When in doubt, ring in patio season which is most definitely here! We’ve featured the best of Dallas but wanted to showcase more of the best patios in the ‘burbs! To make the most out of restaurant patio season, you need the best spots on your radar when the fam or crew is seeking an outdoor hang!

Updated May 2022


 

STANDARD SERVICE HEATH

STANDARD SERVICE HEATH

While you may have already checked out Standard Service in Lower Greenville, check out the one in Heath if you’re ever out 30 minutes East of Dallas! This is the ultimate adult playground with TVs, corn hole, ping pong and more.

Their giant fire pit reminds us of a huge paella pan and is surrounded by lounge chairs much like gathering around a campfire! As if it couldn’t get any cuter, there’s plenty of semi-private patio sectionals and bean bag lounge chairs to go around! 

HEATH | DIRECTIONS

 

TIPSY OAK

TIPSY OAK

When it comes to a laid back patio scene, Tipsy Oak has it down to a science! Long picnic tables, wooden lawn chairs around fire pits, and homestyle feel add to the gastropub atmosphere. Plus catch a game or live music while you enjoy a refreshing drink! The perfect combo for patio weather plus it’s pooch friendly and the food looks incredible, too! 

ARLINGTON | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Tipsy Oak


 

SALSA LIMON

SALSA LIMON

For the best vibes from Mexico City, Salsa Limon is your go to for world class tacos, tortas, cerveza, wine and other Mexican favorites like aguas frescas and horchata! Its darling, retro exterior is its calling card and the festive fun continues out on their side patio. White picnic tables, bright green chairs and red umbrellas add to the vibe with string lights all around for when the sun goes down. It’s a super fun mood all around!

RIVER DISTRICT | DIRECTIONS

 

 

CITY WORKS

CITY WORKS

CITY WORKS

With 14,000 square feet of space, City Works at the Star in Frisco is the perfect place spread out with your fellow fans! There is no shortage of seating with two levels of indoor and outdoor seating plus 26 TVs for a premium game day experience! Our favorite spot to post up on game day is definitely on the upstairs patio overlooking The Star!

Plus with texas-size burger and favorites like nachos and flatbreads combined with scratch cocktails and over 90 brews on tap, it's the ultimate experience!

FRISCO | DIRECTIONS

 

HG SPLY

HG SPLY

With two locations in the ‘burbs (Fort Worth and Trophy Club) HG Sply boasts the perfect spot for catching up with the crew over some good times - and good menus! The food and drink menu are delicious to say the least. The Cochinita Nachos pretty much have us drooling and making plans to visit again. If you need brunch plans hit the trendy patio any either location to cheers all the brunch cocktails and get some of the best Insta shots! For more good times on the patio stop in during happy hour Monday - Friday from 3 - 6 pm!

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS


 

KATY TRAIL OUTPOST 

KATY TRAIL OUTPOST

No doubt one of Dallas’ favorite outdoor hangouts is Katy Trail Icehouse and they have a sister location in Plano! Bring the pups to do some socializing while you kick back with good old fashioned patio sittin’ and beer sippin’ (took the phrase straight off their IG because it's so fitting)! The atmosphere is super chill and laid back and we recommend the giant margs, even in the cooler weather because there’s heaters everywhere to warm you up! It’s also a great spot for group meetups!

PLANO | DIRECTIONS

 

FIREHOUSE GASTRO PARK

FIREHOUSE GASTRO PARK

The backyard style patios continue at Firehouse Gastro Park which has so many darling seating areas across their full grassy lawn patio plus a boho courtyard area that feels like it should be poolside with cute outdoor furniture and sometimes you can channel an outdoor concert by catching live music acts while you sip drinks and playing yard games!

GRAND PRAIRIE | DIRECTIONS

 

HEIRLOOM HAUL

HEIRLOOM HAUL

Heirloom Haul’s eatery and tearoom at The Star has probably one of the cutest patios we’ve ever seen and is the restaurant side of Fleastyle’s unique and vintage shop! The classic, dainty tearoom fare has a modern twist that makes it fun to snack on while on the 850 square foot patio with adorable seating. It’s a posh setting with charming umbrellas and an absolute boho environment! Plus get $2 off frose during happy hour Monday - Thursday from 3 - 5 pm!

