5 Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Houston

5 Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Houston

Most Houstonians know that any time is a good time to grab a beer and head out to the patio, but spring is a particularly great season to dine outside. With the sun shining and the weather warm and mild, April is the perfect time to try a local restaurant with and outdoor patio to enjoy. Here are some of our favorite patio restaurants in Houston:

The Kitchen at The Dunlavy

The perfect spot for a nice Sunday brunch with friends, The Kitchen at the Dunlavy offers a little slice of paradise for everybody. With absolutely stunning decor, the restaurant itself feels classy and elegant, without being pretentious. Between the floor to ceiling windows and chandeliers and huge communal tables, The Kitchen at the Dunlavy is one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Houston. As for the food, you can choose to have anything from healthy quinoa bowls and smoothies to artisanal pizzas and mimosas.

Bar Boheme

If you imagine yourself relaxing on a tropical island this spring, look no further than Bar Boheme—a Montrose hideaway with a comprehensive wine and beer selection, a popular Sunday brunch, and all-day happy hours on Sunday and Monday. Head to Bar Boheme on the last Sunday of the month to experience the restaurant’s Sunday Drag Brunch. In addition to an outdoor patio complete with tons of plants and starry twinkle lights, the food at Bar Boheme is hard to beat. Try the Drunken monkey pizza, Vietnamese fries, or That Spicy Pizza for an experience your taste buds are sure to remember.

The Grove

Massive glass paneled walls and tasteful twinkle lights make The Grove a fantastic restaurant for any time of the day. Directly next to Discovery Green Park, diners have a great view of the park while munching on golden steak frites, honey butter biscuits, and delicious shrimp and grits.

8 Row Flint

Quickly becoming a Heights staple, 8 Row Flint is a bar unlike any other. Not only does the bar offer a stunning outdoor patio, with a huge deck and trendy twinkle lights, it also has a variety of drink options that any bargoer can appreciate. From unique moscow mules to the famous 8 Row Old Fashioned, this is a great spot to bring a date or head out for a fun night with friends. The bar hosts happy hour from 2-6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and offers an all-day happy hour on Wednesdays.


A perfect daytime restaurant for drinks and a bite to eat, Presidio has both a patio and an outdoor dining area. Located in the heart of Houston, this popular restaurant has a full menu complete with class burgers and fries, chicken wings, huge seasonal salads, and more. Whether you’re stopping by for a drink or sitting down for lunch, Presidio should definitely be on your must-try list for spring.

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