The Best Houston Patios in the Loop
Houston may have its share of days hotter than hot and pretty wet winters, but when we do get those perfect days of California-esque weather at Houston-area prices there is nothing better than relaxing on a patio. With Houston patio weather about to be in full swing, take advantage by having a bite or a drink on one of these patios near your Camden Apartment!
Onion Creek: 3106 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Onion Creek has been a Heights staple since the early 2000’s. They have a huge patio and are open daily at 7AM for you early birds. They offer a wide variety of beers, coffee drinks, and cocktails along with serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Another perk Onion Creek is less than a ten minute walk from Camden Heights. (Photo Courtesy of Onion Creek)
Tiny Boxwoods: 3614 W Alabama Street Houston, TX 77027
Tiny Boxwoods is a beautiful, pinterest-perfect space. Unlike the many beer gardens and ice houses on this list, Tiny Boxwoods is much more put together and feels like a Persian café was dropped in Houston. Its large patio is bright, airy, and perfectly manicured. I love spending Saturday or Sunday mornings here with girlfriends catching up. It is also a great date spot.
Belle Station: 207 Gray St, Houston, TX 77002
It can be hard to tell where the patio ends and the inside begins with this new spot in Midtown. Just a few minutes’ walk from Camden City Centre, Belle Station has a large front patio and two bars. The restaurant serves upscale southern comfort food and offers have a great weekend brunch. (Photo Courtesy of Yelp)
Henderson Heights: 908 Henderson St, Houston, TX 77007
Henderson Heights is a new, laid back bar/restaurant and has an expansive, dog-friendly patio. The outdoor area has lawn games, darts, and swings to enjoy as well as TVs. They serve craft beer, have a full bar, and a decent food menu with typical bar bites, a large selection of pizzas, sandwiches, and more.
Irish Cowboy: 2300 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006
Irish Cowboy is an ideal patio for sunny days. There are even misters to keep things cool when that Houston sun heats up. The bar has yard games, a stage for live music, a full bar, and a small selection of food. There is a bit more of a casual feel than many Midtown haunts with its gravel ground and picnic tables. It is right across the street from Camden Midtown so it couldn’t be more convenient for residents. (Photo Courtesy of Yelp)
Brooklyn Athletic Club: 601 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
If you took the pretension, cost, and golf course out of country clubs, you would be left with Brooklyn Athletic Club. B.A.C. is an outdoor eatery with a full bar, huge burger list, and lots of space. Their large patio doesn’t just have a few yard games for guests they have bocce ball, croquet and shuffleboard courts to keep patrons playing. It is tucked away in the museum district, Brooklyn Athletic Club is a fun, family-friendly spot perfect for all ages.
Wooster's Garden: 3315 Milam St, Houston, TX 77006
Wooster’s has a nice patio and open air area that is perfect for a date night or getting together with a group. The bar boasts a large selection of craft cocktails with wine bar-type food including cheese and charcuterie boards, sandwiches, and sharable veggies. Better yet, Wooster’s is just a quick 10 minute walk from Camden Travis Street. (Photo Courtesy of Wooster's Garden's Facebook)
West Alabama Ice House: 1919 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098
This divey, Montrose-area ice house has been open since 1929 and has remained a popular beer joint through the decades. It offers a huge variety of beers on tap and has a rotation of food trucks daily. It is a super casual bar where you can find bikers, students, desk jockeys and business tycoons drinking side by side. There are several yard games and a small basketball area in the back as well as several TVs for your entertainment.
Axelrad: 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004
Axelrad is a popular beer garden in Midtown with a very mellow vibe. It’s a great spot to swing in a hammock, beer in hand, on a beautiful day. The bar has over 30 beers on tap and often hosts fun events and activities such live movie nights and rock-em-sock-em robot competitions. They also allow you to bring in outside food like pizza from neighboring pizza joint Luigi's . An added perk if you walk or bike from your Camden apartment - they offer a 5% discount. (Photo Courtesy of Eater Houston)
Rico’s Morning, Noon, and Night: 401 Gray St, Houston, TX 77002
While the space is more of a glorified food stand than an actual restaurant/bar, they do serve beer and wine along with a variety of hot dogs, burgers and salads for quite cheap. It’s a great spot to people watch in the park and the MIDTOWN letter art is definitely insta-worthy. Located in the newly renovated Bagby Park, RMNN is a short walk from Camden City Centre.
Brenner's on the Bayou: 1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007
The New Potato: 3519 Clinton Dr, Houston, TX 77020
This new bar in the up-and-coming EaDo neighborhood has a huge lawn area filled with picnic tables and features a cozy, indoor bar. The lawn area and patios are dog and kid friendly, and there is plenty of space for the whole family. Along with an impressive craft beer selection, The New Potato has a great cocktail list - including an impressive Old Fashioned. The bar frequently hosts food trucks and live music and will surely become a go-to spot on warmer weekends.
Hops Meets Barley: 2245 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098
Hops Meets Barley is a newer beer and cocktail bar in Upper Kirby, not far from Camden Greenway and Camden Plaza. On nice days their cute front patio is full of patrons and pups enjoying the delicious food and drinks. The bar has an eclectic, well crafted menu of elevated bar food and the staff is very knowledgeable on their beers. (Photo Courtesy of Hops Meets Barley's Facebook)
Bar Boheme: 307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
This artsy Montrose bar has a huge, wrap-around cobblestone patio with moody red lights all around. They have a full bar, expansive wine list, and amazing frozen mojitos. There are plenty of large booths for bigger parties and the location is very dog friendly. The menu is unique as well with a variety of flat breads, "Bangkok" fries, and other snacky foods.