This article has been updated with new information 08/12/2019.Hold Fast Brewing Company
Hold Fast Brewing Company has opened its doors and its patio to all us thirsty 417-landers. The new brewing company already snagged itself a live patio performance from David Greathouse, with more easy-going Sunday tunes planned. What better what to spend a summer Sunday (or any other day) than in a beautiful beer garden?
The Rock Food & Friends bar and grill is one of the latest additions to our ever-booming bar scene. Like any good bar worth the salt on the rim of its margarita glass, it offers a spacious outdoor patio for sitting back and sipping some craft beer or crafty cocktails. They also offer a varied menu with plenty of healthy and not-so-healthy options.
You would have no idea you were in downtown Springfield when you step into this bar. The tropical theme is everywhere you look from the decorations, to the menu, to the bar. They'll even open up the glass garage door so you can look out into Park Central Square and sip on your fun tropical drink when it's nice out. But the real question is—where do they get their tiki cups? WE WANT ALL OF THEM.
We tend to forget that Brew Co. has outdoor seating, but only because of the massive space indoors. It's also the closest thing downtown Springfield has to a rooftop patio, with shaded and unshaded areas. Plus, with craft brews made in–house, you can’t go wrong. Don't forget the live music on Sundays!
With multiple locations in 417-land, Big Whiskey’s patios are perfect for unwinding after a long day with a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Quench your thirst with a refreshing cocktail, like the Lynchberg lemonade. Bonus: patios are dog-friendly as long as they’re on a leash.
Spending the day outdoors doesn’t sound too bad when there's a patio that backs up to Galloway Trail and boasts ten draft beers from Missouri breweries. We all love to people/dog watch and this is a prime spot to do so. Don’t worry if you forget your sunscreen—they have patio umbrellas to keep you and your beer(s) shaded.
What is better than going to the Aviary? Going to the Aviary with outdoor seating. Go for the brunch, stay for the farmers market. Along with the tasty food, the drinks are just as gorgeous as they are delicious. We always feel like we’re at a café in France. Did we just adopt a French accent?
“Where the burgers are hot and the beer is cold,” is our new saying for this patio spot. Grab a bucket of beers and watch the baseball games on their outdoor screens. It's also a prime Springfield Cardinals pre–or post–game option. Beer and baseball, is there a more perfect combo?