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17 Excellent Dallas Patios for Dining and Drinking Outside

It’s the perfect time of year for a cocktail al fresco

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Eating outdoors is a Dallas tradition, and there’s really no time of the year when you won’t find drinkers out soaking up the sun on a patio. Even when it’s boiling hot, Dallas drinkers still enjoy being in the great outdoors.

Fortunately, there’s a bevy of excellent Dallas bars serving up stellar cocktails and snacks perfect for dining al fresco. Whether in search of a lazy afternoon in the sun or a laid-back brunch destination, these 17 excellent Dallas patios are definitely worth a visit.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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.

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3. Smoky Rose

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8602 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(469) 776-5655
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Boasting what is quite possibly the largest patio 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. 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, and people-watching 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 paired with steak tartare or a bright ahi tuna salad.

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5. 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.

6. Standard Service - Dallas

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5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-3415
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On Saturday and Sunday mornings on Lowest Greenville, nature is healing and the patios are filling up with brunchers once again. Standard Service offers modern takes on brunch classics like Huevos Rancheros, breakfast tacos and steak and eggs, plus a festive cocktail menu with drinks created by locals and regulars, a dollar from each goes to charity.

The patio at Standard Service
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7. Cane Rosso

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7328 Gaston Ave #100
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 660-3644
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A large patio perfect for social distancing 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.

8. The Rustic

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3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 730-0596
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With plenty of space for social distancing and large garage-style doors that provide even more openness, The Rustic offers springtime 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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9. 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.

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10. 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 gram-worthy 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.

11. 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 and enjoy the day.

12. 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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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 vegetarian 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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14. 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.

The climate-controlled patio at JAXON
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15. 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

16. 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. Diners won’t be disappointed by its American bistro eats, ranging from Frito pie to pasta primavera, either.

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17. 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 Matters, featuring vermouth, rose reduction, gin and bitters.

Adam Stewart/Paradiso

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
Henry’s Majestic/Facebook

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 what is quite possibly the largest patio 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. 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, and people-watching 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 paired with steak tartare or a bright ahi tuna salad.

2912 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

5. 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

6. Standard Service - Dallas

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

On Saturday and Sunday mornings on Lowest Greenville, nature is healing and the patios are filling up with brunchers once again. Standard Service offers modern takes on brunch classics like Huevos Rancheros, breakfast tacos and steak and eggs, plus a festive cocktail menu with drinks created by locals and regulars, a dollar from each goes to charity.

5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Cane Rosso

7328 Gaston Ave #100, Dallas, TX 75214

A large patio perfect for social distancing 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

8. The Rustic

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

With plenty of space for social distancing and large garage-style doors that provide even more openness, The Rustic offers springtime 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

9. Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

2121 N Pearl St Suite #170, Dallas, TX 75201
Instagram/@erinjbgood

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

10. 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 gram-worthy 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

11. 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 and enjoy the day.

3025 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

12. 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

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 vegetarian 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

14. Jaxon Beer Garden

311 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75202
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

15. 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

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16. Oddfellows

316 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
Photo by Rachel Pinn

This quaint Bishop Arts spot serves up some delicious cocktails from its patio including a mean vodka mint gimlet. Diners won’t be disappointed by its American bistro eats, ranging from Frito pie to pasta primavera, either.

316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208

17. 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 Matters, featuring vermouth, rose reduction, gin and bitters.

308 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

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