The Best Socially-Distanced Patios in Austin (Summer 2020) 

June 10, 2020

The Best Socially-Distanced Patios in Austin (Summer 2020)

By Jensen McBurmey
Featured Image // Photo Credit: Comedor

We’re sharing the best patios to relax with friends and family in Austin. Each patio provides Austinites the chance to enjoy the beauty of the hill country with unique food and beverage offerings.

COMEDOR

Photo Credit: Comedor

Comedor, a modern Mexican restaurant in Austin, has recently expanded the seating of its luxurious courtyard. Located in the heart of Downtown’s Warehouse District, Comedor is defined by chef-curated Mexican cuisine and immaculate architectural design. Comedor was noted as one of The Best New Restaurants in Texas and is the perfect place to experience a soulful atmosphere, elevated dining, and refreshing cocktails

In light of COVID-19, Comedor has expanded its patio dining to meet social distancing protocols and is currently offering restaurant-quality meal kits and cocktails for pick-up or delivery. 

SUERTE

Photo Credit: Suerte

Suerte, a nationally recognized taqueria in East Austin, specializes in creating fresh flavor variants of traditional Mexican and Texas dishes. The offerings of this East Austin staple are artisanally crafted. Recently, Suerte has launched outdoor dining for restaurant patrons. 

In light of COVID-19, Suerte is exclusively serving customers through their outdoor patio and curbside pickup. Currently, parties of 6 or more cannot dine at one table.

OLIVE + JUNE

Olive + June, located in Central Austin, is known for its multi-level patio decorated by beautiful oak trees. The restaurant boasts fresh handmade pasta, wood-fired pizza, and a variety of wines for locals and travelers looking to satisfy their Italian fix! 

In light of COVID-19, Olive + June is following state guidelines. Face coverings are required and the restaurant has reduced its capacity and distanced tables for customers.

PERLA’S

Perla’s isn’t just for seafood enthusiasts, the restaurant offers a wonderful brunch menu which can be enjoyed under shaded oaks on the iconic South Congress Boulevard. The perfectly lit patio is the perfect romantic setting for date nights. Trust me, this is one of the best patios in town!

In light of COVID-19, Perlas has been following state COVID-19 guidelines. Face coverings are required when moving around the restaurant, tables will be distanced and reservations are recommended. 

HANKS

Hanks is a neighborhood gem serving Southern bites in the heart of the up-and-coming Windsor Park community. Whether you’re looking for a new spot to grab brunch, enjoy happy hour, or have an intimate supper, Hank’s minimalistic designed patio is the perfect setting! In Austin’s scorching summer heat, you’ll be happier at Hank’s with a frozen Paloma!

In light of COVID-19, Hank’s is following state COVID-19 guidelines. Customers are expected to wear face coverings, the restaurant has reduced its capacity and distanced tables for customers.

HILLSIDE FARMACY

Hillside Farmacy, located in East Austin, creates classic American dishes from thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Hillside Farmacy, once an antique pharmacy in the 1950s, has been lovingly restored into a charming restaurant. Be sure to order their weeknight special burger, malt vinegar fries paired with a refreshing old fashioned! Currently, this restaurant is serving customers who dine-in as well as offering food, wine, beer, cocktails kits, and groceries on their website.

In light of COVID-19, Hillside Farmacy is following state COVID-19 guidelines. Customers are expected to wear face coverings, the restaurant has reduced its capacity and distanced tables for customers.]

UCHI

Since 2003, Uchi has been a staple in the Austin food scene. The award-winning restaurant delights customers with masterfully curated Japanese flavors. Uchi’s patio is the perfect place to mingle with loved ones and savor the best selection of sushi that Austin has to offer!

In light of COVID-19, Uchi is offering reservations for dine-in as well as a curbside pickup for customers. Uchi is following state COVID-19 guidelines. Customers are expected to wear face coverings, the restaurant has reduced its capacity and distanced tables for customers. 

LORO

Loro is the love-child of the award-winning chefs behind Uchi and Franklin’s Barbecue. Located on South Lamer, this Asian smokehouse is sure to delight both travelers and native Austinites with beautifully smoked meats, yummy bites, craft cocktails, and a patio that’s perfectly shaded by gorgeous oak trees. 

In light of COVID-19, Loro is following state guidelines. In addition to serving dine-in customers, Loro is currently offering rib dinner specials, cocktail kits, and 25% off beer, wine, and sake for curbside pickup!

MATTIE’S

Photo Credit: Mattie’s

Retreat to Mattie’s, located in Bouldin Creek Neighborhood, to enjoy upscale Southern dishes on Mattie’s beautiful patio among its cherished peacocks. This historic Victorian estate offers guests classic Southern dishes made with sustainably sourced ingredients.

In light of COVID-19, Mattie’s is following state COVID-19 guidelines. Customers are expected to wear face coverings, the restaurant has reduced its capacity and distanced tables for customers.

BETTER HALF

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails is the perfect American cafe to be at any time of day. Along with coffee and cocktails, Better Half has a wonderful breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. This is the perfect place to casually gather and share bites with craft beer!

In light of COVID-19, Better Half Coffee & Cocktails is following CDC and local government COVID-19 guidelines. “No mask, no entry, no exception” is their motto. Reservations to dine on the patio are required. Currently, Better Half is also serving customers through their ‘carhop’ curbside pickup.

What’s your favorite socially-distanced patio here in Austin? We’d love to hear in the comments below. 

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