Five to Try: Some of our favorite restaurant patios from Downtown Memphis to Germantown

2119 Madison Ave.; 901-207-5097;

The Lafayette’s Music Room of today is a reinvention of the classic venue for music and dining that was so popular in the '70s. Superstar musicians such as Billy Joel, KISS and Barry Manilow were some of the first to perform on its famous stage. Fast forward and, once again, this Midtown favorite offers ’round-the-clock fun. They have an ongoing live performance schedule, a full bar and an enticing Southern-inspired menu.

Enjoy a cocktail and meal on Lafayette’s double-decker outdoor patio overlooking Overton Square. The upstairs level is a great spot to watch the fun going on in the Square. Both levels have a bar that opens into the main dining room, allowing patio guests to be able to enjoy the tunes coming from the stage inside. The patios are open for lunch and dinner daily.