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Austin's Best Summer Dining

From open-air music venues to alfresco beer gardens, explore our picks for the best places to enjoy summer in Austin.

  • Friends & Neighbors
    • Coffee Shop
    • East Austin
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    Sip on Stumptown coffee and enjoy snacks alfresco in the large backyard at this eclectic boutique/cafe, which often features live music.

  • Red Eyed Fly
    • Live Music Venue
    • Downtown
    Atmo.
    18
    Decor
    15
    Service
    18
    Cost
    I

    Hear local talent perform under the stars at this affordable music venue’s outdoor stage.

  • Mohawk
    • Bar
    • Downtown
    Atmo.
    24
    Decor
    21
    Service
    19
    Cost
    M

    Outfitted with a large outdoor amphitheater, this happening bar/music venue is known for its affordable drinks and notable local acts.

  • Dolce Neve
    • Ice Cream Shop
    • Bouldin Creek
    Food
    -
    Decor
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    Service
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    Cost
     

    Nothing says summer like a cold, sweet treat. This spot offers 18 flavors of gelato in addition to other frozen sweets like popsicles, gelato sandwiches and granitas, all made fresh daily.

  • Austin Country Flea Market
    • Flea Market
    • Austin
    Quality
    18
    Appeal
    17
    Service
    18
    Cost
    I

    Hunt for treasures at this outdoor market that features more than 300 vendors peddling new and vintage goods. If it gets too hot, cool down with a $2 margarita as you explore the flea market's impressive acreage.

  • Easy Tiger
    • Gastropub
    • Downtown
    Food
    24
    Decor
    24
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $19

    Play a round of ping-pong or set up a board game at one of the picnic tables in the spacious beer garden behind this Downtown Austin favorite.

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