Tuesday, July 9, 2013
10 great patios in DFW with — surprise! — live music
Your favorite watering hole just might have music if you go on a different night.
Let's say you're in the mood to grab a few cold drinks on a patio somewhere in Dallas-Fort Worth. You're not looking for a concert, or even a place that specializes in live music, but if there happens to be someone strumming in the corner, you'd love to vibe on their tunes. We've put together a list of patios in DFW that aren't typical music venues but do cater to a music-loving crowd.
Chime in with your favorite in the comments section.
The Common Table in Uptown Dallas: The theme here is "indie music, indie beer," and neither will disappoint. Go if you're into craft beer, then stick around for live bands on Thursdays and Saturdays with no cover charge.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company: Most visitors to DEBC are trying out this place to sip on suds from Dallas' largest microbrewery and traipse through their brewery tour, but on Thursdays and Saturdays, attendees will also get to hear a local band.
Central Market, various locations: Bring your own six pack or buy a bottle of wine inside and head to the patio for an evening of live music with local and national acts. This event varies by location.
Eno's in Bishop Arts District: Oak Cliff is getting in on the fun with their own music series at Eno's pizzeria. You'll find a weekly set on Fridays, usually at 9 p.m.
Barley House near SMU: You'll find live music almost every Friday and Saturday, plus some solo acoustic acts on the weeknights.
World of Beer near SMU: Another SMU Boulevard bar is doing live music every Thursday through Saturday. Bonus: You can buy beer to take home with you if you're jonesing for an after party.
The Lot in East Dallas: This new beer garden offers freshly-made juices -- add alcohol for a kick! -- plus music on the weekends. It's a popular spot for moms and dads, who can let their kiddos play while the adults take in some tunes. Check their site to see who's playing.
Private|Social in Uptown Dallas: The scrumptious menu and good service will make you a repeat customer, but for us, it's the music that's tops. Most music acts are acoustic and DJ sets intermittently during the week and weekend.
Delaney Vineyards in Grapevine: Head to the 'burbs on Thursdays for Delaney Vineyards' Rhythm and Wine series featuring local wine and live music from 6-9:30 p.m. It's just $10 and includes a wine tasting.
Love Shack in Fort Worth Stockyards: Expect country music nearly every day at this indoor/outdoor burger stand in Cowtown. While you're soaking in some tunes, order the Dirty Love Burger: a beef burger with lettuce, tomato, pickles, "Love Sauce," bacon, and -- wait for it -- a fried quail egg.