Patio Primetime

So if outdoor recreation isn’t your thing, there’s another way you can catch some rays and enjoy your company. Columbia restaurants want you to enjoy the amazing spring weather too, so they’ve provided us with plenty of patios.

Quinton’s- It might be one of the most popular patios in Columbia, but it is for a reason. The combination of covered and uncovered space makes it a perfect spot to have lunch in the sun or a drink in the shade. The stairs may seem to go on for miles, but what awaits you at the top makes it all worth it.

Sophia’s- The atmosphere of this European-influenced restaurant is romantic enough on the inside. But when you step outside, you are greeted by a rustic-looking iron fence covered with beautiful plants and shrubs. So if only for one date, you can enjoy a glass of wine and a unique entree under the dim lighting. You might even feel yourself transported away from Columbia. Europe, perhaps?

Flatbranch-If you’re looking for a more casual way to spend an afternoon, this is definitely a great spot for you. The patio setting is spaced out with lots of tables, so you’ll be able to bring the family or just a few friends. So you can have a fresh brewed beer or some chokes and cheese and gear up for a few hours of refreshment and conversation.