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Richard Casteel

The Austin Alfresco Heatmap: Where to Eat Outside Right Now, 2019

15 new patios for outdoor dining and drinking

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| Richard Casteel

It's the brief time of the year when Austinites can bear being outside without fear of sweat stains and overbearing rays of sunshine. Take advantage of the spring weather by partaking in food and drinks at the city’s best new patios and outdoor spaces.

This latest patio heatmap update includes the beer garden vibes of Sour Duck Market and Easy Tiger Linc, the updated garden patio of wine restaurant Vino Vino, the Tokyo-inspired Domo Alley-Gato, and more. All of these restaurants and bars must have been opened or revamped within the past year for inclusion.

For other outdoor dining needs, here are Austin’s essential patios, rooftop spots, shaded patios to avoid the sun, and dog-friendly establishments.

If a favorite new outdoor space isn’t on the map, let Eater know on the tipline or down in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Bakery Lorraine

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The patio of the San Antonio import features the bakery’s same pretty tables, all the better to enjoy exquisite pastries and coffee.

Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
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The Long Play Lounge

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Formerly Royal Jelly, the new Long Play Lounge bar features a fun patio full of picnic tables, made all the better to enjoy easy cocktails and beers.

Long Play Lounge
Long Play Lounge
Megan Laprelle

Easy Tiger

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The newest Easy Tiger features a sprawling beer garden with a dedicated outdoor bar, ping-pong tables, and an awning to shield against those rainstorms.

Easy Tiger Linc’s beer garden
Easy Tiger Linc’s beer garden
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Home Slice Pizza

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The newest Home Slice includes a large patio with covered and uncovered sections for those who want or don’t want to feel the sun while they eat pizza.

Vino Vino

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There’s a new patio at the Hyde Park wine restaurant, as part of its renovations last summer, complete with a garden and fireplace.

Vino Vino’s patio
Vino Vino’s patio
Vino Vino [Official]

Uncle Nicky's Italian Specialties

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The casual Italian cafe features two patios: the awning-covered patio along the side of the restaurant, and the jutting one facing the street.

Uncle Nicky’s patio
Uncle Nicky’s patio
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Sour Duck Market

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The mostly-outdoors restaurant features plentiful picnic tables, a dedicated walk-up counter to order food, televisions, and covered areas.

Sour Duck’s courtyard
Sour Duck’s courtyard
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Bar Peached

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Peached Tortilla took over shuttered Italian restaurant for its new bar and restaurant, which means the big patio still remains in Clarksville.

Rosewood

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The upscale Rosewood restaurant’s patio consists of a giant lawn with a pergola and games, plus good views of downtown Austin.

Rosewood’s lawn
Rosewood’s lawn
Courtesy of Mark Odom Studio/Chase Daniels

Cookbook Cafe

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The Austin Central Library restaurant’s patio faces Shoal Creek and the Colorado River for a pretty dining experience.

A restaurant patio with a bridge in the background.
The patio at Cookbook Cafe
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Domo Alley-Gato

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The Ramen Tatsu-ya team opened up a Tokyo-inspired patio bar with outdoor booths and plenty of cat-themed decor.

Domo Alley-Gato
Domo Alley-Gato
Julia Keim

Carpenters Hall

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The hotel restaurant’s patio is ideal for pleasant lingering with glasses of wine and hand pies.

As part of the Four Seasons Hotel revamp, its new restaurant Ciclo includes an actual new patio allowing people to overlook the Colorado River while they eat and drink.

Ciclo’s patio
Ciclo’s patio
Ciclo [Official]

Joann's Fine Foods

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The Austin Motel’s revamped restaurant, now Joann’s Fine Foods, features the same covered patio bar with vibrant new details.

The patio and bar at Joann’s
The patio and bar at Joann’s
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

Nicolaza's

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Hopfield’s new far south Austin bar includes a big wide backyard space with a food truck serving the gastropub’s food.

