Now that summer weather has finally rolled around, it’s time to flock outside to enjoy our beautiful city from the 6 best patios in Yelm. We can’t help it! We’ve been deprived of warmth and Vitamin D and sunshine for too long now. We need to soak it all up as much as we can! The best way is to hang out on a patio.
Yelm is full of so many stunning patios. Some have awesome views, some have heaters for those chilly nights, and some have comfortable seating to cozy up with a special someone. Whether they’re restaurants, tap rooms, or coffee houses, make the most of the sunshine to go grab a drink or a snack at one of these top spots!
- Uptown Lounge
201 Prairie Park St SE
This hip spot serves up elevated bar food, cocktails, beer, and wine to give you the perfect casual spot to hang out on a Friday night. On chilly nights, the heaters kick on so you can stay out a little while longer, and enjoy the comfy patio furniture.
On the menu: Smoked Old Fashioned, Uptown Truffle Fries
- Casa Mia
134 Prairie Park St SE
Step out onto the patio of Casa Mia and enjoy the sunshine under their umbrella’d tables. They serve a wide variety of award winning specialty pizzas, wine specials, and delicious pastas.
On the menu: Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad, Italian Soda
- 507 Tap Room & Fill Station
106 Prairie Park St SE
Right next to Casa Mia is this newly opened gem. On sunny days, the garage door opens and the patio becomes the place to be. This tap room hosts 18 taps, including local flavors and ciders, and domestic beer in the cooler
On the menu: Taps rotate almost daily, our favorite is the Jester & Judge Blackberry Cider or local brew Tornado Red, from Nisqually Valley Brewing
- Pizzeria la Gitana
309 East Yelm Ave
Step onto the patio of Pizzeria la Gitana and forget you’re in Yelm for a minute, as you’re suddenly transported to a tiny Italian pizzeria. Light jazz plays in the background as you enjoy your quick trip to Italy.
On the menu: Basil Martini, Antipasto platter, Tiramisu
- Prairie Lanes
202 East Yelm Ave
Get bowled away on this patio! Enjoy a cold one after a round or two with the pins.
On the menu: Tornado Platter, Whirlwind Burger
- The Shiplap Shop and Coffee House
112 East Yelm Ave
Order your coffee and take a walk around their rustic inspired shop. They have their own line of coffee beans, grab some local honey, and even home décor!
On the menu: Shiplap Shiver, Scone (ask for the lemon curd!)