Best New Heated Patios in Dallas — Drink or Dine at These Cozy Outdoor Spots
W.When the temperatures drop in Dallas, it is harder to find a cozy place to have a drink outside. Fortunately, there are plenty of new restaurants, bars, and breweries that have fireplaces or heaters on their outdoor patios to keep us warm. These are our new favorite spots to have a cocktail, beer or glass of wine outside in Dallas this winter.
205 N. Akard Street (at the Thompson Dallas Hotel)
Located on Level 9C of the Thompson Dallas Hotel, this chic cocktail lounge has plenty of space (and a massive fireplace) on the outdoor deck. Everyone has to try the Catbird Cocktail with Cazadores Anejo and grapefruit foam, but the rest of the drinks menu is superb too. Pair it with some shareable plates like the cream poblano dip or Dallas hot chicken sandwiches for a perfect evening on the rooftop terrace.
In the new inner city location of the Pegasus City Brewery, the outdoor terrace has heating for the cooler months. (Courtesy)
Pegasus City Brewery
1508 Commerce Street
The second location of this local brewery is in the historic Dallas Power & Light building downtown and is something different. This is where the Pegasus City pilot brewery is located, a large tap room and a heated outdoor terrace. This is a great place to socialize and try some popular and new beers. Favorite brews include Nine Volt, Highpoint Porch Ale and Cannoneer Bold Amber, but Pegasus is always coming up with new limited releases. The new place also serves a small selection of snacks.
The new UK pub, Harwood Arms, has plenty of heated outdoor seating. (Photo by Robert Underwood IV)
2850 N. Harwood Street
This British-inspired pub is the newest addition to the Harwood District and has a large outdoor deck with heaters. Treat yourself to a beer, an apple cider or a Straight to Hell cocktail and make yourself comfortable in the charming new place. The menu also features hot English dishes such as banger and mash, fish and chips, and Guinness braised short ribs. Perhaps try the Beeramisu for dessert? They are Guinness-soaked female fingers with cocoa and mascarpone whip.
A view from the terrace in Terra. (Photo by Allison David)
Terra in Eataly
915 N. Park Center (in the NorthPark Center)
Eataly is finally open in NorthPark, as are the three restaurants that are located in the huge foodie paradise. Located on the third floor, the Terra is the rooftop restaurant with great views of the treetops and heated patio seating. The Italian grill menu offers everything from grilled lamb to Wagyu steak to fresh pasta dishes. The impressive drinks menu is one reason to visit with Italian white, red, and sparkling wines alone. There are also four unique cocktails on the menu, including La Colomba – an aperitivo rosata, hibiscus tea, grapefruit and San Pellegrino Pompelmo.
Encina’s remodeled, air-conditioned outdoor terrace is perfect for a cool autumn evening. (Photo by Kathy Tran)
614 W. Davis Street
This redesigned Bishop Arts spot by Chef Matt Balke features one of the nicest air-conditioned courtyards in Dallas. With a comfortable and homely atmosphere, you can enjoy drinks, dinner, or both. The cocktail menu includes 10 drinks, including the popular Flower Patch strawberry and rosemary vodka, Grand Poppy, lemon and soap bubbles. The mokonuts are also a beachy and delicious version of a mezcal drink with velvet falernum, coconut, agave and lime.
An old-fashioned cigar is a typical drink at the Ounce. (Photo by Kathy Tran)
The second floor on the stock exchange
211 S. Akard Street
The Second Floor has just opened in the Exchange Food Hall of the AT&T Discovery District downtown and offers two new dining concepts and a balcony terrace with heaters. Curl up with an old-fashioned cigar in Ounce or a Toki High Ball in Ichi Ni San. Pair it with a French onion soup, ounce burger, or duck confit toast for an extra toasted meal, or head over to Ichi Ni San next door for sushi and sashimi.