Patios in the Park

SIT Back And Relax

The grounds of the State Fair of Texas are HUGE, so naturally our guests often seek out place where they can kick back with a cool drink underneath a shady tree. Luckily, there are plenty of patios, gardens, and seating area underneath large trees to keep guest comfy during their visit. Check out spaces listed below to find our patios filled with tasty food, live music, and friendly smiles.  If chill vibes is what you’re looking for, we got ’em.


Located on Nimitz Avenue near the livestock barns and Fair Park Coliseum, this area provides two dining experiences: traditional State Fair fare and fresh Italian food, including wood-fired pizzas. This oasis also provides ample shade, live music, and the perfect view of the nightly Kroger Starlight Parade. 

Beer Haven

Located near the Texas Star® Ferris wheel, Beer Haven is touted as the world’s largest bar on wheels – a 53-foot-long mobile brewery featuring 60 local beers on tap every day, including a collection of Fair-themed brews. 


Located near the Chevrolet Main Stage, the Bluebonnet Roadhouse has it all with an indoor and outdoor beer and a large covered patio. An ideal spot for sports fans, several TVs are scattered throughout the eatery. In addition, this eatery offers an extensive variety of craft beers, wine, frozen drinks, wine-based spirits, and a selection of bar-type foods. 

Insider tip: Heineken & Dos Equis will be sampling right next to the Roadhouse, so sip some samples, and maybe you’ll find your new favorite brew! 


Nestled beneath the Texas Skyway and behind Big Tex, you can relax in rocking chairs and sip on a hard soda or cotton candy cocktail while enjoying one of the best views of the fairgrounds! Fernie’s is just like relaxing on your grandmother’s front porch by serving “light bites,” ice cold beer, and refreshing wine-based cocktails on tap. 


Another destination to relax between activities or grab a bite to eat, the Gulf Coast Grill is located next to the Leonhardt Lagoon across from Cotton Bowl Plaza. The island-style grill rounds out the Fair’s restaurant lineup with a surf and turf flair. 


A patio area just for kids! Located near the Children’s Aquarium, this eatery features kid-friendly favorites like pizza, sliders, soft-serve ice cream, and family-friendly shows throughout the day in the shaded stage area. 


Located in the courtyard of the historic Magnolia Lounge, the Magnolia Beer Garden is a destination for any beer connoisseur. With a selection of Texas, craft, and international beers, there is something to please everyone’s taste. 

Insider tip: Shiner Beer will be sampling right next to the Garden, so sip some samples, and maybe you’ll find your new favorite Texas brew! 


The Garden showcases Texas wineries daily by offering wines crafted in the Lone Star State. Sit back and relax to live music performed daily in the Garden and stop by on Friday nights for the stand-up comedy series, “Deep Fried Comedy.” 

Insider tip: Yuengling will be sampling inside the Garden, so sip some samples, and maybe you’ll find your new favorite brew! 


Bringing a new concept of “bites and flights,” this venue serves trios of appetizers and drinks. Located under three oak trees outside the Coliseum, this shady destination will serve everything in threes, from sliders and fries to flights of beer and wine. 

Insider tip: Karbach Brewing Company will be sampling right next to Trio, so sip some samples, and maybe you’ll find your new favorite brew! 

Want another chance to sample? Kona Brewing & Estrella Jalisco will have adult sampling on Nimitz Green, across from the Chevrolet Main Stage. 

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