Top 5 Cinco de Mayo Patios

The arrival of Cinco de Mayo makes us yearn for adult beverages enjoyed with a side of fresh air. And any one of these five outdoor patios will do nicely.

1. The hospitable patio at Somm Wine Bar in Price Hill has cushioned love seats (with blankets, in case the evening turns chilly) as well as a fire pit and a stacked stone waterfall. What more could you ask for? How about half-price wine pours on Tuesdays.

2. The Washington Park Deck sells beer, wine, liquor, and soft drinks Tuesday through Sunday and is a great place for an aperitif or nightcap after dinner, or after the dog park, or after a game of ultimate, or when you get tired of lounging on a blanket under the trees.

3. If you’re looking for a more discreet rendezvous point, head to the Symphony Hotel’s rooftop patio. It’s cozy and sheltered and best of all you don’t have to be an overnight guest to enjoy it. Of course it is a hotel, should the need arise…

4. Queen City Radio’s patio is as expansive as its beer list, but also offers cocktails and—how have these words not been paired before—‘boozy slushies’ like the Hawaiian Haze, made with Karate Cowboy ginger mint, ginger beer, pineapple, and lime, plus terrific bar food and burgers.

5. If Mazunte’s landlords had an ounce of sense, they’d give over every square inch of the parking lot to a patio expansion. Sigh. Mazunte’s patio may be tiny, and decidedly un-scenic— bordered as it is by Madison Road and AAA Auto Wash—but a margarita, sangria or cerveza here can be washed down with some of the freshest, tastiest Mexican fare in town.

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