afternoon to read our new books or just sit in the sun for a bit after a walk. The cafe has teas, coffees, wines, beers, pastries, and sandwiches -- anything you could want. Stay in the loop for events on the patio too, like book signings and book club!


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Ozark Beer Company is the home of "Hard Work" and "Honest Beer." So after a day of hard and honest work, taking a sip of cold, quality beer out in the sun with friends is the perfect way to warm your soul. Ozark Beer Co is another central location, just across from the Railyard, Lake Atalanta, and a few miles from Beaver Lake.

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The Onyx headquarters is one of the coolest spots in NWA. After a tour of the inside, every day from 4-6, where all the Onyx magic happens, sip on a cold brew or iced latte outside on the patio. Surrounded by greenery, it makes for a pretty great movie moment… Especially when the train passes by feet from your table!

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Natural State Beer Company has multiple awards attest to the deliciousness of its ales, and we can attest to the NSBC patio completing the experience. It is easily accessible off the Razorback Greenway and not far from Pinnacle Hills Promenade, making it a perfect location for a pitstop on any type of day. From couches under a covered patio to tables in the sunshine, you're sure to find a lovely spot with some of the best beer in town.

Photo courtesy of Wright's Barbecue

Wright's Barbecue is Northwest Arkansas's most loved barbecue joint, known for its perfected brisket and mouthwatering sides. Their Roger's location has an enormous covered patio where you can enjoy your perfect barbecue and the fresh air.


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The Black Apple Hard Cider has been dubbed the best cider in Arkansas, so obviously, it’s a good spot. The patio is just a bonus. Sit out front for a city street experience or in the back for a comfy summer evening surrounded by warm colors and outdoor lights. 

Photo courtesy of Hail Fellow Well Met!

Hail Fellow Well Met Cafe is another one of Onyx's lovely creations. The patio is called the Pet Nat Patio and offers a unique menu specific to the outside experience. You'll definitely need to give the "Well Met Pic-Nic" a try.

Photo courtesy of Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery

Sassafras Springs Vineyard will make you feel like you’re in a whimsical wonderland nestled in a peaceful valley in Northwest Arkansas, minutes from Fayetteville. Enjoy some of NWA’s most exceptional wines on the patio, under the trees. Go on and host one of the most spectacular nights out with your most spectacular people. 

Let us know if we missed one of your favorites! We’ll do our best to add it to the list.