It’s finally prime weather to be lounging on patios and we are thrilled! Austin has a healthy patio scene throughout most of the year, but none quite like when that first cool breeze hits. Trees begin to change color, and suddenly pumpkins are on every restaurant and bar patio in town — along with a fair share of spooky decorations. These are some of the best patios in Austin for enjoying the fall weather.
1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
1417 French Bistro is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant that embraces the culture of dining at a true French bistro. Owner Allison Welsh curated the desirable restaurant space to feel inviting, yet elevated with modern artwork, mid-century furniture and a lush array of plants. The front patio is reminiscent of the streets of Paris with an assortment of bistro chairs, mismatched china, and cobblestones. Enjoy drinks like the Hemingway Daiquiri, Cucumber Gimlet and Sazerac while you munch on some of their guest favorite dishes like the Escargot vol au Vent, Moody Blue Cheese Beignets and Steak Tartare. Don’t forget they also offer a delicious brunch!
9400 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
Bulevar is a new sister concept to ATX Cocina, offering sweeping views of the Austin hills and an unbeatable sunset scene to pair with your dinner and drinks. There’s a large outdoor patio that offers front-row seating to the Austin horizon, but if you’re still concerned about the heat until it cools off, even, there’s also an enclosed and air-conditioned patio area that allows you to take in the views — without any of the elements. Pair it with a frozen mezcal margarita or some tacos from the trompo, and you’re in heaven!
18626 RM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645
If you enjoy live music, Texas hospitality, and great drinks, then The Lucky Rabbit is a great spot to consider for your next outdoor dining adventure. The space not only has a large indoor area with live music daily but the backyard and patio are roughly 6,000 square feet and covered with beautiful, large oak trees. There, you’ll find cornhole, a fenced-in dog park, and “Old Rusty,” a 1950s school bus recycled into an outdoor bar. The indoor live music even plays on the speaker outdoors during shows, and when Texas football games are on, the entire space has sound on for the games and over 20 TVs broadcasting the main event. Enjoy specialties like The Lucky Pig featuring 12-hour pulled pork, Texas crack sauce, pickles, backyard BBQ sauce, and fried onions, and pair it with a signature frozen drink or cocktails like the Fuzzy Bunny or a Dirty Bleu Bunny martini. Grab your family, friends, pups, and pals and enjoy a fall outing at The Lucky Rabbit!
1315 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
2201 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Enjoy farm-fresh salads, healthy tonics, cocktails, and more on Vinaigrette’s spacious patio. Shaded by a 100-year-old oak tree, Vinaigrette’s patio is perfect for an al fresco dinner, lunch or Sunday Brunch.
2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085, Austin, TX 78704
El Naranjo’s covered patio is the perfect spot to enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine from award-winning Chef Iliana de la Vega on South Lamar. Stop by for dinner al fresco from Tuesday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5-10 p.m., or try their delicious brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4000 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
Located in Round Rock, Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery is a gastropub where Irish flair meets Texas fare. The outdoor space has a covered pavilion, patio and expansive beer garden where guests can enjoy their meal and drinks as Texas transitions to the cool fall weather. Cork & Barrel is dog friendly and is open for dining Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The pub is closed on Mondays.
114 W 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
Perry’s Steakhouse has patio dining located at both the Downtown and Domain location. Stop by Perry’s to enjoy Austin’s cool fall weather and savor their seasonal food and cocktail menu items. Hours are Monday through Thursday 4 to 10 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 4-10 p.m. and Sunday 4-9 p.m.
7415 Southwest Pkwy, Austin, TX 78735
Located at Lantana Place off Southwest Parkway, CARVE American Grille has two expansive patios that showcase the beautiful city of Austin. Whether it’s dinner, lunch or brunch the patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal. Hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
4200 W Braker Ln, Austin, TX 78759
Stop by Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine to experience their outdoor patio this fall season. This brand new rodizio-style pizzeria offers a fixed-price menu with a long list of flavors to choose from. Whether selecting from the extensive list of wine or carefully crafted cocktail program, their pizza offers a unique one-of-a-kind experience. Hours are Sunday to Thursday 4:30-9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 4:30-10 p.m.
12233 Ranch Rd 620. Bldg C, Austin, TX 78750
With six locations, ONETACO. offers a family friendly patio located at their Anderson Mill location that is perfect for cooler weather. The outdoor space has picnic tables, festive lights, and a vintage Volkswagon Beetle that makes for the perfect photo! Enjoy the cool fall weather with authentic tacos and tasty margaritas at ONETACO. Hours at this location are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Cosmic has it all — coffee, beer, cocktails, and plenty of food truck options. It’s also absolutely decked out with pumpkins of every size, shape, and color. There are several cute little photo-op places around the patio and overall fantastic fall vibes.
1011 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with simply one of the most stunning multi-level patio spaces we’ve ever seen! The greenery, fairy lights, and cushy furnishings are perfect for enjoying the cooler weather and crisp breezes. Snuggle up at one of the best fall patios in Austin, and enjoy some fantastic food and cocktails!
607 W 3rd St #105, Austin, TX 78701
Kalimotxo is a Spanish restaurant and cocktail bar that overlooks Shoal Creek and Downtown. They have excellent craft drinks and wines to accompany their small plates — known in Northern Spain as “pintxos.” Plus, their patio is a great place to see some stunning views of the changing season, one of the best Austin fall patios.
3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703
The patio at Olive and June will have you dining on fine Italian food and wine beneath a beautiful orange-colored oak tree. There are four separate dining spaces both inside and out that are absolutely wonderful for enjoying the fall weather.
111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
P6 is a rooftop lounge overlooking Town Lake — complete with beautiful views of the Austin Skyline. Not only will you be able to experience one of the best fall patios in Austin, but you’ll even get to enjoy choice autumnal drinks and other food items.
1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Ramen Tatsu-Ya has, for the time being, taken over their sister bar and restaurant Domo Alley-Gato. The ramen menu has pretty much remained the same, but now next door’s fabulous patio is available to dine in! The atmosphere is so cozy, with soft lights from lanterns and delicious, warm broths, making it one of the best fall patios in Austin.
1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Admittedly Gibson’s decorations are far more spooky than autumnal, but Halloween is a staple of the fall season and the bar looks incredible! The patio space is filled with gravestones, skeletons, and creepy clowns — completed by an amazing selection of autumn/Halloween-specific craft cocktails. They also dress the place up for Christmas and we can’t wait!