It’s National Eat Outside Day – not that many North Texans need an excuse to dine al fresco. Our region is brimming with great restaurant patios, and a lot of them are DARTable. Whether you're meeting friends after work or spending a Sunday afternoon chilling, here are some suggestions.
Not only does this recent arrival to the Cedars neighborhood have scratch-made food and 32 beers – it’s got a rooftop bar featuring one of the most stunning downtown views in the city. It’s a couple of blocks from Convention Center Station.
For great shared plates and craft beer made on-premises, head to this charming spot near Downtown Rowlett Station
. The food is cooked in wood-burning ovens, and the premium, house-crafted beers come in a wide variety. Traditional German and English recipes get a lot of play here. The inviting space features plentiful outdoor seating.
This family-friendly Irving favorite, famous for its homemade sandwiches, pasta and seafood, has a terrific patio. It’s only a short walk from Las Colinas Urban Center Station.
Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery.
Garland’s excellent answer to the brewpub craze is within easy walking distance of Downtown Garland Station
. Intrinsic has dozens of seasonally selected beers on tap, exposed brick walls, and a super-cool industrial-chic rooftop deck, as well.