To space out and soak up every bit of the views and brews downtown Huntsville has to offer, here are a few of our favorite restaurants with outdoor seating — and awesome patios. In fact, Downtown Huntsville Inc. looks to bring back eating in the streets for more space to spread out. In the Spring, they hope to close the block of Holmes Avenue between Jefferson Street and Spragins Street and allow nearby restaurants to place extra patio seating on the road.
Wine and Dine
Huntsville’s brew scene is well established by now, and its wine and cocktail scene is growing by the day. By summer’s end, we predict spots like Pane e Vino and SiP will be high on your favorites list.
Domaine South – 103 North Side Square
Domaine South's cozy outdoor patio is located right on Downtown Huntsville's Square. They source locally created breads and create amazing charcuterie boards along with some more hearty options. With both wine and beer along with an ever changing menu to fit the seasons, it's always a hit.
SiP – 111 Greene Street NE
SiP Cigar and Cocktail lounge is quietly tucked away, so it feels almost like a secret hangout. Because of that, you won’t have to wait too long for a table or view for a seat.
The Martin Bar and Bistro - 116 Washington St SE
Atmosphere is everything at The Martin, and many people visit just for the view alone. Its urban vibe perfectly matches the location in the heart of downtown, and the front walls are actually large garage doors that remain open when weather permits. Grab an artisan cocktail and some classic American food.
BarVista the newest place to open in downtown Huntsville and the view is… WOW. It's located on the second floor of the AC Hotel. You can access it by an elevator on the outside of the building. It's a perfect place to grab a drink and overlook Big Spring Park and downtown Huntsville. You can even spy the Huntsville Museum of Art. They now offer food, but don't forget there are plenty of places nearby to grab a meal!
Rhythm on Monroe is part of the Von Baun Center's latest addition. This rooftop bar and restaurant is the perfect place to hit up before your show, game or concert! They offer both indoor and outdoor seating. Their rooftop view overlooks Big Spring Park and soon, the new hotel and parking garage. They have fire pits and specials throughout the week with food and drinks. The food is upscale casual and the location is perfect for a date night to walk around and explore downtown Huntsville.
The Revivalist and Baker and Able are both located at Huntsville's boutique hotel, 106 Jefferson. Their slogan is southern charm with astronomical views. The Revivalist offers new world flavors inspired by European classics and American regionalism. The serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click here for reservations. The rooftop bar, Baker and Able, is named after the first two monkeys returned from space! They have a full bar and speciality cocktails along with an amazing view of downtown Huntsville.
These patios are the perfect setting for summer date night out on the town. Plan to make a reservation around 6pm so you can enjoy every second of the sunset — and a full-course meal.
Cotton Row – 100 South Side Square
There’s no place better than Cotton Row to people watch downtown, and thanks to its valet car service you can spend less time looking for a parking spot and more time enjoying your night out.
Commerce Kitchen – 300 Franklin St SE
Located just around the corner from Harrison Brothers Hardware, Commerce Kitchen elevates traditional Southern cuisine. We recommend hanging around for dessert.
Purveyor Huntsville – 201 Jefferson Street
Handcrafted cocktails and Instagram-worthy settings go hand in hand at Purveyor. Pro Tip: Grab a table along one of the ornamental bushes. Not only will it feel more private, it’ll also come in handy for an Instagram snap of your cocktail later.
You don’t need to splurge on date night or plan around a happy hour to enjoy the patios downtown. These options are great for breakfast or lunch throughout the week.
Honest Coffee Roasters – 114 Clinton Avenue
While summer evenings tend to nab the spotlight, Honest’s cold brews, bright tables and floor-to-ceiling bay door make a pretty convincing case to enjoy summer mornings, too.
Oshi Poke Bowl and Sushi – 201 Jefferson Street N
In addition to being the only poke and sushi place in Huntsville, Oshi is also a contender for the most outdoor seating, making it perfect for a healthy lunch break for a midweek pick-me-up.
Pane e Vino is tucked into the ground floor of the Huntsville Museum of Art, and offers Italian fare overlooking Big Spring Park. Whether you are looking for a gourmet pizza, panini or a refreshing salad, the art-themed menu also has a selection of fine wines and desserts to round out your meal. Pane e Vino is located at 300 Church Street.
Big Oh's, 121 North Side Square, Korean-American fusion.
This open-kitchen eatery serves authentic Korean fusion cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Melt - 201 Jefferson St N Suite I. New American Restaurant.
