Downtown Patio Dine-Arounds
Thanks to cooling misters and breezy fans, these Old Town restaurant patios are perfect for an evening dine-around any time of year.
Max. Patio Capacity: 200
Brat Haüs’ roomy patio is the perfect backdrop for spicy Southwestern Poutine, Chicharron Nachos, and giant soft pretzels, served piping hot with beer cheese fondue.
Max Patio Capacity: 30
The Queen’s signature tableside guacamole and Barrio Papas (seasoned fries with pork green chili, fresh corn and cotija cheese) are the can’t-miss apps here.
Max Patio Capacity: 65
Two words: Tot Chos. Yes, tater-tots get a tasty upgrade here. Choose from Original, with beef chili and roasted pepper cheese sauce, or Buffalo Chicken with bleu cheese crumbles and ranch.
Max Patio Capacity: 40
You can’t go wrong with Craft 64’s stellar menu of 36 local craft beers, fine wines and wood-fired pizzas. Try the Aji pizza (three cheese, fennel sausage, onions and jalapeño sauce) paired with the house-brewed Crafty Blonde ale.
Max Patio Capacity: 110
Set in a historic downtown home with a spacious, tree-lined patio, The House offers a rotating menu of contemporary classic specialties like Citrus-Brined Jidori Chicken and Creekstone Filet with shishito peppers.
Max Patio Capacity: 200
Dine in the shade of 100-year-old pecan trees at this downtown landmark. Favorite dishes here include the Red Chile Pork Chop and Margarita Chicken.
Max Patio Capacity: 38
Seasonal ingredients and handmade pastas are the foundation of favorites like the Gnocchi Sorrentina in creamy gorgonzola sauce and Scialatielli alle Vongole with Manila clams and garlic.
Max Patio Capacity: 55
The star of The Mission’s small-but-mighty dessert menu is the Pumpkin Bread Pudding with rich-and-creamy Scotch sauce, crunchy pepitas and tangy pomegranate seeds.
Max Patio Capacity: 100
Under the heading “go big or go home” is ZuZu’s Show Stopper Shake. Part milkshake, part artwork, and 100 percent deliciously decadent, this Insta-worthy dessert is a local legend. #zuzushowstoppershake
Max Patio Capacity: 45
Put a healthy spin on dessert with Farm & Craft’s Matcha Cheesecake (dairy-free, green tea cheesecake with clementine marmalade) and Chocolate Chia Tiramisu topped with sweetened mascarpone, strawberries and Nutella.
Max Indoor Capacity: 40
Although they don’t have a patio, we’d be remiss not to include the Sugar Bowl, an Old Town favorite for nearly 60 years. Specialty sweets include the Dusty Road Sundae and Gosh-Awful-Gooey Banana Split.
Late-Night Sips & Bites
Max Patio Capacity 15
Best for small groups, Second Story is an intimate, upscale lounge with an ever-changing menu of creative cocktails. Small bites and infinitely memorable cocktails are available until 1 a.m. on weekends.
Max Patio Capacity: 30
Located in the heart of the Old Town Entertainment District, Bottled Blonde is known for local craft brews, “loaded” beers, classic small plates and pizzas, and an open-air ambiance.
Max Patio Capacity: 70
Discover premium small-batch spirits created in the heart of Old Town. Stop in for a tasting of Blue Clover vodka, gin, rum and tequila, or try some of their creative cocktails and small plates.
Max Patio Capacity: 700
This 9,000-square-foot patio bar boasts two levels of indoor/outdoor seating for up to 700 guests. It’s the perfect laid-back party bar for casual events and celebrations. The full menu of tacos, sliders, wings, burgers (and more!) is served until 2 a.m.