Essential San Antonio restaurants and bars with outdoor patios 

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The Weather Gods have been smiling upon San Antonio for the past few days, and after all that rain, we all deserve a little fun in the sun.

That's why we wrangled together a collection of bars and eateries with ample, gorgeous outdoor spaces perfect for enjoying some of the best food and hospitality our city has to offer.

These spots are perfect for ordering up a frosty beverage and savory snack while soaking up the sun and remaining socially distant. You know, before we start to hit 100-degree mark. 
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The Moon’s Daughters
Masks Required
115 Lexington Ave, (210) 942-6031,
The newest hotel rooftop bar may not be fully open yet (the grand opening is set for March 26), but you’ll want to be proactive about making plans to visit this swanky spot. A Mediterranean-inspired menu and impressive bar offerings only add to the appeal of the 20-story rooftop space.
Photo courtesy of The Moon’s Daughters
Buckets Burgers and Beer
Masks Not Required for Staff or Customers
2014 S WW White Rd, (210) 251-2232,
This family-friendly joint offers ample outdoor seating as well as space for the kiddos to let loose. An outdoor bar, live music and huge burgers — among other scrumptious food items — make this a spot you don’t want to miss when the weather is nice.
Photo via Facebook / Buckets Burgers and Beer Garden
Little Em’s Oyster Bar
Masks Required
1001 S Alamo St, (210) 257-0100,
This bright and airy Southtown joint offers more than seafood, boasting crisp white walls and floors with pops of light pink and periwinkle blue that are just damn Instagram-worthy. Post up on the patio for oysters, ceviche, lobster rolls and a glass — or bottle — of sparkling wine.
Photo via Instagram / emtrevy
Hello Paradise
Masks Required
520 E Grayson St, (210) 338-5114,
Located in the former Shuck Shack space, weekend plans could definitely get better by snagging a cozy picnic table at Hello Paradise. Enjoy your frosty cocktails and noodle, soup and curry dishes from the onsite Thai kitchen.
Photo via Instagram / helloparadisesa
Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House
Masks Required
16080 San Pedro Ave, (210) 462-1894,
There’s nothing better than lounging in an adirondack chair while the Texas sun beams down and a breeze passes though — except for maybe the addition of a cold libation in your hand. Fresh air aficionados can get all of that and more at Lucy’s.
Photo via Instagram / lucycoopersicehouse
Brooster’s Backyard
Masks Required
815 Pleasanton Rd, (210) 253-9104,
This kid- and pet-friendly Southside venue offers live music, play areas for both furry and human kiddos, DJs, chancla throwing contests and Lotería nights. Grab a drink from the full bar or mocktail menu, as well as snacks from a variety of food trucks — or a couple of snow cones for the kiddos.
Photo via Instagram / broostersbackyard
Cullum’s Attagirl
Masks Required
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263,
This SA mainstay now serves up hot chicken and ice cold beverages on an extended patio, thanks to the city’s Eat on the Street program. Don’t sleep on the lunch specials — trust us on this one.
Photo via Instagram / cullumsattagirl
The Rustic
Masks Not Required for Staff or Customers
17619 La Cantera Parkway Unit 04, (210) 245-7500,
Sitting right outside of the loop, The Rustic offers live music, a huge outdoor seating area and a diverse food menu. The venue isn’t currently requiring staff or guests to wear face coverings, but folks who would prefer a server with a mask can request to be seated in a section in a masked server’s section.
Photo via Instagram / therusticsa
The Cove
Masks Required
606 W Cypress St, San Antonio, TX 78212, (210) 227-2683,
The Cove has long been an outdoor haven for San Antonians, but a recent revamp to the patio area creates a more spacious layout to accommodate those looking to enjoy the weather. Be sure to check out the Texas bar, which offers nearly 50 Texas craft brews.
Photo via Instagram / thecovesa
Beethoven Maennerchor
Masks Not Required for Customers
422 Pereida St., (210) 222-1521,
Located in Southtown near Blue Star, the Beethoven Maennerchor halle is home to one of the oldest German singing societies in Texas. The property usually hosts some of the biggest outdoor Oktoberfest, Fiesta and First Friday bashes in town, complete with authentic German food and music, plus ah-mazing German bier.
