Fourth of July Planner

You've got a long weekend to celebrate the spirit of the nation, so make the most of it. Find the city's biggest events, and the best spots for dining and drinking outdoors.

Updated: June 23, 2008

Outdoor Restaurants & Bars

Trattoria Roma

1447 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Nosh on fine Italian cuisine on the intimate sidewalk patio of this Grandview favorite.

Haiku Restaurant

800 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

This pan-Asian spot's lovely, lattice-bound patio is a cozy place to be on temperate evenings.


240 King Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

Alana's-Food & Wine

2333 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

Enjoy adventuresome fusion cuisine on one of the best patios in town for people-watching.

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar

1299 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212

Eat an early dinner on the patio, then join the folding-chair crowd for fireworks at a safe distance from the Downtown traffic.

Barcelona Restaurant & Bar

263 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206

The fenced-in, warmly-lit patio at this eclectic gourmet spot is one of the city's most inviting and romantic.