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5 Patios on South Lamar We Love

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Restaurants and bars with patios are gems, especially when the weather in Austin is perfect, the sun is out, and there’s a nice breeze. We absolutely love hanging out with our friends (human or furry) and enjoying awesome foods and drinks on various patios around Austin! 

We’ve compiled this guide of five of our favorite patios on South Lamar. We highly recommend trying one, or all, of them, whether you are catching up with a friend, watching the big game, or on a date!

Huge doughnuts and an even bigger patio — what else could you need? Gourdough’s Public House offers tasty and unique doughnuts, local beers, and creative cocktails. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, this is a must. The large doughnuts come in all sorts of creative options and are easily shareable, although we won’t judge you for ordering a whole one for yourself!

Gourdough’s Public House has a great, aesthetic vibe that is complete with a large patio area full of picnic tables and fun lights, making it a great place to hang out with friends while you satisfy your sweet tooth!

🗓MON–FRI | 11AM–12AM
🗓SAT | 10AM–1AM
🗓SUN | 10AM–12AM

📍2700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Located right down the street from Barton Springs, this watering hole offers a low-key hangout for after you’ve spent the day in the sun! As a converted gas station, Barton Springs Saloon has an old-style, friendly atmosphere that is perfect for gathering for drinks with your friends or your pup.

Plus, you’ll find eclectic additions like a jukebox as well as awesome happy hour deals and a great patio. With plenty of outdoor seating, this spot definitely has one of our favorite patios on South Lamar.

🗓 Temporarily Closed 

📍424 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Corner Bar is a classic neighborhood bar that makes everyone feel like they’re at home. Featuring 20 draft beers, a large selection of bottles and cans, craft cocktails, and wine, they have endless options for any drink you may be craving. Plus, Corner Bar is home to critically acclaimed Brown’s Bar B Cue, so be sure to get some tasty eats along with your drinks! The patio is dog-friendly and features multiple TVs so you don’t have to miss the big game. This will quickly become a go-to spot for all occasions!

🗓MON–THU | 4PM–2AM
🗓FRI | 2PM–2AM
🗓SAT & SUN | 12PM–2AM

📍1901 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Asian smokehouse meets Texas barbecue at this indoor/outdoor restaurant! Loro features barbecued and grilled meats on small metal trays that are designed to be shared, so be sure to come with friends.  You can also find great sides, craft beer, and batch cocktails that pair perfectly with the delicious meats.

The patio is shaded by a canopy of hundred-year-old oak trees, making it the perfect spot to stay a while as you enjoy your food, drinks, and good company!

🗓 MON–WED | 11:30AM–10PM
🗓THU–SUN | 11:30AM–11PM

📍2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

This tapas bar and Spanish restaurant brings lots of flavor to Austin! Barlata Tapas Bar pays tribute to latas, which are integral to the tapas culture and are small tins of gourmet, ready-to-eat vegetables, meat, and seafood, by serving its food in fresh tins. 

The menu features more than 40 kinds of tapas as well as other Spanish fare and a broad wine list, which you can thoroughly enjoy on the restaurant’s outdoor patio! The chic aesthetic and delicious food makes this a patio a must-visit.

🗓MON–THU | 5PM–10PM
🗓FRI & SAT | 5PM–10:30PM
🗓SUN | CLOSED

📍1500 S Lamar Blvd #150, Austin, TX 78704

This family-owned, Greek-inspired coffee shop and wine bar is the perfect spot to work on your laptop, hang out with friends, or go on a date, all on the cozy outdoor patio complete with an overhead sprawling oak tree! Opa offers fresh food, selective wines, a great lineup of beers, tasty Greek snacks, and incredible teas and coffee from Texas Coffee Traders.

Plus, Opa also features bocce ball, ping-pong, free WiFi, and a dog-friendly courtyard, so you can guarantee a great time at every visit. Stop in during happy hour from 3PM—7PM daily for half-priced glasses of wine, $1 beer and cocktails, and $2.50 sangria and mimosas!

🗓 SUN—THU | 9AM—11PM
🗓 FRI & SAT | 9AM—12aM

📍2050 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

More Stuff to Do on South Lamar

Get out and enjoy the fresh air and delicious meals at these patios on South Lamar we love! For more fun things to do on South Lamar, be sure to also follow us on InstagramFacebook, and TikTok and tag us in your photos @StuffToDoInAustin! 

For more stuff to do around Austin, check out the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide page and let us know what you want to see next! Make sure to enter your info above to subscribe for more Austin content

Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger 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 Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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