It’s about that time of the year when Spokane evenings become particularly magical. It’s right before sunset and that golden hour light shimmers on Spokane like a dream. There’s no better way to embrace golden hour than pairing it with good company,  good views, and great food. But don’t worry, you can actually enjoy these sweet spots at morning, noon, or night!

Here’s our rundown of the best outdoor seating spots Spokane has to offer this summer:

  1. CENTRAL FOOD  (1335 W Summit Pkwy Spokane, WA // 509.315.8039)

With gorgeous views you can rely on for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Central Food rises to the top of our list of best patio dining in Spokane. Located in Kendall Yards right above the Centennial Trail and overlooking downtown, Central Food is a go-to summer spot. 

Pro tip: After enjoying a Sunday Brunch at Central Food, grab a loaf of their freshly baked bread to go and savor it at home over the week!

2.VERACI PIZZA (1333 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201 // 509.389.0027)

Another Kendall Yards favorite, Veraci Pizza is friendly neighbor to Central Food. This mouth-watering, wood-fired, Neapolitan pizza is great any time of the year, but paired with the captivating summertime views, this place will steal a pizza your heart.

3. THE ELK PUBLIC HOUSE (1931 W Pacific Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 // 509.363.1973)

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, The Elk will make you feel right at home with charming neighborhood views. Located in the Historic Browne’s Addition, this Public House offers a varied menu of brews and bites. (P.S., If you’re a fan of a good Reuben Sandwich, this place is for you).

4. TWIGS BISTRO AND MARTINI BAR (WANDERMERE) (401 E Farwell Rd, Spokane, WA 99218 // 509.465.8794)

A Spokane favorite, Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar offers local and fresh typical American dishes. The Wandermere location boasts a spacious patio along a man-made lake with four waterfalls. Thirsty? Try their guest-favorite Signature Lemon Drop.

5. LUNA (5620 S Perry St, Spokane, WA 99223 // 509.448.2383)

Always fresh, local, and seasonal, Luna offers a stunning fine-dining location. Whether you opt to sit at the open terrace or garden room, you can enjoy natural light along with your meal. Want to learn more about Luna? Here’s my rundown.

6. ANTHONY’S AT SPOKANE FALLS (510 N Lincoln St, Spokane, WA 99201 // 509.328.9009)

Situated in the heart of downtown, Anthony’s boasts an incredible view of the rushing Spokane Falls and Riverfront Park.  Enjoy happy hour daily from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and from 9:00 pm to close on the patio of this Northwest seafood restaurant. 

7. REMEDY (3809 S Grand Blvd, Spokane, WA 99203 // 509.443.3730)

Looking for a rooftop bar? Look no further. Remedy on the South Hill offers seasonal rooftop and patio seating, and you can even include your kiddos on the fun as they have an extensive mocktail list!

8. NO-LI BREWHOUSE (1003 E Trent Ave #170, Spokane, WA 99202 // 509.242.2739)

Not only does No-Li offer a stacked menu of award-winning beers, but you can even practice your Corn-hole skills on this quaint patio nestled next to the Spokane river. Enjoy a few drinks and eats here while making some sweet summer memories with friends.

9. PERRY STREET BREWING  (1025 S Perry St #2, Spokane, WA 99202 // 509.279.2820)

Sweet, Sweet, Perry Street. Featured on the Inland Northwest’s Ale Trail, Perry Street Brewing offers a wide range of award-winning light and dark craft beers and fresh, flavorful food. Industrial-style cement flooring complemented with a garage door-style opening to patio seating, PSB boasts a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Here you can enjoy the charming views of the Perry District, Spokane’s newest trendy neighborhood.

To keep this list at a reasonable length, these are just a few of our favorites. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any honorable mentions to add, we’d love to try them! And if this list brings you somewhere, remember to tell them Spokane Eats sent you.