13 Perfect Venues for Outdoor Events in Austin, Tx

Sunken Garden at Commodore Perry Estate

Here in Austin, we’re #blessed with 300+ days of sunshine per year – perfect for outdoor events of all kinds. Patio Season is upon us, so here’s RestauRent’s inside scoop on some of the best outdoor spaces in Austin for your next happy hour, bridal or baby shower, birthday party, or corporate event.

Parlor Room Patio
Parlor Room Patio

Parlor Room

Nestled in the heart of The Rainey Street Historic District, Parlor Room invites you to experience the charm of an old Craftsman house transformed into a trendy venue for private events. Featuring craft cocktails and beer on tap, this hot spot offers two full-service bars, spacious front and back patios with outdoor seating, and a stylish ambiance.

Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering with friends or hosting a private corporate event, Parlor Room provides the perfect setting.

Outdoor Space at Rustic Tap
Outdoor Games at Rustic Tap

Rustic Tap

Situated in a prime location, Rustic Tap beckons both locals and visitors alike to experience the authentic Austin vibe. The outdoor patio, adorned with string lights and rustic décor, offers a relaxed setting under the Texas sky. With a capacity of up to 500 people, Rustic Tap has a few different space and party options available to ensure your event is tailored to your needs!

Lazarus Patio
Lazarus Patio


Since 2016, Lazarus has been a neighborhood brewery located in the heart of East Austin. Lazarus has 60-70 beers on tap but they are also known for their exceptional coffee program and breakfast tacos. The brewery is beautiful and versatile, with shaded and unshaded patios and two different indoor spaces – so think outside the box when planning your event at Lazarus, it’s so much more than a brewery – it’s an East side gem!

Outdoor Space at Skinny's Off-Track Bar
Watch the game on the Patio at Skinny’s

Skinny’s Off-Track Bar

Also on the East Side of Austin you’ll find Skinny’s Off-Track Bar, a retro neighborhood joint and sports bar infused with the spirited charm of the 1970s. The venue boasts wood-paneled walls, pleather bar stools, booths, an expansive patio, and vintage TV sets that set a retro vibe. Ideal for lively happy hours, sports game gatherings, unique-themed buyouts, and more! Skinny’s promises a distinctive and memorable experience for various gatherings.

Pelon's Tex Mex Patio
Pelon’s Tex Mex Patio

Pelon’s Tex Mex

Looking to host an unforgettable private event in Austin? Pelon’s Tex Mex has you covered! Whether you prefer an intimate indoor setting or the spacious outdoor patios, Pelon’s Tex Mex offers the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Located in the Red River Cultural District, it’s also within walking distance of downtown hotels and the Austin Convention Center.

Outdoor Space at Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill
Cedar Door Patio Bar

Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill

Since 1975, the Cedar Door Patio Bar and Grill has been an Austin landmark institution famous for its southwest menu, friendly hospitality, and famous Mexican Martini! (The Mexican Martini is not a margarita, but it is equally deserving of a highlight on this list!) 

Located in downtown Austin’s convention district, the Cedar Door is conveniently located within walking distance to the Austin Convention Center and major hotels such as the JW Marriott, Hilton, Four Seasons, and Austin Marriott Downtown.  The Cedar Door is the perfect spot for creative corporate meetups, social receptions, and more.

Garden at Commodore Perry Estate
Sunken Garden at Commodore Perry Estate

Sunken Garden at Commodore Perry Estate

Discover the enchanting Sunken Gardens at the Commodore Perry Estates, a breathtaking 11,000-square-foot outdoor oasis that serves as the quintessential canvas for your private events. Nestled within the expansive grounds of the historic estate, this exquisite space features meticulously manicured gardens, setting the stage for an event that is as unique as it is memorable. Sunken Gardens offer a versatile setting perfect for everything from romantic ceremonies and elegant cocktail receptions to bespoke social gatherings, with the flexibility to accommodate your event either under the open sky or within the shelter of a sophisticated tent.

