Milwaukee in the summer transforms into a city of celebration, even if the reason to celebrate is as simple as the sun shining over Lake Michigan. For a few short months a year we get the opportunity to bask in outdoor dining and here at Bartolotta’s we are so happy to be able to provide some of the best spots to dine al fresco. In addition to great patio space, a few of our restaurants also bring in live music a few days a week to liven things up. We rounded up our favorite Bartolotta outdoor dining spaces, where we hope to see you with sun-kissed cheeks and a cocktail in hand!

Harbor House
There is no denying that Harbor House has some of the best views in the city, or really any city for that matter. Comfy Adirondack chairs, a customized cocktail menu, complete views of Lake Michigan and the downtown skyline are all reasons to venture to this patio. It is on Sunday and Monday evenings when things really liven up with a different live band every week. So sit back, watch the sunset, sip on a basil grapefruit martini, and enjoy while you can!

Pizzeria Piccola
Imagine eating a wood-fired pizza and drinking a glass of red wine on an outdoor patio overlooking a cobblestone street. It is the patio at Pizzeria Piccola that could be mistaken for a little Italian eatery. The quaint setting in the small village of Wauwatosa is a memorable way to pass the time. The patio also hosts music on Sunday evenings throughout the summer, we look forward to seeing you! Salute!

Mr. B’s - A Bartolotta Steakhouse
Known as one of the best steakhouses in the Midwest, Mr. B’s also has a wonderful outdoor area, a great respite in the middle of Brookfield. Oversized chairs offer a cozy and comfortable setting to enjoy the large replace. Enjoy a full meal or take in any of the many summer drink choices including a house-made red sangria.

Known for its sweeping views of the lake from the conservatory, there is a little known gem of a patio at Bacchus. During the summer months, the patio opens so guests can enjoy views from an outdoor perch. Just ask a bartender or hostess to set you up so you can enjoy a nice lake breeze alongside a glass of wine and an appetizer.