Webster’s Definition: Patio (noun) A recreation area that adjoins a dwelling, is often paved, and is adapted especially to outdoor dining.
FM Spotlight’s Definition: Patio (noun) A recreation area that’s snow-free for 3 months out of the year and often trampled by an overabundance of ravenous summer-time enthusiasts who shamelessly strut their barely-there clothing.
[Hodo Drink in picture: Spank My Monkey: Bacardi, Malibu, Creme De Banana, pineapple juice, pina colada and garnished with a cherry.]
Grab a seat on Sidestreet’s patio and take a gander at the mighty Red. The big patio has comfy seats and good drinks. Everything you could possibly want during the summer.
301 3rd Ave. N., Fargo
Patio Drink: Big Ginger
This small patio gives you the best seat on Broadway while enjoying some of Juano’s authentic Mexican meals. This is one of the smallest patios in town so consider yourself lucky if you snag a spot.
402 Broadway N., Fargo
Patio Drink: Margaritas
Located on 45th Street, JT Cigarro has plenty of patio space, along with space for sand volleyball and bean bags. Get your game face on and head to JT Cigarro! [4554 7th Ave. S., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Caribbean Punch: Malibu, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, grenadine, splash of 151 and garnished with lemon.
Maxwells houses the region’s largest collection of wine, a diverse selection of beers and premium beverages.
Nothing says summer like a brew on the patio. [1380 9th St. E., West Fargo]
Patio Drink: Orange Gin Fizz.
This bar offers a variety of daily specials. Be sure to stop by every Wednesday evening between 5-10 p.m. and enjoy all you can eat wings for just $5.95. [807 Main Ave. E., West Fargo]
Patio Drink: 26 oz. Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.
Swing by the Work Zone after a tough day at the office and enjoy 2-4-1’s on every drink between 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. [701 Main Ave. E., West Fargo]
Patio Drink: The Tropical Thunder: Melon Malibu, banana liqueur, orange juice and pineapple juice.
With 40 brews on tap and 37 imported bottles from around the world, this is one place that’s sure to get your summer hopping. [810 13th Ave. E., West Fargo]
Patio Drink: Montana Trout Slayer Wheat Ale
With happy hour from 4 – 7 p.m., $1 off wells, tall and short taps, wine AND daily food specials, you can’t go wrong with O’Leary’s Pub. [808 30th Ave. S., Moorhead]
Patio Drink: Shock Top Lemon Shandy.
Usher’s House Monk’s Pub
Need to get away from concrete and cars for a few hours? With a riverside view and great food, this Moorhead restaurant makes for a great escape. [700 1st Ave. N., Moorhead]
Patio Drink: Summertime: Jameson, homemade ginger ale and muddled cucumber
JL Beers (Mrhd)
Burgers and brews make the best combinations for summer satisfaction. [2902 Highway 10 E., Moorhead]
Patio Drink: Alaskan Summer Ale.
Whether you’re in the mood for a wrap, salad, burger, fish or chicken, Bennigan’s is sure to satisfy your hunger. [3333 Highway 10 E., Moorhead]
Patio Drink: Tropical Hurricane: Mango Malibu, pineapple juice, Captain Morgan, orange juice and grenadine.
The HoDo’s Sky Prairie on the Roof gives patio patrons a view of downtown unlike any other. Come up for a drink or choose a dish from their summer menu for a fine outdoor dining experience. [101 Broadway N., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Spank My Monkey: Bacardi, Malibu, Creme De Banana, pineapple juice, pina colada and garnished with a cherry.
Stop by Mondays through Fridays between 4 and 7 p.m. for happy hour — $1 off wells, taps and domestic bottles — and watch downtown unwind for a good time. [52 Broadway N., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Mojito.
Sidestreet offers a large patio and plenty of room to kick back and relax. With 27 draft beers and 60 bottled brands you’re sure to find the brew you’re craving. [301 3rd Ave. N., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Big Ginger: Jameson, ginger ale, lime, lemon, orange and bitters.
Martinis, ports and sherries, red and white wines, sparkling and dessert wines and other spirits – Montes is sure to make for an enjoyable evening. [220 Broadway N., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Margatini: Jose Cuervo Gold, Grand Marnier, sweet and sour, a splash of lime juice, salt rim and a lime twist
Granite City Food and Brewery
Grab a seat on the patio and settle down because you might have trouble deciding on a meal with all the variety offered at Granite City. Wash it all down with one of their signature beers. [1636 42nd St. S., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Raspberry Caipirinha: fresh limes, fresh raspberries, lemon sour mix and Stoli Raspberry Vodka.
Lucky’s 13 Pub
This patio has a firepit to keep you warm on those chilly summer nights and a 55-inch flat screen so you won’t miss your favorite sporting event. [4301 17th Ave. S., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Cool Ginger Martini: fresh muddled cucumber, Effen Cucumber Vodka, Absolut Citron Vodka, Stirrings Ginger Liqueur and lemonade
Enjoy some of the best drink specials around at Big D’s. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy 2-4-1 drink specials all day every day. [1515 42nd St. SW., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Sex on the Beach: Malibu, Midori, pineapple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice and cream
Buffalo Wild Wings
Start your weekends on Thursdays this summer at a Buffalo Wild Wings patio and enjoy 60 cent boneless wings with your favorite sauce. [Fargo: 1501 42nd St. S. and 1515 19th Ave. N.; Moorhead: 2201 2nd Ave. N.]
Patio Drink: Samuel Adams Summer Ale.
Paradiso Mexican Restaurant
With its great outdoor space, margaritas and Mexican food, what more could you ask for? [801 38th St. S., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Strawberry Margarita: tequila, triple sec and strawberries blended with ice
Enjoy the evening breeze while sipping on a jumbo margarita. The 20 ice cold flavors to choose from will have you saying, “Hay caramba!” [3155 45th St. S., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Jumbo Raspberry Margarita: tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour and raspberries blended with ice
Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill
An outdoor fireplace, woodfired rotisserie cooking and over 60 bottles of wine makes for a delicious and cozy night out at this patio. [2112 25th St., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Kinky Mango Sangria: Merlot, Kinky Liqueur, mango, blood orange, passion fruit, brandy and fresh fruit
Come by Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 – 6:30p.m. for happy hour on the patio, choose a dish from their summer menu and pair it with a wine from their expansive list. [1404 33rd St. S., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Sauvignon Blanc.
Hooligan’s Bar and Grill
Round up some friends and enjoy appetizers, burgers or pizza and drinks at this West Fargo location that seats over 60 people. [3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo]
Patio Drink: Citrus Breeze: citrus vodka, orange juice, soda and grenadine.
If your summer isn’t hot enough, crank up the heat by hitting up the patio at Hooters. The hot wings and cold beer make for a great combination. [3431 Fiechtner Dr. S., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Homemade Hurricane: orange juice, pineapple juice, lime, cherry, Southern Comfort.
Check out one of Fargo-Moorhead’s largest patios! Weekday Happy Hour runs from 2-7 p.m. [3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo]
Patio Drink: Tall, frosty, Summit Summer Ale.
Select from the extensive list of martinis, wine, teas, beer and cocktails while enjoying the wood fired and smoked food. [1660 13th Ave. E., West Fargo]
Patio Drink: Sangria: Bacardi Peach Red, Triple Sec, lemonade, cabernet.