This may be presumptuous, but it seems that most people who enjoy a drink enjoy taking that drink outside if weather permits. Luckily, DC has plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy a drink al fresco.

Trusty’s Full-Serve Bar

The old-filling-station decor sets up the homey, Americana vibe at Trusty’s Full Serve. Enjoy TVs, board games, and burgers from the grill while you’re here. Also, if the weather calls for it, step outside to the Bus Bar and open-air patio to take in this down-home fun with some fresh air.

Trusty’s Full-Serve Bar. 613 Pennsylvania Ave.

Gaslight Tavern

This 1920’s-inspired bar offers craft cocktails and an Old World tavern menu that offers alot for diners to discover. Complementing the well-designed space and drinks, the simple outdoor patio provides an exceptional atmosphere for kicking back and enjoying a warm DC evening.

Gaslight Tavern. 2012 9th St. NW

Dacha Beer Garden

Dacha Beer Garden is a large and popular outdoor beer garden in DC’s trendy Shaw neighborhood. The menu features German, Belgian and American craft beers, and there’s a full menu of snacks and meals to keep you partying throughout the day. If you’re looking to party and meet people, this is one of the best outdoor DC bars for you.

Dacha Beer Garden. 1600 7th St. NW

Hill Prince

A restored outdoor courtyard gives Hill Prince an upscale vibe that’s still connected to the city’s colorful and historic roots. Set in a row house, the cocktail bar hosts DJ’s on the weekend, and serves classic cocktails alongside cold beers.

Hill Prince. 1337 H St. NE

Columbia Room

The Columbia Room’s outdoor patio features hanging plants and lights, upscale cocktails, private events and more. This is one of the more elegant places to enjoy a drink outside in Washington, DC, and that drink will have been prepared by The Washington Post’s choice for Best Bar in DC both in 2016, and 2017.

Columbia Room. 124 Blagden Alley NW