Patio Perfection

The pleasure of “dining out” is magnified when it happens literally.  Enjoy our warmer weather by dining al fresco at one of Columbia’s 40-plus restaurant and bar patios. There’s a patio for every occasion, from happy hour to date night. To aid you in your search, we’ve profiled five of Columbian’s favorite outdoor places to imbibe and ingest — and offer a few insider tips.

The Roof

Columbia’s original rooftop bar took al fresco dining and drinking to new heights when it debuted. Given its location atop The Broadway, you may encounter a bridal party celebrating post-reception, or meet out-of-town visitors enjoying the ambiance. Several outdoor fire pits offer warmth during cooler evenings, without missing out on the spectacular views. The asparagus flatbread with red onion, fontina and frizzled leeks is sure to satisfy any savory craving. Looking for an aperitif? The Roof offers everything from wine to whiskeys.

The Roof
1111 East Broadway, 8th Floor
Columbia, MO 65201


Shiloh Bar & Grill

Where would we be on a game day without Shiloh? Its casual patio and laid-back atmosphere is perfect for game days — and the TV screens enable you to enjoy the game outside, as sports were meant to be viewed. This expansive bar and grill is best-known for its fried food fare, including its wings, which you can get for just $0.65 each on Mondays. Something most people don’t know? Shiloh smokes all of their own meat, making their Cuban sandwich — made with pulled pork and smoked pork — one of the tastiest in CoMo.

Shiloh Bar & Grill
402 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201

Glenn’s Cafe

Ah, Glenn’s. The perfect brunch spot for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Its cozy street-side patio provides opportunities for people watching in The District. Their menu offers fare with Cajun flare — putting a southern twist on traditional dishes — such as New Orleans French toast with cranberry walnut pain perdu and maple bacon syrup. If you’re looking to go a little more outside the box for brunch, try the Eggs Nouvelle Orleans: a shellfish cake made with shrimp, crawfish and crab and hollandaise sauce over sunny-side up eggs.

Glenn’s Cafe
29 S 8th Street
Columbia, MO 65201



How many restaurants can transition from a business lunch to a wine night as easily as Sophia’s? You may come to try something from their expansive wine list, but you will surely return after trying the three mushroom penne with portabella, shitake and button mushrooms in a sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce.

Insider tip: Sophia’s has a bocce ball court on the west side of their patio.

3915 S Providence Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203


This rooftop bar — a Bleu concept — is fairly new to the Columbia scene, having opened last October. Its location on the top floor of 803 East Walnut offers unobstructed views of downtown Columbia, including the Tiger Hotel. Try something from their “signature libations” menu, or order a non-alcoholic drink, such as the Pineapple Ginger Cooler, and add a house shot for just $2. Hungry? Check out the dips and spreads, including Logboat Mamoot beer cheese with house-toasted pretzel chips.

803 E Walnut St.
Columbia, MO 65201

Other Local Patio Restaurants and Bars

44 Stone Public House
Coley’s American Bistro
D. Rowe’s
Flat Branch Pub & Brewing
The Heidelberg
Tellers Gallery and Bar
Campus Bar & Grill
Deuce Pub & Pit
Willie’s Pub & Pool
Lutz’s BBQ
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Andy’s Frozen Custard
Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream
Les Bourgeois Bistro
Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge
The Wine Cellar & Bistro
Top 10 Wines
Gunter Hans
El Maguey
Fuzzy’s Tacos
Las Margaritas
Shakespeare’s Pizza
The Quarry
Barred Owl
Kampai Sushi Bar & Restaurant
44 Canteen
Broadway Diner
Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q
Sake Japanese Bistro and Bar
Stadium Bar & Grill
Main Squeeze

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