Photo via Facebook / the.Beethoven
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Bentley's Beer Garden
Masks Not Required for Customers
802 N Alamo St., (210) 980-9401,
This open-air joint provides a socially-distant respite near Downtown, featuring large bars surrounded by televisions, swing seating and music stages.
Photo via Facebook / bentleysbeergarden
Masks Required
909 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215, (210) 632-1209,
Brazed is a beer- and whiskey-focused outdoor bar situated inside Augie’s Alamo City BBQ, on Broadway. The joint offers up a "hybrid" menu of barbecue and pub-style fare, debuting bites such as sliders, nachos, chips and queso on a huge, newly expanded patio space.
Photo via Instagram / brazedsa
Burleson Yard Beer Garden
Masks Required
430 Austin St., (210) 354-3001,
When Burleson Yard first opened, it made a splash on the scene with its huge array of activities such as a large play area for the kiddos, table tennis, hammocks, giant flat-screens and live music. As the name suggests, hopheads will be pleased with the large beer selection, and the frozen drinks tend to be a big hit as well.
Photo via Instagram / burlesonyardbeergarden
The Cherrity Bar
Masks Required
302 Montana St., (210) 598-0496,
Seated comfortably at the corner of Cherry and Montana streets on the East Side, The Cherrity Bar covers nearly an entire city block, combining cocktails, charitable giving and a ramen shop. While their small arcade collection is currently closed off, guests can sit in the huge covered patio area, where a spectacular view of the Tower of the Americas adds to the vibe.
Photo via Instagram / cherritybar
Chicken N Pickle
Masks Not Required for Customers
5215 UTSA Boulevard, (210) 874-2120,
The massive four-acre Chicken N Pickle complex features pet-friendly spaces, a fast casual dining restaurant, five outdoor Pickleball courts, two bocce ball and four shuffleboard courts — plus a full bar to fuel the fun.
Photo via Instagram / satxrated
Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen
Masks Required
103 E Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215, (210) 446-9303,
The dog- and family-friendly spot features swing seats overlooking the San Antonio River, lush landscaping, a selection of brews and wine, and savory snacks create a perfect urban getaway. Masks required when ordering, but at guest discretion when moving around the property.
Photo via Instagram / elsewheresatx
The Friendly Spot Ice House
Masks Required
943 S Alamo St., (210) 224-2337,
Southtown’s largest outdoor food and drink venue, The Friendly Spot, has reopened its yard seating, bringing back outdoor sports viewing and weekend DJ sets. Guests are asked to engage in social distancing and frequent hand washing/sanitizing, as well as donning masks when not indulging in their “friendly eats & drinks.”
Photo via Instagram / lizzie.blank
The Hoppy Monk
Masks Not Required for Customers
1010 N Loop 1604 E,
The Hoppy Monk offers ample outdoor dining, and the food menu and huge selection of beers only add to the reasons to head to this north SA spot. Stop by on Sunday to indulge in their brunch offerings, but be warned: you will wait for a table, so don’t arrive hangry.
Photo via Instagram / thehoppymonk
Jaime's Place
Masks Required
1514 W. Commerce St.,
This 3,500 square feet space opened in October of 2020, offering indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy live music, food and drinks on the city’s west side. Jaime’s Place boasts tons of room to enjoy the night air and dance with your +1 after one — or four — of their signature wine-based margaritas.
Photo via Instagram / jaimesplace
La Gloria
Masks Required
Various Locations,
The patios at each La Gloria location include lush greenery and plenty of space to socially distance yourself effectively. They are also offering paperless ordering and booze to-go.
Photo via Instagram / pattinelsonluxury
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La Tuna Icehouse
Masks Required
100 Probandt St., (210) 212-5727,
For over 27 years, La Tuna Icehouse has been serving cold beer and wine to guests on their front outdoor patio, which includes an array of pecan tree-shaded picnic tables. Don't forget to take a photo with their new mural while you enjoy a frosty beverage.
