Over the last couple of years, we have seen a lot of fun going on under patios where we have installed commercial/restaurant enclosures. All over the country, people love to watch sports while enjoying good food & cold drinks on an enclosed patio. One of our installers, Chase, has raved about these patios and how fun it would be to visit again as a patron of the restaurant or bar. So let’s explore “Chase’s Enclosed Patio Tour,” and share some of the best patios across the nation where people are enjoying watching the big game.
Let’s start the tour off in the Northeast part of the country:
LandShark Bar & Grill, Atlantic City, NJ
LandShark Bar & Grill in Atlantic City is the only year-round full-service bar and restaurant on the sand side of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Located on 200 feet of prime beach frontage at the site of the Old Steeplechase Pier, LandShark Bar & Grill brings its guests right to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Imagine watching football on their spacious enclosed patio, while also being able to enjoy a seaside view! With patio seating for over 200 guests, there’s plenty of room for groups of football fans to partake of their signature juicy cheeseburgers and cold beer.
Morgan’s Pier, Philadelphia, PA
Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia is a one of a kind venue, providing an outdoor barbecue ambiance while serving unique food offerings from seasonal Chefs’ menus. Each season throughout the year, Morgan’s Pier invites a different celebrated chef to take over the kitchen with their version of a chef-hosted backyard barbecue.
Located along the Delaware River Waterfront, the view is fabulous whether you’re sitting on the open deck, or under the covered patio/bar area. The enclosed patio seating area is perfect for those who want a more secluded space to enjoy cocktails and conversation, but it isn’t so isolated that one can’t enjoy the view or the festive mood.
In 2015, Morgan’s Pier was named “Most Popular Bar in Pennsylvania” by Buzzfeed, and in 2017 Philly Happening Magazine called it the Best Outdoor Dining.
Tío Juan’s Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, Lansdale, PA
Located about 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the close-knit community of Lansdale is home to many Philadelphia Eagles fans. The enclosed patio at Margaritas is the place watch an Eagles game! This popular Mexican restaurant attracts football fans by offering game day specials, as well as their regular menu of tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and more. The beautiful enclosed patio lets guests enjoy lovely autumn days during football season while remaining comfortable.
From the Northeast, we’ll travel down to the Midwestern state of Kansas…
Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Leawood, Kansas
Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Leawood, KS serves classic steakhouse fare in an elegant, yet relaxing, atmosphere. Located across the street from the Town Center Plaza, it’s a great place to unwind after a long day of shopping with some of the best Kansas City steaks, fresh seafood, and signature cocktails in a genuinely unique steakhouse atmosphere.
The Kansas City Pitch awarded Sullivan’s Steakhouse their “Best Patio Seating” award in 2010. Their enclosed patio features seating for 60 people, with heaters to keep the space warm and cozy during the fierce Kansas winter months.
Moving along on our tour, let’s stop in Little Rock, Arkansas for some tasty Tex-Mex on the patio at Chuy’s…
Chuy’s, Little Rock, AR
The first Chuy’s Restaurant originally opened on April 16, 1982, on iconic Barton Springs Road in Austin, TX. The restaurant’s founders had a vision of a fun and funky Tex-Mex restaurant that served authentic and fresh food in an atmosphere that appealed to everyone. From these humble beginnings to present day, Chuy’s is now an iconic destination for lovers of Tex-Mex cuisine in 19 states.
Tex-Mex food just always seems best in the fresh air. Relaxing on a patio with a margarita while watching a game, or enjoying people watching, is one of life’s most simple, perfect pleasures. If the weather turns nasty, the patio can be enclosed to keep out the wind and rain. The eclectic decor and fun loving atmosphere at Chuy’s double the already enjoyable experience.
Chuy’s, Knoxville, TN
Here in Knoxville, TN we have another Chuy’s location, featuring the same signature Tex-Mex menu and fun ambiance that is in all their locations.
A spacious patio area lets diners enjoy their margaritas in the fresh air while remaining protected from the elements. Tacos and enchiladas always taste great, but they’re even better when experienced outside. Watching the big game on the patio at Chuy’s just makes an ordinary Sunday afternoon feel like a party!
Venturing South on our tour, let’s take a look at a few enclosed patios in the great state of Texas! Texans love sports, and they love being outdoors. It’s no surprise that there are so many great locations to watch a game on a comfortably enclosed patio…
Eastwood’s Bar, Dallas, TX
Known as the “living room of Uptown,” Eastwood’s Bar is a popular neighborhood place serving elevated American fare with an extensive cocktail menu. The large covered patio is “dog- friendly,” so patrons can bring their best friend along for a night out. Rain or shine, customers can watch sports from any of the several television screens placed around the patio. There’s a great view, no matter where you’re sitting.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram named Eastwood’s Bar as one of the best places to watch the Super Bowl in 2017. With plenty of seating and multiple television screens, this is one of the most popular places in the area to spend game day.
Wise Guys, Grapevine, TX
Wise Guys Pizzeria in Grapevine, Texas specializes in pizza, pasta, and premium drafts. Could there be any better accompaniment to watching a game? The variety of Italian fare on the menu, as well as kids’ choices, means that there is something there that will appeal to everyone.
The patio at Wise Guys Pizzeria has large televisions, so you can enjoy the fresh air while enjoying your game-day plans. Ceiling fans keep the patio cool and breezy in the Texas heat during the day, and screens prevent annoying insects from interfering with diners.
Pour House, Dallas, TX
The Pour House is a neighborhood sports pub located in the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas, TX. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner; this is a haven for anyone who loves to watch sports. They are known for their delicious burgers, signature pizza, and a large selection of local beers and national microbrews.
The enclosed patio at Pour House features several prominently placed televisions so that everyone can see the action. Long communal tables allow for groups of friends to cheer on their favorite team while making friends with fellow fans.
Smoke’n Honey House, Houston, TX
There is a saying that almost everything is bigger in Texas, and the Smoke’n Honey House proves this! It has approximately 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor seating space, nearly 40 beers on tap, about 60 different bottled beers, and a mouth-watering menu of barbecue and sandwiches.
The spacious patio seating area is the perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful view while hanging out with friends. The enclosed patio features motorized blinds, which the wait staff can lower with just a push of a button to help keep the space cool and cut down on harsh sun glare.
Finally, we end the tour by visiting Florida, the Sunshine State. With plenty of coastline and ocean breezes, it’s no wonder that hanging out on enclosed patios are so popular with sports fans all over the state….
Applebee’s, West Palm Beach, FL
Applebee’s Restaurants are known for their extensive menu of American dishes, as well as a wide selection of beers and cocktails. The kids’ menu makes it easy for families to enjoy dining out, without having to worry about finding a place that can please everyone.
In Florida, people love the bright sunshine and fresh air. At Applebee’s, an enclosed patio with large televisions allows sports fan to watch their favorite game while enjoying their favorite Applebee’s specialties, without being bothered by annoying insects.
World of Beer, Pensacola, FL
The name says it all! At World of Beer, you can find 50 craft beers on tap, over 500 bottled varieties in the cooler and a menu of tasty tavern food. Their trained staff can help you pair the perfect beer with your dinner, or answer any beer related questions one might have.
Located near the coast, World of Beer’s patio seating lets patrons enjoy an ocean breeze with their favorite beer. Since World of Beer is great for anyone who enjoys watching sports, the expanded seating capacity on the patio allows as many fans as possible to meet up and cheer for their favorite team.