It's hot out there! Know what that means? Time to hit those patios, porches, and decks in Rochester, NY. Whatever you call it, we're on it. Let's visit the perfect patio — or six — for fresh air and a little al fresco dining.

Unter Biergarten — East End, City of Rochester


Unter Biergarten

Photo By Diane M

“The location has some outdoor seating, which is awesome, and lets you get a true downtown experience... I also had their pretzel, which is fun and tasty, and really has an authentic flavor.” - Al P

Merchants Woodfired Pizza and Bistro — North Winton Village, City of Rochester


Merchants Woodfired Pizza and Bistro

Photo By Violetta S

“I went with the special of the night… The ambiance is great out on the patio and a great place to come on a summer night, with nice shade.” - Sarah D

Swiftwater Brewing — South Wedge, City of Rochester


Swiftwater Brewing

Photo By Brenda K

“Wonderful time... in the late summer sunshine, sitting underneath the hops vines, sipping brews and munching on hummus and the local cheese board… Delicious brews — great depth of flavor in everything from the IPA to the hefeweizen to the lager!” - Brenda K

Genesee Brewhouse — High Falls, City of Rochester


Genesee Brew House

Photo By D W

“Loving the view for sure! City skyline with a waterfall! Third floor is a must even if it’s just to check out the cool view. Make sure to transfer your drink to a plastic cup though.” - Lea B

Swan Dive — East End, City of Rochester


Swan Dive

Photo By Paulina S

“You order at the bar and they give you a number that you leave at your table. There's seating all over the place, including outside. We decided to sit outside because it was a nice, warm evening and we don't get many of those.” - Em R

Tavern at Gibbs — Center City, City of Rochester


Tavern at Gibbs

Photo By Lauren B

“Friendly and attentive staff, delicious food and drink, and lovely outdoor seating with the most romantic lighting perfect a summer night out. French onion soup, fish and chips, and wings all cooked and flavored to perfection.” - Valerie S