We know this beautiful weather can’t keep you indoors for long. To help you get outdoors and stay outdoors, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best covered patios in Irving. Drinking and dining al fresco at these Irving bars and restaurants will keep you feeling refreshed and relaxed.


1. OUTLAW Taproom

Outside Patio of Outlaw Taproom

A roaring fire, soaring ceiling fans, and comfortable seating make OUTLAW Taproom at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas one of our favorite covered patios in Irving. Signature cocktails, refined pub grub and other sumptuous bites, and excellent service round out this luxurious patio experience. Sip a craft beer while unwinding in a lounge chair overlooking the pleasant grounds of the Four Seasons. And don’t miss the chance to catch live music on the weekends.


2. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Burger and Fries at the Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

One of Irving’s favorite Old World style pubs is Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, located at the Toyota Music Factory in Las Colinas. Here, you can sit on the sizeable covered patio and take advantage of a generous happy hour menu: tackle some hand-cut fries, smoked pulled pork sliders, or grilled salmon cakes while drinking cocktails under $5 and appreciating $1 off all draft beers. The Thirsty Lion patio is the perfect place to chill before a concert at Toyota Music Factory, people-watch, and take in all the happenings at one of Irving’s hottest spots.


3. Bombay Sizzlers

Bombay Sizzlers Exterior

Classic Indian fare, a full bar, and generous patio make Bombay Sizzlers an excellent outdoor hangout. Tuck into a soul-warming plate of basmati rice, savory tikka masala, and crisp Indian beer while relishing the fresh breeze through the patio. The covered patio provides shelter from the weather, ensuring you can dine with your family and friends in outdoor comfort without worrying about the elements. The expansive menu includes traditional Indian cuisine and vegetarian options, all in relaxed contemporary digs.


4. Mi Cocina

Mi Cocina Exterior

Brisket tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and beyond. Mi Cocina serves up simple but tasty Tex-Mex fare in a clean, contemporary space. Grab a table on the covered patio and choose from an expansive dinner menu: fish-based dishes like Tilapia Veracruz, a fresh tilapia fillet sautéed with garlic and lime served with avocado, sautéed vegetables, and arroz verde; Tex-Mex combo plates with tacos and enchiladas; or house specials like Mama’s Tacos, fajita chicken in corn tortillas. Pair your meal with a cold cocktail or frozen margarita out on the ample covered patio complete with charming lights, lush plants, fans to keep the air moving, and a TV to watch the game.


5. Fish City Grill

Couple With Dog at Fish City Grill Patio

Located in Las Colinas, Fish City Grill is an easygoing restaurant dishing up Southern-style seafood like signature oyster nachos, fish tacos, and more. And you don’t have to get caught inside on a beautiful day, take your oysters, waffle fries, and craft cocktail to the spacious covered patio. Sit down to a full platter of fish and chips, classic shrimp and grits, Louisiana-style red beans and rice, or steaming gumbo. No matter what you choose, you’ll be as happy as a clam sitting on the covered patio enjoying fresh Southern cuisine.