Now that the weather is finally warming up, it's time to start drinking and dining outside. This year, we've rounded up even more of our favorite spots for patio dining in the QCA. So put down the barbecue tongs, and hit up one of these restaurants the next time you're in the mood to dine al fresco.

Brew in the Village

Enjoy one of Brew's tasty sandwiches or an ice cold beer while sitting under their twinkling patio lights. The East Village has many great spots, and Brew's outdoor patio area makes them a must stop.

Location: 1104 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport.

Blue Iguana

Perched on top of a hill overlooking the river, Blue Iguana serves up tasty Mexican food with some of the best views of the Mississippi around. Check it out the next time you're in Le Claire.

Location: 201 North Cody Rd, Le Claire.

Sippi's American Grill

Sippi's patio is the ultimate spot for relaxation. Enjoy a sun soaked lunch outside with one of Sippi's famous burgers, and return for beers later that night under their twinkly lights.

Location: 406 W. 2nd St, Davenport.

Bierstube Moline

The Bierstube's Le Claire location has excellent river views, but the biergarten at their Moline location also has a great atmosphere. Bands often play live music for patio guests to enjoy on weekends.

Location: 415 15th St, Moline.

Tantra Asian Bistro

Located in an unassuming strip mall off 53rd St, Tantra serves delicious upscale Thai food. Although it might not have river views, their deck is still a great place to enjoy your pad thai on warm summer nights.

Location: 589 E. 53rd St, Davenport.

Fresh Deli by Nostalgia Farms

Located inside the Freight House, Fresh Deli serves up yummy deli food, such as sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups, while also giving some pretty great views of the Modern Woodman Ferris wheel and the Mississippi.

Location: 421 W. River Dr, Davenport.

Crust Stone Oven Pizza

Enjoy some of Crust's tasty zucchini fries while relaxing on the patio in one of their comfy cushioned chairs. It's the perfect place to get your woodfire pizza and your outdoor dining fix.

Location: 2561 53rd Ave, Bettendorf.

Treehouse Pub

Carved out of reclaimed barnwood, the new Bettendorf eatery has a fresh and natural spin on everything. They feature woodfire pizzas, local produce and meat, and over 75 different beers. Enjoy a meal on their patio right off the bike path.

Location: 2239 Kimberly Rd, Bettendorf.

Go Fish Marina Bar & Grill 

Technically Go Fish isn't in the QC, but it's a short drive north, and definitely worth the trip. The seafood restaurant boasts one of the best views of the river in the area. Enjoy lunch or dinner right on the Mighty Mississippi.

Location: 411 River Drive, Princeton, IA.