As summer heat fades into fall, spend quality time outdoors enjoying drinks, food, friends and fur babies. Grab the leash and check out these local pet-friendly patios. 

Photo by Kelsey Shoemaker.

Blatt Beer & Table

This American restaurant serves bar bites and craft brews and offers a large L-shaped patio with a variety of seating arrangements. You and your pup can dine alone at a two-seat table or join a group at a picnic table. The patio is also equipped with a corn hole set. Pups have plenty to do, including watching passers-by through the iron fence. Most patio tables are equipped with umbrellas for shade.

Where: Preston Hollow Village, 7859 Walnut Hill Lane

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.     Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday 

Happy hour: 3-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 3-9 p.m.  

Sunday

Website: blattbeer.com

Mattito’s 

If you’re in the mood for Tex-Mex and margaritas, Mattito’s provides a covered patio to enjoy with your four-legged friend. The restaurant’s patio is private. A wall separates the seating area from the road and parking lot, so it’s good for dogs who are nervous around vehicles. Mattito’s also has a TV on the patio so you can meet up with sports-loving, dog-owning friends. 

Where: 7778 Forest Lane

Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 

11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Happy hour: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Website: mattitos.com 

Woodlands American Grill

The Woodlands’ patio provides a perfect spot to sip a glass of wine and catch up with friends or have a nice family dinner. With fewer than 10 tables available, it’s a more intimate setting. Large umbrellas provide shade. Grab brunch, lunch or dinner at this American grill restaurant that serves everything from sandwiches to cordon bleu.

Where: Market at Preston Forest, 6073 Forest Lane

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday

Happy hour: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Website: woodlands-grill.com 

Dallas spaniels Pippa and Tucker spend a Wednesday afternoon with their owner Deborah Holiday at Woodlands. Kelsey Shoemaker

Other paw-perfect patios: 

Becks Prime

Where: 5931 Forest Lane

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Monday-Sunday

Website: becksprime.com 

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Where: 6030 Luther Lane, #100

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Monday-Sunday

Website: hopdoddy.com 

Penne Pomodoro

Where: 11661 Preston Road

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Monday-Sunday

Website: pennepomodoro.com 

Torchy’s Tacos

Where: 5912 Forest Lane

Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m.- 11 p.m. 

Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday

Website: torchystacos.com 


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