by Nancy Stiles
As you already know, we have a thing for patios. Whether you're enjoying a meal, a few cold brews or hanging out with your pooch, they are basically the best thing about spring weather. It seems that our readers love patios, too -- we got a ton of nominations. We've tallied up the comments and whittled it down to four. Vote for your favorite, or write in what you think we missed.
Element (1419 Carroll Street; 314-241-1674)
sarahbee2005: Element! They have a beautiful lounge patio, as well as a dining terrace. If you sit in the far right corner on the terrace, you've got a gorgeous view of downtown and the arch.
Rehab Lounge (4054 Chouteau Avenue; 314-652-3700)
Nick Bretz: Rehab Bar and Grill in the Grove. Awesome patio
CBGB (3163 South Grand Boulevard)
Bagel: CBGB is totally underrated. It's out front and mixes with the South Grand action. Split a gin bucket with a dozen friends at the huge picnic tables.
Russell's on Macklind (5400 Murdoch Avenue; 314-553-9994)
Leah Freeman: Oh no! How could I forget about the absolute best patio in St. Louis, Russell's on Macklind ?!
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