Sloan’s Ice Cream, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Sloan's Ice Cream
Designer: Carol Kamenstein
Owner: Sloan Kamenstein
There’s no question about what lies inside this playful building surrounded by lollipop chairs and covered in candy stripes and neon paint.
Madison on Park, San Diego, Calif.
Design Team: Anna and David Sindelar of ARCHISECTS
Owner: Jeffrey Fink
Reminiscent of a macaron cookie, this eye-catching blue building in San Diego attempts to replicate Victorian-era storefronts found throughout the area.
Tuco and Blondie, Chicago
DNA Info, Ariel Cheung
Design Team: GRIP
Owner: 4 Star Restaurant Group
A colorful mural designed by the team at GRIP has become a popular spot for snapping Instagram pics, while a bright blue accent wall just steps away directs visitors straight to the restaurant’s door.
Puesto, San Diego, Calif.
Designer: Thomas Schoos
Owners: Eric and Alan Adler, Isi Lombrozo
Two-story glass doors allow the entire front of Puesto to open to the outside. Cast concrete walls and brick-and-steel windows lend an industrial feel, while the ability to open onto the patio softens the space.
SOCA, Los Angeles, Calif.
Designers: Douglas Pierson and Christopher Mercier
Owner: Aaron Robins
The exterior at SOCA features an illuminated floor-to-ceiling lace facade that stretches the entire length of the patio. Individual panels can be raised or lowered, lending a unique look to the space any time of day.
aRoqa, New York City
Designer: Architecture Work Office
Owner: Gaurav Anand
This modern Indian restaurant in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood delivers a wow factor with a three-dimensional gold overhang and floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening into the restaurant.
Americado, Fort Worth, Texas
Designer: John Paul Valverde & Miguel Vicens of Coevál Studio
Owner: Tyler Casey
Americado gives off an industrial vibe with metal, brick and steel, then softens the scene back up with the addition of wood, overhead string lights and bright-colored patio umbrellas.
Chiringo, Grayton Beach, Fla.
Jack Gardner Photography
Designer: McWhorter Vallee Reese Design, Inc.
Owner: Andy McKoski
Instead of a typical patio, Chiringo opted to add a greenspace to its exterior, complete with bike racks, bean bags, and a dog-friendly water station.
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Orlando, Fla.
Owner: Tavistock Restaurant Group
Chroma’s dazzling two-story backlit entry tower was inspired by the surrounding science-focused community. The hexagon shapes created by a perforated metal screen are meant to look like molecules.