Five Patios Not To Miss This Spring and Summer
May17

Five Patios Not To Miss This Spring and Summer

Despite its harsh winters, Fort Wayne’s restaurants are abundant in outdoor seating.  Now that the weather is finally warming up, it’s time to grab your plates and glasses and dine outside.  Here are some of our favorite local patio picks! The Deck Ask anyone in Fort Wayne where they go to eat outside, and the majority will point to The Deck first.  It’s practically a Fort Wayne icon, located just across the river from the Old Fort in the parking lot of Don Hall’s Old Gas House.  If you’re heading there most nights and weekends, you can expect a wait, but they’ve expanded the bar so it’s easy to grab a drink while you do. View this post on Instagram Who is ready for summer to be here?!? #gettothedeck 📷 @downtownfortwayne A post shared by The Deck at the Gas House (@hallsdeck) on Feb 5, 2018 at 7:50am PST  Wine Down and O’Reilley’s Okay, we know there’s two listed here, but these patios are awesome because they both offer incredible views of Parkview Field.  Go to either for drinks or dinner during a home game and watch the TinCaps in action. View this post on Instagram The patio view at our Downtown Fort Wayne location, beautiful! A post shared by O'Reilly's Irish Bar (@oreillysirishbar) on Nov 3, 2017 at 4:41pm PDT Sidecar Want to take a tropical vacation in your own community?  The Sidecar (of Wine Down) is the place to be.  While it’s not quite yet open this season, they’ve been getting us excited about their outdoor tiki bar on social media.  You won’t want to miss it! View this post on Instagram ☀️ Its 🙌 Almost 🌋 That 🌺 Time 🍍 Of 🎋 The 🍌 Year 🗿 A post shared by Sidecar (@sidecarfw) on Apr 21, 2018 at 9:07am PDT Three Rivers Distilling Company One of the newer kids on Fort Wayne’s block, Three Rivers Distilling Company, has an impressive new patio this season.  It’s one of the roomier patios in town, and the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows continue the outdoor feeling even when you’re seated indoors.  Don’t miss their Summer Patio Nights with $5 frozen drinks on Thursdays from 4-9pm. View this post on Instagram We love sharing this spring weather on our outdoor patio with you! #FortWayne A post shared by Three Rivers Distilling Co. (@threeriversdistillingco) on Apr 27, 2018 at 8:56pm PDT Lunch on the Square While not technically a patio, we still wanted to include Lunch on the Square in Freimann Square for its glorified outdoor dining experience.  Local food trucks and music performances vary each week, but the positive energy is always sunny and...

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Top 7 Bars for The Best Bros Night Ever
Aug29

Top 7 Bars for The Best Bros Night Ever

Work is over, the week is done, and now it’s time to loosen that tie and unwind with your guys. After a hectic work week, we at Living Fort Wayne can understand wanting to rage for the weekend. Here are some bars that have been carefully selected to ensure a great night out with the bros! Corner Pocket Located down the street from IPFW’s campus, this makes it a great place to catch a brew right after classes are over. $5.00 long islands/beaches and $2.75 domestics on Friday and Saturday nights. With frequent live music and a pool hall to enjoy, Corner Pocket has everything you need to scratch that college party itch. O’Sullivan’s Catch the game or a few adult drinks. This place is known for their pizza, cheap (and generous) drinks, and overall raggle-taggle atmosphere. If one of the stops is here, just get the pizza. Don’t ask questions, just get the pizza. Your crew will not regret it. Columbia Street West Talk about a great time in a spacious, fun bar and you’ve got Columbia Street West! Wednesday and Thursday nights they have $1 domestic longnecks and 2$ Coronas & Modelos! Weekends are filled with a live DJ ready for you to bust a move on the dance floor. The Deck at the Gas House Overlooking the St. Mary’s River, The Deck has the best summer atmosphere you can get in Fort Wayne. They have an amazing beer selection as well as top-notch cocktails that will leave you feeling satisfied and probably not able to drive. This place reaches maximum bro around 11PM-1AM, so plan accordingly. Rudy’s Cigar Shop A one of a kind place that serves up beer, wine slushies and cigars! Grab a stogy, head out to their cozy beer garden, and sit around a fire with your friends while enjoying Rudy’s selection of beer and wine. Did I mention that they serve Debrand’s Chocolate as well? Tower Bar & Grill I’ve heard from many sources that this place offers the best wings in town, and the rumor is so true. You deserve it, the guys deserve it, get those wings and pile them high. Shamelessly devour them devoid of any napkins until the end. The wings are so good that I would literally cater them for my wedding. Summit City Brewerks Friday and Saturday nights here are becoming increasingly popular, and how can it not when Summit City Brewerks offers half off bottles of wine on Fridays and live music on Saturdays? Wanting to start the weekend a little early? Summit City also has a half-off house pint night on Thursdays! I would also...

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