One of our favorite things about Dallas: the patios! Great weather and ample space means that we have a never-ending list of choices for patios. We have rounded up our favorites all over DFW, whether it be for live music, plenty of space, views, aesthetics and decor, craft cocktails, or just for enjoying the nice weather! There's a patio in Dallas for every occasion, explore the best below!

Updated April 2024



We’ve partnered with Truly to round up the best patios in Dallas! Truly's new tequila-based cocktail comes in four delicious flavors: lime, pineapple guava, spicy watermelon, and grapefruit! Read below to find the spots where you can find Truly's new drink!



This Knox institution is beloved by the neighborhood and has a gorgeous dog-friendly patio. They seriously did an amazing job making the patio feel like a garden oasis with brick pathways, lush greenery, white table accents, and picnic tables. It's super Instagrammable and also has a fabulous menu to go along with it. Take in the garden vibes with a Pear Goddess martini, Blood Orange Jalapeño Margarita, or Smores Espresso Martini. 

Knox | Directions



Christie's Sports Bar Patio

This massive rooftop sports bar is a go-to in the warmer months, especially on game days! Hang out on the semi-covered patio and bar while you sip cheap drinks, and bar food -- including the new Truly Tequila Sodas, which are available here!

Greenville | Directions



Cowboy Chow

Located in the heart of the AT&T Discovery District, this Texas-themed restaurant took over the space formerly home to Jaxon Beer Garden! Check out the updated space which includes a huge patio that's perfect for groups, and try a Truly Tequila Soda at the bar.

Downtown | Directions




Grab an Aperol Spritz and head to the garden while you wait for your table. The inside bar has a darker, more intimate feel, while the inside dining room, has a more traditional Italian dining experience, like you’re in someone’s home. Our favorite place to eat is the covered (and air-conditioned) patio though, with a looming loom tree that now extends out to decorate the entire space.

Harwood District | Directions


One of our favorite spots to day drink year round with its heated patio: Dot's Hop House in Deep Ellum! Although the space is casual with picnic tables and a sand ground, there’s a giant sparkly chandelier hanging in the middle of it, giving it that “Dallas Extra element…and we love it They have over 100 beers, ciders, cocktails, and wines on tap, plus there are several TVs perfect for game day.

The patio’s string lights also change colors depending on what big game is on (for example blue for the Cowboys)!

Deep Ellum | Directions


When we first moved to Dallas, this was the place recommended to us. If you've taken a stroll on the Katy Trail, you’ve probably noticed the massive patio that is the Katy Trail Ice House! Whether Ice House is your destination or you just need a break from your jog, this is a great Dallas institution to grab a summer beer and cheese fries, while you soak up the sun. Pets are welcome, too, and even in the winter, it’s heated with bonfires fires, and blankets at your disposal! 

Uptown | Directions


photo courtesy of Lee Harvey's

A dive bar that has instilled charm for over 50 years, Lee Harvey has a patio that is a go-to for folks of different crowds to unite and enjoy each others' company. There are plenty of umbrellas to keep you cool during the toasty summer months, and the fire pits are always on deck to keep you warm during the chilly months!

Cedars | Directions



Mexican Sugar Uptown

Mexican Sugar is a vibrant pan-Latin restaurant with a two-story, 12,000-square-foot space that can seat 400 guests who can enjoy stunning views from the upstairs patio of the American Airlines Center and the Hotel Crescent Court! Tequila enthusiasts will love the Agave Library, featuring over 150 tequilas and mezcals, along with handcrafted margaritas and wine selections. 

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Lovers of furry friends, this one's for you! Let your dogs run out their energy and make friends while you enjoy a drink and some grub at one of their picnic benches. This dog park + bar and restaurant combo is the perfect neighborhood hang for sunny days, and they even have "pupsicles "and "doggie dogs" for the pups!

Uptown | Directions


While Oak Cliff Brewing has been around for several years now, they graced us with a stunning backyard beer garden patio for the summer of 2020! It features wood chips (a really nice color we might add) sitting below a dozen or so picnic tables, underneath string lights that hang from the trees. On one side of the patio, you’ll find a stream making for peaceful and beautiful scenery.

Just head inside the brewery to grab your brew and then walk back out to the parking lot to find the beer garden!

Oak Cliff | Directions


One photo doesn’t do this patio enough justice…in fact, no photo does because of how many adorable patio spots there are, and how you truly have to see it in person to take it all in! Paradiso is without a doubt one of the most stunning patios, with a European garden atmosphere. Sit on the brick facing the front of the restaurant, in the middle of the garden, by the shed on high tops, in lounge chairs under the pergola, or next to their cocktail spots, The Botanist or Mermaid Bar.

Bishop Arts | Directions


Nestled in the Harwood District, Saint Ann is the largest garden patio in Dallas. The historic building was a school back in the day and has since been transformed into a modern environment with a peaceful European atmosphere. We love it for a girls’ night while sipping some rosé. You will feel as if you were transported to a park in Paris, especially as the twinkling lights come on, and if you want to feel like you’re even more in Paris, head across the grass to Mercat Bistro for dinner after your glass of wine and charcuterie board!

Harwood | Directions


Smoky Rose is a Lakewood/White Rock Lake classic! Not only is it a super good barbecue place but it’s actually so cute and chic! They recently renovated their patio and it’s seriously stunning with green grass and dark wood picnic tables. It’s also a great place for groups because of how spacious it is. If you visit, snag a seat on the patio and order the famous Smoky Savage Hibiscus Margarita or Truly Seltzer!

White Rock Lake | Directions



Tequila Social

Find this gorgeous patio right off the Katy Trail, serving up Tex-Mex, margs, and Marfa vibes. Stop by for a quick detour on your hot girl walk, or go for happy hour, which features $6 bites and margaritas!

Harwood District | Directions



Photo courtesy of Texas Tapyard

Texas Tapyard has ice-cold drinks and a huge patio! Grab a drink and a bite anywhere on the patio and catch a game from one of their 18 big-screen TVs! Whether you’re looking for something light, a big juicy burger, or some great wings, their menu fits the bill. Perfect for casual get-togethers, events, or a night out, this is East Dallas' best outdoor patio to soak up that Texas sunshine!

East Dallas | Directions



Nodding Donkey

Photo courtesy of Nodding Donkey

If you're looking for a good spot to catch the game, head to this Uptown sports bar! You'll find elevated pub fare, backyard games, outdoor TVs, a covered patio, and the new Truly Tequila Sodas!

Uptown | Directions



The Rustic

With live music every day of the week, The Rustic is a must, especially when you have friends and family visiting! You can’t get more Texas in the center of Dallas than the Rustic. Their food is locally-sourced and they have plenty of drinks to choose from. Catch their Jam and Toast Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays - you’ll sit on the expansive patio while all sharing a family-style meal!

West Village | Directions


Truck Yard

Tucked off of Greenville Ave. by Trader Joe’s, Truck Yard Dallas is one of the most unique patios in town with its junkyard-look of recycled cars made into seats and funky metal decor all around. They have a stage for live music, fans and decor galore, food trucks, and it’s dog-friendly. 

Greenville | Directions