As we continue to forge through the pandemic, outdoor dining has become a lifesaver for many restaurants across the nation. As the temperature begins to cool, it is also the best place to sit back and enjoy an amazing meal.

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If you are headed to Austin, or you live there and need new places to try, here are some of the city’s best outdoor/patio-friendly restaurants.

1. Bar Peached


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Sit under a large heritage tree on the outdoor patio while you indulge in Asian fusion cuisine. The restaurant also offers a full bar with amazing cocktails.

Where: 1315 W. 6th St.

When: Tuesday – Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 5-10 p.m.

2. Easy Tiger


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Known for their fresh baked breads, sausages, and sandwiches–there are multiple locations across Austin, so make sure to call and verify to see which location is currently open with patio dining.

Where: 6406 N I-35 Frontage Road, Suite 1100

When: Daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

3. Guero's Taco Bar


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Sit outside on the patio or dine in the beautiful oak garden as you indulge in “funky” Mexican favorites. This Austin staple has been in existence for more than 30 years.

Where: 1412 S. Congress St.

When: Daily from 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

4. Irene's


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Who doesn’t love a beautiful greenery wall and a neon sign? Visit this Austin eatery for adult capri suns and one of the biggest backyards in the neighborhood.

Where: 506 W. Ave.

When: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

5. Perla's


If you love seafood, fresh oysters, and cocktails, this is the place to be. The open-air patio is perfect, especially as fall begins to roll in.

Where: 1400 S. Congress

When: Daily starting at 11:30 a.m.

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