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Kick back and enjoy the good weather while we have it at Birdie’s Eastside.
Kathy Tran

13 Delightful Dallas Patios

Patio season is a fleeting thing in this city

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Kick back and enjoy the good weather while we have it at Birdie’s Eastside.
| Kathy Tran

Eating outdoors, when the weather accommodates it, is a Dallas tradition. Fortunately, there’s a bevy of excellent Dallas bars and restaurants serving stellar cocktails and bites perfect for enjoying al fresco.

Whether in search of a lazy afternoon or a laid-back brunch destination, these excellent Dallas patios are worth a visit.

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Lakewood Brewing Company

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Take the whole family out to this patio, which the brewery renovated and enlarged last year. There are more than enough picnic tables, games for kids, and even a tent covering it from both sun and rain. Plus, it’s a great spot to have a locally brewed beer and you can join one of the brewery tours as your leisure. Light bites are also available.

Odelay Tex-Mex

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Odelay has an expansive porch that’s open seasonally and perfect for enjoying a Mezcalerita or sipping tequila from its extensive menu. And, uh, order a little food with that.

Birdie's Eastside

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Head to this giant, beautiful patio for a nice spot to hang outside. It’s also about the only place on the east side to get a Sauvignon blanc slushie and hang with what the restaurant calls “big healthy bowls” — proteins, grains, and vegetables. Don’t worry though, it also serves smashburgers and fried chicken sandwiches.

Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House

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One of the great East Dallas patios has expanded. Goodfriend pushed their patio over a little, adding tables and seating to the highly in-demand space. Pull up to a comfy picnic table and order from its expansive and ever-changing beer library, or just get one of the best burgers in town.

The Ivy Tavern

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The Ivy boasts strong cocktails, great burgers, and a patio that’s frequently filled with revelers. It’s got a fireplace for chilly days, tons of giant TVs for game days, and pretty twinkle lights for late-night cocktails. 

Chelsea Corner

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This spot’s 2,500 square foot dog-friendly patio is a favorite of residents of Knox-Henderson for being a calm, quiet outdoor space — with plenty of space.

Smoky Rose

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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.

The Porch

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After closing down for renovations in January, the Porch is open again and features exterior upgrades that include a beer garden, a year-round air conditioned and heated patio that’s dog-friendly, and a completely new interior. If that sounds like heaven, saddle up to the remodeled bar and try something from the brand new drinks menu developed by awarding-winning bartender Gabe Sanchez — his work at Midnight Rambler and Black Swan Saloon is legendary.

The Rustic

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The Rustic offers outdoor dining, drinking, and socializing in spades with a massive outdoor space. From nightly concerts to a happy hour daily from 3 to 6 p.m., The Rustic is a popular spot year-round.

Dolce Riviera

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Find a romantic spot under the lemon trees at Dolce Riviera in the Harwood District and order a tricolore salad and a plate of fresh Italian seafood. And don’t forget an Aperol spritz. 

Wriggly Tin

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Pull up for an excellent pizza and a beer mix at this Fair Park adjacent spot. It’s expansive patio is kid-friendly and offers QR code service so the cocktails (or pizzas) can just keep coming.

Taco Y Vino

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Want to be on a patio that has more of a backyard vibe? And want tacos? Plus wine? This is the spot. Those colorful chairs and umbrellas are cozy, and the taco specials are top-notch. 

Paradiso

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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, with twinkle lights and greenery, makes it feel like an oasis. Stay on-brand and sip on The Light of Pink, a tequila cocktail made for golden hour.

Lakewood Brewing Company

Take the whole family out to this patio, which the brewery renovated and enlarged last year. There are more than enough picnic tables, games for kids, and even a tent covering it from both sun and rain. Plus, it’s a great spot to have a locally brewed beer and you can join one of the brewery tours as your leisure. Light bites are also available.

Odelay Tex-Mex

Odelay has an expansive porch that’s open seasonally and perfect for enjoying a Mezcalerita or sipping tequila from its extensive menu. And, uh, order a little food with that.

Birdie's Eastside

Head to this giant, beautiful patio for a nice spot to hang outside. It’s also about the only place on the east side to get a Sauvignon blanc slushie and hang with what the restaurant calls “big healthy bowls” — proteins, grains, and vegetables. Don’t worry though, it also serves smashburgers and fried chicken sandwiches.

Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House

One of the great East Dallas patios has expanded. Goodfriend pushed their patio over a little, adding tables and seating to the highly in-demand space. Pull up to a comfy picnic table and order from its expansive and ever-changing beer library, or just get one of the best burgers in town.

The Ivy Tavern

The Ivy boasts strong cocktails, great burgers, and a patio that’s frequently filled with revelers. It’s got a fireplace for chilly days, tons of giant TVs for game days, and pretty twinkle lights for late-night cocktails. 

Chelsea Corner

This spot’s 2,500 square foot dog-friendly patio is a favorite of residents of Knox-Henderson for being a calm, quiet outdoor space — with plenty of space.

Smoky Rose

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.

The Porch

After closing down for renovations in January, the Porch is open again and features exterior upgrades that include a beer garden, a year-round air conditioned and heated patio that’s dog-friendly, and a completely new interior. If that sounds like heaven, saddle up to the remodeled bar and try something from the brand new drinks menu developed by awarding-winning bartender Gabe Sanchez — his work at Midnight Rambler and Black Swan Saloon is legendary.

The Rustic

The Rustic offers outdoor dining, drinking, and socializing in spades with a massive outdoor space. From nightly concerts to a happy hour daily from 3 to 6 p.m., The Rustic is a popular spot year-round.

Dolce Riviera

Find a romantic spot under the lemon trees at Dolce Riviera in the Harwood District and order a tricolore salad and a plate of fresh Italian seafood. And don’t forget an Aperol spritz. 

Wriggly Tin

Pull up for an excellent pizza and a beer mix at this Fair Park adjacent spot. It’s expansive patio is kid-friendly and offers QR code service so the cocktails (or pizzas) can just keep coming.

Taco Y Vino

Want to be on a patio that has more of a backyard vibe? And want tacos? Plus wine? This is the spot. Those colorful chairs and umbrellas are cozy, and the taco specials are top-notch. 

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, with twinkle lights and greenery, makes it feel like an oasis. Stay on-brand and sip on The Light of Pink, a tequila cocktail made for golden hour.

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