A Fall Guide to Downtown Patio Dining

Slowly but surely, the weather is beginning to cool down especially in the evenings. That means it’s time to get your outdoor dining vibe going again and enjoy all the amazing patio options that Downtown Huntsville has to offer.

To help you get started, we’ve listed several highlights around the Rocket City Center:

Fine Dining in the Great Outdoors

Patio dining can be more than just a casual experience. In fact, several of the finest restaurants have cozy outdoor spaces to enjoy your evening. Check out Purveyor, Cotton Row, Commerce Kitchen, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Domaine South for elevated cuisine experienced on great patios.

All five prove you can experience finer dining in a fun setting while enjoying the sights and sounds of the city center.

Pub Food Al Fresco

Looking for something a little more casual?  Then consider the patios at Keegan’s Public House and Below the Radar Brewhouse. Both offer outdoor seating combined with creative pub food plus a wide variety of craft beers and beverages. Pro tip: the view of Big Spring Park East from Keegan’s is perfect for watching the trees change colors into the Fall.

Outdoor Dining with a View

In addition to fresh air, several Downtown patios offer amazing views to enjoy your outdoor dining experience. Check out the cozy confines of the iconic rear alley patio at Humphrey’s Bar and Grill with its signature tree, and lights and nightly stage. Or, enjoy Italian-inspired options while overlooking Big Spring Park at Pane E Vino on the lower floor of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Other great patio views include the new AC Hotel or a casual lunch at Big Spring Park on the Cozy Cow patio.

Need a Drink?

In addition to great food, many of our favorite Fall patios can be found at craft beverage establishments on the Square like Green Bus Brewing (love the green chairs especially on a Greene Street Market evening) and The Poppy, or the incredible patios in and around Campus No. 805 featuring Straight to Ale, Yellowhammer Brewing, Innerspace Brewing Company and Salty Nut Brewery.  And, don’t forget the cozy beer garden on the north side of Downtown at Mad Malts Brewing.

Eclectic New Options All Around Downtown

While many of these patios have been around for quite a while, a new wave of outdoor dining options has recently come on the scene with eclectic offerings and designs. For instance, you can enjoy Asian cuisine in the open air at Big Oh’s on Northside Square, Mei Wei at Twickenham Square or Oshi Poke Bowl and Sushi at The Avenue. Craving Mexican or Cajun? Both Taco Mama and Cajun Steamer have popular patios waiting for you!

Or you can try the new patio at Moe’s BBQ (with a second-floor front and back deck too boot) or The Martin Bar and Bistro and its open-air dining overlooking Washington Street. Add in the quirky new patio at Melt Huntsville with its outdoor games and relaxed seating and its easy to see why Fall in Downtown Huntsville is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor patio dining!