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11 Awesome Patios in Austin to Dine On

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Regardless if it’s the middle of summer where it is 10,000 degrees out or it’s the middle of winter, patios are key to a great Austin dining experience.

Outdoor activities, including dining, have been strongly encouraged to help with social distancing. Now more than ever we can enjoy dining on these incredible patios in Austin. Even as we head into winter these patios will keep you nice and cozy throughout your meal!

Some Favorites!

This Asian BBQ fusion restaurant has the perfect patio to relax on. Located right on South Lamar, Loro’s patio has long picnic tables, cozy swings you can sit in, and chairs surrounding fire pits for the cooler months. 

Pair your visit with a frozen gin and tonic, you’ll thank us later!

🗓 SUN–THUR | 11:30AM–10PM
🗓 FRI–SAT | 11:30AM–11PM

📍 2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

The hype surrounding P6 is serious and it lives up to every expectation. From the food, to the drinks, to the views, this patio has everything you need for a relaxing evening out. Located on the sixth floor of the LINE Hotel, this restaurant and bar overlooks Ladybird Lake right at the Congress Bridge. 

Come for dinner and stay all evening for the views!

🗓 MON–FRI | 4PM–11PM
🗓 SAT–SUN | 10AM–11PM

📍 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

If you’re looking for a more laid back patio with awesome daily specials Doc’s Backyard Grill is your spot. This South Austin gem has plenty of outdoor seating and when the weather is nice they open up the garage doors in the restaurant to make it one large open area. 

Doc’s is the perfect family-friendly hangout, whether you’re looking for a quick dinner or coming to watch the Longhorns play, your kiddos will be pumped every time you stop by!

🗓 FRI–SAT | 11AM–10PM

📍 5207 Brodie Ln #100, Sunset Valley, TX 78745

Easily one of the best seafood restaurants in Austin, Perla’s offers a beautiful outdoor seating area right on the busy South Congress Avenue. Enjoy ceviche and wine under the large trees while people watching those who pass by. 

Perla’s is the perfect spot for brunch, lunch, dinner, and even a quick appetizer and drink!

🗓 MON–THUR | 11:30AM–10PM
🗓 FRI | 11:30AM–11PM
🗓 SAT | 10:30AM–11PM
🗓 SUN | 10:30AM –10PM

📍 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

The oldest Biergarten in all of Austin and it is located right in Downtown Austin! This Austin staple has a huge covered patio so rain or shine you can enjoy the space. Complete with corn hole games, long picnic tables, and a stage for live music, Sholz Garten is a great spot to hang out.

We reccomend ordering the texas shape charcuterie board and definitely the pretzel bigger than your head!

🗓 WED–SAT | 12PM–8PM
🗓 SUN | 12PM–6PM

📍 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Definitely one of the most unique and eye-catching patios in Austin, Culinary Dropout has it all. From ping  pong tables to corn hole games, this dog-friendly patio will keep you coming back for the awesome atmosphere (and pretzels and beer cheese).

If you’ve never been you have surely seen the lively crowd while passing by. Located on Rock Rose in the Domain, they are located in one of the most prime areas in Austin!

🗓 MON–THUR | 11AM–10PM
🗓 FRI | 11AM–12AM
🗓 SAT | 10AM–12AM
🗓 SUN | 10AM–9PM

📍 11721 Rock Rose Ave Ste #100, Austin, TX 78758

Rosewood is located in a 120-year old house with plenty of outdoor seating. They have recently expanded their pavilion to offer more covered dining outdoors as well as added a new patio on the east side of the restaurant. Come enjoy all-night happy hour on Wednesday and Thursdays while taking in the gorgeous views of Downtown Austin

🗓 FRI–SAT | 5PM–10PM

📍 1209 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

This East Austin gem has a huge outdoor seating area that is perfect for the whole family. Come rain or shine because they have a large airplane hanger inside seating that gives it a nice indoor-outdoor feel. With string lights surrounding the outdoors area, you are sure to enjoy the ambiance but not more than the food and drinks!

🗓 FRI–SAT | 11AM–12AM
🗓 SUN | 11AM– 10PM

Transport yourself to Southern Italy with Olive + June’s large terrace. This neighborhood gem serves up some of the best Italian cuisines in Austin including their famous handmade pasta. Grab a glass (or bottle) of wine and enjoy an evening of fine but casual dining!

🗓 SUN | 4PM–8PM

📍 3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703

This chic restaurant has the cutest backyard wine garden for guests to enjoy their meals. You can dine under the 500-year-old oak trees that offer shade throughout the day. At night the shimmering lights hanging throughout the wine garden creates the perfect atmosphere for a romantic date or evening catching up with friends and family!


📍 1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Last, but most definitely not least, we have Matt’s El Rancho. Located on South Lamar, this Austin staple has just what you need to enjoy a meal or cocktail. The enclosed, but spacious patio gives you a private atmosphere right in the middle of all the chaos!

Grab a Knock Out Martini and kick back and relax on the patio while enjoying chips, salsa, and of course, the famous Bob Armstrong Queso!

🗓 MON–WED | 11AM–9PM
🗓 THUR–SUN | 11AM–10PM

📍 2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Check Out Our Insider Look To Some Of Austin's Best Patios!

We want to follow along on your patio adventures! Tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram @StuffToDoInAustin. Be sure to follow us on TikTok to follow along on our adventures around Austin and see what places we try and menu items we order!


Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi is a City Manager for UNATION and author of 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 InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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