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11 Killer Rooftop Patios in Dallas

Where to kick back and enjoy cocktails with a view

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The rooftop patio at HG Sply Co
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There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a meal or drinks on a regular patio, but sometimes dining al fresco is just better with a bird’s eye view. Fortunately, Dallas is packed with sky-high patios that offer stunning views of the city’s unbeatable skyline.

Looking for the best rooftop patios in Dallas? Here’s 11 of the city’s finest, all of which boast excellent cocktails, plenty of snacks, and a solid view.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. HG Sply Co.

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2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 334-0896
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As one of the preeminent rooftop bars in the city, HG has the patio game on lock. Enjoy the view while feasting on nachos loaded with cochinita pibil and pepper jack or smoky carrot hummus and drinking cocktails like the frozen Double Under, a frosty cocktail that combines beet-infused tequila, lime juice, and rosemary turbinado sugar.

2. The Quarter Bar

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3301 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 754-0106
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This longtime Uptown haunt keeps drinkers coming back with its extensive draft selection and its expansive, multi-level indoor/outdoor space. Park on the roof and prepare to sip reasonably priced bottles of wine like Miraval rosé, or more potent libations like a classic Vieux Carre cocktail.

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3. Happiest Hour

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2616 Olive St
Dallas, TX 75201
(972) 528-0067
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This massive indoor-outdoor bar near Victory Park boasts a giant ground-floor beer garden, indoor bar area, plus outdoor rooftop patio. Grab one of the draft beers from Happiest Hour’s expansive selection, or a rooftop-only cocktail like the Spill The Tea, a mix of Deep Eddy lemon vodka, triple sec, amaro, lemon, and ginger ale.

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4. The Green Room

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2715 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 748-7666
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Sidestep the bottom floor in this Deep Ellum dive and go straight for the stairs, where one of the best views of Downtown Dallas in town awaits. It’s breezy enough to survive the summer heat, especially when the $3 domestic beers are on offer during happy hour.

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5. Wits End

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2724 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 552-3365
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Perhaps best known for pool and karaoke, this long-time Deep Ellum dive also offers drinkers the option of enjoying the large rooftop patio. It’s often not very crowded, which makes it a great place to grab one of the bar’s killer draft selections and chill out in the midst of the neighborhood chaos.

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6. The Nines

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2911 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 458-3324
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The rooftop patio here is perfect for music obsessives, thanks to the DJs and virtual music events hosted at the Nines five days a week. The cocktail specials are also compelling, including $5 drinks made with Espolon tequila on Tuesdays and $3 well drinks every single day from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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7. Harlowe MXM

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2823 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 624-3310
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This Deep Ellum favorite boasts a massive rooftop space that’s often bustling with a party-friendly crowd. Bring a few friends, and sip Palomas and Pimms Cups while sharing snacks like tater tots doused in queso and covered in pulled pork, or the famed “Cookies” dumplings.

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8. STIRR

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2803 Main St #110
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 983-1222
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Diners will find plenty of snacks and an extensive cocktail list on Stirr’s third-floor rooftop. The expansive space offers cushy sofa seating for larger groups, plus a bar that faces the impressive Dallas skyline.

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9. Vidorra

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2642 Main St, Dallas
TX 75226, United States
(972) 215-0640
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This massive rooftop deck is the perfect place to eat queso and sip tequila flights in Deep Ellum. There’s also tons of frozen margarita flavors here, including watermelon and passionfruit, making Vidorra the perfect summertime drinking destination.

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10. Waterproof

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1914 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75201

A relative newcomer to the scene, Waterproof at the Statler Hotel has all the appeal of a rooftop under the expansive Downtown skyline with the added panache of a pool perfect for warm weather day-drinking. Pro-tip: it gets crowded quickly here, which makes getting to Waterproof early a must.

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11. Sky Blossom

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1514 Elm St #611
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 313-1524
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Vietnamese eats, gorgeous cocktails, and an even better view collide at this rooftop favorite. Snack on bright spring rolls while drinking super-fruity cocktails garnished with everything from chia seeds to flowers to sour candies.

