Summer temperatures in March and snow in April? Set your weather woes aside and head outdoors for a bite to eat: York County's restaurants are opening their patios and decks for the summer.
"We had some crazy weather over the past month," Jim Flinn said. As the restaurant manager for Bogey Macaws American Grille, Flinn knows the frustrations of waiting for warm weather. "It's a tease," he said.
But Bogey Macaws, part of the Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center complex in York Township, is ready and waiting for patrons. It even has a few new offerings - including a new location for its bar.
Originally right behind the hostess station, the bar was relocated "to be able to accommodate two different types of crowds," Flinn said. "It was difficult to run a bar in the middle of the dining room where we had the family entertainment center component."
Now, two large, garage-style doors on either side of the bar open out to the patio, extending the seating area in nice weather.
"We're now calling that The Roost," Flinn said.
Five TVs and 16 beers on draft round out the offerings on the 70-seat deck, not to mention live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.
Whether you're looking for a laid-back spot to relax with friends or a front-row seat to catch a live performance, York-area restaurants have you covered.
Iguana Beach at Banana Max, 1401 Roosevelt Ave., York, 600-1133. Covered, tree-lined deck seats 150 and features three large flat-screen TVs and a 30-seat bar. Grand opening Friday.
Bay City Restaurant and Lounge, 110 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover, 637-1217, www.bay
cityrestaurant.com. Partially covered deck seats 100. Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays, weather permitting.
Boulevard Sports Garden, 2650 Eastern Blvd., Springettsbury Township, 668-8608. Partially covered deck seats 75 to 100 and features three TVs with surround sound. Martini night Thursdays with a
The Cove, 1500 S. George St., Spring Garden Township, 793-3771, www.the
coveyork.com. Deck seats 80. Live entertainment Thursdays.
Crimson American Grill, 1839 S. Queen St., Spring Garden Township, 793-3605, crimsonamericangrill.com. Partially covered patio seats 85.
Fat Daddy's, 2510 E. Market St., Springettsbury Township, 755-8843, www.fatdaddys.com. Patio open year-round. DJs Fridays and Sundays. Acoustic acts 2 to 8 p.m. Sundays for "Fun in the Sundays."
Mountainview Food and Spirits at Roundtop Mountain Resort, 925 Roundtop Road, Warrington Township, 432-9631, skiroundtop.com. Deck seats 100 and is open May 25 through Sept. 1. Live entertainment ocasionally on Fridays and Saturdays.
Glen Rock Mill Inn, 50 Water St., Glen Rock, 235-5918, www.glenrockmillinn.com. Deck seats 80. Live acoustic performances Fridays.
Goofy's Eatery and Spirits, 5965 York Road, North Codorus Township, 225-9909. Covered deck open year-round plus a new pavilion this year. Live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of September.
Granfalloon's Tavern, 41 E. Princess St., York, 843-5450,
falloonsyork.com. Uncovered deck open year-round. Bartender available outside beginning at the end of May. Frozen drinks new this year.
Knickers Pub, 2700 Mount Rose Ave., Springettsbury Township, 755-0123, hhgr.com/knickers.php. Partially covered patio seats 175 and features a fire pit, TVs, a stage and an outdoor bar. Live entertainment Thursday and Sunday evenings.
Mudhook Brewing Company, 34 N. Cherry Lane, York, 747-3605, mudhook
brewing.com. Covered deck seats up to 40. Celebrates one-year anniversary July 21.
Sam & Tony's, 243 W. Market St., York, 852-0059, samandtonys.com. Partially covered patio seats 70 and features fountains and a rock garden. Live music
9 to 11 p.m. Fridays in June and July.
Tailgaters Grille and
Drafthouse, 204 St. Charles Way, York Township, 741-1159, www.tailgatersyork.com. Covered patio seats 120 and features flat-screen TVs. Smokin' Happy Hour 5 to 8 p.m. every other Friday beginning May 11. Homemade bikini contest 9 p.m. June 11.
The Hop, 333 Arsenal Road, Manchester Township, 854-2028, www.thehopyork.com. Partially covered deck seats 125 and features a gazebo and a
restored '50s gas pump that serves beer.
Victor's Italian Restaurant, 554 S. Ogontz St., Spring Garden Township, 854-7958, www.victorsofyork.com. Patio seats 20.
Waterway Raw Bar and Grill, 220 W. Philadelphia St., York, 845-4773, www.waterway
bar.com. Partially covered deck seats 100.
White Rose Bar & Grill, 48 N. Beaver St., York, 848-5369, www.whiterosebarandgrill.com. New glass atrium courtyard open weather-permitting.
-- Sarah Chain, FlipSide staff