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GOT OUTDOORS: Our Pick Of Patios

Looking for a fun patio to let your kids run around or a pet-friendly patio? We rounded up some of Austin’s greatest patios.

Abel’s on the Lake  |  A prime spot to come for great food and drinks while enjoying the spectacular views of Lake Austin.

3825 Lake Austin Boulevard | 512.904.0570

Bar Peached  |  This Clarksville restaurant serves cocktails, tacos, and Asian-inspired comfort food.

1315 West 6th Street | 512.992.0666

Clark’s Oyster Bar  |  A chic West Austin neighborhood spot with a great raw bar, lobster rolls, and more.

1200 West Sixth Street | 512.297.2525

Elizabeth Street Café  |  A neighborhood Vietnamese cafe and French bakery with sunny dining rooms and a great shady garden patio.

1501 South First Street | 512.291.2881

Josephine House  |  Stylish yet casual spin-off of neighboring Jeffrey’s offering seasonal New American dining on their shady patio.

1601 Waterston Avenue | 512.477.5584

Loro  |  Asian smokehouse meets Texas barbecue in a rustic spot with beer, wine, and cocktails plus giant patio.

2115 South Lamar Boulevard | 512.916.4858

Olive & June  |  This Italian restaurant offers a stunning patio with a beautiful ancient oak tree, perfect for happy hour cocktails.

3411 Glenview Avenue | 512.467.9898

Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar  |  One of Austin’s original high-end patio dining experiences, and still one of the best.

1400 South Congress Avenue | 512.291.7300

Tiny Boxwoods  |  Upscale garden cafe with open, airy vibe serving American fare and famed chocolate chip cookies.

1503 West 35th Street | 512.220.0698

Austin’s Pizza Garden  |  This long-standing Oak Hill pizzeria draws big weeknight crowds to the playscape featuring mister fans and tree shade.

6266 US-290 | 512.891.9980

Brentwood Social House  |  This pastry and coffee shop features a room full of children-friendly goodies, like toys and smaller chairs.

1601 West Koenig Lane | 512.362.8656

Culinary Dropout  |  Serving up hearty fare and an outdoor lawn games area, complete with a ping-pong table, corn hole, and foosball.

11721 Rock Rose Avenue | 512.777.3394

El Mercado  |  With laid-back service, a garden-style patio covered in party lights, and a small playscape for the kids it’s a win-win at this classic.

1302 South First Street | 512.447.7445

Home Slice Pizza  |  From the coloring sheets and complimentary ball of pizza dough to play with to the expansive outdoor area this place is perfect for kids.

501 East 53rd Street | 512.707.7437

Maudie’s Triangle  |  This local chain’s Triangle location has a large playscape so you can enjoy a margarita while the kids play.

4600 West Guadalupe Street | 512.381.5500

Ski Shores  |  With video games, boats, a playground, and baskets of fries, wings, and onion rings this place is the perfect after summer sun stop.

2905 Pearce Road | 512.394.7511

Sour Duck Market  |  The large outdoor area is very kid-friendly, from the gravel ground to random yard toys to board games and a family friendly menu.

1814 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard | 512.394.5776

Upstairs at Caroline  |  The Upstairs is a backyard party with various yard games and a great menu of tacos suitable for the whole family.

621 Congress Avenue | 512.982.6766

The ABGB  |  With a spacious backyard, plenty of lawn chairs, and shady spots it’s a perfect place to bring the pups.

1305 West Oltorf Street  | 512.298.2242

Contigo  |  A perfect spot to hydrate after running around Mueller Park.

2027 Anchor Lane | 512.614.2260

Easy Tiger  |  A cool, shaded, hip downtown hotspot. Both a bakery/cafe & a creekside beer garden serving simple snacks & cheeses.

709 East Sixth Street  | 512.614.4972

Fresa’s South First  |  The Mexican restaurant maintained the massive, dog-friendly patio when it took over the former Freddie’s Place.

1703 South First Street | 512.992.2946

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters  |  Because what is better than lounging with your pup nearby, on a massive deck overlooking Lake Austin.

3825 Lake Austin Boulevard | 512.477.2900

Red’s Porch  |  Beer, burgers, and a dog-friendly patio, horseshoe pitch & second-story bar with views.

2508 South Lamar Boulevard | 512.440.7337

TLC  |  With lots of Southern comfort, this outdoor patio is perfect for your pups and you! They even have yard games.

1100 South Lamar Boulevard | 512.580.0971

Trace at the W  |  Trace makes homemade doggie treats and doggie ice cream for your pups to enjoy while you eat.

200 Lavaca Street | 512.542.3660

Yard Bar  |  The dog-loving Yard Bar is a combination dog park/restaurant/bar with Bark Rangers on guard to help your pups.

6700 Burnet Road | 512.900.3773