7 trendy outdoor dining experiences in Huntsville that you need to try

Tacos At The Camp Make For A Great After-Work Staple.
The Camp has a great variety of food and drinks, making for a great after-work spot. Photo via The Camp at Midcity

Outdoor dining is a summer staple in Alabama and for some folks, their first leap back into the dining scene. From upscale patios to trendy rooftop dining and everything in between, we’ve rounded up a place for everyone to enjoy.

1. The Camp at MidCity

Entertainment Set Up Outside Of The Camp At Midcity
The Camp at MidCity offers additional food trucks, live entertainment and outdoor games. Photo via The Camp at MidCity

Serving as a casual community dining space, The Camp at MidCity features rotating seasonal menus, an impressive line-up of live music and insta-worthy events. Food trucks and drinks not your thing? The Greenroom is a one-stop-shop for all caffeinated drinks and is casually made out of shipping containers. Feel free to bring your friends (people and puppies alike) and join in on the excitement that The Camp has to offer.

2. Rhythm on Monroe

The Rooftop At Rhythm On Monroe.
Look at that view! The extensive outdoor seating makes it a perfect space for any gathering. Photo via Rhythm on Monroe

Looking for dinner with a view? Check out Rhythm on Monroe. Located conveniently in the Von Braun Center, it is right in the heart of downtown Huntsville. With a personalized rooftop menu and signature cocktails, this place is a must-see for locals and tourists alike. Since the rooftop is first come first serve, get in early to catch the sunset on the skyline.

3. Stovehouse

At Stovehouse, Community Is Key.
At Stovehouse, community is key. Photo via Stovehouse

Built on the foundation of Martin Stamping and Stove Factory, this vibrant mixed-use campus of restaurants and businesses alike focuses on leisure, so all you have to do is kick back and relax during your outdoor dining experience. Enjoy a drink at the Pourhouse, boasting the “most comfortable bar stools in Alabama” or catch the famous Dueling Pianos every Thursday at their live entertainment space.

4. The Poppy and Parliament

Photobooth And Patio Of The Poppy And Parliament.
This local spot features a classic read telephone booth that is perfect for pictures. Photo via The Poppy and Parliament

Transport yourself across the pond for a night at The Poppy and Parliament, one of Huntsville’s gems. Located in the historic square, this upscale English pub showcases traditional English and Irish dishes made from local ingredients. Craving more English inspired ingredients? Check out their gourmet store and butcher shop to give you the traditional pub experience at home.

5. Purveyor

Purveyor'S Spread Of Entrées And Drinks Out On The Patio.
Your next go-to place for a glass of wine on a patio. Photo via Purveyor Huntsville

Purveyor: where world-class dining is paired with unique and exclusive beer, wine and bourbon. Located in The Avenue area of downtown, this trendy Huntsville outdoor dining spot does not disappoint. On top of regular dining hours, chefs Adam and Angie LaZarre host supper clubs and wine tastings to keep the fun going.

6. Stella’s Elixir Lounge

Old Hollywood Glam Meets A Modern, Swanky Vibe At Stella'S Elixir Lounge.
Old Hollywood glam meets a modern, swanky vibe. Photo via Stella’s Elixir Lounge

Is your office needing its next location for an outdoor happy hour? This is a new outdoor spot that will become a staple in your weekly routine. This place is named after Tennessee Williams’ 1947 play, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” and features elegant, reminiscent cocktails. Located both indoor and on a spacious rooftop, the venue loves to showcase local musicians and fantastic happy hour deals with a special Vintage Night every Monday.


Exterior Of Melt Huntsville.
BRB, melting over that spacious patio. Photo via MELT Huntsville

Grilled cheese lovers, this one is for you! Serving as Huntsville’s go-to grilled cheese spot for the last two years, MELT seeks to turn the ordinary sandwich into something extraordinary. With combinations such as Chicken Bacon Ranch and the Flyin’ Hawaiian, this place keeps customers on their toes. Their patio has a great space for live music and is located on a lively corner at The Avenue.

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Olivia Moses
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