The hottest list of outdoor and patio dining in Topeka

The hottest list of outdoor and patio dining in Topeka

Spring is ushering in warmer weather and sunny skies. As businesses reopen, many Topekans are looking for outdoor dining opportunities to catch up with friends, grab a bite to eat, throw back a beer or sip a glass of wine.

We’ve compiled a list of some of Topeka’s restaurants that offer outdoor dining. Whether you are looking for a place to safely gather with friends or just hoping to enjoy the fresh air, these patios are a must.

Iron Rail Brewing, 705 S. Kansas Ave., offers customers a patio area right in the middle of downtown to enjoy a beer and food.

Iron Rail Brewing

Situated just outside of the restaurant’s front doors, this patio offers an intimate, but lively setting that allows patrons views of downtown Topeka and Evergy Plaza. Grab one of the Iron Rail’s house-brewed beers or a barbecue sandwich while you’re here. 

Location: 705 S. Kansas Ave. 

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday- Saturday;11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.

Contact: 785- 215-8123;; Facebook.

Johnny’s Tavern

Whether you are searching for a restaurant to enjoy a pizza and cold beer or a cocktail and some appetizers, this patio is spacious and can accommodate large groups. 

Location: 2821 S.W. Fairlawn Road.

Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday;11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday.

Contact: 785-329-5541;; Facebook.

Ready for every season is the patio behind The Wheel Barrel, 925 N. Kansas Ave., where large umbrellas and heated lamps keep you comfortable.

The Wheel Barrel

This patio and beer garden is the perfect place to enjoy one of the restaurant’s infamous gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches paired with a cold drink.

With umbrellas covering the tables, The Wheel Barrel’s outdoor dining space offers patrons a cool area to unwind after walking through the NOTO Arts and Entertainment District.

Location: 925 N. Kansas Ave. 

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

Contact: 785-289-6767;; Facebook.

Los Mandiles Rojos, 1003 S.E. Quincy, has a secluded outdoor patio area blocked in by their building walls.

Los Mandiles Rojos

Grab a margarita or indulge in some of the restaurant’s most unique dishes like chilaquiles, birria tacos and pambazos.

Location: 1003 S.E. Quincy Ave. 

Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.

Contact: 785-408-1511;; Facebook.

Doughboyz Pizzeria, located at 1312 N Kansas Ave., features a large back patio where patrons can enjoy food and drinks.

Doughboyz Pizzeria

Head over to this pizzeria, order a pie and enjoy this spacious patio. The restaurant frequently schedules live music. For a truly unique and flavorful pizza,try the Trailer Park or Spicy Chickle.

Location: 1319 N. Kansas Ave. 

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Contact: 785-730-2228;; Facebook.

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