Is it just us, or does eating outside make food taste better?
Whether it be for live music, views, aesthetics and decor, cocktails, or just enjoying the nice weather, there’s a patio for every occasion. Here are 45 of our favorite places for outdoor dining in Fort Worth.
Buon Giorno Coffee, 500 W. 7th St.
Located just across the street from Burnett Park, this shop serves warm vibes to get your creative juices flowing. With free Wi-Fi and plenty of seating, you won’t regret grabbing a signature beverage while you type away. Try this: A Mocha Bianca made with white chocolate.
Ampersand, 3009 Bledsoe St. + 3025 S. University Dr.
Coffee during the day and club after hours — what more could you want? Plus, it sells its own blends.
Cherry Coffee Shop, 121 W. Magnolia Ave.
Sip on 15+ menu options ranging from drip coffee and matcha lattes to an assortment of teas and pastries.
HustleBlendz Coffee, 1201 Evans Ave. | Pick up a cold brew or signature frappe at the shop inside a converted shipping container.
Love Local Coffee + Art, 4612 SW Loop 820
Peruse local designs, creations, and pastries in this plant-filled café.
Ascension Coffee, 1751 River Run
Try one of each with the seasonal cortado flights and classic coffee options.
Summer Moon Coffee, 625 S. Main. St. + 817 Matisse Dr.
The cafe is known for its wood-fired coffee roasting process using Texas oak and serves breakfast tacos, pastries, and bread.
Atíco Fort Worth | 2315 N. Main St.
Step away from the hustle and bustle of the Stockyards and head up to the 6th floor of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott for Barcelona vibes and delicious tapas. Sit in a comfy lounge chair or at the open bar + kitchen to enjoy delicious cocktails, and dishes like salami flatbread, Ibérico ham, and grilled fish.
The Rooftop Bar | 512 Main St.
Located in the heart of Sundance Square at The Sinclair, this is the highest rooftop bar in Fort Worth with amazing panoramas over the city. The seasonal bar is open during the warmer months (except for hotel guests who can visit year-round) and features menu items like small plates, fresh oysters, specialty cocktails, and desserts.
Lot 12 Rooftop Bar | 2512 W. Berry St.
Game day or not, this rooftop sports bar is the perfect place to hang out with friends. Enjoy happy hour daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the open-air terrace with TCU-inspired cocktails and shareable plates. The best part — you can reserve the Topgolf Swing Suite simulator for a virtual round of golf, football, or baseball.
Free Play | 1311 Lipscomb St.
Shake off the work day by playing 100+ authentic retro arcade games before heading upstairs to enjoy a drink on the spacious patio and rooftop deck. Fuel up with handcrafted flatbread pizzas, and sandwiches, and check out the impressive list of beers, wine, and cider.
Rooftop Cinema Club | 200 Main St.
The Worthington Renaissance Hotel is taking entertainment to new heights with a seasonal open-air cinema featuring a state-of-the-art LED screen and hand-picked classics. Elevate your movie experience with award-winning food and beverages from Toro Toro paired with breathing views of the city.
Brix Barbecue | 1012 S. Main St.
One of the city’s most popular food trucks is now operating out of its first brick-and-mortar with delicious barbecue and cold drinks. Located in the Near Southside, the restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, a large patio, and a rooftop dining space with a couple of picnic tables.
Branch & Bird | 640 Taylor St.
Head to the 12th floor of the Frost Tower for breathing downtown views atop the Sky Lobby. Enjoy a seasonal menu of contemporary American dishes, along with a coffee + tea bar, lunch specials, and happy hour deals Tuesday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. Pro tip: Sit back and relax with live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
By the water
Woodshed Smokehouse | 3201 Riverfront Dr.
The Tim Love concept is an ode to smoked meats and wood-fired cooking overlooking the bank of the Trinity River. Grab a seat inside or on the spacious patio by the water and adjacent trail.
Quince | 1701 River Run
The restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating with a large patio by the river. Stop by at sunset for views of the city and a wide range of menu items like salad, sushi, and burgers.
HG Supply Co. | 1621 River Run
Grab a seat indoors in the AC or outside on the patio next to the Trinity River. Located next to Ascension Coffee, the restaurant offers tacos, salads, sandwiches, and specialty drinks.
The Lakehouse | 9307 Boat Club Rd.
The restaurant offers a laid-back atmosphere where friends and family can hang out and enjoy American-style food, cold drinks, and stunning waterfront views.
Augie’s Sunset Cafe and Marina | 6172 Park Rd.
Grab a seat on a colorful bench on the dock or inside to enjoy daily specials like happy hour Monday-Friday, 2-7 p.m.
