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The Patio

The Patio

Bar and Nightclub$$$$
Downtown North, Palo Alto
  • Allie
    "Check out the huge back patio... duh!"(6 Tips)
    Constance N.
    "Trivia on Wed nights is the most unorganized and inefficient ever."(2 Tips)
    "Chicken tenders were good, but the bartender didn't know..."(3 Tips)
    Michael T.
    "Great value happy hour!"(2 Tips)
43 Tips and reviews
  • outdoor seating
  • happy hour
  • trivia
  • french fries
  • lively
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  • John S.
    John SpeckApril 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The Patio has the best service and staff of any bar in Palo Alto or Mountain View. They are always friendly even when very busy. For large parties, they are happy to reserve tables for you... Just ask
  • Michael T.
    Michael TchouAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great value happy hour! Some of the best food and drink deals in Palo Alto. Tues - Fri, 4pm - 7pm, Mon & Sat all day
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BossieMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The burgers are outstanding! We come here because we love the bartenders but the menu has really made some improvements. ..good stuff! #welovethisbar
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KristofferMay 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the outdoor area in back as a venue, but goddamn the service is slooow. Zero rhyme or reason to when a server finally gets to helping you.
  • Annalynn
    AnnalynnMarch 27, 2016
    Chicken tenders were good, but the bartender didn't know how to pour a Guinness or make a good old fashioned
  • Ann Marie A.
    Ann Marie AlanesAugust 8, 2015
    Tip is for dance club hours. Top 40s music is fun. Hella crowded sausage fest full of grabby rude boys who don't ask nicely but ego trip if you wanna feel like you still "got it".
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzAugust 6, 2016
    The eponymous patio out back is a nice hangout spot.
  • Dev A.
    Dev AJuly 9, 2013
    Fun outdoors patio with friendly service! Cheap pitchers on happy hour.
  • Anat
    AnatAugust 21, 2015
    Turns into a club at night...karaoke night on Tuesdays and Wednesday's!
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BensonFebruary 17, 2015
    Sliders come with too much aioli but are otherwise great. Fresh bread as well.
  • jo g.
    jo geoAugust 16, 2013
    The Grilled Salmon is Delicious .They have mastered Fries as well.
  • Allie
    AllieOctober 14, 2011
    Much bigger than it looks from the street! Check out the huge back patio... duh!
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarApril 23, 2015
    I like the outdoor seating. I really wish they had better cocktails/bartenders.
  • Danila S.
    Danila SandovalAugust 16, 2015
    Best (and only) place to have fun in Palo Alto
  • Imran A.
    Imran AhmedFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Garlic fries are awesomly hot fresh and garlicy! So good!
  • Çağla B.
    Çağla BüyüktaşAugust 17, 2016
    Dance ₺ drink ₺ able to smoke in backside.
  • Mee C.
    Mee ChaOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Security likes to flash lights and herd you, pushing you around during later hours.
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EinspahrOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    excellent brunch and bottomless mimosas! will come again!
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle FSeptember 15, 2013
    DJs here are PAINFULLY boring. Their laptop has a set, and that's what will play. Don't bothering requesting anything, just go down the street.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MalkowskiMarch 18, 2012
    On a weekend afternoon, try the honor bar out on the patio.
  • Constance N.
    Constance NicoleDecember 5, 2013
    Trivia on Wed nights is the most unorganized and inefficient ever.
  • Lee S.
    Lee ShepNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to watch NFL games. Fun Trivia Night
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaMarch 28, 2016
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at The Patio!
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RaginsMarch 22, 2013
    Chicken tacos and fried chicken tenders paired well with the fat tire.
  • Conrad W.
    Conrad WhiteJuly 12, 2013
    Get a pitcher of Guinness
  • Andy S.
    Andy SteinmetzSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Turns into a club on Friday nights.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RozeboomNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Patio at Rudy's is commonly known as "Prudy's": for those who are too prude to go to Rudy's.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 7, 2015
    If you are in The Patio, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SalkowskiJanuary 15, 2012
    Great staff....sound up for big games. Tons of TV's....
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxFebruary 26, 2016
    Great for private events
  • Juno Y.
    Juno YumiDecember 10, 2011
    Before 1am they play great hip hop but after that it's just a lame playlist
  • Jose Antonio T.
    They close too early, music ok. Not great. But basically the only place in Palo Alto.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MatsonMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Martin Nancy and Liz best bartenders around!!
  • Chinmay N.
    Chinmay NJune 30, 2012
    Better than Rudy's, but that's not saying much at all.
  • daniela m.
    daniela manriqueJuly 22, 2012
  • Seth N.
    Seth NormanMay 26, 2012
    Go somewhere with more flat screens on the wall
  • Carl M.
    Carl McCallumJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweat potato fries awesome.
  • Carl M.
    Carl McCallumSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best living room in palo alto
  • Hank D.
    Hank DrabrewSeptember 9, 2012
    Cheap drinks and a good time!
  • David X.
    David XuJanuary 17, 2016
    bomb chicken tenders
  • Brian M.
    Brian MohrJanuary 3, 2012
    1.2.11 Stanford vs Oklahoma St. - $5 pitchers to 6pm
  • Imran A.
    Imran AhmedMay 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    There is no honor bar.
  • DJ
    DJJanuary 20, 2014
    Terrible bloody Mary's
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