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brattpowered Nov 30, 2007 06:44 AM

Are there any bars or eateries in Austin with covered patios, where you can enjoy a rainy day while having a meal? If they are dog friendly, that would be even better!

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    renz RE: brattpowered Nov 30, 2007 10:19 AM

    The Cedar Door downtown has at least a partially covered patio, and it's dog friendly. They also serve food, but I've never tried it.

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      renz RE: renz Nov 30, 2007 11:21 PM

      I can now calrify: there is a segment of patio (about 6 tables) with a roof, and when it rains, they have some protective vinyl screens to shield you from the water. Most of the patio is uncovered though.

    2. curlykerry RE: brattpowered Nov 30, 2007 10:54 AM

      Guero's on South Congress has a small patio that allows dogs. Not the greatest Tex-Mex in town, but great people watching!

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        rollledspleen RE: brattpowered Nov 30, 2007 12:39 PM

        Vin on Kirby Lane and Fino both have covered patios. Not sure on the dogs.

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          Paul Silver RE: brattpowered Nov 30, 2007 03:05 PM

          These venues have al fresco dining or bar menu service:
          Don't know about the dogs, but I imagine this would be difficult at the better places.

          Trio
          Aquarelle
          Fino
          Azul
          Mansion on Judges Hill
          Madeleine
          Mars
          Shoreline
          Vin Bistro
          Cipollina
          Vespaio Enoteca
          Siena
          Z-Tejas
          1886 Café
          Moonshine
          South Congress Cafe
          Maudie's
          Satay
          Shoal Creek Saloon
          Oasis
          Roy's
          Thai Tara
          Hula Hut
          Mother Egans
          Dog and Duck

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            jwynne2000 RE: brattpowered Nov 30, 2007 03:37 PM

            Sazon has a nice little covered patio, and pretty darn good chow.

            1. AustinJohn RE: brattpowered Dec 1, 2007 01:45 AM

              Juan in a Million, 2300 E Cesar Chavez - Nice covered patio, great variety of music, heavy plastic walls and space heaters for those cold days, open 7 days from 7am-3pm, probably not dog-friendly as only entrance is through restaurant but call 472-3872 and ask.

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                sighmesigh RE: brattpowered Dec 3, 2007 06:43 AM

                and there is also the Crown & Anchor. Decent burgers, really good fries, covered deck, various sorts of beer, but dogs- don't know.

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                  hungrylady82 RE: sighmesigh Dec 3, 2007 01:31 PM

                  As far as I know Crown & Anchor is dog friendly. You will run into a big grad student crowd there, though. Don't know if that is exactly the atmosphere you are looking for. But their burger and fries are surprisingly good and cheap.

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                  atxlive RE: brattpowered Dec 3, 2007 01:54 PM

                  Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe on Lake Austin is dog friendly as long as they remain on the leash. Amazing burgers and good fries. Fried okra is yummy too and the pizzas aren't bad. I think there's something called the Border Burger that my whole family loves. Ski shores has a small covered patio but it is right on the lake so you might avoid if it's really stormy and I think they probably even shut down in heavy rain since the majority of seating is outside. It's a tiny place and usually crowded in the summer so be prepared to wait a little for your order if you go then. Right now they are most likely in off-season hours which are Thurs-Sunday.

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