It’s time once again to turn off the pilot lights and break out those bulky window air conditioning units—or, just get out of the house entirely and grab a bite or a cocktail at one of Silicon Valley’s many amazing restaurant patios. Find but a small sampling of them here.

10630 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino
Although Aqui has three active locations and one more on the way, the Cupertino patio is definitely a sit-down must. Enjoy a relaxed night time dinner while knocking back one of their notorious industrial strength margs. (SM)

Olla Cocina
17 N San Pedro St, San Jose
Olla Cocina is located on the historic San Pedro Square. This sit-down Mexican joint does much more than burritos, tacos and cerveza—specializing in authentic and contemporary dishes, including delicious Oaxacan fare, tangy ceviche and smoky mezcal flights. The patio is great for winding down on a warm night. (SM)

Tied House
954 Villa St, Mountain View
This brew pub’s patio is a great place to enjoy a juicy burger and a refreshing Tied House original beer. Established in 1987, it’s one of the Bay Area’s first microbrewers and a great place to catch a game after work. (SM)

Left Bank
377 Santana Row, San Jose
Left Bank is a French-themed brasserie with an upscale outdoor seating area overlooking Santana Row. Overhead string lights set the mood for the restaurant’s rich menu and excellent assortment of wine, cocktails and craft beers. (SM)

SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant
72 N Almaden Ave, San Jose
SP2’s large patio is a bit reminiscent of a VIP poolside cabana in Vegas. With casual, comfy seating, overhanging wooden shade structures and an outdoor bar, it’s a great place to have a few rounds while enjoying an assortment of apps. Try their pancetta jalapeño cornbread, carne asada fries or share a pizza with the whole party. (SM)

Floodcraft Brewing Co.
777 The Alameda, San Jose
Enjoy locally produced brews on the second floor patio of Whole Foods on The Alameda. This rooftop pub is great for people-watching—and trainspotting—as it overlooks Diridon Station and the Shark Tank. (SM)

Mendocino Farms
1875 S Bascom Ave Ste 440, Campbell
3090 Olsen Dr Ste 150, San Jose
Featuring locally sourced sandwiches and salads to suit just about any taste—from the hardcore vegan to the obstinate carnivore, Mendo is a family-friendly spot sure to please almost all. Both the Pruneyard and the Santana Row locations feature giant communal patio areas with children’s corners.The Campbell location even has a foosball table to keep young and old entertained. (JD)

Mandarin Roots
3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Dining alfresco in Mandarin Roots’ covered, dog-friendly patio is like being whisked away to a different country; with contemporary but comfortable wicker furnishings, Chinese lanterns, and bamboo-themed décor, this spot is the next-best thing to a trip to Asia. Make sure to order the three-course Peking duck meal to really fulfill the fantasy. (JD)

Jack Rose Libation House
18840 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, Los Gatos
This hip and trendy—but casual—cocktail bar also features a dog-friendly patio area complete with lighted trees and a bandstand. Sip the day away on one of their signature cocktails, and be sure to order their homemade tater tots to help soak up any excess booze. (JD)

19369 Stevens Creek Blvd Ste 130, Cupertino
Although Eureka is a chain restaurant, it still makes for a great hangout spot that has the feel of a neighborhood bar, but with none of the barflies and riffraff. Their chill open-air patio is a great spot to come laugh, drink and have a good time with old friends and make new ones. Their Holy Smokes! cocktail, which contains bourbon, chocolate, maple and real hickory smoke, might make this the GOAT signature cocktail. (JD)

Banana Leaf
182 Ranch Dr, Milpitas
This small, unassuming Southeast Asian restaurant in Milpitas’ McCarthy Ranch area specializes in Malaysian and Thai eats. The patio area is small but comfortable, and is a good spot for those who prefer the company of their furry companion to people. The Hainan chicken and deep-fried banana á la mode are the must-get items here. (JD)

Restaurant ASA
242 State St, Los Altos
ASA serves New American cuisine with Spanish and Italian influences, and features a full bar. Reservations are a must for this hot spot in sleepy Los Altos. Expect to break out the black card here as the average is tab is well over $100 per person, but for the occasional splurge, it’s well worth it. The hip and chic patio is pup-friendly and great for taking in the night air while enjoying a signature cocktail. The house honey-brined pork belly and pan-seared duck breast are two house favorites. (JD)