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Spirits in the Night: Patios

Perfect your night moves at these exquisite outdoor spaces that take you up and out of the ordinary, especially after sundown.

Nora Restaurant and Bar’s cozy rooftop is the perfect hangout for balmy summer nights.

1. Hotel Lumen
Take your Front Room cocktails and appetizers to the rooftop terrace, an unadvertised, in-the-know option with posh patio seating. Don’t miss the July 4 fireworks-watching party; call for details. 6101 Hillcrest Ave., 214.219.2400

2. Lounge 31

An upstairs hideaway behind Bistro 31, it’s indoor, outdoor or in-between, depending on how the shades are configured. Gather in nooks, crannies and cozy groupings, or satisfy your appetite at the sushi bar. 87 Highland Park Village, 214.420.3900

3. Nora Restaurant and Bar

A separate entrance and steep staircase lead to the new, laid-back rooftop deck, complete with sunken fire pit. Munch on Afghan apps like veggie sambosas or garlic shrimp. 1928 Greenville Ave., 214.828.0095

4. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

For tasteful drinks or dining at ground level, nothing beats the Mansion terrace, where great food and pampered service are de rigueur. Gaze out on a verdant, rolling green. Business-casual dress code. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., 214.559.2100

5. Tei-An Soba House

For a spectacular downtown view, escape to Tei-An’s sleek One Arts Plaza rooftop terrace. It’s members only (one grand a year), unless you’re waiting for a Tei-An table or winding down après dinner. One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St., 214.220.2828