Food & Drink

Thrillist's Patio Power Rankings. You're welcome, Dallas.

Published On 06/27/2013 Published On 06/27/2013
Thrillist Dallas Editor Aaron Miller enjoying a beer on a patio
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1. Full Circle Tavern 1319 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215 (Downtown)

Full Circle Tavern's got badass burgers, kickass cocktails, a buncha brews, and's serving 'em all up on Lamar courtesy of two chicks who got their start hawking their food in a friend's hair salon.

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2. Katy Trail Ice House 3127 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201 (Uptown)

This beer garden/restaurant hybrid has one of the largest patios in Dallas and boasts 50 brews on tap, ranging from simple domestics to international imports, all poured behind a 50ft bar that features a number of flatscreens, making it a perfect game-day spot. Make sure to stop by for brunch for $6 mimosas from 11am to 3pm.

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3. Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House 1154 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 (East Dallas)

They say that a good friend is hard to find. But in this case, you just need a GPS or a fairly decent sense of smell. This beer garden and burger joint is everything its name says and more because who says you can't put a buddy between buns and devour him?

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4. Bar Belmont 901 Ft Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208 (Oak Cliff)

Located in the Belmont Hotel, Bar Belmont's got an outdoor terrace with incredible views of the Downtown skyline (as does the hotel's pool!), an EB&D Loaded Up & Truckin Burger (bacon, cheddar, and frittered farm egg), and a Beer (!) Can Farm Chicken with tomatillo chili sauce and pickled green beans.

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5. Tei-An Rooftop Lounge 1722 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201 (Uptown)

Whether you're dinging on the rooftop patio or in one of the mod or rustic dining rooms, Tei-An is a sight for sore eyes. The menu boasts gourmet-level Japanese fare like daily fish selections in big sashimi spreads, brisket braised in miso, and chewy tonkotsu ramen bowls. Reservation for the roof top are must -- seated just below Uptown, this spot's prime location offers one of the best skyline views of the city.

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6. The Foundry 2303 Pittman St, Dallas, TX 75208 (West Dallas)

This brick- and beer-laden outdoor garden serves up 45 beers (Anchor Steam and Harpoon UFO among them) to West Dallas denizens.

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7. NYLO Dallas South Side 1325 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215

NYLO's third Metroplex hotel, the NYLO Dallas South Side, was built into the 100yr-old Dallas Coffin Co. building, with rooms boasting exposed 10ft ceilings, original concrete floors, and blackout drapes for those mornings you just know you won't want to get up off that concrete floor.

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