Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to find yourself a patio to sit and enjoy some good food and drink. Luckily, there are plenty of places in Boerne where you can do exactly that. Check out the list below for some of the best patios in town!
The Boerne Wine Company
The Boerne Wine Company is housed in a building originally built in 1866. The unique establishment features a humidor for cigar enthusiasts as well as fine wines from around the world. Throughout the Boerne Wine Company are Enomatic wine preservation systems, which are essentially wine dispensers. You can try whatever you like from the dispensers and pay for a small sample, partial glass, or full glass. Once you settle on a glass of wine, venture to the patio outside. It’s especially great on a cool day where you can take advantage of the wood burning fireplace. Order a handmade pizza or a snack from their tapas menu.
Cibolo Creek Brewing Co
This family owned and operated brewpub provides locally sourced, farm fresh food and beers brewed onsite. At Cibolo Creek Brewing Co., you can almost always find the local favorite Boerne Blonde on tap, along with a wheat beer, an IPA, and various other small batch ales. The patio presents the perfect family friendly environment for conversation and fun with plenty of seating, yard games like Giant Jenga and Giant Connect Four, and a small stage for artists to perform.
The Creek Restaurant
If you want to feel like you’re actually on the Cibolo Creek while you’re eating, then The Creek Restaurant is about as close as you’ll get. The beautiful deck overlooks the lawn into the creek. The overall feeling created is one of elegance and coziness. Oh, and the food is delicious too. Whether you’re looking for a good lunch or the perfect dinner date spot, you can’t go wrong here.
Dodging Duck Brewhaus
Whether you’re looking for tasty food or great craft beer, you’re sure to find it at the Dodging Duck Brewhaus. With menu items ranging from Bandera Quail Kabobs to Spam Burgers and five rotating taps delivering beer brewed onsite, Dodging Duck has been a Boerne favorite since 2002. The patio features a covered area with fans and heaters, a small stage for live music, and tables set up in the yard… all of which overlook River Road Park and the Cibolo Creek.
Drink Texas Biergarten
Tucked away in the middle of Historic Downtown Boerne’s Hill Country Mile, this traditional German biergarten is the perfect place to sit outside, have a brew, and take in some local live music. Drink Texas Biergarten is comfortable and casual. Visit in the evening when the lights come on to get the full effect!
Old No. 9 General Store & Longhorn Cafe
The Longhorn Cafe is a family favorite destination in Boerne. It’s country and it’s casual, with food and drink to please kids and adults alike. The patio features plenty of room for adults to kickback and have a beer while they supervise their kiddos running and playing in the open play space.
Peggy’s On The Green
Created by Mark Bohanan, chef and owner of the renowned Bohanan’s Steakhouse in downtown San Antonio, Peggy’s On The Green is located inside the historic Ye Kendall Inn. The wrap around porch and fireside patio are perfect on a breezy evening for enjoying a high-end meal and specialty cocktail.
In January 2018, Salvador Dobbs became the newest addition to Boerne’s night life. Salvador Dobbs features specialty cocktails, craft beer, wine, and champagne. But most importantly, it has one of the coolest patios in town. Whether you want to relax on the swings, play games, sit by the firepit or look out over River Road Park and the Cibolo Creek while you hangout and listen to live music, Salvador Dobbs has you covered.
Sauced Wing Bar
Looking to hang out with some friends, eat some wings, and catch a game? Then Sauced Wing Bar is your spot. With over 20 flavors of wings, plenty of beer and cocktails, and tons of TVs, this is the go-to place in Boerne for getting out of the house and watching sports. The covered, enclosed patio is perfect for enjoying the sunshine without being overwhelmed by the weather. What could be better in Texas where it’s 90 degrees one day and 50 the next?
Smallcakes: A Cupcakery and Creamery
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and want to satisfy it while enjoying a nice patio, get over to Smallcakes: A Cupcakery and Creamery. Cupcakes are baked daily from scratch, and the ice cream is smooth and creamy. The shop also serves craft beer and wine. But perhaps most importantly, Smallcakes is designed with an open air feel in mind. The building has two large garage doors that open up onto a spacious wooden deck. Perfect for enjoying ice cream on a warm, sunny day!
Christopher Wayne is a freelance writer who lives in Boerne, TX. He’s also the co-founder of SanAntonioThingsToDo.com, where he helps people find the best free and cheap activities in and around the city.
Photo Credit: Boerne Wine Company, Cibolo Creek Brewing Co., The Creek Restaurant, Dodging Duck Brewhaus, Drink Texas Biergarten, Longhorn Cafe, Jason Risner, Salvador Dobbs, Sauced Wing Bar, SmallCakes: A Cupcakery and Creamery