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20 Excellent Dallas Patios for Dining and Drinking Outside

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Eating outdoors is a Dallas tradition, and there’s really no time of the year when you won’t find diners outside on a patio.

Fortunately, there’s a bevy of excellent Dallas bars and restaurants serving up stellar cocktails and bites perfect for enjoying al fresco. Whether in search of a lazy afternoon or a laid-back brunch destination, these 20 excellent Dallas patios are definitely worth a visit.

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1. Lochland's Food & Spirits

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8518 Plano Rd
Dallas, TX 75238
(469) 677-0174
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Since Lochland’s comes from the folks who brought Dallas the Dubliner, introducing a new beer garden seems just right. This neighborhood favorite is a solid spot to enjoy a few pints while enjoying fish and chips, schnitzel, or a vegan shepherd’s pie.

New Beer Garden at Lochland’s

2. 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 chill out with a cocktail and a bite with friends. To snag a patio table during prime brunch hours, making a reservation is definitely wise.

3. Smoky Rose

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8602 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(469) 776-5655
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Boasting one of the largest patios in East Dallas, Smoky Rose serves up swanky barbecue dishes and a family-friendly vibe. Sample some fried chicken and waffles for brunch or a decadent brisket cheddar melt for lunch with a craft cocktail by the fire pit.

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 Greenville Avenue staple. Try a Double Under, a mix of beet-infused tequila spiked with lime and rosemary syrup, and enjoy the sunset.

5. Standard Service - Dallas

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5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-3415
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Standard Service offers modern takes on brunch classics like French toast sticks, breakfast tacos, and steak and eggs, plus a spirited cocktail menu to go along with them.

The patio at Standard Service
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6. Cane Rosso

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7328 Gaston Ave #100
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 660-3644
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A large patio awaits at Cane Rosso White Rock. Share a Neapolitan-style pie, and enjoy happy hour specials, brunch, pastas, sandwiches or lunch on the patio any day of the week.

7. The Rustic

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3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 730-0596
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The Rustic offers outdoor dining, drinking and socializing in spades. From nightly concerts to their famous Jam & Toast family-style brunch, The Rustic is a popular spot year-round.

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8. Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

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2121 N Pearl St Suite #170
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 208-2441
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Perched at the edge of Klyde Warren Park, Yardbird Southern Table and Bar has a giant wraparound patio and plenty of space to spread out. Brunch tends to get pretty crowded, so get there early and maybe make a reservation to snag a great spot to try their signature award-winning fried chicken, watermelon, and waffles.

9. The Henry

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2301 N Akard St Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75201
(972) 677-9560
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The Henry has not one, but two outdoor spaces perfect for people watching while enjoying coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or cocktails. The main floor patio features an outdoor French bistro vibe with striped umbrellas and white marble tabletops. The rooftop patio is for drinks only on weekends, but the views are stunning and it’s certainly a hot spot.

10. Terry Black's Barbecue

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3025 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 399-0081
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Terry Black’s Barbecue has two expansive patios: one downstairs with easy access to the bar, and one upstairs with an incredible view of downtown and surrounding Deep Ellum. Grab a frozen Black’s Margarita and a beef rib, sit near a heater, and enjoy the day.

11. Thunderbird Station

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3400 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 496-2655
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Situated in a building that first housed a gas station in 1922, Thunderbird Station’s 5,400-square-foot patio and throwback-inspired menu makes it the perfect pitstop for grownups who want to feel like kids again. To that end, try the Peel Out, a Push Pop-inspired frozen vodka cocktail, while munching on fancy bologna sandwiches, freshly fried pork rinds and Frito pies.

Thunderbird Station
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12. Jaxon Beer Garden

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311 S Akard St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 838-1422
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Arguably one of the best spots for patio drinks and eats in the middle of downtown opened at the beginning of the pandemic. Jaxon Beer Garden is a sprawling indoor/outdoor space in the AT&T Discovery District featuring an equally large selection of Texan-inspired cuisine, beers, and craft cocktails.

