The Perfect Patio

San Antonio's top 5 patios for wining and dining al fresco

San Antonio's top 5 patios for wining and dining al fresco

The back patio of Bliss is perfect for a night under the stars. Bliss/Facebook

Cool nights may be few and far between in San Antonio, but when the breeze rolls through, you'll find us wining and dining outside. After all, there's nothing quite like a cocktail or tasty meal under the stars. Here is our list of the top five patios in San Antonio.

Bliss proves that top-notch service isn't limited to an indoor setting. The back outdoor patio is perfect for a night under the stars. The stone floor, string lights, and contemporary umbrellas set the mood for a classy and comfortable night.

The Cove
The Cove's family-friendly environment makes outdoor dining as easy as it is appealing. Order at the counter, find a picnic table to sit at outside, and wait to be served. The Cove has a large play area for kids and an outdoor bar so you don't have to go far for a refill. 

The Guenther House
The Guenther House is known for its historic charm and epic breakfasts. On a beautiful day, dine outside. You won't get a glimpse of the stars as the restaurant serves breakfast and lunch only, but you'll get a dose of fresh air and a comforting meal on the quaint outdoor terrace. 

La Fonda on Main
La Fonda's fantastic Mexican cuisine and margaritas can be enjoyed inside the main dining room, but the patio should not be missed. La Fonda's charming patio with string lights overhead makes for an impeccable outdoor dining experience. You'll find the patio in the back, between the main restaurant and a private dining room, which creates a cozy courtyard.

Size doesn't matter in a place as romantic as Ocho in the Havana Hotel. Though the patio is small, the ivy-draped walls and aqua-colored tables make for a cool outdoor dining experience. To top it off, there's a nice view of the River Walk. If you can't grab a spot on the patio, sit inside by the window. On a good weather day, the glass garage doors will be lifted so you can enjoy your meal with a waft of fresh air.