Welcome Warmer Weather at Ballston Restaurant’s Outdoor Options

As the days lengthen and Virginia’s unpredictable weather begins to settle down into more consistently warm days, more and more cases of “Spring Fever” begin to appear. Warmer weather also means restaurants will be opening up their patios, rooftops, and sidewalk seating again. Head over to these Ballston restaurants to cure your case of Spring Fever today while you bask in the sun and enjoy your meal. Don't forget to use Ballston's FREE Wi-Fi - BLinked when you are sitting outside at any of these great restaurants!

Buzz Bakeshop

Soak up some rays and satisfy your sweet tooth in the Adirondack chairs out in front of Buzz Bakeshop. Bringing the kids along? Take your sweets to go and relax on the benches of the adjacent Buzz Spray Park while your kids play in the fountain.

The Front Page

Watch Ballston go by while you take in a happy hour on the Front Page’s sidewalk seating. Located right in the center of Ballston with great view of the Stafford Place Fountain, Front Page’s outdoor seating area and great happy hour makes for excellent people watching, and on the first Thursday of the month, you might just be able to catch some of the live music coming from the nearby Mega Market farmers market.

Grand Cru Wine Bar

The courtyard dining area at Grand Cru is the perfect place to satisfy your inner wine snob and browse the 400+ options of premium wines from Grand Cru’s in-house bottle shop. There are also several “Wine Tours” available for those overwhelmed by the power of choice. Grand Cru also offers an excellent range of tapas and European-inspired dishes to complement the wine selection.

Kapnos Taverna

Savor the extravagant seafood tower and luscious mezze on Kapnos Taverna’s shaded patio. The light and fresh menu options pair wonderfully with a cool spring breeze and the Mediterranean-style cocktail list. With ample seating and excellent happy hour and express lunch deals, Kapnos Taverna is perfect for warm weather eating and drinking.

Pepita Cantina

Pepita’s tucked-away patio space makes for an excellent day of lounging and enjoying the amazing selection of inventive Mexican cocktails and frozen drinks. Don’t miss Thursday nights, where the patio is lit with tiki torches and the menu is transformed from Mexican small plates to Hawaiian-inspired drinks & dishes.


Enjoy a glass of wine from the safety of Rustico’s patio while you watch your kids play at the adjacent Buzz Spray Park. The beer lover’s paradise features over 400 bottles and drafts and a menu full of rustic, hearty dishes perfect for sharing with family and friends.


Springtime means the return of warmer weather and baseball, and Crafthouse is the best place to have your cake (beer) and eat (drink) it too. Crafthouse's outward-facing television screens allow you to watch your favorite teams from the comfort of their patio tables. With great happy hour deals on food and drinks, Crafthouse is a great place to unwind after hours on a beautiful day.