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Where to Eat and Drink Outside Right Now, Spring 2014

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It's spring in Austin, which means now is the time to spend every free waking moment outside. A number of new restaurants opened over the chillier / SXSW months are perfect for enjoying the great weather. From Silo on 7th's rooftop views to rustic Odd Duck's picnic table charm, now is the time to explore the best and brightest in new outdoor drinking and dining.

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Noble Sandwich Company

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Noble Sandwich Co's John Bates calls their patio "killer" on Twitter, and this second location has been burning up Austin since it opened.

Chavez doesn't just boast grew views; over the course of the spring they'll be rolling out poolside snacks and drinks.

Cheer Up Charlies

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Cheer Up's new home in the former Club Deville space is bigger and better and still feels just like home. They are hosting food trucks off and on as well.

G'Raj Mahal Cafe

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The permanent home of this popular food trailer is still seriously focused on al fresco dining, which big patio spaces out front and back.

The Container Bar

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After a long wait, Bridget Dunlap's bar made of shipping containers finally exists. The containers might be its defining feature, but they surround lots of great outdoor space.

Half Step

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Rainey's new high end cocktail bar features a lush indoor space, and a party out back with a huge backyard and a dedicated outdoor bar. It should roll out in full over the course of the spring.

The Hightower

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The Hightower has refurbished their large patio space, and offer several frozen drinks for maximum outdoor drinking enjoyment.

The Silo On 7th

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The Silo on 7th's features an East Side rarity: rooftop seating. They have a sunset happy hour daily to encourage maximum roof enjoyment.

La V's current small outdoor space is well-appointed, and they're planning on creating their Jardins de La V, an 'urban escape' that will host private events and outdoor performances.

Wonderland Austin

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The new bar from the Bar Congress team features kegged cocktails and lots of outdoor space. The newest East Side King truck, Thai Kun, is in the backyard, too.

This sushi trailer has crafted their own zen garden, complete with firepit and dog. They're now sharing space with Colombian truck Patakon as well.

Licha's Cantina

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Reacquaint yourself with this location's excellent front and back outdoor seating in its new incarnation as Licha's. The menu features Mexico City cantina food and a serious focus on agave spirits.

QUI Restaurant

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Qui's mission this spring is to make the patio into its own unique dining experience. They've rolled out an entire patio menu, featuring Filipino classics like sissig.

Dolce Neve

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Dolce Neve's outdoor space might not be huge, but it's charming, and perfect for enjoying their carefully crafted gelato.

Odd Duck

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Odd Duck's large and homey patio is a great destination for spring, especially for an al fresco lunch. It's covered, too.

Porter Ale House

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Porter Ale House has created a cozy outdoor space for South Austin. They open at 3 p.m. for drinks and happy hour for those who want to enjoy some sunshine.

Noble Sandwich Company

Noble Sandwich Co's John Bates calls their patio "killer" on Twitter, and this second location has been burning up Austin since it opened.

Chavez

Chavez doesn't just boast grew views; over the course of the spring they'll be rolling out poolside snacks and drinks.

Cheer Up Charlies

Cheer Up's new home in the former Club Deville space is bigger and better and still feels just like home. They are hosting food trucks off and on as well.

G'Raj Mahal Cafe

The permanent home of this popular food trailer is still seriously focused on al fresco dining, which big patio spaces out front and back.

The Container Bar

After a long wait, Bridget Dunlap's bar made of shipping containers finally exists. The containers might be its defining feature, but they surround lots of great outdoor space.

Half Step

Rainey's new high end cocktail bar features a lush indoor space, and a party out back with a huge backyard and a dedicated outdoor bar. It should roll out in full over the course of the spring.

The Hightower

The Hightower has refurbished their large patio space, and offer several frozen drinks for maximum outdoor drinking enjoyment.

The Silo On 7th

The Silo on 7th's features an East Side rarity: rooftop seating. They have a sunset happy hour daily to encourage maximum roof enjoyment.

La V

La V's current small outdoor space is well-appointed, and they're planning on creating their Jardins de La V, an 'urban escape' that will host private events and outdoor performances.

Wonderland Austin

The new bar from the Bar Congress team features kegged cocktails and lots of outdoor space. The newest East Side King truck, Thai Kun, is in the backyard, too.

Kyoten

This sushi trailer has crafted their own zen garden, complete with firepit and dog. They're now sharing space with Colombian truck Patakon as well.

Licha's Cantina

Reacquaint yourself with this location's excellent front and back outdoor seating in its new incarnation as Licha's. The menu features Mexico City cantina food and a serious focus on agave spirits.

QUI Restaurant

Qui's mission this spring is to make the patio into its own unique dining experience. They've rolled out an entire patio menu, featuring Filipino classics like sissig.