Patio Drunk: Ten Of Dallas' Best Patios

Categories: Whimsy

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Goodfriend's cedar pergola should be a nice place to spend weekends straight through fall spring.

Springtime in Dallas is a wonderful time, in between the ice of the winter and the oppressive heat of the summer, so grab every possible chance you can to get outside. While you're there, get drunk. It's what every responsible person does on a Friday in the sunshine. We've gathered together a few of Dallas' nicer patio establishments for you, so you don't have to think for yourself on a Friday after work.

Goodfriend (pictured above)
OK, so the view is not so good, but the cedar pergola and patio here is great. A great crowd of neighborhood locals doesn't hurt things either. Goodfriend serves one of the best burgers in Dallas and swimsuit season isn't here quite yet, so grab a beer with one hand and your burger bun with the other and kick off patio season right.

*****

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Katy Trail Ice House is a bar that's defined by its patio. It gets crowded during sporting and other events, but there's a lot of room to move around, and the list of Texas beers is one of the most comprehensive in Dallas.

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Catherine Downes
The Foundry boasts the most impressive outdoor space in Dallas, hands down. The lighting, picnic tables and plantings all come together in a way that makes you feel like you're hanging out in a really cool friend's backyard. That stage is a looker, and the vibe here is great. No wonder the place got national attention for it's beer garden.



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gabe48
gabe48

Terelli's has 2 patios, one is a rooftop, and great pizza.

rudyiii
rudyiii

Rustic and grapevine bar have great patios too..

xmantx
xmantx

Rustic patio is good

gabe48
gabe48

Nice patio at Princi Italia in Preston Royal, some of the best pizza in town.

GodSpeed
GodSpeed

No Rustic? Their service is impressively slow, but patio + live music is hard to beat.

Pecos45
Pecos45

Katy Trail Ice House: "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."

gabe48
gabe48

Best nachos in Dallas are the chicken nachos at Gloria's, very strong margaritas too.

jeffoest1
jeffoest1

Another worthy patio (with a basketball hoop even) is the Grapevine Bar.

ChiliP15
ChiliP15

This article - Black Friar + Uptown Pub + Capitol Pub = Perfection

Mark Wootton
Mark Wootton

There's never any love for the beautiful patios without alcohol for sale. We are BYOB at least. Beautiful and cost-efficient!

http://flic.kr/p/e3tTh5


EDIT: HOLY COW I CAN EMBED PHOTOS IN COMMENTS.......THIS COULD BECOME MESSY

TexMarine
TexMarine

Lee Harvey's > Katy Trail Ice House (less douche to person ratio)

Stackhouse is my new favorite on the list, although I haven't been to all of them.

Mervis_Earl
Mervis_Earl

Yeah, I was going to ask for a "best patios when factoring in low douchiness factor" list.

todd
todd

@Mervis_Earl I'm too self-absorbed to notice the level of douchiness.   

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@todd @Mervis_Earl 

I'm just saying, but the Dallas Douchebag, tight shirt, "brah" flingin', rented Beemer, UFC, take the shirt off and fight crowd loves a patio; best to drink in the woods, where DB ratio is nearly nonexistent. 

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