Look who's stepped into the scene with a new covered patio for your outdoor sports watching? Bryan Street Tavern just completed a serious upgrade to their patio, and if you like the place and haven't been in a while, you should pay them a visit soon.
Just like Katy Trail, Lee Harvey's has a massive outdoor space supported by a smaller building. The scale-tipper here is live music, and there are also fire pits, because nothing goes better with booze than open flames.
With its two fireplaces glowing under trees filled with lanterns, this is a great place to have a cocktail or a glass of wine when you want to feel a little fancy. Consider it the perfect way to end a date that's going well.
Would you look at this dish? This is exactly what you need right before swimsuit season arrives. The Blind Butcher may be a meat bomb, but it's got a great patio that's perfect for kicking back and sipping on a full liter of beer at a time. That's right.
This Oak Cliff bar 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.
Katy Trail Ice House is sometimes so big it's overwhelming, but if you're an Uptowner at heart, this is where you'll want to spend every outdoor Rangers-watching session you can fit in till they win the pennant this fall.
Mix in the strong neighborhood following and the massive roll-up doors that bring the patio weather inside, and you've got one of the better places in Dallas for drinking, whether the heat of summer has arrived or not.
The Truck Yard was packed the second it opened, and it's been a bit of a circus ever since, at least when the weather is nice. There are two bars (one indoors, one outdoors in a gutted airstream trailer) and a cocktail station hidden in a tree fort.