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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.

1. Bakery Lorraine

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(512) 300-0300
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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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2. The Long Play Lounge

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704 W St Johns Ave, Austin
TX 78752, United States

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

3. Easy Tiger

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6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 494-4151
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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
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4. Home Slice Pizza

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501 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 707-7437
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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.

5. Vino Vino

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4119 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 465-9282
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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
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6. Uncle Nicky's Italian Specialties

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4222 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 650-8373
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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
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7. Sour Duck Market

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1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 394-5776
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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
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8. Bar Peached

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1315 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 992-0666
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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.

9. Rosewood

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Rosewood
Austin, TX 78702

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
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10. Cookbook Cafe

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710 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 487-5166
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The Austin Central Library restaurant’s patio faces Shoal Creek and the Colorado River for a pretty dining experience.

The patio at Cookbook Cafe
The patio at Cookbook Cafe
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11. Domo Alley-Gato

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1600 E 6th St B
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 893-5561
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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

12. Carpenters Hall

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400 Josephine St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 675-5020
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The hotel restaurant’s patio is ideal for pleasant lingering with glasses of wine and hand pies.

13. Ciclo

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98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 685-8300

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]

14. Joann's Fine Foods

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1224 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 358-6054
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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

15. Nicolaza's

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8504 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 351-9909

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

1. Bakery Lorraine

Austin, TX 78758
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.

2. The Long Play Lounge

704 W St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752, United States
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.

704 W St Johns Ave, Austin
TX 78752, United States

3. Easy Tiger

6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78752
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.

6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78752

4. Home Slice Pizza

501 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

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.

501 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

5. Vino Vino

4119 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751
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.

4119 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78751

6. Uncle Nicky's Italian Specialties

4222 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751
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.

4222 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

7. Sour Duck Market

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
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.

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

8. Bar Peached

1315 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

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

1315 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

9. Rosewood

Rosewood, Austin, TX 78702
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
Austin, TX 78702

10. Cookbook Cafe

710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
The patio at Cookbook Cafe
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.

710 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Domo Alley-Gato

1600 E 6th St B, Austin, TX 78702
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.

1600 E 6th St B
Austin, TX 78702

12. Carpenters Hall

400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704

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

400 Josephine St
Austin, TX 78704

13. Ciclo

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
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.

98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

14. Joann's Fine Foods

1224 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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.

1224 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

15. Nicolaza's

8504 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745
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.

8504 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78745

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