The Great Outdoors: 5 Venues to Enjoy the Summer Days and Nights


If there’s one thing we love at Tripleseat, it’s spending time sampling the food and cocktails at our customers’ venues. Even better? Doing said sampling outside. A lot of us live in the Northeast and we live for the long, lazy days of summer. There is nothing better than basking in the sun with a cold cocktail, a few bites, and an atmosphere that makes you want to linger a few hours before returning to the real world.

Take a look at these five Tripleseat customer venues that embrace the summer vibe. From outdoor ocean views to rooftop fun, there’s something for everyone who wants to make the most of the summer season.

1. Elephante, Santa Monica, Calif.

Although Elephante is located on the California coast, the venue’s aesthetic and menu takes guests from Los Angeles to the Southern Mediterranean. It’s not difficult to envision lounging outside on Elephante’s custom furniture with a paloma in hand and enjoying ocean views. It might just transport you to a lazy afternoon in Tuscany.

2. Fish On, Lewes, Del.

It’s hard to choose what time of day to visit Fish On. Daytime offers a sunny, beachy atmosphere, but you can easily be charmed by the twinkling lights and fire pit during the evening hours. Either way, relax outside in Fish On’s expansive porch and outdoor seating areas and order a few dishes from their fresh seafood menu.

3. Pizzeria Portofino, Chicago

Pizzeria Portofino All-Weather Patio

There’s a small window for outdoor dining in Chicago once the snow has melted and the spring flowers make their first appearance, but Pizzeria Portofino has made it a year-long affair. Their all-weather patio allows you to dine on pizza, antipasti, and charcoal-grilled seafood while gazing at the iconic Chicago Riverfront during every season.

4. Sixty Vines, Tennessee and Texas

One of the best parts of living in the South is the availability of outdoor dining thanks to the warm weather climate. Sixty Vines’ locations in Tennessee and Texas go big on their outdoor spaces, offering greenhouse patios, indoor-outdoor areas with retractable roofs, outdoor patios with communal tables, and walls that open to let the indoor diners enjoy the outdoors. Whatever you choose will go perfectly with Sixty Vines’ wine selection, charcuterie boards, and Wine Country-inspired shareables. You’ll find an abundance of atmosphere, flavor, and wine!

5. Slater Hospitality, Atlanta

Food halls have become ubiquitous in large cities, but you’ve never seen one quite like Ponce City Market, home to six Slater Hospitality venues. The 2.1 million-square-foot former warehouse is an Atlanta hotspot for dining, shopping, modern office space, and entertainment. Slater Hospitality’s Skyline Park and 9 Mile Station offer gorgeous outdoor rooftop views of the ATL skyline. Share a cocktail and bites with your friends at 9 Mile’s patio or spend some time at Skyline Park playing mini golf and carnival games in the Georgia sunshine.

Is your venue prepared for summer events?

If you’re not a Tripleseat customer and you’re interested in learning more about Tripleseat’s event management tools and CRM features, schedule a demo at your convenience to take a closer look.