*SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION*
Sun-worshippers, rejoice! It’s patio season. You can now enjoy all the comforts of the outdoors without any of the annoying stuff that comes from actually being outdoors— like deer ticks. But not all patios are built for all people. Dog-owners want something that allows them to bring their four-legged friends along, smokers just want to light up without someone make that obnoxious, passive-aggressive hacking noise. Want to find your perfect patio? Study up on our key to figure out which patio meets your needs and then go forth and waste thine summer excellently.
El Camino Real
2500 Sylvania Ave. | 419-472-0700 | Elcaminorealtoledo.com
11am-9pm, Sunday-Thursday | 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday
The ultimate party patio? Most likely. Disagree? Go ahead— but El Camino boasts the biggest patio in town. Social butterflies aged 21-36 frequent El Camino for their patio bar, drink and food specials Sunday-Thursday, and dancing to a DJ or live music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Soak up the sun, or catch some shade with retractable table umbrellas, by a tree or at the outdoor bar covered by a roof.
Average Price: $10-$20
Evans Street Station
110 S. Evans St., Tecumseh, MI | 517-424-5555 | Evansstreetstation.com
11:30am-9pm, Tuesday-Thursday | 11:30am-10pm, Friday-Saturday
Nothing says “summer sophistication” like sipping a craft cocktail and noshing on gourmet meals on a picturesque garden patio, featuring comfortable chairs with seat cushions, umbrellas, lights, and beautiful flowers and foliage inspired by European al fresco dining. Have a bank account that might disagree with the first declaration? The fine dining restaurant’s gorgeous patio offers a happy hour from 3-6pm on Tuesday-Friday, with half-off appetizers and drink deals. Wine Night Wednesdays offering half-off bottles. Our favorite? Enjoy Cocktail Parties the third Thursday of the month in summer, with a buffet of fresh fruit, summer herbs, house pressed mixers, and other surprises, plus complimentary bites from the kitchen. Reservations welcome.
Average price: $10-20 for lunch and $20+ for dinner
4020 Secor Rd | 419-472-1996 facebook.com/rockysrules
4pm-2:30am, Monday-Friday | Noon-2:30am Saturday-Sunday
Specials: Open Mic Every Tuesday, Live Music Every Friday
Rocky’s offers the kind of low-key, friendly atmosphere offered by bars in movies. This eclectic hotspot bustles in the summer, with open conversation on the 16-seat, open-air front patio, and from the 20-seat, covered back patio. People of diverse ages gather for good times nightly, enjoying live music on Fridays and an open mic every Tuesday.
Ye Olde Durty Bird
2 S. St. Clair St. | 419-243-2473 | yeoldedurtybird.com
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 providing adorned with umbrellas. Fans pour in before and after Mud Hens games for good food and an expansive beer selection. During the week, groups gather to enjoy happy hour specials on beer and signature frozen drinks (4-7pm, Monday-Friday). On the weekend, friends enjoy an evening by the firepit, then come back on Sunday from 11am-3pm to hit the Bloody Mary Bar during brunch. In addition to the uncovered outdoor patio, an all-season, stonewall enclosed patio ensures Ye Olde Durty Bird’s spirited, social energy year round.
Average Price: $10-$20
Shorty’s True American Roadhouse
5111 Monroe St. | 419-841-9505 | Mancys.com
11am-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday | 11am-9pm, Sunday
Experience a summer barbecue atmosphere— without having to bring your own side dish— on the covered patio at Shorty’s BBQ, complete with retractable side panels. Enjoy a fireplace, an outdoor 15-seat bar, ten tables and a family-friendly atmosphere. Patio-goers are encouraged to check with the restaurant ahead of time to see if seating is available; Shorty’s also hosts a lot of private patio parties.
Mancy’s Bluewater Grille
461 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee | 419-724-2583 | Mancys.com
11am-10pm Monday-Thursday | 11am-11pm Friday
4-11pm Saturday | 4-9pm Sunday
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, and a chic atmosphere, fresh seafood, and craft cocktails provide an elegant ambiance. Enjoy $5 moscato and rosé by the glass, $8 martinis (Berries and Bubbles, Extra Olive martinis and Apple Martini), and appetizers that are only available at the bar and patio including “BWG” Kick’n buffalo shrimp, clams casino, Bavarian pretzels, Fried housemade pickles, and our “Just an American Cheeseburger.”
