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Al Fresco Dining in Rochester, NY

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 1:00 PM by Breanna Banford

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

Author: Breanna Banford

As Yelp Rochester's Community Director, Breanna is focused on bringing Rochester's local Yelp community offline by connecting people to great local businesses hosting events, establishing marketing partnerships, and supporting business owner outreach in the area.