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13 Excellent Dallas Patios for Dining and Drinking Outside

It’s the perfect time of year for a patio

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Fall typically offers the best weather Texas will see all year, which means there’s really no better time to enjoy an outdoor meal or adult beverage than the few short months when Dallas weather is unbelievably mild and beautiful.

There’s a bevy of Dallas bars serving up inventive and refreshing cocktails and food alike -here are the ones that do it best outdoors. Whether in search of a great after-work happy hour or a lazy Sunday in the sun, these excellent patios offer up Dallas’ best al fresco experience.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Henry's Majestic

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4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 893-9400
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This spacious, well-shaded patio is the perfect place to hunker down with a cocktail by barman Alex Fletcher and a snack from chef Matt Smith (the crab dip with cheddar crisps is a strong choice). To snag a patio table during prime brunch hours, it’d be wise to make a reservation.

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2. The Porch

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2912 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-2916
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As its name would suggest, the Porch is a great spot for enjoying outdoor dining + drinking on bustling Henderson Avenue. On top of that, the cocktail selection is strong and food is delicious as well. Try the refreshing grapefruit agave gimlet and the Porch’s hearty lunch and dinner options, or for a light meal, its selections of salads can’t be beat.

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3. Truck Yard

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5624 Sears St
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 500-0139
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Delicious cocktails on tap, a cool-beyond-words treehouse bar, some mighty fine cheese steaks, and a variety of food trucks to choose from. Need we say more? Oh yeah: it’s dog-friendly.

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4. HG Sply Co.

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2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 334-0896
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Between the expansive rooftop patio and the top-notch cocktails, diners would be hard-pressed to find a better warm weather hangout than this. Try the Double Under, a mix of beet-infused tequila spiked with lime and rosemary syrup, and enjoy the sunset.

5. High Fives

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1804 McMillan Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-5555
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The patio is packed at this hip hangout, particularly on the weekends. Cocktails are creative and delicious, such as the Selena with Patron Silver, jalapeño, grapefruit juice, and bitters, plus most of the food items are affordable at around 6 to 10 bucks — including a BLT topped with a fried egg, a grilled cheese with three cheeses, and fried chicken on a Hawaiian roll.

6. Wheelhouse

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1617 Hi Line Dr #390
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 307-5690
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This Design District spot offers a contender for Dallas’ best cocktail with its “Kickstarter” featuring mezcal, pineapple, poblano, lime, and cumin bitters. The concoction is neither too sweet nor too spicy but a well-balanced mix of complementary flavors. The food selection is strong too — find mussels in a coconut green curry sauce, grilled salmon, and braised pork with green chiles and pozole verde.

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7. Savor Gastropub

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2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 306-5597
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Fancy fire pits and views of Klyde Warren Park make Savor’s patio one of the swankiest in town, especially by night. Order a round of the excellent cocktails (the Smokey Oaxacan with mezcal, cilantro, ginger liqueur, Sriracha, lime, and angostura bitters comes highly recommended) and a snack of cheesy lobster puffs and enjoy the view.

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8. Americano

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 261-4600
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Dallas doesn’t feel much like Italy, but Americano helps set an Italian mood in the middle of Downtown. All of the Joule’s eateries do cocktails and food very well, this one allows diners to sip Aperol spritzers and nosh on house-made pastas and pizza while doing plenty of people-watching from a covered patio.

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9. Mudhen Meat and Greens

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900 S Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 698-7000
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The patio at Mudhen Meat & Greens is a great place to lounge after wandering through the Dallas Farmers Market. Order a few cocktails (or freshly pressed juice for those who are feeling super-healthy) along with a bowl of local and organic greens plus a protein and stretch out in this expansive space.

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10. The Foundry

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2303 Pittman St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 749-1112
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The Foundry and Chicken Scratch share an expansive, dog-friendly yard which means diners can the best of both worlds: tasty cocktails and killer fried chicken with sticky oregano-honey buttermilk biscuits. Visitors might even catch some live music on the stage made from old wooden shipping pallets.

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11. Oddfellows

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316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5958
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This quaint Bishop Arts spot serves up some delicious cocktails from its patio including a mean vodka mint gimlet or ask for the “Ground Control” with gin, beet-infused St. Germain, and finished with lemon oils and a cherry. Diners won’t be disappointed by its American bistro eats like fried chicken & waffles, mussels, burgers, and charcuterie.

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12. Stonedeck Pizza Pub

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2613 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 802-6742
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This Deep Ellum pizza haunt offers pizza flights (that’s right, try eight different types of pizza on the same pie) and tons of draft beers. The establishment has a nice dining room, but in beautiful weather head down the hall to the back garden to soak up the sun.

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13. Braindead Brewing

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2625 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 749-0600
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This Deep Ellum brewery is front-and-center on Main Street, offering a prime view of all the comings-and-goings in the bustling entertainment district. Sip on one of Braindead’s house brews and munch on chips and queso in vegan or picadillo-infused varieties. Finish that off with its famous brisket and bacon “Coma Burger” for a super indulgent meal in the great outdoors.

