Top 10 Patios in Austin, Texas

Written by Austin Archuleta

As a native Austinite and University of Texas Civil Engineering graduate, Austin excels at making complex technical concepts accessible to a wide range of audiences. His expansive knowledge of the local real estate market and analytical skill enables in-depth analysis and understanding of our local housing market. He has ten years of experience leading cross-functional teams and providing innovative solutions to his clients.

April 1, 2021

In Austin, our temperatures rarely dip below 40, and the sun usually shines. So, if you’re moving to Austin, Texas, outdoor eating and drinking is going to be a common occurrence.

Whether you are going to party with friends or taking your parents to brunch, this top ten list of drinking and dining patios has a recommendation for you.   

1. Contigo

2027 Anchor Lane

Enjoy upscale family-style ranch dining in the expansive, covered dining area this weekend in Austin. Or relax with a beer under a shady tree at the patio bar with friends.

2. Mozart’s Coffee

3825 Lake Austin Boulevard

Overlooking Lake Austin is a shop with quality coffee and pastry. Finding a spot under a shady Oak tree on their outdoor deck is one of the best things to do to start your day in Austin, Texas.

3. Loro

2115 Lamar Boulevard

Beat the heat under the covered patio or shade trees at this Asian smokehouse. If you recently moved to Austin, stop by for a frozen mango sake slushes at one of the communal tables and make some new friends.

4. Blue Dahlia’s Bistro

1115 East 11th Street

The backyard at the Blue Dahlia Austin location keeps you cool with a patio covering and lush plant life. Choose a salad and a something on the wine list from their French-inspired menu.

5. Azul Rooftop Pool Bar & Lounge

310 East 5th Street

This rooftop bar offers breathtaking views in a relaxing cocktail-friendly setting. Take a dip during public pool hours or stay as a guest next time you’re visiting Austin, Texas. Don’t miss their unique spin on the Frosé.

6. Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden

709 East 6th Street

Is it so hot you don’t know what to do for fun in Austin? Gather your friends at the Easy Tiger for ping pong, snacks and drinks in the breezy night air.

7. Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar

1400 South Congress Avenue

One of Austin’s most refined shaded patios belongs to a restaurant serving some of the freshest seafood and oysters. Don some sunglasses and have a cocktail under your personal umbrella.  

8. Wilder Wood Restaurant & Bar

1300 East 7th Street

Looking for things to do in Austin, Texas on a Wednesday? Join your friends for rooftop dining, open mic night and District Distilling Co. tastings. Don’t forget to ask about their gluten-free menu items.  

9. Kitty Cohen’s

2211 Webberville Road

The quirky and casual atmosphere of this cocktail lounge and patio bar includes umbrellas and a wading pool. Try dinner from a pop-up restaurant at Kitty’s Thursday through Sunday when you want to try something new to do in Austin.

10. Hotel San Jose Lounge

If you’re moving to Austin, Texas, you may already know that this sprawling patio bar is a local favorite. Add this lounge to your night on the town and maybe stop at the hotel’s Continental Club for live music.

By the time you try these Austin patios, you realize that moving to Austin, Texas was the best decision you ever made.

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