FRISCO | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Heirloom Haul


 

HULA HUT

HULA HUT

Opt for a more tropical location on the pier-like patio at Hula Hut sitting on its own private lagoon all while overlooking Lake Lewisville! The tiki style definitely airs on the side of a Hawaiian escape especially with the island decor that pairs perfectly with the colorful drinks on the menu! With tables underneath grass skirt umbrellas watching a volcano fountain erupt with water in the lagoon, you’ll feel like you’re sitting on the oceanside more than the lakeside! 

LITTLE ELM | DIRECTIONS

 

THE SHACKS DINING & DOG PARK

THE SHACKS DINING & DOG PARK

Drinks, dining and a huge dog park are what The Shacks in Austin Ranch are all about! Six restaurants all share open air patio spaces (some covered) looking down on the one acre dog park below. With such an array of food types, you can get a wide variety of dishes to share before letting the pups roam and play, even at night because they light it up! We’ve seen so many different kinds of pooches here, some that you don’t see much of which makes it more fun!

THE COLONY | DIRECTIONS

 

THE SOUND AT CYPRESS WATERS

THE SOUND AT CYPRESS WATERS

When dining at The Sound, there’s no shortage of spots to choose from which means there’s also lots of patio spaces to choose from! They sit in the middle of The Sound’s entertainment hub that overlooks the lake and live music from popular local artists and more! From indulging in craft pizza at Eno’s Pizza Tavern to sipping wine at Landon Winery, it’s not hard to settle in on one of these six restaurant patio options, some of which are waterfront!

COPPELL | DIRECTIONS

 

LAKEVIEW BY PEPPERSMASH

LAKEVIEW BY PEPPERSMASH

One of us actually grew up going to the original Stan’s for summer meals on the elevated patio with a dreamy view of the lake, especially at sunset. Now it’s known as Lakeview by Peppersmash but the patio views are still just as wow-worthy! Part of the patio is shaded and the rest is open to make up over 2,000 square feet of patio space. Enjoy the weather during brunch when they have sky high mimosa towers or for sunset when the liquid nitrogen cocktails are flowing! Either way you swing it, definitely one of the best patio views in North Texas. 

THE COLONY | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Lakeview by Peppersmash


 

TRUCK YARD THE COLONY 

TRUCK YARD THE COLONY

Fancy a beer garden and adult playground combo? Head to Truckyard’s location in The Colony for a Dallas-worthy good time in their giant patio area, just in the ‘burbs! While it is a laid back scene, it's definitely a lively patio space because there are food trucks, live music, tons of games to play and occasional events! Sit on colorful and crazy vintage seating or in colorful chairs under umbrellas!

There’s a temporary cover charge Friday 4 pm - close plus Saturday and Sunday; $5 for adults and $3 for kids. 

THE COLONY | DIRECTIONS

 

ELIGHT 11

EIGHT 11

EIGHT 11

Grab your friends and head on over the white picket fence wine bar! Eight 11, located on Main St, is a great spot for group gatherings and often even has live music. If you are hungry, try the beloved chicken-apple-brie sandwhich.  

FRISCO| DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Eight 11 


 

3 NATIONS BREWING

3 nations brewery

3 Nations Brewing

In downtown Carrollton, 3 Nations Brewing is a local craft brewery with a large outdoor patio and great food on-site. With so many great flavored beers, there is something for everyone. There are core offerings such as Mango Smash, a tropical IPA, or Haze Wizard, a New England Hazy IPA. Each Friday there is a special "small batch" beer. In honor of national strawberries and cream day there is a strawberry milkshake IPA. How fun!? 

There are also events hosted at the brewery including beer hall trivia, taproom bingo and live music weekly. 

CARROLLTON | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of 3 Nations Brewing


 

Caves Lounge

caves

Caves Lounge is the ultimate dive bar. Caves is the perfect hangout for a late night with an eclectic mix of furniture on their patio and iconic red swivel chairs at the bar. Order your favorite drink and try out their famous jukebox! 

ARLINGTON | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Caves Lounge


 

LSA Burger Co.

lsa burger

Bringing the "lone star attitude" to Denton is LSA Brewing Co. With a large event space, good food, and strong drinks. LSA Brewing is a fantastic 'burbs bar. You can order just about any drink imaginable but be sure to try the LSA Brewing beer, and delicious food. The food menu includes a variety of burger options, salads, sweets and of course french fries. Live Music is also a must at LSA on your next visit! 

DENTON | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of LSA Burger


 

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