Bellevue feels like a whole new city during the summer — more social and bustling, yet relaxed and joyful. It’s the best time of year to be outside, and everybody is happy to soak up the sun as much as possible. Dining out is no exception. Whether grabbing a bite with friends or a date-night cocktail with a loved one, we’ve picked our favorite patios to enjoy the outdoors day or night.
Classy and refined, with an extensive wine list and gorgeous views of Bellevue Park. Ideal place for a romantic date or celebration with friends or family.
88 102nd Ave. NE, Bellevue, Washington, 425.786.0160
W Living Room Bar
Social and vibrant, with modern design and delicious craft cocktails. Casually hang in their swinging chairs, or cozy up in front of the fireplace. Take selfies in front of the eye-catching floor-to-ceiling mural. Good mix of locals and out-of-town travelers.
10455 NE Fifth Place, Bellevue, Washington, 425.709.9000, WBellevue.com
Central Bar + Restaurant
Always buzzing, Central’s patio is a place to see and be seen. Take your pick from brunch mimosas, mid-day beer or glass of wine or classy cocktails in the evening and enjoy the scene.
10475 NE Sixth St., Bellevue, Washington, 425.578.7878, CentralBar.com
Check out the fun themes at happy hour, or come after dark when the twinkly white lights and fireplace are aglow. Fun design accents make this a perfect place for parties and events.
10500 NE Eighth St., Bellevue, Washington, 425.679.6951, SuiteBellevue.com
High-end 21st-floor steakhouse, boasting sweeping views of Lake Washington, Bellevue and Seattle. This patio is ideal for catching the sunset. Stay a little later for live piano music.
10500 NE Eighth St., Bellevue, Washington, 425.462.4662, SchwartzBros.com