The Best Patios in Wichita for Outdoor Dining on a Beautiful Day

One of the gifts Kansas gives us in exchange for the bitter cold winters and blistering hot summers is the perfect weather days that can show up any month of the year. If the mercury is between fifty and ninety you are solidly in ideal patio weather. Not only is patio dining an especially delightful way to enjoy the outdoors, but most patios are also inherently kid friendly.

And Wichita has some great offerings when the conditions are right.

Best Patios for Outdoor Dining in Wichita

Old School Brewhouse Tap & Social | Kechi

This kid & pet-friendly patio also has beer, wine, sangria, and margs on tap! Their menu is starting off small – sandwiches & salads – but we’re excited to visit this spring!

Old School Tap House

Stearman Bar & Grill | Benton

Stearman boasts a mega-sized patio on an active airport runway. On a good day you’ll see planes flying in and out and maybe even a sky-diver while you enjoy your meal. If that’s not enough, there’s also a play set for the kids. The fare is quality standard bar food, but my top pick is the weekend breakfast buffet for a perfect start to your Saturday. Definitely one of our favorite patios. 

Stearman Bar & Grill

The Bramble Cafe at Elderslie Farm | Kechi

Serving breakfast & lunch Tuesday throgh Saturday at Elderslie Farm. You can reserve a spot to pick blackberries or enjoy the swingset and playhouse.

Elderslie Farm

The Brickyard | Downtown Wichita

The Brickyard has totally committed to the patio lifestyle. This open air bar in the heart of Old Town is perfect for springtime happy hour or late night live music. It isn’t kid friendly, but a great destination for girls night or date night.  Wear your dancing shoes!

Public at Brickyard

Monarch | Delano

Monarch’s giant doors (leftover from its past life as Garage Bar), central location and patio games make it a fantastic place to enjoy a perfect weather day. This Delano gem boasts to-die-for sandwiches and craft brews and spirits. It’s kid friendly during the day or the perfect stop adults for before downtown concerts or shows.

Georges French Bistro 

Our favorite French restaurant in town has a small patio perfect for a romantic date night (or girls night out) al fresco! We have too many favorite menu items to mention – but this isn’t a place to rush. Order a bottle of wine and take your time!

Chester’s Chophouse

The newly remodeled patio sits next to the water and is absolutely beautiful at night! A great choice for larger groups or a special occasion.

Chester’s Chophouse patio at night. Photo courtesy Chester’s Chophouse in Wichita KS.

Newport Grill

This double decker patio is an ideal date night splurge or happy hour destination. You’ll find both traditional dining and comfortable lounge seating on the Bradley Fair pond. Come for the food and drink, stay for the people watching. 

The PourHouse | Downtown Wichita

Outstanding beer, food and service. This gorgeous patio at Union Station is centrally located and the perfect spot for a downtown dinner date or drinks after work.

The Pourhouse in Downtown Wichita.


This urban beer garden boasts great beer and delicious German dishes. The atmosphere is casual and the portions are generous! 

Chicken & Pickle

Ideal for families and large groups, this indoor/outdoor venue is a fantastic place to grab some dinner with friends and enjoy pickleball or lawn games (bocce ball, shuffleboard, corn hole, Jenga, and more!). 

Lawn games at Chicken & Pickle


Upscale dining in College Hill with a great view of the neighborhood! The service is cheerful and attentive, and the menu is delish, whether you’re there for dinner or just dessert & cocktails. Be sure to book your spot on Open Table if you’re going on the weekend!

Vora Patio


Delicious Mediterranean food with vegan and gluten-free options at three Wichita locations – this is the spot to bring a crowd with dietary restrictions or a group that’s tired of the same old burgers and pizza. 

Norton’s Brewing Company | Downtown Wichita

Great for large groups and music lovers! From salads to funnel cakes, there’s a little something for everyone – and each beer is “aggressively brewed” right here in Wichita.

YaYa’s Euro Bistro

On the hunt for upscale fare on a gorgeous patio? YaYa’s has been a Wichita fave for decades. Check out their music & happy hour schedule here – and don’t miss brunch on Sundays!

YaYa’s Eurobistor patio in Wichita KS

6S Steakhouse

A gem on the west side of Wichita, this patio on the water offers a beautiful view of Kansas sunsets and daily drink specials from 4-6pm.


Both Wichita locations offer a patio with live music on the weekends! Another great spot for families with kids or an easy date night. Be through the door before 6pm for great Happy Hour drink & appetizer specials!

Abuelo’s in Waterfront

Best Patios for Pizza in Wichita

Ziggy’s Pizza: This neighborhood favorite is a fantastic spot for a family meal at either location. The pizza is a delight; the tree strung lights and super sized-patio in Clifton Square are awesome. We love the patios at all four Ziggy’s locations. 

Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza: Both Il Vicino locations are solid pint-sized patio options, this time with pre-meal dough balls. Pro-tip: order just the dough rolled out to-go and grill up delicious pizza on your own private patio.

Oak & Pie: This northeast Wichita fave boasts a large, shady patio beside an outdoor fireplace. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a wood-fired pizza and glass bottle of wine. 

Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria: Authentic pizza that will transport you to Naples, Italy! But the restaurant is unmistakably Wichita with a lovely skyline mural on the back patio.

Wichita Brewing Company: Both the east and west locations off patio service, as well as local brews and killer cocktails!

 Where’s your favorite place to dine when the weather’s nice?

Ginny Ellis
Ginny Ellis is a hometown girl who happily resides in East Wichita with her husband, two young sons, two rowdy dogs, and one spoiled tortoise. Together they enjoy taking part in all our city has to offer, especially if it involves being outdoors, supporting the arts, or is particularly delicious. She is a WAHM who serves as WMB's Events Director as well as holding volunteer positions in Junior League of Wichita, on her neighborhood elementary school's PTO Board, and for United Way of the Plains. Ginny is a podcast enthusiast, laundry folding procrastinator, and insatiable reader who loves the Shockers, theme parties, and her margaritas on the rocks.


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