Make the most of the warmer weather by enjoying your food and libations al fresco. There’s something wonderful about eating outside, whether it’s a romantic tete-a-tete or a small gathering of friends or family. Greater Lansing offers over 100 restaurants with outdoor dining however we've chosen some favorite local patios. 
 

Some Local Favorites

This was one of the first and most popular patios among Lansing-area craft breweries. The space takes up an alley between buildings, and each year it gets a fantastic new upgrade.

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Tucked away just outside the lower level of the English Inn's pub is this sweet cobblestone terrace that overlooks the expansive grounds situated on the banks of the Grand River. Both the pub and the main dinner menus are available.

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Located right downtown Lansing in the Stadium District, LBC has a big open outdoor space with opportunity to play some lawn games or snuggle by the huge gas firepit after the sun goes down. Maybe you'll hear the roar of the crowd after a great play at nearby Jackson Field, home to the Lansing Lugnuts.

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This patio sits back from the sidewalk and main street of Lansing's neighboring community of DeWitt. You definitely feel the small town atmosphere with families strolling by heading to the nearby ice cream shop. This brewery is located inside an old repurposed church.

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This Tuscan steakhouse offers a taste of Italy right here in Lansing! The patio features plenty of seating for dinner and fire pits that make for a perfect evening enjoying a craft cocktail or two.

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Green Dot Stables features a large outdoor patio where you can enjoy their sliders and beer. This stable-inspired space is a great place to watch a game with friends or enjoy dinner with your family.

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Located in a terraced patio in the backyard of River House Inn and overlooking the Red Cedar River, this location is perfect for a summer evening. It's a fun and festive location that's sure to please.

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The food from The Cosmos and the large beer garden out back add up to a great outdoor experience. Meet up with some friends and order some cocktails, some duck fat fries to share (or not), an artisan pizza and let your cares slide away.

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Grab a seat on the patio outside of Lansing Shuffle for a view off the Grand River, Rotary Park, and the Lansing River Trail. It's the perfect spot to watch people strolling, running, or biking the trail and kayaking the Grand River. Five shuffleboard courts are now available to play as well!

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This pedestrian-friendly block on Albert Street in East Lansing has picnic tables, lounging chairs, games and music throughout the summer, May through August. Find a friend to play Connect 4, cornhole, giant Jenga, ping pong, giant chess and more. While you may have to stick to the associated patio dining while drinking alcohol, you can order takeout and a soft drink and enjoy the open space between Grove Street and M.A.C. Avenues.

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You can find a total list of all our member restaurants and filter by amenities like carry-out, delivery, outdoor dining and more. 

Photo credits: Tom Gennara, James Lenon, Red Cedar Spirits, Looking Glass Brewing, BAD Brewing Company, Zoobie's Old Town Tavern, River House inn, MEAT Southern BBQ, The English Inn, Black Cat Bistro and the GLCVB. Big thanks to our #lovelansing community for their awesome imagery and social media posts.

 

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