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The Best Patios for Al Fresco Dining This Fall

The Best Patios for Al Fresco Dining This Fall

When the evenings start cooling off in Austin, the restaurant scene becomes hotter than ever. Enjoy your next meal (or cocktail) at one of the city's finest patios this fall. You don't need to pick between quality scenery and quality food  — we're dishing out the best of the best when it comes to dining al fresco!

Hillside Farmacy

1209 E 11th St | 512-628-0168 | Website

Enjoy an evening on the patio at Hillside Farmacy, one of the East Side’s most picturesque restaurants. Try their fresh oysters, the pharmacy plate or one of their craft cocktails.

Joann’s Fine Foods

1224 S Congress Ave | 512-358-6054 | Website

Shaded with lush landscaping right on South Congress, the patio at Joann’s Fine Foods can’t be beat. Stop by for a happy hour cocktail or plate of comfort food!

Last Straw

1914 E 6th St | 512-354-1480 | Website

Serving “vacation by the hour”, Last Straw has one of the East Side’s best new patios. Sip on a tiki cocktail during happy hour or grab a hearty plate from their inspired kitchen in the evening with a loved one.

She’s Not Here

440 W 2nd St | 512-888-1970 | Website

This Pacific Asian cocktail bar and kitchen is known for their fun cocktails and thoughtful menu. Grab a friend and head to their patio for a spring treat on their spacious patio.

Lou’s Bodega

1900 E Cesar Chavez St | 512-660-5171 | Website

Weekly happy hour is more fun at this colorful bodega! With everything from grab-and-go breakfast snacks to sandwiches and rotisserie specials, this space is the perfect neighborhood hang.

Carpenters Hall

400 Josephine St | 512-675-5020 | Website

With the slogan “A neighborhood spot that just happens to be in a hotel”, it’s no wonder why this restaurant is making waves! Enjoy their community patio and some comfort food with friends.

Dean’s One Trick Pony

11 E Cesar Chavez St | 512-473-1570 | Website

Casual food and booze can be found at Dean’s One Trick Pony, a new restaurant at The Line Hotel. The patio is dog friendly, so bring your furry friend with you while you spend the spring enjoying bar snacks and creative cocktails!


5811 Berkman Dr | 512-609-8077 | Website

Dine on a beautifully-shaded patio lined with cozy booth and chair seating at Hank’s. With enough space for larger groups, pups and children, you can’t go wrong with this California-style comfort food.


1400 S Congress Ave | 512-291-7300 | Website

The iconic striped umbrellas of Perla's are perched on a deck overlooking the hustle and bustle of South Congress.


2115 Holly St | 512-382-1599 | Website

Stepping onto the patio of Launderette feels like stepping back in time to a wonderfully retro 1950's eatery.

Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave | 512-477-5584 | Website

This Clarksville charmer is a casual yet trendy take on new American dining.

Tiny Boxwoods

1503 W 35th | 512-220-0698 | Website

Eat your breakfast or lunch on the lush green patio of this charming upscale-casual eatery.

Culinary Dropout

11721 Rock Rose #100 | 512-777-3394 | Website

Located in the center of Domain Northside next to a sprawling green, this craft culinary experience has the perfect menu of creative bar-inspired entrees.

The Grove

Various Locations | Website

This relaxed patio serves up thin-crust pizza and new American cuisine overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill Country.


111 E Cesar Chavez St | 512-473-1566 | Website

Chic and inviting, P6’s sixth-story vantage point gives guests a sweeping view of Lady Bird Lake, the skyline and Congress Avenue. The eatery, part of Line Hotel, blends intimate dining with Mediterranean cuisine.

Bar Peached

1315 W 6th St | 512-992-0666 | Website

Asian-Southern cuisine meets crave-worthy comfort foods at Bar Peached. Enjoy a fresh cocktail and flavorful, Korean-inspired plate at the old home of Winflo this spring.

Hunger not satisfied? Take a look at Austin blogger Jane Ko’s list of the 23 best restaurants with patios. Tweet us at @morelandprops or stop by the Moreland Properties Facebook Page to let us know where you like to dine al fresco!

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