I think we can all agree that having an ice cold adult beverage outside is one of the best parts of summer. But, when it comes to outdoor drinking, some states have it better than others!

The website Supercall recently ranked all 50 states on the quality of their outdoor drinking. They considered factors like natural beauty, temperature, humidity, air quality, and mosquitos. I have to say, though, I don't really agree with this particular list. My home state of Michigan, which has five BEAUTIFUL lakes, came in at number 41, and Iowa didn't do much better! We ranked number 39! Here's what the article had to say:

"While the air quality and temperature may be decent in Iowa, there aren’t a lot of places to enjoy said air quality while having a drink. And even if you do find a good spot, you won’t be looking at much besides cornfields. Points for the epic scenes that happen on Melrose Ave during a University of Iowa tailgate, but, sorry Iowa, you’re too wet and a bit too bland to make it any higher than 39."

Personally, I think we have some great local spots to do outdoor drinking, especially when it comes to bars and restaurants! Here are a few of my favorite patios in the area:

Big Grove Brewery - Iowa City
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The General Store - Stone City
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Sag Wagon - Cedar Rapids
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Parlor City - Cedar Rapids
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What are your favorite bars/restaurants in the Eastern Iowa area? Leave yours in the comments!

[Via Supercall]