Summer is in full swing, and there is nothing better about long summer days than spending the morning out hiking or biking and then chilling on a patio in the afternoon with a cold beverage of your choice. Luckily, we love our outdoor space in Ketchum and Sun Valley, so there is no shortage of dining patios in the area. Check out the list below to see some of our favorites:
Lefty’s Bar & Grill – After a tough morning hike up in the Sawtooths, Lefty’s is the perfect stop for a burger and beer to help replenish those calories. The deck features excellent views of Bald Mountain and you are sure to spot quite a few locals and this is definitely a top hang out spot. Depending on the day, you might even catch some great tunes from a local band or musician.
Warfield Distillery – Did anyone say rooftop deck? The Warfield at the corner of Sun Valley & Main Street offers prime views from their roof deck. Grab yourself a craft cocktail made with Warfield’s own spirits and watch the paragliders float down over River Run.
Gretchen’s/Duchin Lounge – The pinnacle of patios has to be the lodge at Sun Valley Resort. Take in quintessential Sun Valley as you watch ice skaters out on the iconic outdoor ice rink. Sun Valley Lodge’s renovations opened up the classic Duchin Lounge to add outdoor seating while sipping on an adult beverage!
Sun Valley Wine Company – tucked away near Ketchum town Square, Sun Valley Wine Company offers rooftop views while you sip on some of your favorite bottles from around the world. Need a snack? We recommend the cheese and fruit plate!
DiVine – If you are south of town, DiVine Wine bar offers a fantastic patio in the heart of Hailey. Similar to Sun Valley Wine Company, DiVine features bottles from around the world and knowledgeable staff to make recommendations. Oh, and did we mention cheese fondue?!
The Roundhouse – While the above establishments are great options for patios in the valley, if you want to look down of the town, The Roundhouse offers unrivaled views, great food, and a little perspective. Hike, bike or take the gondola up Bald Mountain and grab some lunch while looking out on the entire Wood River Valley.