Enjoy the great outdoors while dining or drinking on these 10 Northwest Austin patios

77 Degrees Rooftop opened May 31 in the Rock Rose District of Domain Northside, serving rum-inspired cocktails and small bites.

77 Degrees Rooftop opened May 31 in the Rock Rose District of Domain Northside, serving rum-inspired cocktails and small bites.

Spring weather is here, and Northwest Austin has no shortage of outdoor dining spaces. Whether it’s enjoying a margarita, brunch or a full-course meal, the following options can be found throughout Northwest Austin.

Trudy's North StarTrudy’s North Star


Seating on the outdoor patio is first come, first served, and smoking is permitted after 2 p.m. The restaurant also serves a daily breakfast menu until 4 p.m.

8820 Burnet Road, Austin
512-454-1474 • www.trudys.com
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Happy hour: Mon.-Fri. 2-7 p.m.




Silver Grill CafeSilver Grill Cafe


The kid-friendly restaurant has an outdoor playground adjacent to its patio. Children also eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entree.

4005 W. Parmer Lane, Austin
512-291-6994 • www.silvergrillcafe.com
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Happy hour: Mon.-Tue. 3-9 p.m., Wed.-Sun. 3-7 p.m.




Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster BarPacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar


Enjoy a taste of the coast with crawfish etouffee or shrimp skewers under the covered patio. Through June, crawfish are $8.95 per pound.

13507 Research Blvd., Austin
512-219-5373 • www.pacificstarfood.com
Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.




North by NorthwestNorth by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery


The brewpub makes its own beer, which may be enjoyed on the back pavilion where live music is available from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in April on Fri.-Sat. and in May on Thu.-Sat.

10010 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin
512-467-6969 • www.nxnwbrew.com
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sat. 10 a.m.- midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Happy hour: daily 4-7 p.m.




The Redheaded Mexican ($8) is a frozen margarita blended with sangria and topped with a mini Corona beer floater. The Redheaded Mexican ($8) is a frozen margarita blended with sangria and topped with a mini Corona beer floater.[/caption]

Third Base


The sports-themed bar offers ample space inside to watch your favorite sports team but also has an outdoor patio with TVs and games, including cornhole, ring toss and Connect Four.

13301 N. U.S 183, Bldg. E, Austin
512-257-2273 • www.thirdbaseaustin.com
Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily
Happy hour: Mon.-Fri. 4-7 p.m.




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Paul Martin’s Austin Grill


The patio overlooks the lawn at Domain Northside. Share a number of small plates from the restaurant’s happy hour menu, including house-smoked salmon flatbread ($9). Or try the Bistro Cheeseburger ($13) served with your choice of a $6 beer, wine or cocktail.

3120 Palm Way, Austin
512-953-8800 • www.paulmartinsaustingrill.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.
Happy hour: daily 3-7 p.m.




The Frozen Sangria comes with Pyrat XO rum, red wine and fresh citrus juice. The Frozen Sangria comes with Pyrat XO rum, red wine and fresh citrus juice.[/caption]

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill


Enjoy the restaurant’s new Smoked Strawberry Margarita or frozen sangria on the patio overlooking Loop 360.

9400-A Arboretum Blvd., Austin
512-346-3506 • www.ztejas.com
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Happy hour: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 3-5 p.m.




Culinary DropoutCulinary Dropout


Play a round of cornhole (or bags), ping pong or foosball on the outdoor patio while enjoying happy hour or weekend brunch Sat.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

11721 Rose Rock Ave., Ste. 100, Austin
512-777-3394 • www.culinarydropout.com
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Happy hour: Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m.




77 Degrees Rooftop77 Degrees Rooftop


No time for a trip to the Caribbean? The rooftop bar serves rum-infused cocktails and shareable plates. 77 Degrees also recently launched a frozen fruit cocktail menu to help beat the heat.

11500 Rock Rose Ave., Austin
512-589-2925 • www.77-degrees.com
Hours: daily 3 p.m.-2 a.m.
Happy hour: Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m.




Jack & Ginger'sJack & Ginger’s Irish Pub


The bar has an expansive outdoor area and patio, 82 beers on draft and Irish and American comfort food.

11500 Rock Rose Ave., Austin
512-350-3738 • www.jackandgingers.pub
Hours: daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Happy hour: Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m.

This list is not comprehensive.

By Amy Denney
Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and then senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition and covering transportation. She is now managing editor for the nine publications in the Central Texas area.


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