Warm weather days are upon us and if we're lucky, we get about 90 all year where we can spend time outdoors from sun up to sundown.

And I can't think of a better way to spend those days than on a patio with lawn games, live music, food and ice cold adult beverages.

Can't you just picture it now? Drinks in the breeze while the sun kisses your face; reggae music plays in the distance while you indulge in finger foods and laugh with your girlfriends...it's the perfect spring or summer Saturday afternoon that turns into an all-nighter.

Patios really are the best and these 9 are the best that Rockford restaurants have to offer. Disclosure: Actual patio is not featured in the photos. 

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