Patio season is fast upon us. It’s time to stake a claim, Richmond. Leave that paperwork behind and enjoy the gorgeous temps before the mercury climbs to surface of the sun heights. You know it’s coming. Here are some of our favorite patios in RVA sure renew your faith in mankind, just when you need it most.
1. Triple Crossing Brewing If you haven’t checked out Triple Crossing, spring is a great time to do it. Their tasting room and patio, tucked away at the end of Foushee St., will make you feel as if you’ve discovered one of Richmond’s secret hot spots. You have.
2. Pasture We love this stretch of Grace Street. While you are right downtown, the vibe on this tree-lined block is genteel and unhurried. Take a long lunch at Pasture. Jason Alley’s food will set your day right.
3. Lamplighter Roasting Co. We’re a bit partial to the North Morris St. location pictured, but we dig them all. Locally roasted coffee and a cool breeze–what’s not to like?
4. Postbellum There’s a rooftop bar in the Fan. Yep. It is just as awesome as you imagine. Have your Truffle and Honey Frites on the deck.
5. The Daily Kitchen & Bar O.K. people watchers, you’ve found your mecca. Besides, there’s Watermelon Kombucha Martinis.
6. Shyndigz Plan a sweet rendezvous on the side patio of Richmond’s favorite dessert place.
7. Legend Brewing Classic. Expect a bit of a wait because everybody else wants to chillax with this view too.
8. Casa Del Barco Sitting alongside the canal with the street art murals opposite and all those inspiring runners, cyclists, and amblers taking in the Canal Walk, you’ve got the perfect excuse to rest up. Tell yourself you’ll be joining them…just as soon as you polish off that Mango Habanero Guacamole and tequila flight.
9. Union Market You’re likely to run into someone you know at this happening neighborhood market. Think of it as a hipster Cheers, but with better food and a few pantry essentials for the foodie in you.
10. Lunch. Supper! This patio is equipped with a central firepit for chilly nights. Get down to scrappy Scott’s Addition for The Jackdaw Chinese influenced pop-up at Lunch. Supper! As for us, the deviled egg of the day has a mystical pull all its own.
11. VMFA There’s always a reason to head to the spectacular Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Trust us, it will be standing room only next to the Chihuly reeds during Friday Art & Wine. Totally worth it.
Triple Cross Brewing 113 S. Foushee St. or the new facility in Fulton at 5203 Hatcher St.; Pasture 416 E. Grace St.; Lamplighter Roasting Co. 26 N. Morris St. (pictured), 1719 Summit Ave., or 116 S. Addison; Postbellum 1323 W. Main St.; The Daily Kitchen & Bar 3924 W. Cary St.; Shyndigz 1903 W. Cary St.; Legend Brewing 321 W. 7th St.; Casa Del Barco 320 S. 12th St.; Union Market 2306 Jefferson Ave.; Lunch.Supper! 1213-1215 Summit Ave.; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N. Boulevard