Higher Ground Patio
The Sanctuary at Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Introducing Higher Ground, a multi-level destination nestled in the heart of downtown Austin. This venue offers a variety of event spaces, along with exceptional signature cocktails and a customizable menu, providing the perfect canvas for a wide range of events, from social and corporate gatherings to happy hours, private birthday parties, engaging presentations, festive holiday parties, or lively dance nights. The gothic-inspired environment, featuring church pews, stained glass, and wooden archways from the United States, France, and Italy, sets Higher Ground apart. 

Step into the patio, also known as the Sanctuary—a vibrant escape adorned with a canopy of flowers. The space seamlessly transforms an intimate setting into a lively dance floor, adapting to various occasions, including daytime events and late-night dance parties.

Outdoor Space at Moontower Cider Company
Outdoors at Moontower Cider Company

Moontower Cider Company

Established in 2017, Moontower Cider Company brews traditionally inspired craft cider right here in Austin, Texas. Moontower’s meticulously crafted ciders capture the essence of tradition, delivering a delightful and unique flavor profile. The cidery features an indoor tasting room with a cozy atmosphere, as well as a picturesque outdoor patio. Moontower Cider Company provides a distinctive and accommodating venue for your gatherings, making it an ideal choice for a variety of events.

Outdoor Space at Atelier 1205
Outdoor Event at Atelier 1205

Atelier 1205

Hosting a private event at Atelier in Austin, Texas, is an exquisite affair that promises to elevate any occasion. Housed in a converted bungalow built in 1915 and nestled in the heart of the East Austin art district, Atelier offers a private event space that seamlessly combines modern sophistication with southern hospitality. The patio at Atelier 1205 is incredibly versatile and can be turned into a food truck park, outdoor stage and concert venue, or comfortable dining and hang out space.

Codependent Patio
Coffee on the Front Patio at Codependent


Codependent is a conceptual cocktail and coffee bar inspired by Italian luxury, aperitivo culture, and the belief that beautiful design should be enjoyed by all. Codependant is perfect for those looking to have an elevated and exclusive night out. The beautiful furniture and hand-crafted cocktails set the stage for a night of amazing memories and good times.

Outdoor Space at Wanderlust Barton Springs
Wanderlust Wine Co. Barton Springs

Wanderlust Wine Co.

With four locations in Austin, Wanderlust Wine Co. is for sure a crowd favorite. Wanderlust’s East Side location has a huge patio space perfect for your next event. Wanderlust features the world’s largest self-pour tap wall featuring over 74 wines from around the globe. Each location of Wanderlust Wine Co. is unique – the Shady Lane location has a flexible floorplan showcasing two separate indoor spaces and outdoor patio – providing the perfect setting for post-work gatherings, rehearsal dinners, exclusive private concerts, weddings, large corporate events, and intimate soirées alike.

Outdoor Space at Lake Austin Spa Resort
Dockside at Lake Austin Spa Resort

Lake Austin Spa Resort

Visit Lake Austin Spa Resort and you’ll immediately understand the magic of this special place. Set along a secluded spot on the shores of Lake Austin, this resort provides an oasis close enough to the city, but far enough out to truly disconnect. With multiple spaces available for rent, the Lake Austin Spa Resort is perfect for groups up to 50 people, who are looking for a picturesque venue to host their next birthday, wedding shower, networking event, or social gathering!

Lustre Pearl East
Street View of Lustre Pearl East

Lustre Pearl East

Discover the perfect blend of Austin’s laid-back charm and vibrant energy at Lustre Pearl East, an iconic venue for hosting your next event in Austin. Whether you’re planning a birthday, reunion, or just a special night out, Lustre Pearl East offers a unique setting that seamlessly marries modern sophistication with Austin’s signature warmth. With its expansive outdoor area, the venue is the perfect spot to enjoy Austin’s beautiful weather while socializing with friends, colleagues, or fellow event attendees. The pet-friendly policy ensures that your furry companions can join in the festivities, adding an extra layer of warmth to your gathering.

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