If you're wanting to eat fantastic food while soaking up some Vitamin D, you've come to the right city. The North Texas climate allows for outdoor seating year round, and Fort Worth has got its patio game down. Not only do these spots have some of the most delicious food in town, but they offer some epic sceneries of Cowtown. From serene riverside seating to stunning rooftops views, get outside and enjoy that fresh air!
Updated February 2022
One of Tim Love's beloved culinary creations, this smokehouse has a lively patio overlooking the Trinity River. Although they're known for the kale salad and paella, the main event is the barbecue, with daily rotating meat selection smoked on wood that gives it that distinct smokey flavor that we all love. Start your weekend off right with their breakfast that includes a fresh juice bar and brunch style cocktails. Check out the pup menu with treats for your furry friend to tag along and join in on the fun!
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Designed to feel like an extension of your own backyard, Rogers Roundhouse is a casual brewery with a comfortable patio and picnic tables perfect for large groups. Serving craft beer, unique cocktails and fun shots from a lemonmosa to a gummy bear shot you won't be thirsty, that's for sure. Not only do they make a mean burger, but you can build your own hot dog while chilling with your furry friend on the dog friendly patio. The live music and funnel cakes are giving us Texas State Fair vibes, it doesn't get better than that!
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MAPLE BRANCH BREWERY
Maple Branch is not only a brewery, but a German inspired Biergarten with a spacious outdoor patio and an indoor taproom. The large maple tree in the center, massive water fountains and picnic tables make you feel as though you've been transported straight to Germany. Snack on one of their giant Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese & mustard, gourmet hot dogs and brisket sandwiches. Join in on the fun at their Wednesday trivia nights and Friday live music nights out on the dog friendly patio!
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Down on Crockett Row is a lively sports bar with an epic rooftop and a spacious turf covered patio. With games like giant jenga and corn hole, and an endless amount of TVs to watch the game, Varsity Tavern is the perfect weekend hang out spot with friends. Serving elevated bar food, you can't go wrong with any of their gourmet burgers, wings and tacos, but the cookie platter is essential. Sip on a bloody mary or mimosa flight on the stunning rooftop bar then head down to the outdoor patio to play games and socialize!
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You'll know this ain't their first rodeo once you step foot in this Mule Alley backyard bar at the Fort Worth Stockyards. With its spacious outdoor "bar garden", full indoor bar, live music stage and games, there is truly something for everyone here. Pair your cocktail or local brew with one of the ten types of gourmet wings on the menu or their famous philly cheesesteak. With three sets of live country music each day, sit back and relax with family and friends to feel the immaculate western vibes.
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This trendy tap house is lined with colorful murals and a full outdoor patio with a covered section to protect against the Texas heat. With about fifteen beers on tap, sip on your local brew as you play cornhole with your buddies. When you work up an appetite from all that corn hole playing, start with one of their soft pretzels paired with drunk beer cheese dip before your mac attack burger or one of their gourmet pizzas. If you still have room left after your indulgent meal, dive into the s'mores calzone.
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HG SUPPLY CO.
This well known rustic chic restaurant is a prime Fort Worth spot for brunch, lunch or dinner. Their menu features well sourced American fare perfect for people with dietary restrictions or who just love whole and nourishing foods. Some of our top menu picks are the vegan queso starter, the bunless burger wedge, and their build your own bowl section. Head over to HG for happy hour to enjoy some $6 cocktails with stunning views of the Trinity River.
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Nestled on the Trinity River, Heim makes you feel like you're at a summer cookout year round. Serving up the most flavorful farm to smoker meats, their barbecue is second to none. Relax out on the covered side patio or their picnic bench area and indulge in your funky burger or chopped brisket, with a side of the heavenly green chile mac n' cheese or bacon burnt ends. Make sure you don't leave without trying their cobbler of the day, it's legendary.
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THE BEARDED LADY
After hearing about their mouthwatering menu, The Bearded Lady will be your new go to spot for a casual lunch or dinner. The outdoor patio is perfect for dining with friends, picture a picnic table area covered with twinkle lights and murals. Whether you dine during the day or at night, you'll have delicious food available to you at all times. Spice up your juicy burger with some of their famous fried leeks that pairs perfectly with one of their rotating draft or canned beers.
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Right off the trailhead at Clearfork, Press is an adorable riverside cafe perfect for grabbing a little post bike ride lunch. Come for the insane river views, but stay for the brisket mac n cheese and the epic turkey burger with truffle fries. After your delicious meal, head up to the rooftop bar for a glass of wine and a chocolate bouchon dessert for a sweet end to your perfectly outdoorsy day.
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This family owned authentic Mexican restaurant has many locations, but the Distrito one is known for its spacious patio and the iconic bright storefront sign, you can't miss it. Serving up some epic Mexico City style tacos, you must pair them with a tajin rimmed margarita and their four different types of salsas to get the full Salsa Limón experience. If you're a morning person, their breakfast bowls and burritos are incredible!
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