|leisure = outdoor_seating|
|A seating area, usually for the consumption of food and drink from neighbouring cafes and restaurants, often belonging to one or more of them, but not necessarily adjacent.|
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The term "outdoor_seating" encompasses all outdoor dining facilities in the area where guests are sitting outdoors. This can be the terrace, often separated by planters or small fencing, on the associated property, also simply on the walkway installed seating or the inner courtyard area / the roof terrace of a larger restaurant / hotel.
In urban gastronomy, the outdoor areas of the cafes, pubs, restaurants and hotel terraces are often quite conspicuous in the summer with large parasols and Mediterranean vegetation and decoration.
In Mediterranean countries the seating is mainly outdoors.
However, outdoor seating with the tag leisure=outdoor_seating is to be limited to the popular, proven beer gardens with the tag amenity=biergarten, although the combination is also possible (see below), if a designated outdoor area of an outdoor gastronomy permits this and the service is adjusted to it.
In the small areas of cafes (often ice-cream parlors), pubs and snack restaurants, the outside seating is always reopened only in good weather at the opening times, the registration of the outside area is to be dispensed with. Here only the main day with outdoor_seating=yes. Another possibility is to record the approximate season with seasonal = *.
How to Map
You can see the corresponding outer-gastronomy area as follows:
Add a point node in the center for smaller outdoor area. For larger areas such as terraces, patio, roof areas: Draw the outline of the area as a separate closed line within the defined area. Add leisure=outdoor_seating and operator=*.
For accurate and informative evaluations, add the following optional tags below. For beer gardens and restaurant terraces it is not unimportant to tag shade. This also includes surrounding trees, see natural=tree.
|hotel||yes||Hotel; Outdoor areas of a hotel (e.g., breakfast / lunch)|
|restaurant||yes||Restaurant; Outdoor offer|
|cafe||yes||Coffee shop; Outdoor offer|
|pub||yes||Pub with outdoor dining|
|bar||yes||Bar - The area outside|
|fast_food||yes||Snack / fast food restaurant - outdoor area|
|food||yes||Limited dining offer compared to indoor dining|
|ice_cream||yes||Ice Service. Also for ice cream parlors|
|bbq||yes||Grill / smoker in the outdoor area|
|self_service||yes||There is no operation at the table / self-service|
|playground||yes||There is a playground for children|
|heating||yes||Heating (radiator / gas flame) available|
|weather_protection||*||Weather- / and sunscreen over the area|
|weather_protection||parasol||For large sunscreens, distributed over the area|
|roof||For a protective roof that is open to the sides|
|awning||For an awning|
|pavilion||For a light pavilion|
|canopy||For a canopy|
|trees||Shadow under trees|
|outdoor_seating||*||Location or environment of outdoor seating|
|outdoor_seating||pedestrian_zone||In a pedestrian zone|
|street||In a street area|
|sidewalk||On the sidewalk|
|parklet||In a Parklet *|
|patio||In a patio|
|terrace||On a terrace|
|balcony||On a balcony|
|veranda||On a veranda/porch|
|roof||On a roof|
|conservatory||In a conservatory|
|garden||In a garden area|
|beach||At a beach|
- A parklet is a special outdoor seating on public roads and has no operator or service.
|outdoor_seating:comfort||*||The comfort of the seating|
|bench||Simple not upholstered bench|
|cushion_bench||Comfortable upholstered bench|
|cushion_chair||Comfortable chair / armchair|
|lounge||Very comfortable lounge facility|
|mixed||The comfort areas are distributed differently on the area|
- name=* Name of the gastronomy (when it has a separate name).
- operator=* Operator, e.g. the name of the restaurant or cafe
- cuisine=* The kind of food offered.
- drink=* The kind of drinks offered.
- access=* Access yes / private / customers.
- capacity=* How many people can sit.
- internet_access=wlan WiFi hotspot of the gastronomy available.
- lit=yes Lighting available.
- wheelchair=* Wheelchair-accessible.
- seasonal=* Seasonal (dry_season) open.