It’s fall in Texas y’all and winter is slowly making its way south, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy outdoor food, drink and fun. First, well, it’s Texas, but when we do finally feel a chill in the air, Irving is home to lots of hot spots (pun intended) featuring outdoor spaces outfitted to keep us toasty.

Is there anything more romantic than falling in love against a firelight glow? Whether it's a crackling fireplace or an outdoor fire pit, there's just something about those flickering flames that gets you in the mood for romance, and you may find yourself temporarily forgetting about those chilly temps, should they arrive. Here’s where to get cozy.


Firelight, Starry Nights & Twinkle Lights at Texican Court

501 W. Las Colinas Blvd. | 469.577.4599


Patio lights illuminate the dining area at Texican Court.


Grab your girl or guy and escape from your everyday life to the Texican Court for an evening amongst twinkling lights in one of their many magical courtyards. Two Mules Cantina and its two courtyards have a vibe and energy all of their own. 


Seating is circled around the warmth of a wood fire at Texican Court.

There’s no better way to spend a fall Texas night than under a canopy of stars nestled between one-of-a-kind wood-burning fireplaces and roaring fire-pits. Plan your date on the weekend, and you can enjoy local live music while holding hands, sipping handcrafted cocktails and savoring local Tex-Mex flavors from Two Mules. 


Cozy seating surrounds a unique fire pit near the pool at the Texican Court courtyard.


Chocolate is sweetly synonymous with love … and rumored to be an aphrodisiac. So, have s’more fun when you purchase a s’mores package filled with all the good stuff for roasting and sharing. Sharing is caring! 


Chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers are set out in preparation for making s'mores at Texican Court.


Texas Tunes & Full Moons at Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas

4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. | 972.717.0700



Get cozy around your personal fire pit and take in the tunes of local musicians every Friday and Saturday on the Four Season’s @OUTLAWTaproom patio. 



 You can also sip a craft cocktail by Outlaw’s larger-than-life, rustic fireplace. 


A guest at the Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas enjoys a nice drink in front of a roaring fire.


And the LAW fire pit surrounded by towering trees and floating lanterns is oh-so-romantic!


Rocking chairs wait around a fire pit at the Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas while lanterns hang overhead.

Of course, it should not come as a surprise that on the weekends, there are s’more s’mores! Share your love for each other over the nostalgic childhood treat that’s obvi trending in 2020. It’s the little things that keep us loving life and each other this year - things like fluffy marshmallows roasted over the fire, then sandwiched between melted chocolate squares and house-made graham crackers.


Gooey toasted marshmallow sits on chocolate, nestled between two graham crackers, making the picture-perfect s'more.


Snuggles, S’mores & More at Lakehouse Waterfront Grill

221 Las Colinas Blvd. | 972.556.0800

The Lakehouse patio features fire pits to help guests to keep warm.


Don't let sweater weather keep you and your sweetie from enjoying some fiery fun at The Lakehouse at the newly renovated Omni Las Colinas. You'll find three fire pits to keep you warm and toasty as you gaze over Las Colinas’ lovely Lake Carolyn, seasonal cocktail in hand. For dessert, you guessed it! Snuggle up for s’mores and sticky kisses.  


Bonus: The pool is heated and with a day pass, you can make a day and a night of it - a Bachelor Nation-style date. Bring your own rose. 

Fire & Water at Pacific Table 

5238 N. O'Connor Blvd. | 972.957.7620


Cozy up on a couch by a warm fire at the water-from seating at Pacific Table.


Embrace fall’s alfresco dining at Water Street’s Pacific Table. This unexpected treasure — relatively new to Irving — features a patio with a roaring fire and comfy couches, making for cozy fireside chats while enjoying a waterfront view and Pacific Northwest Cuisine. 


Enjoy a seasonal delight of Pot De Crème from Pacific Table.


And though you won’t roast your own marshmallows, you can share a house-made Pot De Crème with cream whipped to order in the seasonal flavor of… wait for it … s’mores!


Fireside Fun & Fried Pies at The Ranch at Las Colinas

857 W. John Carpenter Fwy. | 972.506.7262


Craft cocktails, crackling embers, and a crooning cowboy create the perfect recipe for romance at The Ranch at Las Colinas. From Amarillo to Austin and El Paso to Athens, they’ve corralled the best up-and-coming Texas artists to perform on weekends in the indoor/outdoor Pavilion. They claim it’s the most intimate venue this side of the Rio Grande. Why don’t you grab your partner and be the judge, and I will personally guarantee that the decadent Oreo® fried pies will be just as chocolatey and delicious, if not more, than any s’mores!


Enjoy freshly-made Oreo Pie from The Ranch at Las Colinas.


All Fired Up 



"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage." Happily-Ever-After, right? Then comes the “sitter snafu” on date night.  Hey, don’t sweat it. These spots are equally appropriate for Date Night and “Kid’s Night Out.”  I mean, come on, s’mores, Oreo® fried pies and lawn games were invented for the kiddos. They will be fired up when you bring them along, and happy kids make for happy couples ... or so they say.