In the heat of summer, sip a cold craft beer in a cheerful beer garden. Here are a few favorite brewery patios for enjoying the local craft beer scene outside. For more great breweries and pubs, follow the Eugene Ale Trail to get a full experience of the region's top breweries.

Patio dining at the Obsidian Grill

Obsidian Grill in McKenzie River

Behind the McKenzie General Store awaits a fantastic beer garden with umbrella tables. A great venue for relaxing after a river rafting trip, there is craft beer and local, organic food dished up or purchased in the store. Live entertainment on Thursday and Saturday nights all summer long.

beergarden.

The beergarden. in Eugene is the classic gathering place for craft beer drinkers. They have an extensive variety of local, regional and other craft beers on tap and multiple food trucks provide a diverse selection of food options. The enclosed courtyard is family-friendly with a relaxed vibe. Covered porches, tents and umbrellas provide flexible seating. When humming with people, you may share table space with others at long wood picnic tables. There is often live music or entertainment, including music student recitals, up-and-coming artists and popular local groups.

Cocktails at Whiskey Lab by Melanie Griffin

PublicHouse in Springfield

A beer hall abuts a paved courtyard which in turn is adjacent to a whiskey lounge, creating many wonderful places to settle in. PublicHouse has served as an incubator for new culinary start-ups, and thus has a diverse and ever-changing collection of resident eateries. Ordering is done via a mobile app. Entertainment is often scheduled for the lawn area adjacent the hall, so come kick back on a warm summer evening to listen to live music and sip a cold beer (or a whiskey cocktail!).

McMenamins 

McMenamins is a reliable spot with their own excellent craft beer and great pub food. Three McMenamins locations in Eugene provide unique patio experiences. Take in views of the Willamette River from McMenamins North Bank's decks and sidewalk seating right on the bike path — this is one of the best locations for on the water dining, so be prepared to wait for the outdoor tables. A historic house is home to their High Street Brewery. Here a porch and gardens wrap around the house, full of leafy foliage and strung with twinkle lights. This charming set-up offers an intimate shady beer garden in the back and friendly patio dining on the street. McMenamins East 19th Street Cafe near Hayward Field has a smaller side patio frequently buzzing with campus energy. Umbrellas, heat lamps and fire pits make all these destinations adaptable for any weather, although plenty of sunshine is typical for Eugene summers.

Hop Valley Brewing Company Eugene

Sip craft beer among trellised hops on the outdoor deck area of Hop Valley Brewing Company Eugene. This is the perfect spot for watching the world cruise by in "The Whit", under the shade of an umbrella and with a cold craft beer in hand.

Oakshire Brewing

Just a few blocks away is another favorite, Oakshire Brewing. This urban patio is dog friendly and typically ringed with food carts. With 20 different taps, there is sure to be something to please every beer drinker. Look out for limited release cans – some beers are only available for a week or two and are quickly gone!

Falling Sky Brewing House

Falling Sky has been brewing fantastic beers for over a decade. Falling Sky Brewing House in downtown Eugene offers an outdoor beer garden where you can try the latest offerings from their extensive (and always changing!) list of craft beers. The food is also top notch, with most ingredients sourced from the local area.

Viking Brewing Company Drinks by Daniel McTavish

Viking Brewing Company

This former warehouse space in West Eugene is surrounded by asphalt, but as soon as you step through the gate you'll find yourself on Viking Brewing Company's super relaxed patio. Enjoy delicious honey-infused braggots to quench your thirst. Frequent live music, trivia, and other events make this location an unexpected secret amongst the nearby warehouses.

You can also visit their Southtowne pub location with its own patio seating and an expanded food menu. Marvel at the intricate wooden carvings around the bar that will really make you feel like you're in a real Viking village. Skol!

Drop Bear Brewery Flight

Drop Bear Brewery

Front porch seating on Willamette Street in South Eugene makes Drop Bear Brewery a lively destination with great craft beer, organic pizzas and a Thai food truck.

Wildcraft Cider Works patio by Melanie Griffin

More Outdoor Seating


Wildcraft Cider Works

The porch out front of Wildcraft Cider Works is a great outdoor space for a sunny afternoon. They serve up delicious craft ciders that are just right for cool summer refreshment.

 

Claim 52 Kitchen

In downtown Eugene, Claim 52 Kitchen offers sidewalk dining right on Willamette Street. The vibe is busy, so stake your claim on an outside table early!

 

Cornucopia

Cornucopia's friendly restaurant on 17th avenue has a shady back patio, just perfect for escaping the heat on a summer day. Their downtown Eugene location on 5th Ave and their Springfield Main Street location have sidewalk seating.

 

16 Tons Bier Cafe & Creperie 

16 Tons Bier Cafe & Creperie has generous patio seating at the front of their South Eugene cafe location. Tucked up next to Market of Choice and several other neighborhood eateries, this is the perfect destination for a relaxing afternoon — pair crepes and salads with cold craft brews and linger in the friendly atmosphere.

 

Coast Fork Brewing in Cottage Grove

Just a half hour south in Cottage Grove you’ll find Coast Fork Brewing with patio dining out front. This small craft brewery features a selection of their own beers, guest taps, a great bottle selection and an amazing food menu with locally sourced ingredients. The shepherd’s pie paired with a Row River Red Ale is one of the best meals around! 

 

3 Legged Crane Pub and Brewhouse in Oakridge

The front patio at 3 Legged Crane Pub and Brewhouse is always bustling with the post-adventure outdoor crowd. Rub shoulders with mountain bikers, anglers and hikers as out-of-towners compare notes and get tips from the locals.