La Scola Italian Grill
5375 Airport Hwy | 419-381-2100 | Lascolaitaliangrill.com
5-9pm Monday & Sunday | 5-10pm Tuesday-Thursday
Mimic vacation by visiting La Scola’s authentic Italian-style terrace patio that comfortably seats 36. Nosh on Italian dishes, sip wine and relax by a beautiful fountain for a picturesque evening catching up with good friends over appetizers, craft cocktails and fine Italian fare. Opt for a large dinner with family, or take advantage of the happy hour and hungry hour for specials on drinks and appetizers from 5-7pm, Sunday-Thursday and 4-6pm, Friday and Saturday.
7742 W. Bancroft St. | 419-841-7523 | toledostripletreat.com
Patio open until 9pm | 11am-11pm Monday-Thursday
An intimate, sunny patio off the side of Ventura’s roadhouse is the perfect outdoor spot for conversation and catching up with friends. The neighborhood bar attracts guests age 25-40 who enjoy signature margaritas and fare on on a relaxing, quaint patio surrounded by plantings.
Average Price: $10-$20
219 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg | 419-873-6223 | Swigrestaurant.com
11am-2am, Friday-Saturday | Noon-10pm, Sunday
Nothing’s average at Swig, and their two patios follow suit. The comfortable, family-friendly feel encourages a social atmosphere on the four-season seating patio, complete with a retractable awning. Enjoy live music Tuesday through Saturday while noshing on Swig’s creative takes on charcuterie while kicking back and sampling their large variety of craft beers on tap. Smoking only allowed on side patio. Specials change daily. Friendly dogs are allowed.
Average Price: $10-$20 with food and $20-$30 with beer
5453 Monroe St. | 419-882-9229 | mancys.com
11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday | 11am-11pm, Friday
4-11pm, Saturday | 4-9m, Sunday
Sit among the stars under a Tuscan trellis, which provides a shady retreat for summer-bound guests. Find some shade under umbrellas and sit comfortably on the cozy, intimate patio. Consider bringing your small dog for a relaxing afternoon enjoying food and wine amongst blooming flowers and wooden accents, which extend the restaurant’s warm “farmhouse” feel.
Average Price: $20-$30
Rosie’s Italian Grill
606 N. McCord Rd | 419-866-5007 | Rosiesitaliangrille.com
11:30am-10:30pm Friday & Saturday.
Food/drink specials: Same as in the restaurant
Retreat to Rosie’s lush back patio to elish in the calm of an Italian villa, while surrounded by flowers, trees and a bounty of botanical beauty accompanied by a koi fountain. A diverse age range and family-friendly atmosphere is inviting for families to savor rustic, Tuscan meals in this partially covered, partially enclosed three-sided wraparound patio. Live music will grace their new stage Tuesday-Saturday. Make sure to enjoy Wednesday wine bottle specials, happy hour specials and an absolute must-see— the tribute to Prince “The Purple Rain fountain.”
Average Price: $20-$30
The Oliver House
27 Broadway St. | 419-243-1302 | mbaybrew.com
Café entrance: 8am-3:30pm, Monday-Saturday
Mutz Entrance: 3:30pm-midnight, Monday-Tuesday
Enjoy a beautiful view of the sky, framed by gorgeous, historic brick in the oldest commercial building in Toledo. An all-ages lunch provides a family-friendly atmosphere in the daytime, but after 4pm, the age 21 and older only (unless accompanied by a parent) provides a different atmosphere. Sip red and white sangria enjoy live music on Fridays at 9pm (weather permitting), and a lively, low-key atmosphere that provides access to two restaurants. Smoking only allowed after 3:30pm.
Average Price: $10-$20
Luxe Laser Center (A Different Type of Patio)
1500 Holland Rd., Maumee | 419-893-2775
Although most patios in this issue are from restaurants, Luxe has a new offering for residents of Northwest Ohio. Luxe is home to an amazing new group space (with patio) that happens to be the perfect place to host a Botox or injectable party this summer. Affectionately called Mix Maumee, it serves as a cosmetic medicine training area that doubles as the perfect place to host your summer Botox party! We hear about people hosting these parties in homes or businesses, and really wanted to provide a safe and fun alternative. Now, you can host your Botox party right here in our luxury facility, with any food/drink that you like, and we’ll handle all the prep, cleanup, and injections. It’s a fun twist on girls’ night, and it’s being done in a real medical facility so you know you’re getting Luxe quality. The best part: Botox remains just $10/unit for hosted Botox parties, and there’s no additional fees for the party! Call today, as summer nights book fast.