1. HG Sply Co.

2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

As one of the preeminent rooftop bars in the city, HG has the patio game on lock. Enjoy the view while feasting on nachos loaded with cochinita pibil and pepper jack or smoky carrot hummus and drinking cocktails like the frozen Double Under, a frosty cocktail that combines beet-infused tequila, lime juice, and rosemary turbinado sugar.

2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

2. The Quarter Bar

3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Quarter Bar/Google

This longtime Uptown haunt keeps drinkers coming back with its extensive draft selection and its expansive, multi-level indoor/outdoor space. Park on the roof and prepare to sip reasonably priced bottles of wine like Miraval rosé, or more potent libations like a classic Vieux Carre cocktail.

3301 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

3. Happiest Hour

2616 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201
Happiest Hour

This massive indoor-outdoor bar near Victory Park boasts a giant ground-floor beer garden, indoor bar area, plus outdoor rooftop patio. Grab one of the draft beers from Happiest Hour’s expansive selection, or a rooftop-only cocktail like the Spill The Tea, a mix of Deep Eddy lemon vodka, triple sec, amaro, lemon, and ginger ale.

2616 Olive St
Dallas, TX 75201

4. The Green Room

2715 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
The Green Room/Facebook

Sidestep the bottom floor in this Deep Ellum dive and go straight for the stairs, where one of the best views of Downtown Dallas in town awaits. It’s breezy enough to survive the summer heat, especially when the $3 domestic beers are on offer during happy hour.

2715 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

5. Wits End

2724 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Wits End/Yelp

Perhaps best known for pool and karaoke, this long-time Deep Ellum dive also offers drinkers the option of enjoying the large rooftop patio. It’s often not very crowded, which makes it a great place to grab one of the bar’s killer draft selections and chill out in the midst of the neighborhood chaos.

2724 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

6. The Nines

2911 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
The Nines/Yelp

The rooftop patio here is perfect for music obsessives, thanks to the DJs and virtual music events hosted at the Nines five days a week. The cocktail specials are also compelling, including $5 drinks made with Espolon tequila on Tuesdays and $3 well drinks every single day from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

2911 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

7. Harlowe MXM

2823 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Harlowe MXM/Facebook

This Deep Ellum favorite boasts a massive rooftop space that’s often bustling with a party-friendly crowd. Bring a few friends, and sip Palomas and Pimms Cups while sharing snacks like tater tots doused in queso and covered in pulled pork, or the famed “Cookies” dumplings.

2823 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

8. STIRR

2803 Main St #110, Dallas, TX 75226
Stirr Dallas/Facebook

Diners will find plenty of snacks and an extensive cocktail list on Stirr’s third-floor rooftop. The expansive space offers cushy sofa seating for larger groups, plus a bar that faces the impressive Dallas skyline.

2803 Main St #110
Dallas, TX 75226

9. Vidorra

2642 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226, United States
Photo by Kevin Hann Photography

This massive rooftop deck is the perfect place to eat queso and sip tequila flights in Deep Ellum. There’s also tons of frozen margarita flavors here, including watermelon and passionfruit, making Vidorra the perfect summertime drinking destination.

2642 Main St, Dallas
TX 75226, United States

10. Waterproof

1914 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201
Waterproof/Facebook

A relative newcomer to the scene, Waterproof at the Statler Hotel has all the appeal of a rooftop under the expansive Downtown skyline with the added panache of a pool perfect for warm weather day-drinking. Pro-tip: it gets crowded quickly here, which makes getting to Waterproof early a must.

1914 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Sky Blossom

1514 Elm St #611, Dallas, TX 75201

Vietnamese eats, gorgeous cocktails, and an even better view collide at this rooftop favorite. Snack on bright spring rolls while drinking super-fruity cocktails garnished with everything from chia seeds to flowers to sour candies.

1514 Elm St #611
Dallas, TX 75201

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