Break out your floral print, slide on your sandals and do not forget your sunnies! It is finally the perfect season to enjoy alfresco dining. Here are a few spots you will want to put in your patio hopping rotation:
It is Saturday, sunny and 75, which calls for sipping rosé and handcrafted cocktails, but where to go? Start at B&B Butchers & Restaurant. The restaurant is perfectly positioned between Downtown and Washington Ave with plenty of drinks, and steakhouse style bites, to order as you lounge on their signature rooftop patio.
Sip on something frozen when you head to FM Kitchen & Bar. The spacious patio on Shepherd is known for their boozy milkshakes and burgers. Their happy hour specials are also pretty sweet and offered Monday-Friday from 3-7pm. It might be worth convincing your colleagues to move that late afternoon meeting to one of FM’s picnic tables.
If you are team rosé all day, Bacco Wine Garden Montrose is a winner. The wine garden quietly opened last fall and has steadily gained traction. Chances are you have driven by the wine bottle lined patio heading down Montrose. With an extensive wine list, everyone in your party is sure to find a glass (or bottle) they like!
You will never be disappointed when you step foot onto one of Houston’s classic patios this season - Tiny Boxwoods, Local Foods Upper Kirby, Coltivare, Brenner’s on the Bayou, or Brasserie 19 - to name a few. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for newcomer Lotti Dotti set to debut in the formerly beloved Brooklyn Athletic Club this April.
While Houston boasts plenty of dog-friendly dining destinations, the Texas senate recently passed S.B. 476 which would allow patrons to bring their furry friends to outdoor dining spaces - free of restrictions. If it makes it into law, businesses will still ultimately decide if they’d like to host four-legged customers. Something tells us most will be more than happy to give a dog a bone.
Cheers to patio season!