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.

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Photo courtesy of Small Victory

The Hit List

The August Hit List: Small Victory, Paperboy, Odd Duck, and More

Photo courtesy Shore Raw Bar & Grill

The Hit List

The July Hit List: Lenoir, Hestia, Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, and More

Photo courtesy of Summer House on Music Lane


The Resy Guide to Patio Drinking in Austin

Courtesy of Tiny Boxwoods

The Hit List

The June Hit List: Mattie’s, Tiny Boxwoods, La Barbecue, and More

New on Resy

New on Resy: Arlo Grey, Gin Bar, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, and More

Courtesy of Vixen's Wedding

The Hit List

The May Hit List: Lenoir, Vixen’s Wedding, Golden Castle, and More

The bone-marrow tacos at Comedor.

The Hit List

The April Hit List: Lin Asian, Comedor, Distant Relatives, and More

New on Resy

New on Resy: Garage, Ramen Tatsu-ya Comal, Paperboy, and More

All the pizzas, at Shortie's.

The Hit List

The January Hit List: Arlo Grey, Odd Duck, Shortie’s, Tejas Birria and More

DipDipDip Tatsu-ya is back and ready for winter.

The Hit List

The December Hit List: La Joie, DipDipDip Tatsu-ya, Big Nonna’s, and More

Courtesy Kalimotxo


The Resy Guide to Holiday Desserts and Pastries in Austin

The egg nog at Juliet.


The Resy Guide to Holiday Cocktails to Go in Austin

Courtesy Summer House on Music Lane

The Hit List

The November Hit List: Summer House, Qi Austin, Gati Ice Cream, and More