AUSTIN, TX – While Austin never stays cold for too long, we do take the chance to enjoy the cooler weather outdoors. There are many ways to enjoy the colder temperatures, such as relaxing on vibrant heated patios with good food, cocktails or mocktails at some of the hottest hotels and restaurants in Austin. Check out our list of some of the best places to warm up when temperatures get cooler!
Best Heated Patios and Fireplaces in Austin
- Crow Bar
- Culinary Dropout
- Draught House Pub and Brewery
- House Wine
- Jack Allen’s Kitchen
- Justine’s Brasserie
- Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
- Lone Star Court
- Lustre Pearl
- Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill
- Olive & June
- Salty Sow
2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723 | Photo Credit: Contigo
This East Austin restaurant serves fresh food from sliders to dumplings, cold cocktails, and an atmosphere that is family-friendly and pet-friendly. Their quality bar food pairs well with beer and they make sure to utilize the freshest ingredients to make your meal one to remember. At Contigo, it’s all about sitting outside at family-style picnic tables with strung lights, craft beer, and a warm atmosphere!
3116 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 | Photo Credit: Crow Bar
The Crow Bar is located in the perfect location of South Congress right across St. Edward’s University. This inviting and unique bar has happy hour every day, nightly specials during the week, creative craft cocktails, pool, an eclectic jukebox, and a vast outdoor patio that’s heated with an outdoor bar open on weekends.
11721 Rock Rose Ave #100, Austin, TX 78758 | Photo Credit: Culinary Dropout
Culinary Dropout is a unique gastro-pub that serves a variety of different foods like their pretzel bites and provolone fondue, 36-hour pork ribs, and their famous fried chicken drizzled with honey! Thirsty? Wash it all down with an ice-cold craft beer or a killer house-made cocktail. And don’t forget to stick around for games and free live music with a laid-back vibe. Their outdoor heated patio is an adult playground with games like pool and corn hole!
4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX 78756 | Photo Credit: Draught House Pub and Brewery
Draught House Pub and Brewery serves up American craft beer and works hard to secure small-batch, seasonal and limited offerings. The vibes and great atmosphere will make even a non-beer lover happy! Come on a weekend when the weather is nice and plan to stay awhile on the huge heated patio. Food trucks have you covered if you get hungry.
105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Grizzeldas
Full of character and charm with bright pops of pink and green lend a beach vacation vibe to this East Austin space. Grizzeldas’ offers traditional Central Mexican dishes from ceviche, tacos, enchiladas, and more! They even have a heated patio where you can enjoy their specialty mezcal cocktails with friends.
121 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701 | Photo Credit: HandelBar
HandleBar is your neighborhood bar in downtown Austin with an old school vibe. It’s also possibly the world’s greatest drinking establishment chock-full of craft beverages, an adult playground, retro tunes, and a noticeable absence of bottle service and sparklers. Their craft cocktails and local beer are all served up on their outdoor patio with fun games like giant Jenga and a photo booth to snap pics of your current mustache of choice! HandleBar is the Adult Wonderland!
408 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704 | Photo Credit: House Wine
A wine bar as unpretentious and inclusive as Austin itself! House Wine has delicious and intriguing wines that are thoughtfully chosen from vineyards all over the world. Their menu is simple yet delectable with cheese plates, Mediterranean plates, empanadas, salmon, olives, and desserts. They also feature local beers with a few added Belgium-style beers and ciders that can be enjoyed on their beautiful heated patio.
Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Jack Allen’s
Jack Allen’s serves up Southern-inspired flavors infused with the spice of Southwestern cuisine to four locations around the Austin-area. Their heated patio creates a perfect environment for family and friends to enjoy delicious drinks and entrees. Chef and owner Jack Allen Gilmore’s dedication to local farmers and purveyors provides the best produce from each season!
4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Justine’s Brasserie
This East Austin hot spot is a “true French brasserie” with bordello-red walls, dreamscape lighting, and a picturesque courtyard strewn with disco balls. Their lovely garden setting festooned with fairy lights makes Justine’s a top spot for wowing a date. French onion soup, seared scallops, and grilled pork chop are standouts on the small, classic brasserie menu. With unbeatable food, great cocktails, and wine, Justine’s provides a cozy atmosphere that feels like a fun party!
605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701 | Photo Credit: Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is beautifully decorated and offers two amazing fireplaces for you to relax and enjoy a drink, whether it being by the pool or inside. This hotel is distinguished, laid back and designed from the ground up to be an all-access pass to an authentic Austin experience!
2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Launderette
Launderette restaurant was a laundromat converted into a polished, retro-chic space! Throughout weekend brunch, weekday lunch and dinner seven days a week, Launderette serve savory dishes, with a Mediterranean palette, and dessert from morning zucchini bread to seasonal ice creams and sorbets! You can enjoy their delicious menu on their modern and comfortable heated patio!
10901 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758 | Photo Credit: Lone Star Court
At Lone Star Court, you’ll enjoy a perfect pairing of modern convenience and traditional comfort in a unique blend of the past and present. Located in The Domain, Lone Star Court is a true piece of Americana, with attractive room decor and relaxing outdoor courtyards. They offer contemporary lodging in a traditionally Texan environment, with retro-inspired accommodations, live music, outdoor fire pits, and a dipping pool reflective of country swimming holes!
Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Lustre Pearl
Lustre Pearl offers good, easy-eating food served alongside their cheerful and relaxed vibes. Ping-pongers, hula-hoopers, and lovers of corn hole and ladders can kick back with friendly competition and enjoy a cold drink on their dog-friendly patio. They even have an amazing rustic fireplace full of character on the inside of their restaurant to keep you warm!
303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 | Photo Credit: Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill
Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill takes you back to a simpler time with a comfortable and familiar restaurant atmosphere where you are greeted like family. Moonshine serves up great cooking with an innovative take on classic American comfort food that even satisfies big city tastes! Take the time to relax by their fireplace on their outdoor patio and enjoy delicious food and drinks.
3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703 | Photo Credit: Olive & June
Olive & June has raised the bar for Italian cuisine in Austin with an emphasis on handmade pasta made in house, daily. A 200-year-old oak tree envelops the 3-story building with four different dining areas inside and out. Their outdoor patio is also heated so you can enjoy their beautiful patio even during the winter. They also have the largest and most diverse selection of Italian wine, Amari, and Grappa in Austin.
1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722 | Photo Credit: Salty Sow
Salty Sow’s delicious menu is made with locally sourced meats, and veggies that are at the heart of this Cherrywood American restaurant. Salty Sow pours craft brews and craft cocktails and presents an incredible modern space with a “farm-romantic” feel. Their rustic contemporary setting and heated patio make the Salty Sow a must go to!
Map of Best Heated Patios and Fireplaces in Austin