Where to Enjoy Heated Outdoor Dining
Although the weather is getting colder and the snow is starting to fall in Fort Wayne, we still don't want patio season to end! The good news is that there are a few spots in Downtown Fort Wayne where you can enjoy your meal outside without getting cold.
Walk across the street from Grand Wayne Convention Center and visit Fort Wayne's first rooftop bar. Conner's Rooftop not only has great food and drinks but offers one of the most unique experiences and an incredible view of Parkview Field. The best part is that you can access Conner's Rooftop without stepping foot outside in the elements. Grand Wayne Convention Center is connected to the Courtyard by Marriott via skywalk tunnels. Walk through the tunnels and head to the top of the Courtyard to enjoy your indoor/outdoor dining experience at Conner's!
Nawa Inspired Asian Cuisine
Head to the oldest part of Downtown Fort Wayne to enjoy some inspired Asian Cuisine at Nawa! Nawa is located on The Landing which is just a few blocks from Grand Wayne Convention Center. Stay warm on the patio with Nawa's outdoor heaters and fire pits while enjoying a delicious meal outdoors. Also, Nawa's patio seating features the Giant Bison mural – which is one of the biggest murals in Downtown Fort Wayne! After dinner, be sure to check out some of the many wall murals and alley walks throughout the city. These attractions are courtesy of Art This Way, a public art initiative in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Sidecar at Copper Spoon
The Sidecar at Copper Spoon is another outdoor bar experience located across from Grand Wayne Convention Center in Downtown Fort Wayne. Throughout the summer months, The Sidecar offers an outdoor tiki bar experience! Throughout the fall and winter, the bar is covered with a tent and heated inside to provide a fun pop-up bar experience. On November 25th, the bar will open as "Miracle on Jefferson." Head over for a festive experience!
No matter what season you visit Downtown Fort Wayne, there are always several outdoor dining options. Next time you're in Downtown Fort Wayne for an event or conference, be sure to check out one of these warm patio experiences!