Even though it may be a bit warm outside, that’s not a reason to stay cooped up indoors when you can dine, drink and in some cases, take a dip— at these DFW spots where it’s cool even when it feels hot.
The Lumen Hotel
6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
Hang out at this posh hotel’s pool without having to book a stay. Between June 23 and August 18, the hotel is offering the Lumen Family Fun Days of Summer program, from 12 to 6 p.m. daily. For $8 per person, enjoy swimming, music, lemonade, snacks and water toys for the kids to play with. And, if you want something stronger than lemonade, you can order refreshing cocktails and delicious food poolside from the a la carte menu. Be sure to call ahead to reserve you place.
Sisu Uptown Resort
2508 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
This urban adult playground offers three dining areas to choose from, including a two-level bar/restaurant indoors, an outdoor patio and another outdoor area complete with a pool, cabanas and swaying palm trees. Weekend brunch options include, eggs Benedict with fried quail and poached eggs on jalapeno-cheddar biscuits and tiramisu French toast. During the week, you’ll find pork belly sliders, truffle fries and other scrumptious offering that go perfect with drinks like habanero prickly pear margaritas and raspberry mojitos. Be sure to check the website’s calendar for the summer music series line-up.
Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar
2501 N Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Filled with gorgeous landscaping, rock gardens, fire pits, twinkling lights, couches and an outdoor bar, Saint Ann’s terrace is one of the nicest in town for dining under the city lights. The sleek interior of the restaurant is also quite impressive— with blonde woods, soaring ceilings and a suspended glass floor in the bar area. The menu features everything from braised short rib sandwiches and burgers to seafood and steaks. Or if you don’t feel like dining, just enjoy the fantastic atmosphere with a few stellar drinks.
5430 Gurley Ave
Dallas, TX 75223
Situated inside of a Hare Krishna temple is a colorful restaurant filled with the inviting aromas of cardamom, curry, and other enticing spices. The food is served buffet style and offers an array of Indian vegetarian specialties, including—fresh breads, salads, poppadoms, rice, dal (lentil soup), vegetable curries and crispy vegetable pakoras. The place oozes with ambiance, especially the outdoor patio—with its fountain and lush gardens that give you a feel of being in an exotic faraway land.
600 Ohio Dr.
Plano, TX 75093
Obseet just recently moved to the Ohio Drive location and is re-opening on July 15.
This popular restaurant bar is not only known for great drinks, delicious food and mouthwatering desserts, but it also offers a truly unique outdoor dining experience. The island inspired patio and bar is filled with tropical plants, decks and even a koi pond in the center. The new space is suppose to be even grander than the previous one, so check the restaurant’s Facebook page for opening announcements and live entertainment line-up.
3201 Riverfront Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Woodshed Smokehouse is an indoor-outdoor oasis on the Trinity River, that’s full of great food, cold drinks and cool vibes. The menu features wood smoked specialties, ranging from appetizers, salads and seafood to hamburgers, tacos, steaks and wild game. Dining at Woodshed Smokehouse is more like hanging out at a backyard barbecue party than eating at a restaurant and even more, you can hit the Trinity trails afterwards to walk it all off.