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One of the highlights of Dallas? The abundance of inviting patios! With fantastic weather and spacious settings, the options are endless. I've curated a selection of our top picks across the DFW area. Whether you're seeking live music, ample space, stunning views, captivating aesthetics, craft cocktails, or simply a place to unwind with a refreshing drink in hand, there's a patio to suit every occasion. Dive in below and discover your perfect spot to soak up the vibes!


Locals adore this cherished Knox establishment, which boasts a stunning dog-friendly patio. The ambiance is enchanting, resembling a tranquil garden oasis with brick pathways, abundant greenery, accents of white tables, and charming picnic tables. It's a haven for Instagram-worthy moments, complemented by an exceptional menu to match. Indulge in the garden atmosphere while sipping on signature cocktails like the Pear Goddess Martini, Blood Orange Jalapeño Margarita, or Smores Espresso Martini.


And the award for the most Instagram-worthy patio goes to... Desert Racer! This brainchild of Nick Badovinus had been eagerly awaited, and upon opening, it exceeded all expectations with its enchanting blend of Santa Fe and Baja California vibes. The patio is an absolute stunner, adorned with cacti, white chairs, blue fountains, and charming wood/tiki decor. Not to mention the retro camper parked outside the bar, adding an extra cool factor, with plenty more vintage cars scattered throughout the area.

Come for the atmosphere, but stay for the mouthwatering burgers and refreshing ranch waters!


If you've ever wandered along the Katy Trail, chances are you've been captivated by the expansive patio of the Katy Trail Ice House! Whether you're headed specifically to the Ice House or simply in need of a breather during your jog, this Dallas institution offers the perfect spot to enjoy a summer beer and some indulgent cheese fries while basking in the sunshine. Furry friends are warmly welcomed, and even in the chillier months, the patio is cozy, with bonfires and blankets readily available to keep you warm!


Paradiso boasts one of the most breathtaking patios, evoking a charming European garden ambiance. Take your seat on the brick patio facing the front of the restaurant, amidst the lush garden foliage, beside the shed on high-top tables, in the cozy lounge chairs under the pergola, or by their delightful cocktail spots, The Botanist or Mermaid Bar.


You can't resist The Rustic, where live music sets the scene every day of the week. Perfect for entertaining friends and family, this Texas gem in the heart of Dallas offers locally-sourced cuisine and an extensive drink selection. Don't miss their Jam and Toast Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, where you'll gather on the spacious patio for a delightful family-style meal experience!

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