Gentle breezes, the sounds of the city and enjoying the outdoors are among the top reasons to enjoy patio dining in Columbia.
The best reason, of course, is the food.
Columbia has a wealth of excellent restaurants, with many offering both fun and intimate settings for your next meal out. And by out, we mean, outdoors!
Flat Branch Pub and Brewing - Sip craft brews and enjoy menu options ranging from brick-oven-baked pizzas to blackened salmon with peach salsa, all from the comfort of the pub's cozy, tree-lined patio near the heart of downtown.
Sophia's - The quiet outdoor seating area at Sophia's, located on Columbia's south side, is perfect for date-night, when the shrimp-and-lobster mornay strip is a nice choice. If you're catching up with friends over lunch, enjoy a wide selection of tapas.
44 Stone Public House - Perhaps the ideal spot for unwinding after a long day or celebrating your team's win in an ultra-competitive, bar-league volleyball game, 44 Stone's patio is tailor-made for fun social gatherings. Get some intel on what drinks are available by checking out their Tap Cams!
Gunter Hans - The menu at this European-inspired café may be limited, but the delicious flavors are not. You can't leave without trying one of their fresh-baked Bretzels (warm, soft-bread treats that you might consider to be the granddaddy of the pretzel). The intimate courtyard space, aka the Biergarten, is just steps from the fun of Columbia's District and spots like Ragtag Cinema.
The Roof - Positioned atop The Broadway hotel in downtown Columbia, The Roof's patio offers space to spread out and enjoy an event, great views of the city, TVs for catching the big game and an outdoor bar. The menu focuses on small plates and flatbreads ... all great for sharing.
Again, these are just a few of the excellent outdoor dining choices waiting for you in Columbia. Find a spot to suit your palate the next time you visit and share your favorite food-focused pics with us on Instagram, using #MissouriAdventure.