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GOT OUTDOORS: Our Pick Of Patios

Patio time is special for Austin, when people get to enjoy the sun and perfect weather, just before the dreaded summer heat consumes the city. Here are some of Austin’s greatest patios.

Aba Austin  |  This Music Lane addition incorporates a lighter style of cooking and features indoor and outdoor spaces that flow seamlessly to create a sprawling destination for dining, drinking, and people-watching.

1011 S Congress Avenue | 737.273.0199

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails  |  Everything about the Clarksville-adjacent restaurant’s patio feels like, well, Austin, from the pink picnic tables to the iron-wrought tables and chairs to the gravel ground to dogs abound.

406 Walsh Street | 512.645.0786

Domo Alley-Gato Tatsu-Ya  |  East Austin patio bar that focuses on highballs and Japanese curry, from the team behind Ramen Tatsu-ya. Their outdoor space feels like you walked out of East Austin and into the back alleys of Tokyo.

1600 E 6th Street B | 512.893.5561

Flo’s Wine Bar & Bottle Shop  |  This new neighborhood wine bar located in Tarrytown offers nearly 200 bottles hand-picked from across the world. In addition, this is also the highly anticipated Allday’s Austin debut, a counter-service pizzeria serving N.Y.C.-style pies and more!

3111 W 35th Street

Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile  |  A family-owned and family-operated restaurant, offering southern and rustic ranch-to-table dining along the Colorado River – comfort food at its best!

3235 E Cesar Chavez Street | 512.366.5808

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

Justine’s Brasserie  |  Austin’s very own French bistro! This chic little bungalow offers steaks, snails, and cocktails in a cozy open atmosphere. Insider tip: They are open till 2 AM on the weekends.

4710 E 5th Street  |  512.385.2900

Ski Shores Cafe  |  The perfect spot for ordering burgers and fries while watching boaters and jet skiers out on Lake Austin from their large deck.

2905 Pearce Road | 512.394.7511

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

1503 W 35th Street | 512.220.0698

Bouldin Acres  |  With pickleball courts, a dog-friendly patio, food trucks, and free-WiFi, Bouldin Acres is a one-of-a-kind Austin happening place made for entertaining.

2027 S Lamar Boulevard | 512.536.0132

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

1601 W 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 S 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 E 53rd Street | 512.707.7437

Hat Creek Burger Company  |  Originally a food truck, Hat Creek offers good burgers and shakes. Enjoy your meal on their outdoor patio and set your kids free on one of their unique play yards. A win-win!

Various Locations

Littlefield’s Tacos + Coffee  |  Grab tacos from Veracruz and coffee from Fleet Coffee Co. and let the kids run around the large outdoor patio and play yard.

2401 Winsted Lane | 512.381.5500

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 E MLK 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

Austin Eastciders  |  Austin Eastciders is determined to make America fall in love with cider all over again! Dine on their huge dog-friendly patio or get food and a 6-pack to-go for a picnic at Zilker Park.

1530 Barton Springs Road | 512.893.7000

Bar Peached  |  This Clarksville restaurant serves cocktails, tacos, and Asian-inspired comfort food. They have a nicely shaded patio thanks to a huge heritage tree so make sure to bring your pup!

1315 W 6th Street | 512.992.0666

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

709 E 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 a few years back.

1703 S First Street | 512.992.2946

Jester King Brewery  |  A world-renowned maker of farmhouse ales and barrel-aged wild ales located on 165 acres of farmland on the outskirts of Austin. Pups and kids are also welcomed at this local brewery.

13187 Fitzhugh Road

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

2115 S Lamar Boulevard | 512.916.4858

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

Sawyer & Co  |  Where New Orleans flavors meet Texas hospitality! Take advantage of patio season and hang out on their dog-friendly breezy patio.

4827 E Cesar Chavez Street | 512.531.9033

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