Photo via Instagram / latunaicehouse
Little Woodrow’s
Masks Not Required for Customers
Various Locations,
Known for their huge outdoor spaces and countless flat screen TVs, Little Woodrow’s offers pet-friendly, 21-and-up patio pleasure.
Photo via Instagram / littlewoodrowsstoneoak
Masks Required
2410 N St. Mary's St. #3736, (210) 885-3925,
Arguably one of the most stylishly designed bars on the St Mary’s Strip, Rumble is a great spot to grab a cocktail and post up on a picnic table out front. Easygoing vibes and jovial service staff round out a relaxing outdoor experience.
Photo via Instagram / izer10
Social Spot
Masks Required
930 Broadway St., (210) 263-9009,
Just north of downtown on Broadway, Social Spot boasts a huge footprint - over 80 percent of the property is outdoors! This space is not only huge in size, but also drink options, since they offer 17 tap lines, nearly 30 types of beer in cans and bottles and an award-winning Michelada.
Photo via Instagram / social_spot_satx
Southerleigh Haute South
Masks Required
5822 Worth Pkwy Suite 112, San Antonio, TX 78257,(210) 236-8556,
Recently opened Southerleigh Haute South offers a menu based on Southern-style food including Southerleigh’s signature fried chicken, seafood and a full oyster bar. Grab one (or three — and an Uber!) of Southerleigh’s locally brewed beers, or a cocktail from the full bar while lounging on the sprawling patio.
Photo via Instagram/ eatdrinkandberichard
Masks Required
2806 N St Mary's, (210) 314-8845,
This indoor/outdoor joint serves up an ever-changing line up of frozen cocktails which — fair warning — can be a little boozy. Don’t fret, though, as the frostiness ensures responsible sipping for fear of a brain freeze. Post up on one of many picnic tables for a sweet sunset serenade of Puro vinyl hits from any one of the visiting DJs.
Photo via Instagram / thesqueezebox_sa
Masks Required
136 E. Grayson, (877) 524-0031
Supper American Eatery is situated on the lush grounds of Hotel Emma, offering delectable bites and incredible cocktails. A perfect spot for a light lunch or intimate date on the patio.
Photo via Instagram / supperatemma
The Good Kind Southtown
Masks Required
1127 S St. Mary's St., (210) 801-5892,
The Good Kind’s picturesque outdoor garden is open for patrons to drink refreshing beverages while the sun beams down. Bonus: the staff even provides mosquito repellent!
Photo via Instagram / thegoodkindsouthtown
Tucker's Kozy Korner
Masks Required
1338 E Houston St., (726) 999-3764,
After reopening under new management earlier this year, Tucker’s has gained a following of folks who appreciated their diverse food menu, soul music and crafted cocktails. Those fans can now kozy up to a table on Tucker’s ample patio and enjoy a diverse food menu.
Photo via Instagram / tuckersbarsa
Two Bros. BBQ
Masks Required
12656 West Ave, (210) 496-0222,
This casual spot offers tons of food options, focusing on expertly-smoked proteins for full bellies all around. Two Bros. may be super kid-friendly with a sizable play yard, but it's also parent-friendly, with bottled beer and lots of shade.
Photo via Instagram / twobrosbbqmarket
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Porta Rossa
Masks Required
1221 Broadway St.,
In the space formerly occupied by craft beer growler station GS1221 and short-lived rebrand attempt The Roost, Porta Rossa is a sexy, swanky cocktail bar offering booze, outdoor seating in abundance and rotating food trucks.
Photo via Instagram / portarossabar
Bombay Bicycle Club
Masks Required
3506 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, (210(737-2411
As part of its COVID-era reopening plan, Bombay Bicycle Club added an updated patio and a 1,850-square-foot seating area built in the parking lot. The popular near-downtown hangout also boasts new food menu items, as well as a full bar.
Photo via Instagram / bombays_sa
The Moon’s Daughters
Masks Required
115 Lexington Ave, (210) 942-6031,
The newest hotel rooftop bar may not be fully open yet (the grand opening is set for March 26), but you’ll want to be proactive about making plans to visit this swanky spot. A Mediterranean-inspired menu and impressive bar offerings only add to the appeal of the 20-story rooftop space.
Photo courtesy of The Moon’s Daughters

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