Outside of the events and festivals SBC offers, there is a wide variety of local spots to eat, drink, and be merry. Our trusty contributors compiled a full list of spots to enjoy as the weather warms up and patios open. To be clear, our patio definition is this: A well-defined seating area open to the air with three or more tables or seating for 10 or more on or adjacent to the property of the business serving customers.

Local Restaurants
Abby Singer’s Bistro (balcony dining, y’all)
Athena’s Greek & Lebanese Grill (Line Ave)
Big D’s BBQ
Bon Asian Café
Counter Culture (Kings Hwy and Line Ave)
Daq’s Wings & Grill
Don Juanz (Shreveport)
El Cabo Verde
El Potrillo
Fairfield Grocery & Market Café
Forbing Ice House
Franks Pizza Napoletana
Fully Stacked Burgers
Gullo’s Fresh Produce & Bake Shop
Herby K’s (enclosed)
Ki Mexico
Louisiana Kitchen (Coming Soon)
Marilynn’s Place
Nicky’s Mexican Restaurant (downtown)
The Oyster Bar & Grille
PieWorks Pizza (Line/Pierremont)
Rhino Coffee (Uptown)
Superior’s Steakhouse
Sushi Gen
Tejas Kitchen Bar Patio
Terrace Restaurant at Haze on Texas
Well + Fed Louisiana
Windrush Grille
Wine Country Bistro & Bottle Shop
Zocolo Neighborhood Eatery & Drinkery

Bear’s on Fairfield
The Cub Lounge
Ernie’s Bar
Fatty Arbuckle’s
Flying Heart Brewing
J.O.S.H. Lounge
Red River Brewing
The Round Bar
Stray Cat
Vintage Wine Bar & Spirits

Honorable Mention
Great Raft Brewing (garage door)
Noble Savage Tavern (garage door)

Non-local spots (but not half bad):
Another Broken Egg (Louisiana chain)
Bistro Byronz (Louisiana chain)
Buffalo Wild Wings (national chain)
Cantina Loredo (national chain)
Cheesecake Bistro (Louisiana chain)
Grub Burger Bar (national chain)
Panera Bread (national chain)
Rotolo’s Pizzeria (Louisiana chain, 70th street location)
Starbucks (most locations)
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe (national chain)
The Tiki Bar at Margaritaville Resort Casino (national chain)
Twisted Root Burger Co. (national chain)

Love the patio you’re at? Take a picture, and tag us! @heliopolis_sbc on Instagram.

Originally published February 9, 2015. Updated February 27, 2016. Updated again. May 16, 2017.

Photo by Garrett Johnson.