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15 Houston Patios To Dine and Drink On Right Now

Patio season is in full swing

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Good views and shield from the sun at Local Foods
| Shawn S./Yelp

Patio season in Houston is typically year-round, but spring is a particularly killer time to enjoy a few cocktails while the weather is still nice. Most Houstonians have their favorite patio bars to frequent, but consider branching out to one of these excellent local spots to soak up the sun.

These 15 excellent patios offer solid food and drinks, a cozy vibe, and plenty of seating for lazy Sunday Fundays or a killer happy hour.

Is your favorite Houston patio missing from this map? Shout it out in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Axelrad Beer Garden

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1517 Alabama St
Houston, TX 77004
(281) 630-2222
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The self proclaimed community gathering place Axelrad houses a beautiful outdoor space that features plants from an organic nursery and a hammock grove. Pair the great weather, beer, wine, and cocktails with next-door Luigi’s pizza. The garden also regularly hosts free live music, events and film screenings.
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2. Bar Boheme

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307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1099
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Housed in an unassuming Montrose space, Bar Boheme has a 6,000 square foot garden complete with stone sculptures, twinkle lights and cozy booths and tables. Enjoy a plate of Vietnamese fries or The Drunken monkey pizza (red sauce, bourbon bacon, smoked jalapenos and ricotta). Stop in for happy hour from 4-8p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4-8p.m. Friday and all day Sunday & Monday.
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3. Brooklyn Athletic Club

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601 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 527-8328
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Brooklyn Athletic Club is an outdoor wonderland in the heart of Montrose that features a full menu of contemporary American cuisine, vast drink menu, outdoor fireplace, and patio games. The locale is perfect for a weekend drinks with friends and is child and pet friendly.
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4. Cottonwood

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3422 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 802-0410
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Cottonwood has one of the largest outdoor patio featuring plentiful picnic tables, LCDs for your game watching pleasure, deck games, and a full outdoor bar with craft cocktails and a solid number of local brews. Cottonwood also has a wide range of comfort food on the menu with a focus on fresh, local ingredients.

5. Eight Row Flint

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1039 Yale St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 880-8463
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8 Row Flint is fast becoming a quintessential Heights bar, with its modern ice house vibe, whisky flights, and cool outdoor environment. Stop by from 2-6p.m. Mondays through Fridays for $3 tacos from the adjacent taco truck and a refreshing $5 Eight Row Mule made of Deep Eddy peach, clarified lime and ginger beer.
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6. Ginger & Fork

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4705 Inker St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-8883
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This Heights eatery features a spacious outdoor seating with couches and tables alike. If it's romance you seek, choose a cozy spot by the fireplace, which is equally comfortable for a group of friends and plenty of cocktails.
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7. Kirby Ice House

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3333 Eastside St
Houston, TX 77098
From the owner of Little Woodrow’s, recently minted Kirby Ice House is the perfect spot to enjoy an ice-cold beer on a hot day. Choose from a diverse selection of drinks with fifty beers on tap, local craft brews, wines and craft cocktails to enjoy on the open air indoor patio. Bring your pup along and enjoy a bite from the rotating food trucks.
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8. La Grange

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2517 Ralph St
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 962-4745
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La Grange is a casual patio bar with a large outdoor seating area including an entire upstairs deck. The restaurant/bar has full Tex-Mex menu with light bites and even brunch which includes stand-outs like tres leches French toast, shrimp & grits, and migas. Or sit down with a craft cocktails like the “Keep Your Pimm Hand Strong” (cucumber, lemon, tamarind syrup, Texas gin and Pimm’s #1) and “Carlos Danger” (jalapeno and pineapple house infused tequila, triple sec, lime and agave).
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9. Local Foods

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2555 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 255-4440
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This Upper Kirby eatery is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh salad or sandwich made with locally-sourced ingredients while taking in the beauty of your surroundings. The cozy patio offers chic umbrellas that keep the sun at bay while offering pretty stunning views.

10. Wooster's Garden

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3315 Milam St
Houston, TX 77006
Since its opening in 2014, Wooster's Garden, has retained its popularity. The open patio is a great place to enjoy a creative craft cocktail and Wooster’s boasts one of the best happy hours in town from 4-7 p.m., when house cocktails and wine are half-off, and most beers on tap are only $3.

11. Backstreet Cafe

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1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-2239
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For a bit of a more elegant garden experience, try Backstreet Cafe. Their beautiful flowers and white napkins give the place a storybook feel.

12. Edison Houston

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4203 Edison St
Houston, TX 77009
(281) 501-3780
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The twinkling lights over Edison's garden make it the perfect late night patio spot. If it's a chilly night, they'll switch on the fire and heaters to keep you cozy and warm.

13. Henderson Heights

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908 Henderson St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 714-8367
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Patio tables, doggie water bowls, TVs, shade, and a bar that opens up to the outside so you don't have to miss one ounce of Texas sunshine — seriously, what more could you ask for?
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14. Nobie's

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2048 Colquitt
Houston, TX 77098
Grab a seat outside, then dig into excellent seasonal plates and solid booze specials. On Thirsty Thursdays, score half-price bottles of sparkling wine, or swing by on Wednesday for cheap drams of good whiskeys, like Basil Hayden rye and Buffalo Trace bourbon.
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15. Tiny Boxwood's Cafe

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3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-4224
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Tiny Boxwood's open lawn is full of sunshine and is perfect for brunch. Try the potato and egg pizza to match the sunshine.

