Houston's Top 10 Patio Bars


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7. UNDER THE VOLCANO
Under the Volcano's decor is so kitschy that you can't help but adore it. The two patio spaces are a tad bit enclosed, but it's totally okay. On fall nights where there's a bit of drizzle or a slight chill, you need an option that isn't completely out in the elements, but still not enclosed by four walls. That roof on the patio is a good thing. And since you're obviously there for the patio and the alcohol, try the frozen rum and cokes, because yes.

2349 Bissonnet, 713-526-5282, facebook.com/underthevolcanohouston


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6. HANS' BIER HAUS
You mean, we can drink beer and play cornhole at Hans' Beer Haus, and we're not even in the sticks? Don't mind if we do! If cornholing ain't your thing, there's also bocce ball to get you moving, or you could do what the rest of us are there to do: drink.

We don't know who Hans is, but if he's the one who chooses the beer selection in this bar, we desperately want to befriend him. There are tons of beer specials, and it's beertopia as far as the eye can see, with microbrews, craft beers, Texas beers, and good ol' Miller Lite if you must. Go ahead. We won't judge.

2523 Quenby, 713-520-7474, hansbierhaus.com


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5. AVANTGARDEN
Even if AvantGarden weren't a hub for local music, we'd still hang out on the patio any day. This place is like a big old comfy house, with not only a fantastic back patio, but a lovely front porch as well. Two patios for the price of one. Also, there's always some quirky band or art event going on, so if that sangria isn't entertaining enough, there's plenty to search out on their patio. Once the weather drops from 100 degrees, that is.

411 Westheimer, 832-287-5577, avantgardenhouston.com


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Location Info

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West Alabama Ice House

1919 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar

307 Fairview, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Cottonwood

3422 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Capitol Bar

2415 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

AvantGarden

411 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Hans' Bier Haus

2523 Quenby, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Under The Volcano

2349 Bissonnet, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Black Labrador Pub

4100 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Cedar Creek

1034 W. 20th, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Celtic Gardens

2300 Louisiana St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

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9 comments
ramblinhamblin
ramblinhamblin

Nice list! I'd probably include the Continental Club/Big Top patio as its pretty awesome.

gailmindy
gailmindy

Great choices. Gingerman comes to mind too.

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

Two enthusiastic thumbs up for Boheme, Mike the bartender is an ace gent -- take the time to be respectful and talk to him you will not regret it. Somewhat surprised moontower and or last concert aren't mentioned, but no biggie.

KING
KING

Batanga? D&T?

Quiquig
Quiquig

Hobbit Cafe. Good beer and wine selection, healthy (but not militantly so) food, friendly people, fair prices and easy location put Hobbit on this list. Oh yeah, they also have a great patio.

annaleicht
annaleicht

@Quiquig The Hobbit does have an awesome patio -- they're just more suited for a restaurant patio blog, rather than a bar blog. But the Thor Oakenshield sammich is amazing.

tchanks88
tchanks88

@dillonhowland Houston Press focuses mostly inside the loop unless they're doing a piece specifically on other places. As for Proof Bar, I don't know if she considered rooftop bars in this since I don't see any but that place is a ton of fun

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