Looking for a perfect patio to soak up the sun and enjoy a bite and drinks with friends? Look no further than Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of beautiful weather year round and incredible food — and plenty of drink specials!

Fayetteville has plenty of places for you and your friends to enjoy “patio weather,” that perfect balance of warm temperatures and clear skies, when Mother Nature is giving us the green light to make the most of the day. Here are a few popular patio locations to get you started …


Powerhouse Seafood & Grill

Voted the best seafood in Northwest Arkansas for 20 years, Powerhouse is a great place to bring the family or friends and enjoy porch life. With local artists and bands performing on the patio, Powerhouse is a great weekend location to kick back and enjoy the amazing weather and food Fayetteville has to offer.

The “Killowatt,” a frozen drink similar to a hurricane, is their signature drink, but be warned it packs a punch. Specializing in seafood, steaks and pasta, Powerhouse is sure to satisfy, and the specials are hard to pass up!

JJ’s Grill

Fayetteville is lucky to have two JJ’s Grills right in town. Located off Dickson Street or Steamboat Drive, JJ’s has incredible porches and performers. Daily specials include burgers, tacos and fried catfish and shrimp, paired with incredible local music and cover bands.

The absolute best place to watch a game or start your night, JJ’s Grill is packed to the brim with fun-loving locals, enjoying both the bar and grill aspects JJ’s has to offer. JJ’s has a covered patio to save you from the sun and make sure the music is the hottest part of your experience (unless you order the wings!).

Sassy’s Red House

Traditional Southern barbecue deserves to be eaten outside, and with a cold drink to wash it down. Stop by Sassy’s Red House on College Ave. to fully experience Southern staples and drink specials to extend the fun. Sassy’s also features affordable lunch specials like catfish platters and taco plates, letting you and your wallet enjoy this patio experience.

If you’re stopping by with a crowd, don’t forget the appetizers as the BBQ Nachos are a local favorite.

Hammontrees Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Forget everything you’ve ever known about a grilled cheese sandwich and prepare to be blown away by Hammontrees. With sandwiches like “Where the Wild Things Are” and the “Cheebacca,” Hammontrees will reinvent your idea of a grilled cheese sandwich. Plus, their craft beer selection features several breweries from the Fayetteville Ale Trail.

Most of the time you have the choice of sitting on the patio, but during the warmer months Hammontrees opens the doors, so the whole place feels like a patio! Located right off Dickson Street, Hammontrees is the perfect place to munch while exploring Fayetteville.

Arsaga’s at The Depot

Did someone say patio brunch? Crepes filled with thinly sliced beef loin and poblano peppers, cured salmon sandwiches and house-made pastrami are just a few of the options at Arsaga’s. The perfect place to start your day, Arsaga’s is located on the Razorback Regional Greenway trail and features unique breakfast and lunch options to be paired with fresh mimosas or locally-roasted coffee.

The experience is unlike any other, as Arsaga’s at The Depot is inside a remodeled freight train off Dickson Street. With fresh, seasonal ingredients, Arsaga’s is the perfect patio location for anyone looking for a great brunch spot.

P.S.: Outside seating for Arsaga’s at The Depot includes a dog-friendly patio section for your furry friends!

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