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10 Perfect Patios for Drinking and Dining

05.20.2014 by: Leah McGarry
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We are so lucky to live in a city with so many patios to enjoy and so many days to enjoy them.  Whether you’re looking for some refreshing cocktails, yummy snacks, or just people-watching, there’s a patio out there calling your name. 

BEST TREES

Olive & June - Giant trees in the center of this patio offer plenty of shade while you enjoy happy hour or mezzo Mondays.

{Photo via Olive & June Facebook page}

The Grove Grab a bottle of wine, an artisan cheese plate, and some specialty pizzas and sit under the beautiful trees winding their way through the patio.

    

{Photo via The Grove Wine Bar Facebook page}

MOST PRIVACY

SwayThis small patio is walled in, offering a quiet atmosphere and complete privacy from passersby. 

        

{Photo via Sway Facebook page}

Garrido’s {This Business is Closed}Transport yourself to a tropical vacation as you sip on a mojito nestled among the palm trees alongside Shoal Creek. 

          

{Photo via Garrido's Facebook page}

BEST VIEWS

Abel's on the LakeGrab your friends after a long week of work and sit out on the deck overlooking Lake Austin.  Treat yourself to some cold brews or maybe a Texas Tea.

              

{Photo via Abel's on the Lake Facebook page}

Alta's Café The owners of this quiet, tucked away gem wanted to create an escape in the heart of downtown Austin.  Enjoy a cup of coffee or one of their “sustainable” wines while taking in views of Lady Bird Lake. 

                  

{Photo via Alta's Facebook page}

BEST PLACES TO SEE & BE SEEN

Benji's CantinaWith a huge selection of cocktails, beer, wine, tequila, and mezcal, pick your poison amidst one of the coolest rooftop lounge settings in downtown Austin. 

                      

{Photo via Benji's Facebook page}

Perla’sEnjoy 50-cent oysters during happy hour Monday through Friday, or watch the foot traffic along South Congress during Saturday and Sunday brunch.

                        

{Photo via Perla's Facebook page}

MOST FUN & GAMES

Red’s Porch Whether you’re tossing bean bags while you wait or attending Geeks Who Drink trivia night on Tuesdays, Red’s Porch offers plenty of entertainment and two stories of outdoor seating.

                            

{Photo via Red's Porch Facebook page}

Easy Tiger Enjoy the scenery alongside Waller Creek, or pick up a paddle to play some ping pong while downing craft beers and delicious pretzels. 

                                

{Photo via Easy Tiger Pinterest board}

Many of these restaurants are also participating in restaurant week, which lasts until Thursday, May 22.  Hurry up and take advantage of these great outdoor dining options before we hit triple digit temps! 

TAGS : South Lamar/South First , Downtown , Clarksville/North Lamar , West Lake Hills , South Congress , Easy Tiger , Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar , Abel's on the Lake , Olive & June , The Grove - Westlake , Sway , Red's Porch , Alta's Cafe