2018 Patio Guide

. May 22, 2018.
2018 Patio Guide

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Raise your spirits and enjoy some fresh air while visiting the city’s best patios. From serene Italianesque porticos to patios offering hopping nightlife, here’s to patio season in Toledo.

Mancy’s Bluewater Grill

461 W Dussel Dr, Maumee | 419-724-2583 | mancys.combluewater

Hidden off of the busy Dussel Drive, Mancy’s Bluewater Grill offers a secluded, quiet patio covered by a beautiful, shady awning. A wooden wall blocks area noise, allowing for a chic atmosphere and an elegant ambiance. Nosh on raw oysters, fresh seafood, and sip signature craft cocktails, like Raquel’s Tiger Margarita (made with Toledo Spirits Company Orange Tiger Liqueur) or Jason’s Elderflower Fizz.

Patio Hours: 11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-11pm, Friday. 4-11pm, Saturday. 4-9pm, Sunday.
Capacity: 49.
Type of Seating: Contemporary metal tables and comfy chairs.
Sun factor: Covered.

Shorty’s True American Roadhouse

5111 Monroe St | 419-841-9505 | mancys.comshortys

Experience a summer barbecue atmosphere—without having to bring your own side dish—on this covered patio that holds up to 60 patrons. A large fireplace serves as a salute to the flame the smoky, sweet aromas of char-grilled meat. Surround yourself with friends and listen to live bands that enhance the backyard party atmosphere. Pro tip: Shorty’s does a lot of private parties on the patio, so it’s best to call ahead to make sure patio seating is available.

Patio Hours: Regular restaurant hours. 11am-9:30pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday. 11am-9pm, Sunday.
Sun factor: Covered with a roof and can be enclosed with retractable side panels.
Type of seating: 10 tables and a bar with 15 seats.

Swig

219 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg | 419-873-6223 | swigrestaurant.comswig

Nothing’s average at Swig, and their two patios are no exception. The comfortable, family friendly feel encourages a social atmosphere with live music Thursday through Saturday (weather permitting). Enjoy Swig’s creative takes on charcuterie, kick back and sample their large variety of craft beers on tap.

Patio Hours: 11am-midnight, Monday-Thursday. 11am-2am, Friday-Saturday. 11am-10pm, Sunday.
Sun factor: Partial shade.

ZaZa Wood Fired Pizza and Mediterranean Cuisine

3550 Executive Pkwy | 419-531-2400 | zazawoodfiredpizza.comzaza

Picnic tables and pizza are the name of the game at ZaZa’s. Whether stopping by for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a snack, this Mediterranean restaurant dishes up plenty of options perfect for enjoying in the sun. Grab a friend, a bite, pull up to a picnic table and soak up the sun.

Patio Hours: 11am-9:45pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-10:45pm, Friday-Saturday. Noon-8:30pm, Sunday. Open all season.
Specials: $16.99 lunch for two, includes a wood-fired pizza with one topping, any one large salad, and two soft drinks.
Seating: Picnic tables.
Capacity: 18.
Sun factor: Partial shade.

Mancy’s Italian

Italian Grill and Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian
5453 Monroe St | 419-882-9229 | mancys.commancy's-italia1

Summer guests can find two shady retreats at Mancy’s Italian Grill with a new 15-person patio accompanying the Bottle Shop. In addition, the Tuscan trellis provides cozy seating among blooming flowers and wooden accents.

Patio Hours: 11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-11pm, Friday. 4-11pm, Saturday. 4-9pm, Sunday.

Rosie’s Italian Grille

606 N McCord Rd | 419-866-5007 | rosiesitaliangrille.comRosies's-RL

Voted Toledo’s Best Patio by City Paper readers, Rosie’s decks it out with beautiful tropical flowers and trees— including fig trees where you can pick the fruit. Enjoy three beautiful fountains and a waterfall with a pond full of gorgeous koi fish. In addition, the patios offer a unique tribute to Prince, the Purple Rain Wall.

Patio Hours: 11:30am-9pm, Sunday-Thursday. 11:30am-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday. Open as long as it’s warm outside, but heaters are available if it gets chilly. Peak hours are from 5:30-8pm.
Specials: Happy Hour at the bar from 3-7pm during the week and 3-6pm on Friday and Saturday, with great signature Martinis.
Type of seating: Tables, chairs, and cool, Napa Valley wine barrel tables. There’s also a comfortable sectional couch where the band plays.
Capacity: 110.
Sun factor: Both full and partial shade. Part of the front and back patios are covered, and we also have five gazebos. Patios face North, South and West.
Live Music: They feature some of the best musicians in town Tuesday through Saturday.

Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant

7742 W Bancroft St | 419-841-7523 | venturasmexican.comventuras2

An intimate patio aside Ventura’s roadhouse is the perfect outdoor spot for conversation and catching up with friends. Enjoy signature margaritas, famous Cajun Chicken Nachos, and other fare on the patio.

Patio Hours: 11am-10pm, Monday-Saturday. Open until early October, weather permitting. Peak hours are from 5-8pm.
Specials: Happy Hour from 11am-6pm daily. Daily lunch specials from 11am-3pm. $2.75 margaritas on Tuesdays.
Sun factor: Partial shade. Patio faces East.

Nice Cloud Vapor Co

3332 W Laskey Rd & 5318 Heatherdowns Blvd
419-481-8151 | nicecloudvapor.com

11am-7pm, Monday-Saturday. Noon-5pm, Sunday.nice

Since 2013, this locally owned vaping shop has used the motto “Fresh juice tastes better” to provide Toledoans the best of vaping. Not only does Nice Cloud make around 80 of their own juice flavors, with around 80 flavors, ranging from tobacco tastes to tea-inspired spices, they are the only e-juice manufacturer in Toledo registered with the FDA. Want to create your own clouds on the patio?

Co-owner Bradley Everett offers some advice:
Most bars allow you to vape inside, and bar and restaurant patios rarely have rules against vaping, but it’s always best to check with the venue beforehand. Pick a device, like the Suorin Drop or the ICare2, that will produce small vapor clouds. It’s less obnoxious. Opt for flavors that will complement summer cocktails.

We suggest:
Cosmos, a sweet mix with melon and berry notes.
Cuban, an authentic tobacco taste with a hint of Cuban flair.
Peachy Keen, offering a fresh, juicy peach flavor.
Slush, which tastes like a blue raspberry slushie.
Tangelina, honeydew melon berry with a sweet lime finish.

El Camino

2500 Sylvania Rd | 419-472-0700 | elcaminorealtoledo.comelcamino

This Sylvania Avenue hotspot is more than just a neighborhood favorite—it’s a destination patio perfect for the party atmosphere on warm summer nights. Fitting 250 people, patrons drink margaritas, dine on Mexican dishes, and surround themselves with trees, plants, tiki huts, water fountains and three giant 30 foot umbrellas. Dance to a DJ on the weekends and enjoy live bands every Wednesday throughout the summer.

Patio Hours: 11am-11pm, weather permitting. Open anytime it’s above 65 degrees. Peak hours are from 5-8pm.
Specials: Half-off appetizers from 2-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.
Seating: Tables and chairs, standing tables, and bar seating.
Sun factor: Partial shade, but large umbrellas provide shade upon request. Facing West.
Kid-friendly: Yes, but some parents may find it uncomfortable for children under 12 after 9pm during the weekends.

Georgjz419 Fun, Food & Spirits

1205 Adams St | 419-842-4477 | facebook.com/GeorgjzToledogeorge

Head to this party patio to beat the heat of the sun, or the dancefloor, at the UpTown hotspot voted, by City Paper readers as the “Best Club to Dance All Night.” With weekly events, like drag shows, dance parties and more, you’re sure to be surrounded by good company, great drinks and terrific ambiance at Georgjz419.

Patio Hours: 4pm-2am, Monday-Saturday. 1pm-1am, Sunday. Open until late fall.
Specials: Happy Hour from 4-9pm with daily specials. ‘Sunday Funday’ offers a collection of different entertainment.
Seating: Plenty of tall and short tables, plus a bar.
Sun factor: Full sun, but tables with umbrellas.
Kid-friendly: Until 9pm.

Ye Olde Durty Bird

2 S St Clair St | 419-243-2473 | yeoldedurtybird.comYe-ole-durty-bird-2

In the heart of the warehouse district, this patio offers a full view of the downtown sunset, live music, a family-friendly atmosphere, as well as small and large tables adorned with umbrellas. Mud Hens fans pour in before and after games for good food and an expansive beer selection. Come on Sunday from 11am-3pm to hit the Bloody Mary Bar during brunch.

Patio Hours: Open during regular business hours through mid-October, weather permitting.11am-11pm, Tuesday-Thursday. 11am-12:30pm, Friday-Saturday. 11am-10pm, Sunday-Monday. Peak hours are during lunch and dinner.
Specials: Specials on drafts and frozen drinks during Happy Hour from 4-7pm, Monday-Friday, 4-7pm.
Brunch: From 11am-3pm on Sundays, the Durty Bird serves open face brunch sandwiches, “The Big Country Fried Chicken” and “The Corned Beef Hash,” both topped with two eggs made to order.
Capacity: 70.
Type of seating: Outdoor patio tables and chairs.
Sun factor: Full sun with umbrellas. The patio faces South with full sun exposure from open to close.