Patio Drunk: Ten Of Dallas' Best Patios
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.
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.
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.