Guide to the The Best Outdoor Dining Patios in Fort Worth

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Fort Worth’s picturesque patios offer not just a plate full of delectable eats but also a feast for the eyes, with everything from tranquil riverside seating to awe-inspiring rooftop vistas. These outdoor dining experiences are not only about satisfying your palate but also about embracing the fresh air and vibrant energy of Cowtown.

Whether you’re in the mood for barbecue with a side of live music or comfort food in a playful setting, the city’s patio scene is buzzing with places that are sure to elevate your dining to an alfresco adventure. Particular standouts include Woodshed Smokehouse, a destination for barbecue enthusiasts seeking the rich, smoky flavors that only carefully selected woods can impart. Here, diners can relish a variety of meats smoked to perfection while lounging on a dynamic patio beside the Trinity River.

Meanwhile, Rogers Roundhouse provides an equally inviting atmosphere where friends new and old can gather for lively entertainment and a robust menu in one of Fort Worth’s go-to social spots.

Fort Brewery

This tap house boasts vibrant murals and a shaded patio, a refuge from the Texas heat. Enjoy one of 15 beers on tap while playing cornhole. Hungry? Begin with a soft pretzel and beer cheese dip, then tackle a mac attack burger or a gourmet pizza. If you’ve saved space, the s’mores calzone awaits.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Woodshed Smokehouse

Woodshed Smokehouse serves up Chef Tim Love’s sought-after barbecue in a congenial, picnic-style setting. The spot is elevated by periodic live music performances and welcomes diners who arrive by trail or river.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Joe T. Garcia’s

Iconic Tex-Mex Poolside Patio that offers a stalwart in the Fort Worth dining scene, invites guests to enjoy fajitas and margaritas on a patio encircling a picturesque pool. Cash payments ensure tradition at this Stockyards mainstay.

Press Café

Riverside Patio with artisan cocktails that offers the perfect spot to indulge in crafted cocktails while taking in views of Trinity Trails from their casual, plant-adorned patio. With a generous happy hour, this location promises an oasis-like experience.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Reata

The rooftop of Reata provides unparalleled views of Sundance Square and downtown Fort Worth, paired with fine wines and classic cocktails. Their old fashioned comes highly recommended, with reservations encouraged to secure a spot.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Salsa Limón

Salsa Limón’s vibrant flavors capture the essence of authentic Mexican cuisine. Guests can immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere while enjoying freshly prepared dishes that bring the taste of Mexico to life. It features a compact and lively patio for enjoying some of the area’s finest tacos complemented by refreshing sangría.  This spot is perfect for anyone seeking an energetic and flavorful dining experience infused with tradition and passion.

The Point on Lake Worth

The Point on Lake Worth is a family-friendly location offering a lakeside patio, ideal for savoring classic American cuisine while basking in waterfront views and memorable sunsets.

Esparza’s

Situated within a historic building, Esparza’s in Grapevine presents a spacious patio equipped for all weather conditions. Their mouthwatering quesadillas and specialty margaritas are a hit among those exploring Main Street’s attractions.

Maple Branch Craft Brewing

Maple Branch Brewery invites patrons to a setting inspired by traditional German beer gardens. Central to its charm is a grand maple, water features, and communal picnic seating. Their menu offers delights like oversized Bavarian pretzels with a warm beer cheese dip, artisanal hot dogs, and tender brisket sandwiches. The brewery also hosts entertaining trivia every Wednesday and live music sessions on Fridays, welcoming guests and their pets to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Rogers Roundhouse

A laid-back brewery serving craft beers and unique drinks.  It includes a comfortable patio and picnic setting with build-your-own hot dog and gourmet burgers.  They also offer a pet-friendly environment and live music reminiscent of Texas State Fair traditions

Second Rodeo

At this Mule Alley location, visitors can immerse themselves in the spirit of the West with a visit to a bustling outdoor tavern.  An expansive “bar garden” invites guests to enjoy the fresh air.  Daily trios of live country music set the stage for an authentic Stockyards experience.  Savor gourmet wings—choose from ten unique flavors—or indulge in the much-lauded philly cheesesteak.  Located in the heart of Fort Worth Stockyards, it is an ideal spot to unwind with good company.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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HG Supply Co.

