Midtown Houston, with its vibrant atmosphere and lively streets, is the perfect place to enjoy a great meal or refreshing drink outside during this time of the year. Whether you’re a local looking for your new favorite hangout or a visitor eager to savor the city’s culinary delights, Midtown’s patio bars and restaurants offer a delightful blend of good food, cocktails, and the warm Texan sunshine. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a tour of the best patio bars and restaurants in Midtown,
Holman Draft Hall is a popular open-air bar located across from Lodgeur’s furnished apartments at Mid Main Lofts. Known for its tandoori chicken nachos and brunch boards, Holman serves up shareable snacks and complete meals, making it a good spot for a quick drink or a longer hangout. The inviting outdoor patio offers chair swings, heaters and fans, making it the ideal spot to relax with a cold one after work or on the weekends. Free parking lot behind the building. Order at the bar.
Social Beer Garden in Houston is a family-owned and operated establishment nestled in the heart of Midtown. With its extensive beer offerings (44 beers on draft and over 100 craft beers), tempting seasonal cocktails, and wallet-friendly happy hour specials, it’s a go-to destination for locals and visitors alike. You can also enjoy a sports bar experience on their massive 240 inch outdoor TV while savoring delicious pizza and exploring the ever-changing food truck options. Free parking is alongside and behind the bar.
Piola is a popular Italian restaurant located in Midtown Houston. With its comfortable outdoor patio, it’s the perfect place to enjoy casual authentic Italian cuisine while taking in views of downtown Houston. The menu features classic pasta dishes as well as delicious wood-fired pizzas and homemade desserts. Free parking in the garage behind the building.
Home Slice just opened next door to Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts. Home Slice serves up delicious slices of New York-style pizza with fresh ingredients and house-made sauces. The outdoor patio is decorated with string lights and has plenty of seating, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a slice or two on a warm night. From their signature cheese pie to daily rotating specials, Home Slice offers something for everyone – kids included! They also have an extensive selection of craft beers and wines, so you can pair your pizza with perfectly chilled refreshments as you relax al fresco. Check out the slice-to-go window for easy takeaway options.
Axelrad is a popular hangout located in Houston’s Midtown district. With its fun and vibrant atmosphere, Axelrad offers something for everyone. From live bands to DJs, there’s always something going on at this hip spot. The bars (yes, plural) have an extensive selection of beers as well as specialty cocktails and wines, making it the perfect place to enjoy drinks with friends or take solace in one of their cozy hammocks out on the patio. Enjoy al fresco dining from local food trucks that change weekly and soak up some sun in between sets!
Daley Sports Club is new on the scene and is located right out front of Lodgeur’s furnished apartments in Midtown! With its impressive selection of craft beers on tap, it’s the perfect place to sample some unique brews and also enjoy some classic favorites. On weekends, you can order from a selection of brunch board specials! The spacious patio is dog friendly and is also ideal for enjoying a cold one with friends on the ground floor of Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts. Whether you’re looking to find new local craft beers or just relax after work, Daley Sports Club offers something for everyone!
Winnie’s is the perfect spot to cool off from the Houston heat with their selection of frozen cocktails and sandwiches. The bar has an extensive list of frozen drinks, from classic margaritas to unique specialties like the piña colada. They also offer delicious scratch-made sandwiches made with locally sourced ingredients, such as the house-smoked brisket sandwich or a veggie burger on a pretzel bun. Enjoy your meal out on Winnie’s cozy patio just below the Lodgeur furnished apartments in Midtown.
d’Alba is a modern American restaurant with a beautifully-designed open-air dining room, $5 happy hour drinks, and a great charcuterie board. The menu features classic yet innovative dishes crafted from local, seasonal ingredients and paired with fine Italian wines for the ultimate dining experience. The restaurant also offers craft cocktails made with house-infused spirits and creative flavor combinations. d’Alba has a family-friendly open-air dining room in Montrose and another more formal patio in Midtown.