It’s Fall Y’all: Here’s Your Patio Bucket List for the New Season

By Kayla Roberts

Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather, earlier sunsets and, of course, patio season. Whether you’re looking for a place to soak up the sun or soak up a few drinks, Fort Worth has plenty of outdoor spots to do so.

Here are 16 patio ideas to keep in your back pocket for those perfect fall days.


2000 W. Berry St.

Americado gives Fort Worth flare to traditional Mexican dishes. The menu includes a variety of street tacos each with their own twist. This trendy TCU-area patio is lit with string lights, has large picnic tables and unmistakable bright blue umbrellas.
Lunch Special: $8 enchiladas and taco plates, Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Must-Try Menu Item: Enchiladas Verdes

HG Sply Co
1621 River Run

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The massive HG Sply Co patio is finally complete with an outdoor bar, multiple TVs and misters. Hit this paleo-friendly Trinity River patio for everything from a beet margarita to a salad. Feel free to take your dog along too — the patio is pet-friendly.
Special: Select $5 appetizers, weekdays 4 p.m.-7p.m.
Must-Try Menu Item: BBQ Pork Tacos

Press Cafe
4801 Edwards Ranch Road

This popular brunch spot became a fast favorite after opening along the Trinity River in early 2016. The restaurant has since worked out a few of its service kinks and elevated its outdoor game thanks to the opening of the rooftop patio. The rooftop patio is open Wednesday-Sunday evenings, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunches.
Special: Happy Hour Mon.-Thurs. 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Must-Try Menu Item: Day Break Omelette

Wild Salsa
300 Throckmorton St.

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This Day-of-the-Dead-themed Mexican restaurant has nearly 50 types of tequila, seven signature margaritas and four different types of salsas. Plus, the lively patio has bar stools that double as swings.
Special: $5 cocktails Friday and Saturday 10 p.m.-close
Must-Try Menu Item: Braised Lamb Shank Tacos


Bird Café
155 East 4th St.

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Bird Café’s 2,300-square-foot patio in the heart of downtown overlooks Sundance Square Plaza. The menu consists of appetizer style entrees that can be shared with the entire table.
Special: 50 percent off all bottles of wine on Mondays
Must-Try Menu Item: Grilled Steak Asada

Ellerbe Fine Foods
1501 W. Magnolia Ave.

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One of the fancier patios around town, Ellerbe’s covered porch is popular for celebrating special occasions. A fresh and seasonal menu has options for vegetarians and vegans, such as the Scott Farm Melon Salad and the Chevre Stuffed Summer Squash.
Must-Try Menu Item: Wild Burgundy Escargot

Rodeo Goat
2836 Bledsoe St.

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This patio, on a large gravel area with community-style picnic tables and hanging string lights, has games like Bimini ring toss to play while waiting on your drinks or burgers.
Special: Mon.-Fri. Happy Hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Must-Try Menu Item: Chaca Oaxaca Burger

Taco Heads
1812 Montgomery St.

Starting out as a food truck in 2009, Taco Heads has now grown up to become a popular taco destination in Fort Worth. Picnic tables and string lights make up this trendy, dog-friendly patio. With limited seating inside, you’re probably better off sitting on the patio anyway.
Special: Half price glass of wine on Wednesdays
Must-Try Menu Item: Garlic Cilantro Gulf Shrimp Tacos

The Bearded Lady
1229 7th Ave.

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Located in the Cultural District, The Bearded Lady has a simple, dog-friendly patio with rustic wood picnic tables and chairs. With 30 taps rotating weekly, guests often sip craft beer before walking down Magnolia Avenue.
Special: $1 off bar drinks, Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Must-Try Menu Item: Fancy Grilled Cheese

World of Beer
3252 West 7th St.

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Yes, it’s a chain. And, yes, it’s called World of Beer, but we love that this patio is located on the quieter side of West Seventh Street. The patio offers plenty of shade with umbrellas and trees, while the bar offers around 50 taps and 500 bottles.
Special: $4 craft draughts Mon.-Fri., 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Must-Try Menu Item: Hangover Skillet

Woodshed Smokehouse
3201 Riverfront Drive

This spacious Trinity River patio is a favorite for grabbing eclectic barbecue in a rustic setting. Woodshed also just expanded its river bar to be three times bigger. It now can seat up to 15 people, holds three bartenders and has a TV. 
Special: $4.50 beers from Brewery of the Month
Must-Try Menu Item: Lamb Brisket

801 W. Magnolia Ave.

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If you want to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or weekend brunch outdoors, Brewed’s patio has an eclectic, hipster vibe with picnic tables and a firepit. The lounge’s design features comfy couches, an eclectic array of chairs and an exposed brick wall.
Special: All-day breakfast on Tues.-Fri.
Must-Try Menu Item: Thai-Licious Espresso

Hidden Gems

Buffalo West
7101 Camp Bowie W. Blvd.

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This secluded, rarely talked about spot on the west side of Camp Bowie Boulevard, actually boasts an intimate setting for food, live music, date nights or a night out with friends.
Dinner Special: $25 Prime Rib, Wed. 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Must-Try Menu Item: Prime Rib Dip Sandwich

Chubby’s Burger Shack
7914 Camp Bowie W. Blvd.

With a lively vibe, good burgers, and plenty of beer, Chubby’s offers a truly Texan patio. This southern sports bar is a popular destination to catch a Dallas Cowboys’ game. While you’re there, try the Chubby’s Challenge and see if you can finish a three-pound burger with a pound of fries in under an hour.
Special: $2 well drinks, Mon.-Fri. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight
Must-Try Menu Item: Cowboy Burger

Olivella’s Neo Pizza Napoletana
6333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Nestled between two alleyways with an open rooftop, Olivella’s hidden, cozy patio is an escape in the middle of the city. Prepare for a quiet atmosphere, this sleepy spot is often empty despite delicious pizza made the old-fashioned way.
Special: Half-price bottles of wine, all day Thursday
Must-Try Menu Item: Snow White Pizza

The Point
1349 Bomber Road

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Sitting between Lockheed Martin and Lake Worth, The Point’s hidden patio has scenic views of the lake. The menu consists of fried appetizers, juicy burgers and catfish. Unwind and play a game of horseshoes on the private lawn while waiting for your food or drinks.
Must-Try Menu Item: Fried Catfish