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1. Henry's Majestic

4900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Henry’s Majestic/Facebook

This spacious, well-shaded patio is the perfect place to hunker down with a cocktail by barman Alex Fletcher and a snack from chef Matt Smith (the crab dip with cheddar crisps is a strong choice). To snag a patio table during prime brunch hours, it’d be wise to make a reservation.

4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

2. The Porch

2912 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
The Porch/Facebook

As its name would suggest, the Porch is a great spot for enjoying outdoor dining + drinking on bustling Henderson Avenue. On top of that, the cocktail selection is strong and food is delicious as well. Try the refreshing grapefruit agave gimlet and the Porch’s hearty lunch and dinner options, or for a light meal, its selections of salads can’t be beat.

2912 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

3. Truck Yard

5624 Sears St, Dallas, TX 75206
Truck Yard

Delicious cocktails on tap, a cool-beyond-words treehouse bar, some mighty fine cheese steaks, and a variety of food trucks to choose from. Need we say more? Oh yeah: it’s dog-friendly.

5624 Sears St
Dallas, TX 75206

4. HG Sply Co.

2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Between the expansive rooftop patio and the top-notch cocktails, diners would be hard-pressed to find a better warm weather hangout than this. Try the Double Under, a mix of beet-infused tequila spiked with lime and rosemary syrup, and enjoy the sunset.

2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

5. High Fives

1804 McMillan Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

The patio is packed at this hip hangout, particularly on the weekends. Cocktails are creative and delicious, such as the Selena with Patron Silver, jalapeño, grapefruit juice, and bitters, plus most of the food items are affordable at around 6 to 10 bucks — including a BLT topped with a fried egg, a grilled cheese with three cheeses, and fried chicken on a Hawaiian roll.

1804 McMillan Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Wheelhouse

1617 Hi Line Dr #390, Dallas, TX 75207
Wheelhouse/Facebook

This Design District spot offers a contender for Dallas’ best cocktail with its “Kickstarter” featuring mezcal, pineapple, poblano, lime, and cumin bitters. The concoction is neither too sweet nor too spicy but a well-balanced mix of complementary flavors. The food selection is strong too — find mussels in a coconut green curry sauce, grilled salmon, and braised pork with green chiles and pozole verde.

1617 Hi Line Dr #390
Dallas, TX 75207

7. Savor Gastropub

2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
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Fancy fire pits and views of Klyde Warren Park make Savor’s patio one of the swankiest in town, especially by night. Order a round of the excellent cocktails (the Smokey Oaxacan with mezcal, cilantro, ginger liqueur, Sriracha, lime, and angostura bitters comes highly recommended) and a snack of cheesy lobster puffs and enjoy the view.

2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

8. Americano

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Courtesy Americano

Dallas doesn’t feel much like Italy, but Americano helps set an Italian mood in the middle of Downtown. All of the Joule’s eateries do cocktails and food very well, this one allows diners to sip Aperol spritzers and nosh on house-made pastas and pizza while doing plenty of people-watching from a covered patio.

1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

9. Mudhen Meat and Greens

900 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
Mudhen/Facebook

The patio at Mudhen Meat & Greens is a great place to lounge after wandering through the Dallas Farmers Market. Order a few cocktails (or freshly pressed juice for those who are feeling super-healthy) along with a bowl of local and organic greens plus a protein and stretch out in this expansive space.

900 S Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201

10. The Foundry

2303 Pittman St, Dallas, TX 75208
The Foundry/Facebook

The Foundry and Chicken Scratch share an expansive, dog-friendly yard which means diners can the best of both worlds: tasty cocktails and killer fried chicken with sticky oregano-honey buttermilk biscuits. Visitors might even catch some live music on the stage made from old wooden shipping pallets.

2303 Pittman St
Dallas, TX 75208

11. Oddfellows

316 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
Oddfellows/Facebook

This quaint Bishop Arts spot serves up some delicious cocktails from its patio including a mean vodka mint gimlet or ask for the “Ground Control” with gin, beet-infused St. Germain, and finished with lemon oils and a cherry. Diners won’t be disappointed by its American bistro eats like fried chicken & waffles, mussels, burgers, and charcuterie.

316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208

12. Stonedeck Pizza Pub

2613 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Stonedeck Pizza Pub/Facebook

This Deep Ellum pizza haunt offers pizza flights (that’s right, try eight different types of pizza on the same pie) and tons of draft beers. The establishment has a nice dining room, but in beautiful weather head down the hall to the back garden to soak up the sun.

2613 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

13. Braindead Brewing

2625 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Braindead Brewing/Facebook

This Deep Ellum brewery is front-and-center on Main Street, offering a prime view of all the comings-and-goings in the bustling entertainment district. Sip on one of Braindead’s house brews and munch on chips and queso in vegan or picadillo-infused varieties. Finish that off with its famous brisket and bacon “Coma Burger” for a super indulgent meal in the great outdoors.

2625 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

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