If you want 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 (mostly) 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 August 2023



Birdie’s Social Club

Looking for finger-lickin’ good food in a cute trendy atmosphere?! Look no further than Birdie’s Social Club with their colorful drinks, chairs and mural covered walls. This is the adult type of playground that Fort Worth has been missing! They are always having live music lineups and tons of games to keep you and the friends – new and old – entertained! There is a long list of cocktails and draft beer, plus an all day kitchen full of your fave comfort food. We think of it as the “good times” of Austin, in the good ol’ Fort!

Linwood | Directions




Photo courtesy of Woodshed Smokehouse

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 has become famous! They have a dog friendly patio, with retro garage doors if you’ve looking to sit somewhere covered. Don’t miss they events schedule too for their intimate live music lineups too! 

University | Directions



Rogers Roundhouse

Photo courtesy of Rogers Roundhouse

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 concoctions from a lemon-mosa to a gummy bear shot! 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. Plus the live music and funnel cakes are giving us Texas State Fair vibes, and it doesn't get better than that!

University Park Village | Directions



Maple Branch Brewery

Photo courtesy of Maple Branch Brewery

Maple Branch is not only a brewery, but encompasses 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 to Germany while you snack on a giant Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese, gourmet hot dogs, and brisket sandwiches. Join in on the fun at their Wednesday trivia nights and Friday live music on the dog friendly patio!

Montgomery Plaza | Directions



second rodeo brewing fort worth stockyards

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",  live music stage and games, there is truly something for everyone. Pair your cocktail or local brew with one of the ten types of gourmet wings 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!

Stockyards | Directions 



Fort Brewery

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This trendy tap house is lined with colorful murals and a full outdoor patio that offers coverage from the Texas sun! With 15 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.

Near Montgomery Plaza | Directions



HG SPLY fort worth patio

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. It’s the perfect stop on your Trinity River trail walk or to start your night on the town with friends.

Westbend | Directions




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.

River District | Directions



bearded lady

Photo courtesy of 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.

Southside | Directions



press cafe Fort Worth patioPhoto courtesy of Press Cafe

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.

Clearfork | Directions



Salsa Limon

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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!

Distrito | Directions



righteous foods patio fort worthPhoto courtesy of Righteous Foods

Looking to stick to a cleaner and lighter meal without sacrificing taste and deliciousness?! Righteous Foods is the ultimate healthy but oh-so-good eatery with the cutest intimate succluent patio. Open 8am-9pm most days, their brunch bowls and burritos are worth the hype. Trust us, it smells like a Jamba Juice in there AND you’ll leave bellies full and happy as can be!

Camp Bowie | Directions



Courtside Kitchen fort worth patio

Are you more of the sporty type?! If so, you must book your next play and eat at Courtside Kitchen. Even for our rest and relaxation type, Courtside kitchen has the most stylish outdoor pation squeezed between their outdoor bar and pickleball courts, perfect for a chill meal basking in the sun. The vibe is U.S. Open meets Cape Cod and we couldn’t be more obsessed. There’s nothing like a little fries and mimosa break while getting a sweat in! 

University Place | Directions



Maggie's R&R fort worth patioPhoto courtesy of Maggie's R&R

Maggies R&R is the ultimate patio space with string lights and beautiful blue umbrellas! Enjoy comfort food in this casual “pass me a cold beer” environment, plus choose your pick from their variety of burgers and sandwiches all made with farm-fresh ingredients. This is a perfect spot to watch any game or enjoy some live music!

Near Southside | Directions 



Gemelle fort worth patio

It’s spritz o’ clock at all times at Gemelle on White Settlement Road. From their Instagram-worthy bright orange umbrellas and bar, to their bocce ball courts, you’ll feel as if you just stepped into a summer vaca in Italy! Soak up the sun in this adorable garden patio, with a refreshing cocktail in hand and a wood-fired pizza on it’s way. You can’t miss an opportunity to take a picture in front of the neon “LOVE” sign with a yummy Aeporal Spritz in hand!

