Clevelanders love warm weather — and for good reason. After long, harsh winters, locals are all the more appreciative of summer nights at their favorite bar patios across town. These outdoor bars are perfect for taking in a few cool cocktails on a warm Cleveland evening. – LeeAnn Mullen

B Side Liquor Lounge

2785 Euclid Heights Boulevard
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
(216) 932-1966

Located in the trendy Coventry neighborhood of Cleveland Heights, B Side Liquor Lounge is a popular nighttime destination for those looking to enjoy classic cocktails in a cool, modern atmosphere. B Side’s patio bar is a bit more like a terrace; surrounded by tall buildings, the patio is complete with a sound system and bar that keeps glasses full and smiles hearty. Patrons can sit under the nighttime stars and relax in one of many comfy chairs as they converse with old and new friends alike. B Side is open Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sunday and Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

The Redd Stone

1261 West 76th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 651-6969

The Redd Stone in Cleveland offers dining and drinking al fresco on a spacious patio. The patio has a full bar and waitress service, so patrons are never left with empty drinks or dishes. The bar also hosts weekly pig roasts on the patio in the summer months. With benches and chairs for group socializing, the patio creates the feeling of a backyard party, while smaller tables allow couples to share drinks and converse privately. The Redd Stone is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 2:30 a.m., and Sunday from 11 to 2:30 a.m.

Creekside Tavern

8803 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
(440) 546-0555

Brecksville’s Creekside Tavern offers a relaxing atmosphere overlooking Chippewa Creek. The patio, open during spring and summer months, allows guests to enjoy the same wait staff attentiveness and bar service as they would indoors, but with an even better view of the creek. The tavern is also a full-service restaurant, using only fresh, high-quality ingredients. Creekside is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.


1148 Main Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 861-6900

Located in Cleveland’s Flats, Shooters on the Water has a massive outdoor bar and dance floor. Shooter’s offers live entertainment, contests and other scheduled events to keep guests entertained. Beachwear parties, radio DJ appearances and concert-quality shows are offered throughout the warmer months, while romantic candlelit dinners are set up on the waterfront during the cooler weather months. Shooters is open Sunday through Saturday from 11:30 to 2:30 a.m.