We’re so lucky to live in Austin. Although sometimes the heat can be unbearable, for the most part, it’s usually just the right amount of sunshine we want to be under. With plenty of patio bars on West 6th in downtown, you can enjoy the weather without the burn!
Some of the following spots are also restaurant patios, so why not grab some dinner while you’re at it!
Bar Peached has one of the more unique patios, located under street level but still with a great view around. Before you read on, they usually book out in advance, so it would be smart to make a reservation right now.
Bar Peaches’ vibes are always fun, especially because they have one of the best happy hours in town. You have to try their spicy margarita! It’s got just the right amount of kick.
With a cute, blue set up outside and free parking (!), this should be on your W. 6th itinerary. Good luck finding free parking (or any parking) anywhere else.
It’s never dull at Bufords, and it’s also never quiet. So if that’s the vibes you’re going for, then Bufords is the spot for you!
The beer garden has one of the bigger patios on W. 6th, with easy access to go inside and outside, depending on where the most hyped crowd is. You can get a great view of downtown from it as well.
Then, take your day to the next level when they host bands and watch parties on their massive TV screens. It’s tons of fun being in their crowds.
Little Woodrow's West 6th
Little Woodrow’s is a well-known Austin establishment. You have most likely already been there so you know why.
Their dog-friendly patio is super chill to hit up for post-work drink, but it can get packed into the night so go accordingly. They have over 100 beers to choose from and bar snacks to grub on. They’re also known to host some epic parties, especially on UT game nights!
For a quick drink to refresh in an outdoor setting, check out WTF’s massive patio. It’s so big, it’s the best social distancing spot to be. And it’s a bar!
Their patio is basically the whole place, and they often host comedy nights and live music too! It can actually be tons of fun with the right group of friends. Just be sure to dress up a bit as they have a dressier vibe in the evenings.
The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Downtown
The most classiest of this bunch, The Grove’s patio is perfect for special occasions!
Steps lead to their elevated space, where you can enjoy some delicious food and cocktails. We especially enjoy their froze on summer days. And they also have pretty great happy hour and brunch menus, where you can order a mimosa flight!
Get your late-night cravings in at this swanky bistro off West 6th street. Nightcap provides an intimate atmosphere full of an even menu of comfort classics and delicious greens. Check out their cocktail menu for an original Nightcap libation and sip on their gorgeous patio!
Clark’s Oyster Bar
For one of the best patio bars on West 6th, Clark’s Oyster Bar is an oasis for refreshing seafood dishes and tons of oysters! Have lunch under the shade of their brightly colored umbrellas and definitely stop by for weekend brunch or happy hour M-F from 3PM to 5PM!
Parlor and Yard
For a chill atmosphere where everyone can have a good time, Parlor and Yard is the perfect spot for your group of friends. Catch your favorite teams on game days or kickback on the patio without a care in the world with one of their original cocktails. Grab a pizza or wings from Brooklyn Pie if you get hungry!
One of the best patio bars on West 6th is Key Bar, situated right on the stretch of iconic Austin bars. Once an old key shop in downtown Austin, Key Bar is an open-air patio space with ton of seating indoors and outdoors. Grab a delicious mule and kick back in their lounge space for the perfect Sunday funday.