A photo of the seating in Jaxon Beer Garden.
The climate-controlled patio at JAXON
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13. Encina

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614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(469) 620-3644
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Chef Matt Balke has carved out a new path at the restaurant formerly known as Bolsa. A refreshed patio adds to the charm of this local favorite date night spot, and herb-forward cocktails liven up everything from brunch to dessert.

an overhead show of several dishes, the central is which is a large turkey leg on a bed of greens Kathy Tran for Encina

14. Paradiso

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308 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5865
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Whether for brunch or date night, Paradiso in Bishop Arts has become a magnet for outdoor celebrations. The Mediterranean-style garden party courtyard setting paired with twinkle lights and greenery make it feel like an oasis. Stay on-brand and sip on a Pink Matter, featuring vermouth, rose reduction, gin, and bitters.

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15. Toller Patio

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3675 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(469) 608-1780
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Brightly colored furniture stud the yard in this spot, where the word “patio” is literally part of its name. Expect dog-friendly fun, sports watching, bar food, cocktails on tap, frozen and even in popsicle form, all year round.

16. Desert Racer

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1520 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-1520
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Chef/Restauranteur Nick Badovinus created quite the hopping outdoor spot with Desert Racer, which opened just before the pandemic began, and has hung on thanks to a massive outdoor space. The menu is full of fun cocktails and California-style riffs on classics, and there’s much entertainment to be had outside, from games to people watching.

17. ArtPark Trinity Groves

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331 Singleton Blvd #100
Dallas, TX 75212
(469) 722-5642
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With plenty of room to spread out, plus fire pits, umbrellas, bars, and plenty of access to all of Trinity Groves’ restaurants, ArtPark is a solid spot to chill.

18. Dahlia Bar & Bistro

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3300 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(469) 466-8604
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This courtyard-style patio offers beautiful sights and chill vibes, plus a weekend brunch worth writing home about. Try the waffle board, with chocolate, syrup, strawberries, bacon and more, and of course, waffles.

19. Meddlesome Moth

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1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 628-7900
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This classic beer-focused gastropub is now helmed by Executive Chef Joshua Bonee, but the patio is just as chill as ever. Expect new specials and old favorites, craft cocktails and so many beers to choose from.

20. Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

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2645 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 230-3687
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A giant, 10,000 square foot, courtyard-style patio is what draws people in to Dot’s in Deep Ellum. Order up a burger or two and try and choose one of the 99 craft beers on tap.

1. Lochland's Food & Spirits

8518 Plano Rd, Dallas, TX 75238
New Beer Garden at Lochland’s

Since Lochland’s comes from the folks who brought Dallas the Dubliner, introducing a new beer garden seems just right. This neighborhood favorite is a solid spot to enjoy a few pints while enjoying fish and chips, schnitzel, or a vegan shepherd’s pie.

8518 Plano Rd
Dallas, TX 75238

2. Henry's Majestic

4900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

This spacious, well-shaded patio is the perfect place to chill out with a cocktail and a bite with friends. To snag a patio table during prime brunch hours, making a reservation is definitely wise.

4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

3. Smoky Rose

8602 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Boasting one of the largest patios in East Dallas, Smoky Rose serves up swanky barbecue dishes and a family-friendly vibe. Sample some fried chicken and waffles for brunch or a decadent brisket cheddar melt for lunch with a craft cocktail by the fire pit.

8602 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

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 Greenville Avenue staple. Try a 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. Standard Service - Dallas

5631 Alta Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
The patio at Standard Service
Photo by Rachel Pinn

Standard Service offers modern takes on brunch classics like French toast sticks, breakfast tacos, and steak and eggs, plus a spirited cocktail menu to go along with them.

5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Cane Rosso

7328 Gaston Ave #100, Dallas, TX 75214

A large patio awaits at Cane Rosso White Rock. Share a Neapolitan-style pie, and enjoy happy hour specials, brunch, pastas, sandwiches or lunch on the patio any day of the week.

7328 Gaston Ave #100
Dallas, TX 75214

7. The Rustic

3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204
The Rustic
Garrett Hall
Garrett Hall

The Rustic offers outdoor dining, drinking and socializing in spades. From nightly concerts to their famous Jam & Toast family-style brunch, The Rustic is a popular spot year-round.

3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204

8. Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

2121 N Pearl St Suite #170, Dallas, TX 75201

Perched at the edge of Klyde Warren Park, Yardbird Southern Table and Bar has a giant wraparound patio and plenty of space to spread out. Brunch tends to get pretty crowded, so get there early and maybe make a reservation to snag a great spot to try their signature award-winning fried chicken, watermelon, and waffles.

