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6 Patios in Downtown Austin You Need to Dine On

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Need some fresh air? There are plenty of popular Patios in Downtown Austin that are perfect for lounging around or getting those cocktails with your friends. These 6 patios that our team researched are worth discovering and checking out.

📸: Upstairs at Carolines

Upstairs at Carolines

Located in the heart of downtown, Upstairs at Carolines has a beautiful rooftop lounge with twinkly lights that sets the atmosphere. This place has that urban u201cbackyardu201d party feel in which people can come as they are. The menu is filled with lots of food and drink options. They even have a few games that groups can play such as giant jenga, shuffleboard, checkers, corn hole, billiards, and foosball. A view overlooking Congress, backyard party games, food, and drinks, what more could you ask for?

FRI: | 12PM-12AM
SAT: | 11AM-12AM
SUN: | 11AM-11PM

621 Congress Ave STE 201, Austin, TX 78701

📸: The Grove

The Grove

For a fun night out, check out The Grove, another patio located in Downtown Austin. The perfect place to celebrate or grab a casual drink and bite to eat. The outside patio is decorated in lights, covered with the perfect number of trees for shade and heaters for when the temperatures get cooler. The Grove also has a delicious and affordable menu with something for every taste. It is the perfect place to relax, laugh, eat, and raise a glass.

SAT & SUN | 10:30AM-3PM
SAT & SUN | 4PM-10PM

800 W 6th St #100, Austin, TX 78701

📸: Irenes


Located on West Avenue in Downtown Austin, this chill neighborhood hangout has become the classic American bar and restaurant for people who like family friendly hospitality. The head chef, Andrew Curren, specializes in American comfort food and strong cocktails that are served at a bar with a patio. The spacious patio is nestled beneath pecan trees on the banks of Shoal Creek. The patio is one of the fan favorites because it allows people to enjoy the fresh air while delighting in the yummy food! Swing by on the weekend and make sure to order some of their specialty biscuits and booze brunch that is served till 4!


506 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

📸: Bufords


Imagine this. 50 beers on draft, daiquiris, bbq, tacos, dog friendly, skee ball, giant jenga, Mario cart and a huge patio located in the heart of Downtown. The indoor-outdoor bar is perfect with having several TVs along with the big patio area. It gives the options to individuals to choose what kind of experience they want to have. Occasionally they will have live music and DJs to add to the experience. If you’re looking for a spot with a younger crowd, this is the place to be!

SAT & SUN | 12PM-12AM

700 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

📸: Taquero Mucho

Taquero Mucho

Taquero Mucho, Austin’s newest all-pink Mexican restaurant. This place has the cutest outside patio scene and is known as one of the best instagrammable Mexican restaurants in Downtown Austin. Taquero Mucho in downtown Austin off of West 6th street by the team behind Gabriel’s in East Austin. This place is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience and heaven for anyone that loves PINK. From the moment, you walk up to the pink and white building, there’s a pink phone booth with pink benches by the patio. There are pink walls, pink chairs, pink drinks, and pink tortillas. Yes, I did just say pink tortillas. This place is a must to check out and visit for a unique and fun experience.

MON- TUE | 11AM-10PM
WED | 11AM-11PM
SAT | 10AM-12AM
SUN | 10AM-11PM

508 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

📸: Pelons Tex Mex

Pelons Tex Mex

Located in Austin, Pelons Tex Mex is a restaurant that features a signature margarita, craft beers, quesadillas, tacos, and delicious white queso. Along with their motto, they wanted to create a relaxed vibe with an outdoor patio that is dog-friendly. With a nice outside table patio and good food/ service, this is the perfect spot for locals or travelers to slow down and get a change of pace.


802 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Patios in Downtown Austin

The next time you want to impress your date or try out a new place to go, we hope you check out one of the above places. With the weather still beautiful and crisp out, this is the perfect time to relax and enjoy the outdoor patios they have to offer. u00a0

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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