Eagles Point at West Bay | 1029 N. Saginaw Blvd.
Located at West Bay Marina, guests can enjoy American classics like nachos, sandwiches, and crawfish at the lakeside spot.
The Point on Lake Worth | 1349 Bomber Rd.
Pull up to the restaurant by land or water and grab an outdoor seat with breathtaking views. The American restaurant is serving classics like buffalo wings, hamburgers, fish sandwiches, and desserts.
Sammy’s on the Lake | 6680 E. Peden Rd.
The bar and grill offers nachos, street tacos, chips, salsa, and other grilled items near the Lakeview Marina.
Heim Barbecue on the River | 5333 White Settlement Rd.
Enjoy smoked meats + southern comfort sides off the Trinity River for the perfect patio experience.
Rusty Nickel IceHouse | 2836 Stanley Ave.
The open-air style beer garden offers two bars, a full arcade, live music + more.
Maggie’s R&R | 1264 W. Magnolia Ave.
The Near Southside’s Southern kitchen + patio offer a covered seating area, outdoor picnic tables + live music performances.
Press Cafe | 4801 Edward Ranch Rd.
The open-air patio boasts an upscale, yet casual mix of American cuisine at The Clearfork Trailhead.
Joe T. Garcia’s | 2201 N. Commerce St.
The Stockyards staple is serving up Tex-Mex classics amid a courtyard filled with flowers, water fountains, outdoor heaters + a shady oak tree.
Maria’s Mexican Kitchen | 1712 S. University Dr.
Combining family recipes with modern twists, the menu features traditional Mexican dishes, draft beers + a tequila menu unlike any other.
Tinie’s | 112 S. Main St.
This eatery combines a cool atmosphere of interior brick, exposed beams + a spacious rooftop with a sunny view of the Near Southside.
BoomerJack’s West 7th St. | 2600 W. 7th St.
The ultimate backyard patio + sports bar featuring an amazing view of downtown.
Reservoir | 1001 Foch St.
Catch a game at this watering hole, where chefs are taking a new spin on food + drink, marinating your favorite recipes in whiskey.
Rogers Roundhouse | 1616 Rogers Rd.
Craft beers, quirky cocktails + Tex-Mex staples, featuring a railroad-inspired aesthetic and an industrial-style patio.
Righteous Foods | 3405 W. 7th St.
Customers can expect healthy, high-quality foods like organic vegetables and locally sourced ingredients to create meals for a wide range of diets including vegetarian and vegan.
Heirloom | 6700 Z Boaz Pl.
The food truck and patio recently opened at Archie’s Gardenland using garden-fresh ingredients to create weekly menus. Note: The restaurant is currently open for lunch only, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Flower Child | 1616 S. University Dr.
The healthy eatery in University Park Village features made-from-scratch meals and customizable options of bowls, wraps, and salads that can be made gluten-free.
Truck Yard | 3101 Prairie Vista Dr.
The foodie destination has locations across the state, but the Alliance location is the largest, with nearly two acres of outdoor space and a 7,500-sqft interior. The space features unique murals (including a Dolly Parton-themed bathroom), a full-size Ferris wheel, fire pits, and a dog-friendly patio.
Courtside Kitchen | 1615 Rogers Rd.
Known as Fort Worth’s first restaurant and pickleball facility, guests can expect delicious food, craft cocktails, covered and uncovered pickleball courts, and live music.
Birdie’s Social Club | 2736 W. 6th St.
The place to be for game day — swing by this dog-friendly hangout spot for food trucks, photo-worthy backdrops, and cold drinks.
Roy Pope Grocery | 2300 Merrick St.
This gourmet market just off the Camp Bowie Boulevard bricks has a full menu of sandwiches, salads, and hot meals to kick your hunger. Relax on the large covered patio with a craft coffee, glass of wine, or cold beer.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant | 5212 Marathon Ave.
Located in the center of Clearfork, this upscale steakhouse + butcher shop offers specialized meats + patio fun.
GRACE | 777 Main St.
This elegant and contemporary setting features fine wines + modern American classics.
Gemelle, 4400 White Settlement Rd.
Located next to Hotel Otto, the Tim Love concept plants and harvests 100% of its vegetables from its backyard, where customers can see their dinner being grown.
Reata | 310 Houston St.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at this upscale Southwestern restaurant nestled in Sundance Square with four stories of dining space. The multi-level top floor has both indoor and outdoor seating with expansive views of downtown. The menu features everything from tamales to blackened buffalo rib eye and chicken chile rellenos.
Goat & Vine Restaurant + Winery | 2600 W. 7th St.
The upscale restaurant and tasting room features house-made pasta, steaks, and multiple wine labels for guests to enjoy.