Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Patios
Photo by Troy Fields Cottonwood's large patio and bar games make for a great spot to hang with the dogs.
Relative newcomer Cottonwood is just what Garden Oaks needed: Part bar, part restaurant and part epic patio filled with live music, giant Jenga, bocce balls and dogs galore. The bar has a great selection of local craft beer, and the restaurant serves one of the best burgers in town. But who cares about all that when you can hang out on the patio at one of Cottonwood's many events and party the evening away with kids, dogs, food trucks, vendors and as much fun as the unassuming spot can cram into the welcoming space!
Photo by F. Hunter Jones The red lighting at Boheme makes it both sultry and inviting.
The first several times I hung out at Boheme, I discovered a new branch of the patio on every occasion. The interior space is cozy and moody, but the outside seating area is positively sprawling, and on most weekend evenings the entire place is packed. Strings of lights and any number of random old films projected on a back wall outside make for a warm, inviting atmosphere, while the food and drinks make you want to stay a good long while and soak up as much of the hip ambiance as possible.
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