Melt is located at the Avenue in Downtown Huntsville. Whether it's a plain grilled cheese, a Burger with Matilda sauce or a spicy Buffalo Chicken sandwich , the MELT menu has something for everyone. They also keep vegetarians and vegans happy, with an assortment of vegan cheeses, fresh vegetables and gluten free bread. They strive for perfection and use local products as much as possible. Melt is located at The Avenue in downtown Huntsville.
La Esquina Cocina - 127 Holmes Ave NE Suite 101
With a beautiful outdoor space and amazing food for both lunch and dinner, La Esquina Cocina is a a great choice for a meal in downtown Huntsville. La Esquina Cocina culminates a 30-year family venture that started as a small Mexican tienda offering a handful of menu items. In keeping with the family’s love of authentic Mexican cuisine, they have introduced Mexican tapas to Huntsville with the goal of sharing more of their culture through delicious food. The menu consists of small plates with roots from different regions across Mexico, while showcasing local farmers from all over the Tennessee Valley.
These spots are fantastic for large groups of friends to hang out and enjoy a meal together.
The Camp - 5909 University Dr NW
Located at MidCity, The Camp is one of Huntsville’s newest outdoor destinations. They have permanent food trucks with some of the best food plus a bar! The Green Room that serves amazing coffee is also located in this center. The Camp and MidCity District always has something going on from live music and movie nights to a farmer's market on Sundays.
Stovehouse - 3414 Governors Dr SW
Stovehouse is home to Pourhouse and six restaurants this summer with Charlie Foster's coffee shop now open. They plan to open a milkshake bar the Spring of 2021. They have a food & leisure garden that has amazing artwork throughout along with a chance for you to enjoy bocce ball, foot billiards, hula hoops, wood-pin bowling, ping-pong and all kinds of horsejackery.™
Campus No. 805 - 2620 Clinton Ave West
The coolest middle school in the country is Campus No. 805. It has multiple outdoor spaces to spread out with all of your friends. From Ale's Kitchen at Straight to Ale and Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza at Yellowhammer Brewery, to the patio at Hops N Guac and Offbeat Coffee. Plus you can always grab your food and eat out on the Butler Green space.
Music to go with Dinner
These spots have some of the best patios that offer great local music as well most nights.
Humphrey's Bar and Grill, 103 Washington Street NE. American sports bar menu.
House-smoked meats and Southern chow star on a varied menu in laid-back quarters. Humphrey's Bar & Grill, located in downtown Huntsville is the place to go for catching the great live music of nightlife downtown. Humphrey's offers live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday, from acoustic folk to rock-n-roll or the down-home blues. Follow the sound up the alley or through the front door and join Humphrey’s as the music plays and the artists croon.
More patios to enjoy:
SideTracks Music Hall, 415 Church Street NW. Live music Wednesday - Saturday night with special shows and event as well. American sports bar menu.
Furniture Factory Bar & Grill, 619 Meridian Street North. Sports by day and live music at night. Enjoy hand cut steaks, seafood, pastas and authentic South of the Border Menu offerings. Check out their Sunday Brunch each week starting 11am.
The Village of Providence
The Brickhouse Sports Café serves wings, burgers and comfort food on a shady patio next to the village water fountain. Locals vote this spot the best sports bar and best burger in Huntsville. Live music offers a tasty free side dish many evenings at 7 Town Center Drive NW.
For more exotic fare, Chef Tukky serves the best Thai food in Huntsville at Phuket Thai Experience. The Panang curry will make you smile in satisfaction, but Phuket also offers traditional dishes, stir-fries and sushi served streetside at 475 Providence Main Street.
Also in Providence:
Grille on Main, 445 Providence Main Street. Steaks and Seafood. It's a Chef James Boyce concept.
Moe’s Original BBQ, 445 Providence Main Street. Smokey ribs, pulled pork and other BBQ goodies.
Taco Mama Taco Bar, 328 Providence Main Street. Ameri-Mex and margaritas
Mellow Mushroom, 470 Providence Main Street. Wings, salads and pizza.
In South Huntsville there are a few places to eat outdoors like women-owned Good Company Cafe. From baked pastries, charcuterie boards, to warm locally sourced ingredients, you are sure to enjoy the cuisine. Find them at 7500 Memorial Pkwy SW #123, Huntsville, AL 35802.
Also in South Huntsville:
Rosie's Mexican Cantina - 7540-A Memorial Pkwy SW. Tex-Mex and margaritas.
The Boot Pizzeria - 11505 Memorial Pkwy SW. Pizza and Italian dishes.
The Wine Cellar - 2304 Whitesburg Drive SE. They serve, wine by the glass, by the bottle, and to go.