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 for enjoying the nice weather while sipping a refreshing cocktail, there's a patio for every occasion. Explore below!

Updated July 2022


 

MUTTS

MUTTS

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

 

SKELLIG

SKELLIG

If you're looking for some holiday fun or just a casual patio to hang out with friends, check out what Skellig has going on in their beer garden! Their colorful atmosphere hosts celebrations and daily get togethers over picnic tables and delicious bites. Visit on Thursdays for half-priced cocktails! 

HENDERSON | DIRECTIONS

 

LEE HARVEY'S

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

photo courtesy of Lee Harvey's


 

COLD BEER COMPANY

COLD BEER COMPANY

Kick back and crack open a cold one on Cold Beer Company's patio equipped with fans, misters, and umbrellas. Bring your neighbors, your furry friends, and enjoy one of their twenty-four draft beers or specialty cocktails!

DEEP ELLUM | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Cold Beer Company


 

HENRY'S MAJESTIC

HENRY'S MAJESTIC

A brunch staple, Henry's Majestic has a cozy patio that is perfect to enjoy their Instagrammable drinks and their delicious brunch. Looking for live music to enjoy on the patio? Visit on the weekends and check their website to stay up to date with the live music schedule!

KNOX | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Henry's Majestic


 

TRUCK YARD

TRUCK YARD DALLAS

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

 

CHELSEA CORNER

CHELSEA CORNER

This Knox institution of a bar, beloved by the neighborhood, has a newly-redesigned 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, 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

 

DESERT RACER

DESERT RACER

And most Instagrammable patio goes to….Desert Racer! This concept by Nick Badovinus was long anticipated and once open, blew everyone away with its Santa Fe meets Baja California oasis of a patio. It is true stunning with cactus, while chairs, blue fountains and wood/tiki decor. Additionally, the retro camper outside at the bar is super cool, and you’ll find plenty more old cars scattered throughout.

Come here for the atmosphere, stay for the burgers and ranch waters!

LOWER GREENVILLE | DIRECTIONS

 

THE RUSTIC

THE RUSTIC

We couldn’t not put the patio bars of patio bars on this list: The Rustic. With live music every day of the week, it’s hard to say “no” to The Rustic, 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

 

DAHLIA ON ROSS

DAHLIA ON ROSS

Dahlia on Ross is an Instagrammable and beautiful Mediterranean restaurant with 3,800 square feet of space. The patio takes up half of that and is definitely the center piece of the space. Grab a glass of wine out on the centrally located patio that is filled with hanging lights, plants and adorable patio furniture to make you feel like you're worlds away!

EAST DALLAS |  DIRECTIONS

 

BEVERLEY’S

BEVERLEY’S

Tiny but mighty, this Italian riviera style patio on the left side of Beverley’s is absolutely precious! It’s lined in ivy and the green and white striped booth that wraps the patio is the perfect touch for that Euro resort vibe. Add in planets and bistro chairs and you’ll feel worlds away! Just order an Aperol Spritz to complete the patio experience!

FITZHUGH | DIRECTIONS

 

KATY TRAIL ICE HOUSE

KATY TRAIL ICE HOUSE

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

 

Toller Patio

Toller Patio

Toller opened in the summer of 2019 in a massive space on Ross Avenue. It’s 100% patio and you can pick your vibe - covered, in the sun, shaded...or choose a table based on your favorite color! Every table is a mixture of bright colors: pink, turquoise, yellow, orange, and blue to name a few. It's a cheerful and colorful spot for a fun drink in a festive cup or a Truly seltzer. Plus they also have a great food menu, backyard games, and it's dog friendly!

EAST DALLAS | DIRECTIONS

 

SANDBAR CANTINA

SANDBAR CANTINA

Sandbar Cantina is more than just a patio; it’s also home to nine sand volleyball courts and one of the best views of the skyline! Nicknamed “Beach Ellum,” Sandbar Cantina provides an escape from city life where you’ll feel like you’re right on the beach in San Diego or another coastal town with surfer and volleyball-vibes. Sit back, watch some volleyball, enjoy a beer or even go join a game yourself!

DEEP ELLUM | DIRECTIONS

 

PARADISO

PARADISO

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, or in the middle of the garden, or by the shed on high tops or in lounge chairs under the pergola or next to their cocktail spots, The Botanist or Mermaid Bar.

BISHOP ARTS | DIRECTIONS

 

JAXON BEER GARDEN

JAXON BEER GARDEN

Located in the new AT&T District in the heart of downtown, Jaxon Beer Garden is definitely one to experience! It’s the largest patio on our list, coming in at 10,000 square feet, and is the perfect spot for a large group of friends (especially out of-town guests) to enjoy yummy food, including barbecue, delicious cocktails, over 40 tap beers, and tons of unique seltzer's, including the newest flavors of Truly's and teas! They also have several TV’s and a covered area so you can stay all day until the evening watching sports. 

DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS

 

DOT’S HOP HOUSE

DOT’S HOP HOUSE

One of our favorite spots to day drink year round with its heated patio: Dots 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 (example blue for the Cowboys)!

DEEP ELLUM | DIRECTIONS

 

SMOKY ROSE

SMOKY ROSE

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 of 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

 

SLOANE'S CORNER

SLOANE'S

Located off Ross Ave, add Sloane's to your must go-to spots for a great happy hour, afternoon activity, or date night dinner. The patio is available to rent out for your event, or even have them cater to your home or office. Don't forget to try one of their famous Espresso martini's and Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich- Yum!

ARTS DISTRICT | DIRECTIONS

 

THUNDERBIRD STATION

THUNDERBIRD STATION

The newest but oldest bar in Dallas has opened in Deep Ellum! Thunderbird Station was once a gas station and now it’s a retro restaurant and bar with another massive patio - coming in at 5,400 square feet! It’s an awesome place to enjoy one of their unique cocktails like the Fuzzy Dice with lavendar and crush grape soda or the Keep on Truckin with cold brew and a classic bite like the Sloppy Joe or Frito Pie!

DEEP ELLUM | DIRECTIONS

 

OAK CLIFF BREWING 

OAK CLIFF BREWING CO

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

 

SAINT ANN RESTAURANT 

SAINT ANN RESTAURANT AND BAR

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

 

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