The streets of downtown Annapolis were transformed this summer to provide a safe and pleasant space for socially distant socializing and dining at our bars and restaurants. Although some of our favorite eateries had designated outdoor seating pre-pandemic, the city chose flexibility over restriction. From closing down sections of the street to building new structures and tents, restaurants have tapped into their creativity to make the most of the adjacent sidewalks, parking lots, and patios.
Reynolds Tavern provides a unique outdoor dining experience that makes safe socializing relaxing and fun. Tucked behind the main entrance, their beer garden and patio give patrons a fresh experience thanks to a recent facelift. Grab a meal or even just a drink under the soft-lit paper lanterns that are strung tree to tree. With a contemporary paint job, the garden sets the mood for the perfect evening with friends and family. Enjoy live musical performances by local musicians on the patio. As temperatures get colder, Reynolds has you covered- literally! They have new heated outdoor dining domes they will be add to the courtyard, as soon as weather permits! Dining outdoors all season long just became possible!
An open-air patio is a new addition to the modern Belgian eatery, Flamant on Annapolis Street. The covered dining area brings a cozy, homestyle feel with ornate rugs under cafe tables. Flamant is prepared to take their diners into the cooler months with outdoor heaters and a new fall-inspired menu. Since the restaurant is strictly abiding by Anne Arundel County Health Department regulations, reservations are required to ensure a safe and delicious experience for all of their customers. Click here for a reservation.
Main Street bustles with bars and restaurants that are doing their best to keep their doors open during the pandemic. Although many have utilized the extended sidewalk for additional outdoor seating, Cafe Normandie brings another level of worldliness to the Main Street scene. The French bistro’s outdoor seating will transport you to Parisian living with their seasonal decorated vines that adorn their section of the street. The bright decor brings a unique sophistication that will elevate your evening.
Eastport has also prioritized outside dining during the pandemic. Restaurants such as Vin 909 Wine Cafe and Boatyard Bar & Grill have tented their parking lots to extend the outdoor capabilities as the weather begins to cool off. The Eastport community vibe lives on with these unique outdoor dining options. Although less parking is available, the additional converted areas greatly benefit the local establishments. Eastport residents and tourists alike can enjoy their regular dining spots while creating a bit of normalcy as the summer wraps up.
Annapolis is a community that thrives on social events, delicious dining options, and an all-around good time. True to its roots, the city has pulled together to provide Annapolitans with a safe place to gather. We will get through this together, and a big thank you to our favorite restaurants for going above and beyond to create unique outdoor dining experiences all over town!