Bar and restaurant patios to check out in Northwest Austin this spring

Northwest Austin patio guide 2021
Designed by Mel Stefka/Community Impact Newspaper

Designed by Mel Stefka/Community Impact Newspaper

Here is a list of outdoor spaces where guests can relax on socially distanced patios across Northwest Austin. From live music to happy hours, enjoy these 15 patios at local restaurants and bars. This list is not comprehensive.

1. Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse

  • Lunch specials Mon.-Fri.

  • Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m.


4005 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. E, Austin

512-582-0097 | www.aviatorpizza.com

Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

2. The Boat


  • Seasonal menus

  • Margarita, martini and bloody mary menus

  • Live music on weekends

  • Pet-friendly


10931 Stonelake Blvd., Austin


512-956-0040 | www.theboatatx.com

Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight

3. Culinary Dropout


  • Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m.

  • Weekend brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Cornhole boards


11721 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 100, Austin

512-777-3394 | www.culinarydropout.com/locations/austin-tx

Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-midnight; Sat. 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

4. The Dogwood


  • Rooftop bar and patio space

  • Watch parties for sports

  • Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4-7 p.m.

  • Weekend brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


11420 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 130, Austin

512-330-4554 | www.thedogwoodrockrose.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

5. Emerald Tavern


  • Board games and tabletop games available for play

  • Full bar


9012 Research Blvd., Ste. C1, Austin

512-994-4649 | www.emeraldtaverngames.com

Hours: Tue.-Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., closed Mon.

6. Flower Child


  • Kids menu


11721 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 160, Austin

512-777-2493 | www.iamaflowerchild.com

Hours: Sun.-Wed. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thu.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

7. Luisa’s Patio


  • Live music on Saturday nights

  • Daily weekday food specials


11800 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin

512-835-2414 | Facebook: Luisa’s Patio

Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

8. Manuel’s


  • Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Margarita and tequila menu


10201 Jollyville Road, Austin

512-345-1042 | www.manuels.com

Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

9. Oakwood BBQ and Beer Garden


  • Happy hour Tue.-Fri. 4-7 p.m.

  • Live music stage

  • Pet-friendly

  • Games for kids


307 E. Braker Lane, Austin

512-520-5165 | www.oakwoodbbqaustin.com

Hours: Tue.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Mon.

10. Pour House


  • Pet-friendly

  • Drink specials


11835 Jollyville Road, Austin

512-270-4740 | www.pourhousepintsandpies.com

Hours: Sun.-Thu. 3-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 3-11 p.m.

11. Roaring Fork


  • Lake view seating

  • Happy hour Sun.-Thu. 4-6:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 2-6 p.m.

  • Happy hour food menu


10850 Stonelake Blvd., Austin

512-342-2700 | www.roaringfork.com

Hours: Sun.-Thu. 4-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 2-9:30 p.m.

12. Slapbox Pizzacheria


  • Pet-friendly

  • Full bar


9900 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. B-100, Austin

512-994-2725 | www.slapboxpizza.com

Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

13. Thai Lada


  • Covered outdoor seating


8701 W. Parmer Lane, Austin

512-670-1000 | www.thailadaatx.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. noon-3 p.m., 4:30-9 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-9 p.m.

14. True Food Kitchen


  • Seasonal menus available

  • Weekend brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste. 100, Austin

512-992-0685 | www.truefoodkitchen.com

Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.,Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

15. Turnstile Coffee, Beer and Spirits


  • Pet-friendly

  • Full bar

  • Happy hour


10025 Burnet Road, Austin

512-373-3273 | www.turnstilebrews.com

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7:30-midnight, Sun. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.