1. Axelrad Beer Garden

1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004
Axelrad/FB
The self proclaimed community gathering place Axelrad houses a beautiful outdoor space that features plants from an organic nursery and a hammock grove. Pair the great weather, beer, wine, and cocktails with next-door Luigi’s pizza. The garden also regularly hosts free live music, events and film screenings.
1517 Alabama St
Houston, TX 77004

2. Bar Boheme

307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
Bar Boheme/Facebook
Housed in an unassuming Montrose space, Bar Boheme has a 6,000 square foot garden complete with stone sculptures, twinkle lights and cozy booths and tables. Enjoy a plate of Vietnamese fries or The Drunken monkey pizza (red sauce, bourbon bacon, smoked jalapenos and ricotta). Stop in for happy hour from 4-8p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4-8p.m. Friday and all day Sunday & Monday.
307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

3. Brooklyn Athletic Club

601 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
Brooklyn Athletic Club/Facebook
Brooklyn Athletic Club is an outdoor wonderland in the heart of Montrose that features a full menu of contemporary American cuisine, vast drink menu, outdoor fireplace, and patio games. The locale is perfect for a weekend drinks with friends and is child and pet friendly.
601 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006

4. Cottonwood

3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018
Cottonwood has one of the largest outdoor patio featuring plentiful picnic tables, LCDs for your game watching pleasure, deck games, and a full outdoor bar with craft cocktails and a solid number of local brews. Cottonwood also has a wide range of comfort food on the menu with a focus on fresh, local ingredients.
3422 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018

5. Eight Row Flint

1039 Yale St, Houston, TX 77008
Eight Row Flint/Facebook
8 Row Flint is fast becoming a quintessential Heights bar, with its modern ice house vibe, whisky flights, and cool outdoor environment. Stop by from 2-6p.m. Mondays through Fridays for $3 tacos from the adjacent taco truck and a refreshing $5 Eight Row Mule made of Deep Eddy peach, clarified lime and ginger beer.
1039 Yale St
Houston, TX 77008

6. Ginger & Fork

4705 Inker St, Houston, TX 77007
Ellie Sharp/EHOU
This Heights eatery features a spacious outdoor seating with couches and tables alike. If it's romance you seek, choose a cozy spot by the fireplace, which is equally comfortable for a group of friends and plenty of cocktails.
4705 Inker St
Houston, TX 77007

7. Kirby Ice House

3333 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098
Kirby Ice House/Facebook
From the owner of Little Woodrow’s, recently minted Kirby Ice House is the perfect spot to enjoy an ice-cold beer on a hot day. Choose from a diverse selection of drinks with fifty beers on tap, local craft brews, wines and craft cocktails to enjoy on the open air indoor patio. Bring your pup along and enjoy a bite from the rotating food trucks.
3333 Eastside St
Houston, TX 77098

8. La Grange

2517 Ralph St, Houston, TX 77006
La Grange/Facebook
La Grange is a casual patio bar with a large outdoor seating area including an entire upstairs deck. The restaurant/bar has full Tex-Mex menu with light bites and even brunch which includes stand-outs like tres leches French toast, shrimp & grits, and migas. Or sit down with a craft cocktails like the “Keep Your Pimm Hand Strong” (cucumber, lemon, tamarind syrup, Texas gin and Pimm’s #1) and “Carlos Danger” (jalapeno and pineapple house infused tequila, triple sec, lime and agave).
2517 Ralph St
Houston, TX 77006

9. Local Foods

2555 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77019
This Upper Kirby eatery is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh salad or sandwich made with locally-sourced ingredients while taking in the beauty of your surroundings. The cozy patio offers chic umbrellas that keep the sun at bay while offering pretty stunning views.
2555 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77019

10. Wooster's Garden

3315 Milam St, Houston, TX 77006
Since its opening in 2014, Wooster's Garden, has retained its popularity. The open patio is a great place to enjoy a creative craft cocktail and Wooster’s boasts one of the best happy hours in town from 4-7 p.m., when house cocktails and wine are half-off, and most beers on tap are only $3.
3315 Milam St
Houston, TX 77006

11. Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
For a bit of a more elegant garden experience, try Backstreet Cafe. Their beautiful flowers and white napkins give the place a storybook feel.
1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019

12. Edison Houston

4203 Edison St, Houston, TX 77009
The twinkling lights over Edison's garden make it the perfect late night patio spot. If it's a chilly night, they'll switch on the fire and heaters to keep you cozy and warm.
4203 Edison St
Houston, TX 77009

13. Henderson Heights

908 Henderson St, Houston, TX 77007
Henderson Heights/Facebook
Patio tables, doggie water bowls, TVs, shade, and a bar that opens up to the outside so you don't have to miss one ounce of Texas sunshine — seriously, what more could you ask for?
908 Henderson St
Houston, TX 77007

14. Nobie's

2048 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098
Nobie's/Facebook
Grab a seat outside, then dig into excellent seasonal plates and solid booze specials. On Thirsty Thursdays, score half-price bottles of sparkling wine, or swing by on Wednesday for cheap drams of good whiskeys, like Basil Hayden rye and Buffalo Trace bourbon.
2048 Colquitt
Houston, TX 77098

15. Tiny Boxwood's Cafe

3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027
Tiny Boxwood's open lawn is full of sunshine and is perfect for brunch. Try the potato and egg pizza to match the sunshine.
3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027

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