River District | Directions



Winslow's wine cafe fort worthPhoto courtesy of Winslow's Wine Cafe

Dreaming of sipping on a glass of wine in a secluded side patio? Winslow’s Wine Cafe is your new go-to for a understated and intimate drinking experience with that Fort Worth neighborhood feel. With 33 wines available by the glass and a new menu each season, expect to find your favorite wine in this inviting atmosphere. With stone fire pits and accommodating space heaters, this is a great option for any time of the year.

Magnolia | Directions



The holly fort worth patioPhoto courtesy of The Holly

Take a walk on the “Southside” of Fort Worth for this unbeatable natural wine nieghborhood bar. The Holly is home to hundreds of natural wines from small producers and prides itself on it’s wide selection of organic wines, basically in the owner’s backyard, as the live above it! Enjoy this lively and eclectic patio with hanging plants and neighborhood feel. Come for a flight and leave with friends and a bottle to enjoy at home!

Southside | Directions 



patio at winehaus fort worthPhoto courtesy of Winehaus

From weekly live jazz nights to their sparkling new stringlit patio, WineHaus is home to a lively atmosphere and large selection of wines. They are one of the few “wine on tap” locations in DFW – not to mention their refillable bottle Growler option for any of their selection on tap! With every glass, quality and freshness guaranteed so this zero waste option is perfect for those that like to switch up their tastings! Enjoy grazing boards and frozen cocktails too on their chich European-esque 240sq ft. patio inspired by Monet’s Water Lillies. 

Southside | Directions



Tinie's patio Fort Worth

Photo courtesy of Tinie's

Enjoy mouth watering empanadas at the one and only Tinie’s on South Main Street! This fine Mexican restaurant has a rustic and romantic atmosphere, plus a second floor covered patio with a remarkable view of Dowtown Fort Worth. Their innovative menu takes on classic dishes like Queso Fundido, a basket of Empanads and Mexican Rotissere Chicken. P.S. if you’re ever looking to plan a fun intimate meal with friends, their second floor patio is perfect for a lovely party.

Main Street | Directions



Maria's mexican kitchen patioPhoto courtesy of Maria's

Care to take a trip to San Miguel de Allende for a patio meal? Then visit Maria’s to be transported to a beautiful Mexican oasis. From their velvet green couches to their eclectic tiled patio, you’ll come for the meal but stay for the aesthetics! This authentic family kitchen serves up all the best dishes, Blue Crab Tostadas, Lemon Garlic Ribeye Fajitas and Maria’s Mole Famoso. Don’t miss their incredible cocktails either, we know you’ll want to sip and stay in this Spanish resort-like restaurant. 

University Place | Directions 



patio at magnolia wine bar fort worthPhoto courtesy of Magnolia Wine Bar

This neighborhood wine bar sits perfect on Magnolia street with eye-catching industrial doors and windows that look more like a posh garage than a wine bar. Don’t be fooled, this approachable spot is home to a large ever-chaning wine menu to be enjoyed for home drinking or by the glass on their lovely mural filled patio. Be sure to check their Instagram too for pop-ups and live music nights!

Magnolia | Directions



hotel drover patio

Did someone say cowboy chic?! While Hotel Drover is known as a stunning Authoraph Collection hotel with unique rooms and for the smell of leather wafting throught the lobby, make sure to check out their “Backyard” area. This beautiful lawn, bar, and patio can be described as “Rustic-luxe” and is home to posh seating under chandeliers, stunning fire pits and so much more! Escape the Texas heat in their pool or play nearby cornhole with a craft cocktail in hand.

Stockyards | Directions 



Taco heads Fort Worth patioPhoto courtesy of Taco Heads

Another day another taco! At least that’s the motto at this Instagrammable taco joint with classic Tex-Mex tacos, insanely delicious margs and the perfect year round patio. The Taco Heads Montegomery location gives you the perfect city outdoor experience, right across from Dickie’s arena, while their Stockyards location serves up the lively atmosphere of the historic district. You can spot these eateries from their neon signs and papel picado lined patios!

Camp Bowie | Directions 
Stockyards | Directions