While Austin never stays cold for too long, we do take the chance to enjoy the cooler weather. There are many ways to enjoy the colder temperatures such as ice skating or relaxing on vibrant heated patios with good food and cocktails or by cozy and warm fireplaces at some of the hottest hotels and restaurants in Austin. So, 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
- Mohawk Austin
- Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill
- Olive & June
- Salty Sow
- W Austin
2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723
This East Austin restaurant serves fresh food from sliders to dumplings, cold cocktails and an atmosphere that is family friendly and pet-friendly. They serve fresh, quality, bar food, which is basically the best food to munch on in the world. 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 delicious margaritas!
3116 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
The Crowbar 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 a patio bar open on weekends.
11721 Rock Rose Ave #100, Austin, TX 78758
Culinary Dropout serves classic meals done right and has a decked out bar that shakes and stirs some of the best cocktails in Austin! They are 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
Draught House Pub and Brewery love their American craft beer and work hard to secure small batch, seasonal and limited offerings. Their house made beers are often experimental and never boring! 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 a while on the huge patio. Food trucks have you covered if you get hungry, and on Saturdays, they have free bratwursts!
105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702
Full of character and charm with bright pops of pink and green lend a beach vacation vibe to this East Austin space. Grizzelda’s offers traditional Central Mexican dishes from ceviche, tacos, enchiladas and more! They even have a heated patio where you can enjoy their special mezcal cocktails.
121 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
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
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 brews and ciders that can be enjoyed in a setting that is at once contemporary and extremely comfortable! You can enjoy your drinks, food, and dessert on their beautiful heated patio.
Local in source, Texan in spirit, not only in the kitchen but in the community, is what Jack Allen’s Kitchen is all about. Since 2009, our restaurant has been bringing Southern-inspired flavors infused with the spice of Southwestern cuisine to four locations in 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 yields us the best from each season. Texas’ rich history and abundant local bounty serve as their daily inspiration, and it is their honor to bring that directly to your table!
4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
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 an atmosphere that feels like a fun party!
605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is a refined riff on Austin’s world-famous music scene and your front-row seat to all the action! A perfect base whether you crash hard or chill out and a leader among Austin hotels with signature happenings and exclusive hideouts geared for music tastemakers. Their hotel 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
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
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! If you’re nostalgic for the bygone days when travel was a true adventure, then set your sights on away at Lone Star Court!
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!
912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Mohawk Austin is a beloved destination bar and live music venue located in the heart of the “Live Music Capital of the World”, Austin! You can be inside by their cozy fireplace or outside enjoying the views of downtown while enjoying their killer shows, old-fashioned drinks, and super fun parties! Their mission is for everyone to have a good time.
303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
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. The best part is that they serve popcorn as an appetizer!
3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703
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. Being a part of the Parkside Projects company, Olive & June is well known for its formal yet friendly service. Guests can look forward to new and exciting ways our chefs are celebrating the cuisine and culture of Southern Italy with their friends, family and loved ones!
1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Salty Sow’s delicious menu that’s to die for is made with locally sourced meats, and veggies are at the heart of this Cherrywood American restaurant that also 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!
200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
Setting the stage for contemporary luxury, W Austin amplifies the city’s eclectic energy, headlining the vibrant 2nd Street District in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and pulsating with its spirit of independence and creativity! Local eats at Trace restaurant, socializing in the Living Room, getting into rock star shape at FIT, detoxing in AWAY Spa, and soaking it in at a WET pool party, all while making it easy to be green! With four different rooms inside their bar, they have something for everyone; from dark and seductive, to warm and cozy, or bright and breezy!
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