"This patio runs on good drinks, good food, and good times." That is how Greater Lafayette does outdoor dining!

Lafayette-West Lafayette is home to not only patios but streateries. What is a "streatery" you may ask? “Streatery” means one or more parking spaces, used either as an extension of, or a standalone sidewalk café, connected visually to, and for use by patrons of, a nearby restaurant or bar and service at which is subject to all the terms and conditions of the nearby restaurant or bar’s food service permit.

Our community is home to both great outdoor dining spaces. We encourage you to embrace the outdoors and patio dining at these delectable restaurants:

  • Bistro 501: Feel like you are dining in luxury as you feast on local French inspired cuisine in this tree lined downtown bistro.
  • Black Sparrow: This (21+) eclectic style pub and eatery is perfect for cheer and table. Their streatery is on Main Street, downtown Lafayette, offering fabulous Riehle Plaza views and view all the way east on Main. 

Black Sparrow

  • Brokerage Brewing Company: Come and gather. Grab a pint, food from a local food truck and enjoy Brokerage's patio!
  • The Bryant: An eclectic array of food is offered at this West Lafayette restaurant to be enjoyed in their outdoor patio. Try one of their crazy shakes...they are Instagram worthy plus delicious!
  • Cellar Wine Bistro: Date night, going out with friends, or making new ones, this wine bar offers a corner patio that has a great view of Main Street as well as many downtown festivals. 

Cellar Wine Bistro

  • Digby's: Bask in the amazing view of our beautiful courthouse while feasting on Velveeta loaded french fries, duck egg rolls, wings and more! 
  • East End Grill: This downtown Lafayette restaurant has a small but mighty outdoor dining patio, but it's worth a visit as you enjoy the view of upper Main Street while eating the best truffle fries imaginable! Advice: order extra garlic aioli! It's amazing!
  • Lafayette Brewing Company: The 1st brewery to receive Indiana's small brewers permit back in 1993 and is currently the 2nd oldest brewery in the state. This brewery showcases a fabulous patio for you to enjoy their beer and food. Typically 12 beers are featured at any given time. Four flagship beers are always on tap and are definite favorites.
  • La Scala: Savor fine dining, fresh farm Italian specialties with a beautiful view of the courthouse square.
  • Legacy Pub: Traditional pub food beckons at this south side restaurant boasting a very nice outdoor patio.
  • Mama Inés has expanded (in 2024) with a new, seasonal outdoor mini restaurant featuring authentic Mexican food like flautas, tortas, gorditas, elotes, and tacos.The best part? Their tortillas are freshly made right in front of you! Come by and taste the tradition!
  • McGraws Steak Chop & Fish House: Enjoy a riverfront view on the Wabash, browse their award winning wine selection and indulge in a sumptuous gourmet dessert.
  • Nine Irish Brothers: A gathering place of friends and co-workers, family and teammates, and visitors alike, who can sit back, enjoy a pint of Guinness and eat traditional Irish fare. Do not miss their large outdoor patios at both their Lafayette and West Lafayette locations.
  • Old Buffalo's Outpost Bar & Grill: *Home of Lafayette's Original Char-Buffed Wings*! Their friendly staff serves up some of the best cold brews and drinks in town. Spend some time relaxing on the patio hangin' out with new and old friends.
  • People's Brewing Company: Munch on beer cheese nachos and savor a locally brewed beer as you sit outdoors at People's patio.  (21+)
  • Red Seven: Sit and admire views of both the courthouse and Riehle Plaza at this hip and trendy restaurant located downtown Lafayette. Red Seven not only serves exceptional food, but the customer service is friendly and knowledgeable.

Red Seven

  • Revolution Barbeque: This downtown barbeque joint is smoking mouthwatering meats daily. Their streatery is right in the middle of Main Street giving diners great east and west views of downtown. 
  • Ritual: The most decadent and amazing cocktails around! Ritual a streatery that gives diners the most amazing view of Riehle Plaza. We recommend trying their drink specials as they allow you to be a bit adventurous and they are very satisfying!


  • Spot Tavern (21+) & Snuggs Pizza: Listen to great bands play as you enjoy pizza on the patio!
  • Star City Coffee: Sip on a seasonal flavored latte or get a boost of energy drinking a double espresso as you wake up in the morning in this lovely outdoor patio. 
  • The Tap: Find 90 hand-selected beers on tap and fresh food with a view of Chauncey Village at this brewery/bar. (21+)
  • Teays River Brewing & Public House: If you're looking for a restaurant that offers a fun and comfortable outdoor patio, authentic beer, and mouthwatering food, Teays River Brewing & Public House is your go-to place.
  • Town & Gown: Flowers galore can be found in this beautifully landscaped outdoor patio. Smell the fresh flowers as you feast on light and fluffy pancakes, rich and flavorful biscuits and gravy, and decadent cocktails.
  • Triple XXX Family Restaurant: Don't be nervous, try the Purvis! Munch on this burger loaded with delicious peanut butter at this local Indiana classic diner.
  • Trish's Red Bird Cafe: Sit outside, admire the lovely public art mural on the side of the restaurant, and bask in home-style cooking at it's best!
  • Walt's Other Pub and Walt's Pub & Grill both offer lovely sunset views on their patios on a nice evening! 

For more information about restaurants and more in Lafayette-West Lafayette, visit HomeOfPurdue.com.

Enjoy these dining photos around Greater Lafayette!