Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Patios

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Photo courtesy Brooklyn Athletic Club
Anyone for bocce at the BAC?
4. Brooklyn Athletic Club
S'mores over a fire pit in the winter, croquet in the summer, and always a truck serving as a bar with cold beer and tasty cocktails. These are just a few of the reasons why Brooklyn Athletic Club has one of the best outdoor dining spaces in town. During nice weather, every bocce court on the patio will be taken, and young drinkers and families alike will unite in cheering on a favorite competitor. In cooler weather, fire pits and heaters make the space warm and cozy and ideal for roasting marshmallows or sharing an intimate meal by the fire.

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Photo courtesy Brenner's on the Bayou
Brenner's offers a veritable bayou oasis.
3. Brenner's on the Bayou
Amid the concrete and asphalt of Houston, it can be difficult to remember that we've got our very own, sometimes lovely, body of water snaking through the city: Buffalo Bayou. And what better place to enjoy it than at Brenner's on the Bayou, which affords diners a view of a particularly lush area of the bayou? It's surrounded by greenery and tropical flowers, and the upstairs Blue Bar is furnished with inviting white sofas and warm fire pits, perfect for whiling away a relaxing evening.

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Location Info

Backstreet Cafe

1103 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX

Category: Music

El Pueblito Place

1423 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brenner's on the Bayou

1 Birdsall St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brooklyn Athletic Club

601 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Batanga

908 Congress Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Tasting Room -- Kingwood

1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Grove

1611 Lamar St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar

307 Fairview, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Cottonwood

3422 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Cedar Creek

1034 W. 20th, Houston, TX

Category: Music


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16 comments
kapatsaki
kapatsaki

Byzantio has a beautiful open air patio

m2m310
m2m310

Are you serious!!! The best outdoor patio is the West Alabama Icehouse!

Earnest Bush
Earnest Bush

Tiffany Pinkston, Tosca Davis: We need to find a happy hour!

Sydney Toubman
Sydney Toubman

Natalie Gamez, I've been to 4 already but let's do all 10 this summer :)

Natalie Gamez
Natalie Gamez

Sydney Toubman let's start checking these off the list!!

Cris19
Cris19

I wish there was a way to view this whole list on one page.. Or is there one, and I'm just missing it?

Valerina
Valerina

These are good but I like the quaint, honeysuckle-scented goodness of Dolce Vita's patio.


And then there is the amazing Rainbow Lodge patio overlooking the gardens

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@m2m310  Haha I do love that patio, but this list is all restaurants or bar/restaurants. West Alabama doesn't serve food of its own.

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@Cris19  Click on "Print Article" right under the box telling you to subscribe to the dining newsletter :)

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