2121 N Pearl St Suite #170
Dallas, TX 75201

9. The Henry

2301 N Akard St Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75201

The Henry has not one, but two outdoor spaces perfect for people watching while enjoying coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or cocktails. The main floor patio features an outdoor French bistro vibe with striped umbrellas and white marble tabletops. The rooftop patio is for drinks only on weekends, but the views are stunning and it’s certainly a hot spot.

2301 N Akard St Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75201

10. Terry Black's Barbecue

3025 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Terry Black’s Barbecue has two expansive patios: one downstairs with easy access to the bar, and one upstairs with an incredible view of downtown and surrounding Deep Ellum. Grab a frozen Black’s Margarita and a beef rib, sit near a heater, and enjoy the day.

3025 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

11. Thunderbird Station

3400 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Thunderbird Station
Courtesy of Thunderbird Station

Situated in a building that first housed a gas station in 1922, Thunderbird Station’s 5,400-square-foot patio and throwback-inspired menu makes it the perfect pitstop for grownups who want to feel like kids again. To that end, try the Peel Out, a Push Pop-inspired frozen vodka cocktail, while munching on fancy bologna sandwiches, freshly fried pork rinds and Frito pies.

3400 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

12. Jaxon Beer Garden

311 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75202
A photo of the seating in Jaxon Beer Garden.
The climate-controlled patio at JAXON
Courtesy of Jaxon Beer Garden

Arguably one of the best spots for patio drinks and eats in the middle of downtown opened at the beginning of the pandemic. Jaxon Beer Garden is a sprawling indoor/outdoor space in the AT&T Discovery District featuring an equally large selection of Texan-inspired cuisine, beers, and craft cocktails.

311 S Akard St
Dallas, TX 75202

13. Encina

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
an overhead show of several dishes, the central is which is a large turkey leg on a bed of greens Kathy Tran for Encina

Chef Matt Balke has carved out a new path at the restaurant formerly known as Bolsa. A refreshed patio adds to the charm of this local favorite date night spot, and herb-forward cocktails liven up everything from brunch to dessert.

614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

14. Paradiso

308 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Adam Stewart/Paradiso

Whether for brunch or date night, Paradiso in Bishop Arts has become a magnet for outdoor celebrations. The Mediterranean-style garden party courtyard setting paired with twinkle lights and greenery make it feel like an oasis. Stay on-brand and sip on a Pink Matter, featuring vermouth, rose reduction, gin, and bitters.

308 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

15. Toller Patio

3675 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Brightly colored furniture stud the yard in this spot, where the word “patio” is literally part of its name. Expect dog-friendly fun, sports watching, bar food, cocktails on tap, frozen and even in popsicle form, all year round.

3675 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

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16. Desert Racer

1520 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Chef/Restauranteur Nick Badovinus created quite the hopping outdoor spot with Desert Racer, which opened just before the pandemic began, and has hung on thanks to a massive outdoor space. The menu is full of fun cocktails and California-style riffs on classics, and there’s much entertainment to be had outside, from games to people watching.

1520 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

17. ArtPark Trinity Groves

331 Singleton Blvd #100, Dallas, TX 75212

With plenty of room to spread out, plus fire pits, umbrellas, bars, and plenty of access to all of Trinity Groves’ restaurants, ArtPark is a solid spot to chill.

331 Singleton Blvd #100
Dallas, TX 75212

18. Dahlia Bar & Bistro

3300 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

This courtyard-style patio offers beautiful sights and chill vibes, plus a weekend brunch worth writing home about. Try the waffle board, with chocolate, syrup, strawberries, bacon and more, and of course, waffles.

3300 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

19. Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207

This classic beer-focused gastropub is now helmed by Executive Chef Joshua Bonee, but the patio is just as chill as ever. Expect new specials and old favorites, craft cocktails and so many beers to choose from.

1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207

20. Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard

2645 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

A giant, 10,000 square foot, courtyard-style patio is what draws people in to Dot’s in Deep Ellum. Order up a burger or two and try and choose one of the 99 craft beers on tap.

2645 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

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