Oakland is known for its great weather and is all but immune to Karl the Fog, creating the perfect setting to soak up the sun while enjoying a refreshing beverage and tasty meal. It's a great time of year to head to one of these beer gardens, restaurants, and bars for a day or night of outdoor fun.
Whether you want to enjoy a warm summer day or a comfortable evening with friends, Oakland doesn’t disappoint with its perfect patio weather. So where should you go to experience some local amazing food and weather with relaxing in a patio setting? SF Eater tackled the issue in a recent Best Outdoor Oakland Restaurant Patios post. It’s a wonderful comprehensive article showcasing all of Oakland, so we’ve grabbed a few nearby local spots which made their list.
Our neighbor, Brotzeit Lokal and their amazing waterfront beer garden, top the list. Set right along the Oakland-Alameda Estuary, you’ll never go hungry or thirsty with an amazing selection of sausages and other German classics, plus 20 beers on draft and dozens more in bottles. Bonus: It’s kid and dog friendly.
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine
With a spacious waterfront patio in the heart of Jack London Square, Farmhouse Kitchen is an ideal place to sip on a refreshing cocktail and dig into a delicious (and spicy) Thai dish. The restaurant and its patio visually transport you to a dining oasis with tropical touches and vibrant, bright colors.
Nearby NIDO’s BackYard “margarita garden” offers a festive and social setting to enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks with friends. The popular gathering spot is brought to you by the team behind NIDO’s and boasts lawn games, tables galore, a wonderful food and drink list to enjoy outdoors.
If you want to explore the patio scene a little farther away from home, take a look at the complete SFEater list here.
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