As the vibrant hues of spring paint the landscape of Lincoln, there is truly no better time to savor the beautiful outdoors. With a variety of charming fresh-air retreats scattered across the city, we invite you to embark on a journey through some of the finest patio destinations that Lincoln has to offer. From lazy afternoons to lively evenings, Lincoln’s patio scene offers endless opportunities to create lasting memories while enjoying the simplest of pleasures.
Cue the sun beams and warm spring breeze…

Tipsy Tina’s Taco Cantina

Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the Historic Haymarket with a margarita in hand and a delicious taco on order at Tipsy Tina’s. Whether you are craving traditional street tacos, innovative culinary creations or simply a little tequila, lime and salt, Tipsy Tina’s lively patio scene is sure to heat up your outdoor dining experience.

The Barred Owl at the Scarlet Hotel

For a panoramic view of the cityscape, head to The Barred Owl. Perched atop the beautiful Scarlet Hotel, Lincoln’s newest upscale rooftop patio is complete with delicious fare and an expansive cocktail menu. If outdoor drinks are your jam, you won’t want to miss an evening at The Barred Owl – the perfect complement to every cocktail.


Exquisite food. Incredible wine. Decadent desserts. Just when you thought your experience at DISH couldn’t get any better, their patio seating opened up for the season. Nothing pairs better with their locally sourced, beautifully plated food than a breath of warm spring air.

402 Creamery  - Telegraph District

There is something so nostalgic about enjoying a scoop of your favorite ice cream under the warmth of sun. Whether it is a solo treat, a family outing or a gathering of friends, 402 Creamery’s outdoor patio is the perfect spot to savor life’s simple pleasures this spring. Their homemade, small batch flavors will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you coming back for more.

Tavern on the Square

Tucked away in the heart of the Historic Haymarket, Tavern on the Square offers a quaint brick courtyard filled with echoes of laughter and conversation shared among friends. With a variety of outdoor games, this popular bar offers the unique opportunity to engage in a little friendly competition while enjoying the serenity of the beautiful spring air.

Piedmont Bistro

Whether you are sipping on a refreshing cocktail or savoring a delectable dish crafted from locally sourced ingredients, each moment spent on Piedmont Bistro’s beautiful patio feels like a celebration of something special. With a mouthwatering menu and central Lincoln location, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to relax and unwind on this popular patio.