Places you can eat and drink outdoors in Blackpool this weekend

The weather is set to be glorious this weekend so what better way to enjoy it than visiting Blackpool’s pubs, bars and restaurants.

After months of being confined to our homes during lockdown, we’re all eager to make the most of the places that have reopened their doors for outdoor service from April 12.

Across the seaside town are a variety of beer gardens, rooftop terraces and covered patios where you can enjoy al fresco dining, ice cold tipples and socialise with up to six friends.

We’ve compiled a list of some of Blackpool’s best outdoor drinking and dining spots that you can visit this weekend.

Although some welcome walk-ins it’s recommended to book ahead, if possible, to get the best chance of securing a table.

Ma Kellys Showboat

This Bispham pub has now opened its huge beer garden opposite the Promenade.

It is open this weekend from 11am to 2:30am Friday and Saturday, and 11am to 1pm on Sunday.

Dutton Arms

Gatherings outside the Dutton Arms in Blackpool
Gatherings outside the Dutton Arms in Blackpool
(Image: Bpl Bible/Stephen Cheatley)

This popular pub is located on the South Promenade.

It’s beer garden and terrace are open on Friday from 11am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 10pm.

Air Balloon

Found on Squires Gate Lane, the Blackpool Airport pub has a large beer garden.

The pub is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 11pm.

Farmers Arms

Found on Lytham Road, this local pub has now opened its beer garden.

You can visit this weekend from 11am to 10pm.

Viva Vegas Diner, Bar & Grill

This American-style diner is situated on the Promenade.

The restaurant’s opening hours are Friday 11am to 11pm, Saturday 11:30am to 10:30pm and Sunday 9am to 10pm.

Punters enjoying the sun on Monday April 12 at new gin and prosecco bar The Garden and Bloom bar on Blackpool's North Pier
Punters enjoying the sun on Monday April 12 at new gin and prosecco bar The Garden and Bloom bar on Blackpool’s North Pier
(Image: Blackpool North Pier)

The Gin House

On the South Pier is this brand new gin bar, formerly known as the Laughing Donkey.

The Gin House is open daily from 11am.

Terrace Bar

This spacious outdoor bar can be found on the Central Pier.

It’s open from 11am every day.

The Garden

Blackpool's new gin and prosecco bar The Garden opened on Monday April 12 and enjoys organic floral displays, comfy seating areas and contemporary furnishings
Blackpool’s new gin and prosecco bar The Garden opened on Monday April 12 and enjoys organic floral displays, comfy seating areas and contemporary furnishings
(Image: Blackpool North Pier)

Blackpool’s brand new gin and prosecco bar, The Garden, is located on the North Pier Promenade.

It is open daily from 11am.

The Velvet Coaster

Punters enjoy a drink outside the Velvet Coaster in Blackpool
Punters enjoy a drink outside the Velvet Coaster in Blackpool
(Image: Bpl Bible/Stephen Cheatley)

Located on Ocean Boulevard, this Wetherspoons pub has outdoor seating on all three levels.

It’s opening hours this weekend are 8am to 12am.

Yates

Located in South Shore, Yates has a huge seafront beer garden.

It is open on Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2am and Sunday from 11am to 11pm.

The Counting House

The Greene King pub can be found at Talbot Square.

It’s open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 9pm.

Pastels

The restaurant, serving burgers, shakes and cocktails, is found on 2 Cedar Square.

Opening hours are Friday and Saturday 12pm to 10pm and Sunday from 4pm to 10pm.

Belle Vue

This Blackpool pub is located on Whitegate Drive.

The bar at Belle Vue is open from 12pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 12pm to 10pm on Sunday with food served from 12pm to 8pm.

Stefani’s Pizza

The pizza restaurant is located on Cedar Square.

It is open from 12pm to 9pm Friday to Sunday.

Bloomfield Brewhouse

Found on Ansdell Road, the pub has an outdoor seating area located at the front.

The pub is open all weekend from 11am to 11pm.

Boars Head

The Boars Head is a warm friendly pub in the heart of Marton in Blackpool.

It’s outdoor seating area will open on Friday from 11am to 11:30pm, Saturday 11am to 11pm and Sunday 12pm until 11pm.

No 3

Located on Devonshire Square, this sports and wine bar has opened its beer garden with range of entertainment each weekend.

It will open this weekend on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 1am and Sunday 10am to 12am.

Belle Vue

This Blackpool pub is located on Whitegate Drive.

The bar at Belle Vue is open from 12pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 12pm to 10pm on Sunday with food served from 12pm to 8pm.

The Layton Rakes

Found on Market Street, the Wetherspoons pub is now open outdoors.

It is open this weekend on Friday and Saturday from 9am to 10pm and Sunday from 9am to 9pm.

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