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​Patio Life

Get a life – a patio life! Live la vida buena in your own backyard. Make the most of your outdoor space and enjoy year-round bliss. 
Discover the best in outdoor living and entertainment to share with family and friends. HINT: Don't forget patio time for yourself!

Did you know many of our Phoenix Public Libraries have patios? Visit some award-winning outdoor spaces with gorgeous native landscaping and find a patio near you.


Wet Your Whistle

Refreshments always taste better on the patio! Grab an easy chair, watch the world go by and sip away.
Mix up a batch of exotic cocktails or savor a cool beer.

All About Cocktails

But Mama always put vodka in her sangria! : adventures in eating, drinking, and making merry

 Beer-ology

Drinkology beer : a book about the brew
 

​Al Fresco Cooking

Take the food and drink outdoors to liven up the palate. Think BBQ and fresh cuisine for a delightful easy menu.
Invite guests over for some casual patio time and share good eats!

Barbecue

Smokin' in the boys' room : Southern recipes from the winningist woman in barbecue
 
  

Summer Eats!

Fresh : recipes for enjoying ingredients at their peak
 

Books

Curl up on the patio with a great read. Drift away with one of our recommended “Vacation Reads” and escape the hubbub.
Enter another place and time.   

Vacation Reads

The girl on the train : a novel
 
 
 

Music

Crank up the sound in your patio paradise. We’ve got your back when it comes to music, from Ipanema to Margaritaville.
Pick out the perfect background tunes for relaxing or hosting a festive fete.

Ambience

 

Poolside

 

Movies

Movies on the patio? Sure thing! Backyard theatres are all the rage. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy flicks after dark.
Pop some corn and check out the best films to watch outdoors. 

Ferris Bueller's day off
 
 
Jurassic Park
 
 
Dazed and confused
 
 
Back to the future [Part I]
 
 
Jaws
 

​One More Thing

Don’t have a patio?  Need to spruce up the old one? Click through these selections from “Outdoor Living” and build your dream patio.
Add a fire pit, fountain or swimming pool. Or simply change the décor. Whatever your aspirations, we can help make your visions
come true! 


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