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Baseball Has Arrived! Here Are Eight Patios Well-Suited to Watching the Game

Both the front and back patio at Lake House Bar and Grill are perfect for baseball watching.
Both the front and back patio at Lake House Bar and Grill are perfect for baseball watching.

I love baseball but building a stadium miles outside of a city center is just stupid. Except for a special occasion, I can't be bothered to drive all that way to buy an expensive ticket, eat a bad hot dog, drink overpriced beer, and then figure out how to get back without dancing with the Arlington po-po. This year I plan on getting my baseball fix right here in Dallas. Here are some great patios what will let you catch some sun while watching the great American pastime on a big-screen TV.

Lake House Bar and Grill Patio (pictured above) Bicycle Cafe is long gone and the replacement concept seems like a good fit for East Dallas. A few weekends ago the place was filled with amateur softball players who had been pushed off the field by rainy weather. Large windows and louvers open up the space to let the outside in, and TVs are everywhere.

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Baseball Has Arrived! Here Are Eight Patios Well-Suited to Watching the Game

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House Are you tired of seeing Goodfriend in every single post we do about outdoor drinking? I'm not.

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Baseball Has Arrived! Here Are Eight Patios Well-Suited to Watching the Game

The Nodding Donkey Uptown I'm going with the Uptown location because it's more open than the new SMU spot. Sitting inside at the bar isn't that different from sitting outside on the porch when they have all he windows open. I'm a fan of these smoked wings and this Travis Street bar boasts huge TVs.

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Baseball Has Arrived! Here Are Eight Patios Well-Suited to Watching the Game

The Greenville Avenue Londoner Fish and chips, a bar that straddles the indoors and out, a roof deck, and LCD's everywhere. What more do you want?

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Baseball Has Arrived! Here Are Eight Patios Well-Suited to Watching the Game

Vickery Park The Sunday brunch set are a boozy bunch here. Vickery Park is my pick for those weekend afternoon games. Remember that brisket sandwich we wrote about a while back? It's as cheesy as ever.

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Baseball Has Arrived! Here Are Eight Patios Well-Suited to Watching the Game

Whitehall Exchange Having an open bar on a busy street corner makes for a special sort of atmosphere I think is particular suited to watching a game on TV. Where else can you snack and swill beer while mingling with pedestrians as they walk through the Bishop Arts District? Where else can you mingle with pedestrians anywhere in Dallas?

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Baseball Has Arrived! Here Are Eight Patios Well-Suited to Watching the Game

Katy Trail Ice House This is the best baseball bar in Dallas without a doubt. The massive patio is always filled with red and blue, the beer is plentiful and the TVs are huge. Just remember to keep the noise down, OK?

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Why mess with a hot dog when you could have one of these?
Why mess with a hot dog when you could have one of these?

Jake's Hamburgers Does anyone know who pays the electric bill at this place? Every time I pass the Henderson Avenue location early in the morning, the televisions illuminate the street corner with their flickering light. If you like Keller's you'll recognize some of the burgers here. I've become partial to the Jake's Special, pictured above. It's a classic burger.

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Lake House Bar and Grill

7510 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75214

214-957-4412

www.facebook.com/lakehousewhiterock

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Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

1154 Peavy Road
Dallas, TX 75218

214-324-3335

goodfrienddallas.com

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The Nodding Donkey Uptown
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The Londoner Pub

2817 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

214-823-8580

www.londonergreenville.com

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Vickery Park

2810 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206-6504

214-827-1432

www.vickeryparkbar.com

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Whitehall Exchange
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Katy Trail Ice House

3127 Routh St.
Dallas, TX 75201

214-468-0600

www.katyicehouse.com

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Jake's Hamburgers

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