Nicolaza’s patio
Nicolaza’s patio
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

Bakery Lorraine

Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The patio of the San Antonio import features the bakery’s same pretty tables, all the better to enjoy exquisite pastries and coffee.

Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The Long Play Lounge

Long Play Lounge
Long Play Lounge
Megan Laprelle

Formerly Royal Jelly, the new Long Play Lounge bar features a fun patio full of picnic tables, made all the better to enjoy easy cocktails and beers.

Long Play Lounge
Long Play Lounge
Megan Laprelle

Easy Tiger

Easy Tiger Linc’s beer garden
Easy Tiger Linc’s beer garden
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The newest Easy Tiger features a sprawling beer garden with a dedicated outdoor bar, ping-pong tables, and an awning to shield against those rainstorms.

Easy Tiger Linc’s beer garden
Easy Tiger Linc’s beer garden
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Home Slice Pizza

The newest Home Slice includes a large patio with covered and uncovered sections for those who want or don’t want to feel the sun while they eat pizza.

Vino Vino

Vino Vino’s patio
Vino Vino’s patio
Vino Vino [Official]

There’s a new patio at the Hyde Park wine restaurant, as part of its renovations last summer, complete with a garden and fireplace.

Vino Vino’s patio
Vino Vino’s patio
Vino Vino [Official]

Uncle Nicky's Italian Specialties

Uncle Nicky’s patio
Uncle Nicky’s patio
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The casual Italian cafe features two patios: the awning-covered patio along the side of the restaurant, and the jutting one facing the street.

Uncle Nicky’s patio
Uncle Nicky’s patio
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Sour Duck Market

Sour Duck’s courtyard
Sour Duck’s courtyard
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The mostly-outdoors restaurant features plentiful picnic tables, a dedicated walk-up counter to order food, televisions, and covered areas.

Sour Duck’s courtyard
Sour Duck’s courtyard
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Bar Peached

Peached Tortilla took over shuttered Italian restaurant for its new bar and restaurant, which means the big patio still remains in Clarksville.

Rosewood

Rosewood’s lawn
Rosewood’s lawn
Courtesy of Mark Odom Studio/Chase Daniels

The upscale Rosewood restaurant’s patio consists of a giant lawn with a pergola and games, plus good views of downtown Austin.

Rosewood’s lawn
Rosewood’s lawn
Courtesy of Mark Odom Studio/Chase Daniels

Cookbook Cafe

A restaurant patio with a bridge in the background.
The patio at Cookbook Cafe
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The Austin Central Library restaurant’s patio faces Shoal Creek and the Colorado River for a pretty dining experience.

A restaurant patio with a bridge in the background.
The patio at Cookbook Cafe
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Domo Alley-Gato

Domo Alley-Gato
Domo Alley-Gato
Julia Keim

The Ramen Tatsu-ya team opened up a Tokyo-inspired patio bar with outdoor booths and plenty of cat-themed decor.

Domo Alley-Gato
Domo Alley-Gato
Julia Keim

Carpenters Hall

The hotel restaurant’s patio is ideal for pleasant lingering with glasses of wine and hand pies.

Ciclo

Ciclo’s patio
Ciclo’s patio
Ciclo [Official]

As part of the Four Seasons Hotel revamp, its new restaurant Ciclo includes an actual new patio allowing people to overlook the Colorado River while they eat and drink.

Ciclo’s patio
Ciclo’s patio
Ciclo [Official]

Joann's Fine Foods

The patio and bar at Joann’s
The patio and bar at Joann’s
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

The Austin Motel’s revamped restaurant, now Joann’s Fine Foods, features the same covered patio bar with vibrant new details.

The patio and bar at Joann’s
The patio and bar at Joann’s
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

Nicolaza's

Nicolaza’s patio
Nicolaza’s patio
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

Hopfield’s new far south Austin bar includes a big wide backyard space with a food truck serving the gastropub’s food.

Nicolaza’s patio
Nicolaza’s patio
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

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