skip to main content

Discovering Ludington: Plan Your Stay with Us! Learn More

Current Weather


Alfresco Dining on Ludington Patios

There’s no better place than Pure Ludington to find fresh air, waterfront views and excellent entrees. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite outdoor patios for you to enjoy!

Pub Patios and Beer Gardens

A Biergarten at Stix is the latest addition to the outdoor dining scene in Ludington. The restaurant on M-116 held a grand opening celebration this spring to spotlight its tastefully decorated outdoor space that offers its own exclusive food and drink menu. The garden features lighting, a pavilion, and yard games. Stix has also added an inviting deck overlooking the Biergarten, as well as seating at seven fire pits.

Biergarden Stix.jpeg

A beautiful beer garden with views of Pere Marquette Lake and Lake Michigan can be found at Jamesport Brewing Company. Or have dinner on the deck with seasonal favorites like Hefeweizen and Blueberry Wheat – and why not grab some lake perch or a burger to go with your drink?

Jamesport garden.jpeg

Ludington Bay Brewing Company has a spacious 1,500-square-foot patio that is often the place to catch Ludington’s live, local musicians performing. The patio is also complete with a fire pit and fireplace if there’s a chill in the air. There are 24 beers on tap, and you won’t want to miss Summer Fling, a local crowd seasonal favorite.

More Outside Dining

For a skyline view of the city, climb the hidden staircase to Over the Moon, Blu Moon Bistro’s rooftop patio, featuring a more casual menu from its downstairs counterpart, like lobster nachos and poutine. Additionally, a sidewalk patio at the street level serves food from the bistro menu – plus, your pooch can join you! For a quieter corner, head around the block to Cafe 106 for a scrumptious brunch at an outside table.


Picnic Takeout

If you’re looking for headed to the park or beach, stop by Ludington Bay Brewing for a sandwich and a six-pack of craft beer. Keeper’s Fish Shack, a walk-up restaurant adjacent to Legacy Plaza, also has to-go options for the casual diner. Additionally, Cluck Bucket offers delicious hot meals, with meat smoked daily on site. Grab a custom-built sandwich to go and enjoy everything Ludington has to offer outdoors!

Share your alfresco dining photos with us using the #PureLudington.