Enjoy dining al fresco? There are plenty of local eateries ready to serve on a terrace, deck, or patio. Whether you prefer brunch in the breeze, a sunset supper, or a long lunch, it all tastes better outside.
Knob Hill Tavern
1016 W. Highway 662, Newburgh, Ind.
Tucked away in historic Newburgh, Knob Hill Tavern is best known for its fiddlers, not to mention the draft beer fishbowls it claims are the coldest in town. Treat yourself to one of Knob Hill’s delectable sandwiches, like their French dip or corned beef reuben, or try an individual-sized pizza with your favorite beer. When it’s that time of year to sit on a patio surrounded by gardens — with something cool to drink and delicious to eat — Knob Hill Tavern is exactly what the doctor ordered.
8480 High Point Drive, Newburgh, Ind.
From delicious appetizers to mouth-watering entrees and specialty drinks, Fiesta Acapulco offers a fine variety of Mexican cuisine. Their outdoor seating is among the most welcoming in the area, with tables for large families or small high-tops for more intimate occasions. Enjoy the bottomless chips and salsa paired with a margarita perfect to indulge in the summer’s heat. Located near a fountain-lit pond with beautiful flowers and a diverse group of ducks and geese, Fiesta Acapulco turns an ordinary dining experience into a tropical fiesta.
1100 Harmony Way
Voted the “Manliest Restaurant in America” by Asylum Magazine, Hilltop Inn is known for its brain sandwiches, burgoo, fried chicken, German chocolate pie, and Icelandic cod. Although inside, a beautiful antique bar grabs attention, the quaint, outdoor patio — right on top of the hill — steals the show this summer.
7700 Eagle Crest Blvd.
“Eat, drink, and be happy” couldn’t get any easier than at Bar Louie. Enjoy the sunlight, moonlight, or shade under umbrellas and awnings on the outdoor patio. The atmosphere is cool and relaxed, perfect for any date — day or night. Not many things beat a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day: Dark or light, bottle or draft, Bar Louie has just the brew to satisfy your thirst. Not a beer drinker? No problem — there are several other beverages ranging from martinis and cocktails to specialty wines and mojitos.
Rí Rá Irish Pub
701-B N.W. Riverside Drive
Located in the heart of Casino Aztar’s entertainment district, this authentic Irish pub offers two spacious levels of outdoor seating overlooking the Ohio River. Rí Rá’s patio and deck make an excellent viewing platform for several Downtown events, including the pub’s own late-night entertainment with musical performances by musicians such as The Regulars, Lindsey Williams, and the Scott Moody Band. So grab a pint of Guinness and enjoy an Irish outing in Downtown Evansville.