“Patio Weather” is a year-round season here in San Antonio. So, of course, our favorite restaurants and bars offer unique outdoor spaces, from expansive patios to luxe rooftop lounges to terraces overlooking the River Walk. Whether you want to grab a coffee or have a meal, there’s a happening spot to do it — alfresco. Come hang out with us at some of the best outdoor patios in San Antonio!


Meet Us at Our Favorite Outdoor Patios in San Antonio

There is no shortage of fantastic outdoor patios in San Antonio where you can spend the day basking in the Texas sun. We’ve rounded up 10 of our all-time favorites that are perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hanging out with the family or planning a romantic day for two.


Aldaco's Mexican Cuisine

Outdoor patio with blue triangular awnings

Take a seat outside and enjoy the fresh air and unbeatable Mexican dishes at Aldaco's Mexican Cuisine. Whatever your favorite Mexican dish is, you can find it here. Plus, pairing your meal with one of their signature margaritas is a must! 



Biga Patio

Biga has been a culinary cornerstone and destination for foodies and locals alike for over 25 years. Trust us, Chef Bruce Auden’s creative recipes will have you coming back for more, but you might also be tempted by the restaurant’s stunning River Walk terrace. This elevated spot offers sweeping views of a quiet corner of the river, perfect for dinner or afternoon happy hour.


Rosario’s ComidaMex & Baroutdoor view of restaurant with Tower of Americas in background

Rosario’s is known as one of the best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. But it may also have one of the best views in Southtown. The 25+ rooftop lounge offers a swanky, Instagram-worthy backdrop and a perfectly framed view of the Tower of the Americas. Margaritas and selfies, anyone?


The Good Kind

The Good Kind Blog

Welcome to San Antonio’s secret garden. The Good Kind is located in the heart of Southtown, but when you cross the threshold, you enter an expansive and enchanting garden lounge serving up a full menu and botanical-inspired cocktails. This is the perfect spot to unwind in the afternoon or dance away the night to the sounds of guest DJs and bands.


Backyard on Broadway

Outdoor lit patio

Backyard on Broadway is your backyard away from home. This family-friendly spot is cooking up backyard favorites, like burgers, sammies, and pizzas (as well as pouring up some cocktails for the grown-ups). Lounge in the sun while the kids play on swingsets, slides, and forts.


Tre Trattoria at the Museum

outdoor patio on River Walk

Tre Trattoria is a Tuscan-inspired restaurant by local chef Jason Dady. But we have to say, the views from this terrace rival those rolling Tuscan hills. Located along the quiet Museum Reach stretch of the river, the massive balcony offers unobstructed river views from every table. Now that requires a toast of Aperol spritzes! 


Rock & Brews

Outdoor patio with multicolored seatingRock & Brews offers a dining experience that elevates comfort food classics with a distinctive flair. Their menu features dishes made from scratch using locally sourced, fresh ingredients, complemented by a diverse selection of food, beer, and handcrafted cocktails, all set to a vibrant soundtrack.


Alamo Beer Company

Alamo Beer Company

What could be better than a day in the sun with a crisp, cold beer in hand? Alamo Beer Company sits just east of downtown in the trendy Dignowity Hill neighborhood. Their expansive patio offers picnic bench seating, yard games like cornhole, and a choice view of the landmark Hays Street Bridge.


Elsewhere Bar and Kitchen

Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen PatioElsewhere is like nowhere else you’ve been before. This fun and whimsical spot, situated along the Museum Reach stretch of the river, greets guests with a canopy of flowers, giant giraffe topiaries, and plenty of other selfie-worthy backdrops. Grab a seat (or a riverside swing), kick back, and stay awhile.


1 Watson Rooftop Bar

Couple on rooftop bar

1 Watson might just be the #1 rooftop bar in San Antonio. This trendy lounge offers panoramic views of the illuminated downtown skyline. Grab a cocktail and share a few bites as you enjoy your night on the town. Or should we save high above the town?