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Not gonna lie--it's rather a difficult task, placing these in an order we're completely happy with. Preferences for size, atmosphere and noise level of a patio can change rather abruptly, after all. And factors such as cloud cover dictate whether it's comfortable to sit outside of Social House or under State & Allen Lounge's roof.
So we tried to give fair shake to a range of different patio styles, from the Spartan to the raucous to the upscale and serene. With that in mind, we give you...