This is one of the best times to eat and drink outdoors when visiting Las Vegas. During the summer we shared some places to dine al fresco on the Vegas Strip. The middle of July and into early August is probably my least favorite time to be outside in Las Vegas. It’s just too hot for me but that’s a personal thing. With COVID-19 spreading, the information was helpful for many looking for a place to grab a bite in Las Vegas in the fresh air.
The spring and late summer/early fall are amazing times to spend outside on the Vegas Strip. Regardless of COVID-19 concerns, the weather is just beautiful. It’s still warm but not too hot. Las Vegas no longer feels like a hairdryer with hotel air blowing around. There are excellent bars and restaurants with outdoor seating all over Las Vegas but I want to look at one particular area today.
The Linq promenade is centrally located on the Vegas Strip. The outdoor drinking, dining, and retail destination has easy access for visitors staying pretty much anywhere on the Vegas Strip. It’s also located across the street from the iconic Caesars Palace where so many guests stay when visiting Sin City.
Besides the location, there are two reasons The Linq promenade is so popular. The prices at the bars and restaurants are modest for the Vegas Strip. Additionally, there are plenty of venues that offer outdoor seating. Eating and drinking outdoors is always fun. It’s even more useful for anyone concerned about the transmission of COVID-19 which appears to transmit easier when indoors.
Dining Outdoors At The Linq Promenade
There are many places to eat and/or drink outdoors at The Linq. There’s also a fountain in the center of the promenade that has a ledge for anyone that gets something to go and just wants a place to sit for a few minutes.
Here are some of the bars and restaurants you can enjoy outdoors at The Linq:
AmeriCAN Beer & Cocktails: The bar (and outdoor patio) is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. This is a low key value bar with $5 beers every day and cheap bites (corn dogs, soft pretzels, etc.). They also have bar games to keep you entertained.
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar: This two-story indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant offers Mexican dining outdoors on both levels. The location is towards the front of The Linq so it could feel congested during the weekends if crowds are a concern.
Favorite Bistro: This French Bistro is one of the newer dining options at The Linq. There aren’t many affordable French restaurants in this town besides Mon Ami Gabi outside of Paris Las Vegas. Pro-tip: They serve breakfast until 2 p.m. if you’re a later riser that likes breakfast food.
Off The Strip Bistro + Bar: This is my go-to restaurant when staying at The Linq hotel. They have solid food at all times of the day. You can sit at the outdoor patio for some fresh air. The bar is a great spot to enjoy the fresh air while watching the games on TV and enjoying affordable Happy Hour when it’s open.
Yard House: Yard House is a chain bar and restaurant but it must be considered. The familiar food, drink, and service offers a comfortable feeling. The beer selection is great and the second level patio is a nice place to get some sun and fresh air. The lower level patio is nice but covered so there’s no sun. Either way, you can’t go wrong with an ice-cold beer and solid food.
Other Options at The Linq
Off The Strip and Yard House are my personal favorites at The Linq promenade but there are plenty of options to eat and/or drink outdoors. You can either sit and eat outside at a restaurant or order to go and sit outside at the fountains. Here are some more restaurants you can enjoy outdoors at The Linq.
Full Service: Flour & Barley, Maxie’s, Virgil’s BBQ
Grab and Go: In N Out Burger, Starbucks, Haute Doggery, Gordon Ramsay’s Fish & Chips, Jaburrito’s
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.