Nestled near Montgomery Plaza, HG Supply Co. entices with its vibrant murals and a spacious patio shielded from the searing sun. Enjoy a selection of 15 craft beers on tap in this lively atmosphere. Challenge friends to a game of cornhole while you sample their array of savory bites. Indulge in a soft pretzel accompanied by a rich, beer-infused cheese dip.  Opt for the hearty mac attack burger or select from a variety of specialty pizzas.  Conclude with the decadent s’mores calzone, a sweet twist on a classic treat.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Heim

This chic, down-to-earth eatery has become a staple for those traversing the Fort Worth area at any time of the day. Catering to a range of palates, from those with specific dietary needs to guests just seeking hearty, wholesome fare, the menu offers an array of American classics. Try a plant-based twist on a classic with the vegan queso, the keto-friendly burger wedge without the bun or the opportunity to create your own bowl with various fresh ingredients.  Ideal for a revitalizing pause after exploring the Trinity River trail or as a prelude to an evening out.

The Bearded Lady

The Bearded Lady sets the stage for a laid-back meal under the canopy of lights, with distinct picnic tables adding to its whimsical vibe. Patrons can savor the blend of juicy burgers topped with crispy fried leeks, perfectly complementing the curated selection of draft or canned beers. This eatery makes any time the right time for a relaxed dining experience.

Gemelle

At Gemelle on White Settlement Road, every hour is spritz o’clock. Under the glow of vibrant orange umbrellas and beside the bocce ball courts, you’ll be transported to an Italian summer vacation. Enjoy the charming garden patio, a cool cocktail, and anticipate a wood-fired pizza. 

Courtside Kitchen

If you’re into sports, Courtside Kitchen is your next destination for play and dining. Ideal for those who favor relaxation too, its chic patio nestles between an outdoor bar and pickleball courts, offering a sunny spot for a laid-back meal. The ambiance blends U.S. Open excitement with Cape Cod’s elegance, capturing our full admiration. Enjoying fries and a mimosa while breaking a sweat has never felt so right.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Maggies R&R

Maggie’s Retreat is where Southern comfort meets outdoor leisure, under the glow of twinkling lights and cool blue umbrellas. Opt for a crafty burger or farmhouse-fresh sandwich while soaking up the casual vibes of their live entertainment.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Maria’s 

Embark on a culinary journey at Maria’s Culinary Retreat, offering an authentic taste of Mexico in a setting rich with color and comfort. Every dish, from the Blue Crab Tostadas to their signature Mole, is crafted with care and tradition.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hotel Drover

Experience upscale rustic charm at the Rustic Elegance Bar at the Drover, complete with a verdant lawn and stylish seating. This outdoor haven boasts an assortment of activities and refreshments to beat the Texas warmth.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Righteous Foods

When it comes to enchanting outdoor dining atmospheres, locals often mention Righteous Foods for its charming patio adorned with plants. They offer health-conscious dishes within a refreshing environment. 

Winslow’s Wine Cafe

Imagine enjoying a glass of wine on a hidden patio. Winslow’s Wine Cafe offers a cozy, intimate spot with a Fort Worth neighborhood charm. With 33 wines by the glass and seasonal menus, discover your new favorite in this welcoming setting. Stone fire pits and space heaters make it perfect for any season.

Taco Heads

You can never have too many tacos!  That’s the spirit at this eye-catching taco spot, known for classic Tex-Mex tacos, irresistible margaritas, and an all-season patio. Taco Heads on Montgomery offers a quintessential city outdoor setting opposite Dickie’s Arena, and their Stockyards location buzzes with the vibrant energy of the historic district. 

Atico

For a patio bar that’s celebrated for its vibe, Atico is often recommended. It sits above the city, providing a panoramic view complemented by a selection of drinks and small bites.

Cowtown Brewery

Known for its robust lineup of beers and vibrant community presence. They contribute to Fort Worth’s growing reputation as a hub for craft beer enthusiasts.

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