Cafe do Brasil/Bossa Nova at the Top
440 N.W. 11th
Even if it’s still warm out, the rooftop terrace, Bossa Nova at the Top, catches all the cool breezes before they flutter down to the rest of the city. Here, you’ll find authentic Brazilian cocktails, delicious snacks and usually a live music performance.
Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria
5801 N. Western
This longtime trattoria has all the ingredients for a top-notch night. Step one: Grab a patio seat under one of the umbrellas. Step two: Get the Italian nachos. Step three: Order a tasty beverage. Step four: Relax and enjoy your evening.
The Museum Cafe
There’s a roof terrace and a patio, so drinking and dining al fresco is taken care of at this unique space. Lunch specials begin at $9, while the Sunday brunch selection includes a wide variety of food and specialty cocktails.
Sauced on Paseo
Strings of lights adorn the spacious patio, and if you face north, you’ll take in a delightful mosaic on the side of the building. It’s not just a killer patio; the pizza at this Paseo Arts District hangout is worth every calorie.
Peleton Wine Bar & Cafe
900 N. Broadway
Out for a spin near Automobile Alley and wanting a quick bite and perhaps some refreshing blackberry lemonade? If so, then pedal yourself on over for a break at the metro’s newest wine bar and cafe.
The Mont Restaurant
1300 Classen Blvd., Norman
Norman loves this venerable hot spot for outdoor dining, and it helps that The Mont’s patio has grown over the years to accommodate a sizable crew. There are umbrellas, and a misting system if it’s just too darn hot.
Packard’s New American Kitchen
201 N.W. 10th
Delicious appetizers, cocktails and wine — plus a beautiful view of downtown — are what you can expect from the rooftop of the historic Packard building. Get the full menu and bar downstairs.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock