Patios used to be a rare sight in the Woodlands dining scene, probably due to the notorious summer heat. However, in the mid-2000s, these relaxing outdoor venues started cropping up all over The Woodlands. Some establishments simply added rows of tables wherever they could, while others built elaborate outdoor eating spaces. In the before-times, you might have even called it a trend. Now, patio dining, and patio bars are a common sight in The Woodlands.