The heat of summer has well and truly arrived in St. Louis, and we are longing for a cool, chilled glass of something special. There are fabulous rooftops and patios in Grand Center Arts District that serve the best wine and cocktails with awesome views of the city. Spend an evening under the stars as the sparkling cityscape comes alive.

The Dark Room

The new patio addition brings an added attraction to summer nights at The Dark Room. Overlooking Arts Academy Plaza, the new seating area offers the perfect pre or post-show option for alfresco imbibing or dining. From July 11 every Wednesday features Rosé Revolutions showcasing female D.J.s and special offers on a curated selection of Rosés. Cheers to that!

Bronson House

Sipping beautifully concocted cocktails in the patio of Bronson House is a summer must! The late Victorian building is listed on the National Historic Register and completed a million dollar renovation in 2016 and is now a much-loved addition to Grand Center Arts District.


The modernist architectural style of Anew shines like a beacon atop the Kranzberg Arts Center. Designed as an indoor/outdoor space, Anew offers private rental for events and gatherings but also hosts exciting foodie pop-ups throughout the year. Anew also hosts “Happy Hour with a Purpose” each month. Pop along and soak in the phenomenal views!

*Upcoming event: “Happy Hour with a Purpose” | July 25 5 – 8pm

Sally’s Rooftop Garden & Terrace

A brand new addition to the thriving .Zack building, Sally’s is a hard-working multi-tasker! The 150-capacity private event venue with panoramic views of downtown and the Arch is also a lush food garden cultivated by Urban Harvest STL. Over 50 varieties of plants and herbs are grown on the rooftop to serve the Kranzberg Arts Foundation food program and venues, as well as in the St. Louis Metro Market, serving St. Louis area food deserts.

*Click here to read our feature about Sally’s!

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When you are in need of a taste of Mexico right on your doorstep check out Lucha and enjoy a chilled margarita and tasty taco.

Urban Chestnut – Midtown

Urban Chestnut’s wonderful patio is always alive with people, laughter and fun. A huge selection of craft beers ensures you will return again and again.


After you have marveled at the design heaven of the Moto Museum, pop onto their patio for a bite to eat and a cool beer.


Inside or out, Field House offers you a selection of great beers and games throughout the week.


Delicous Italian favorites from Vito will keep Mama happy and their beautiful and scenic patio is the perfect spot for a chilled glass of prosecco.


Located inside boutique hotel Ignacio, Baiku serves sushi to-die-for and a patio that is perfect for sampling your Sake.

Sophie’s Artist Lounge & Cocktail Club

The chic and sophisticated environs of Sophies offers a bijou patio for sipping your craft cocktails.