The patio at El Alma.


The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Austin


Looking for a good place to sit outside and enjoy a margarita? Maybe some queso? All while social distancing, of course. You’re in luck: Austin is a patio town, and these are the best of the best. (If you don’t see your favorite restaurant open yet, you can always use My Hit List to stay notified about when it plans to reopen.)

Suffice to say, reservations are encouraged these days — so make one, bring a mask, and generally be extra mindful of good manners. And otherwise, here’s our Resy guide to Austin outdoor dining; please enjoy the twinkle lights.