7 New Dallas Patios You’ll Be Hanging Out on All Summer Long
Another patio season means another crop of brand-new restaurants and bars with outdoor space just waiting to be christened (with lots of rosé, obviously). Book it to these hot spots and prepare to live your best summer life.
Sixty Vines Uptown
Uptown was in serious need of a chic spot to hole up in and enjoy some pizza, wine and charcuterie. And while we kind of wanted to be mad at the Sixty Vines crew for opening in Plano first, all was forgotten once they opened their lovely doors at the Crescent—with whom they share a patio. Expect a greenhouse to open midsummer, which is sure to be a dream.
500 Crescent Court. #160; 214-814-8463 or sixtyvines.com
This Henderson Street hot spot just opened in the old Hibiscus space and has a beautiful patio: Think exposed brick, hanging plants and big ol’ fans to keep cool. Despite being located on one of the busiest dining streets in the city, the space manages to feel cozy, and the kitchen offers everything from crab nachos to hand-cut steak by the ounce. Not to mention it’s brought to you by the people behind the Woolworth (so you know the cocktails are legit).
2927 N. Henderson Ave.; 214-316-1984 or smithydallas.com
We’ve been excited about all the noise surrounding the Statler for a while, but if you haven’t checked it out yet, now’s the time: Its latest addition is a pool bar by day (hotel guests only) and a rooftop lounge by night (open to the public). Order the Water Front, a summer-ready blend of rum, house-made jam, lime, mint and bubbly.
1914 Commerce St.; 214-459-3930 or waterproofdallas.com
High above the bustling Deep Ellum street, this restaurant and bar is huge. It keeps going and going. And going. We’re swooning over the architecture and design downstairs, but the upstairs patio—and dishes like bubbly burrata dip with sourdough crisps—is what gives it major neighborhood staying power.
2823 Main St.; 214-624-3310 or harlowemxm.com
This whiskey-centric craft kitchen is located just off of Greenville Avenue’s beaten path and still manages to keep a steady patio crowd. Its outside area throws off major Austin vibes and offers its patrons spirits, snacks (like crispy fried-chicken “chips”) and even a solid brunch.
5631 Alta Ave.; 214-821-3415 or feedcompanyeatery.com
Greenville Avenue enthusiasts waited patiently for this Chinese-American establishment to open in the old Remedy space, and needless to say, it does not disappoint. Although the inside is stunning, we have a soft spot for a table on the patio accompanied by a cocktail and some char siu steamed buns.
2010A Greenville Ave.; 972-910-2106 or gunghodallas.com
Ross & Hall Kitchen + Beer Garten
For those who love a good no-frills meet-up venue, this is your spot. The crowd is laid-back and there are always food and beverage specials. Our favorite? Tuesday nights, when you can nab $3.50 tacos and $3 tequila.
3300 Ross Ave.; 214-301-0973 or rossandhall.com