Enjoying the Outdoors
If you’re anything like me, you’re trying to figure out how to extend the fall season and stay outside as much as possible. Especially with COVID still being a very real concern for many of us, finding places to gather outside is essential. I’ve put together a round up of the best patios in the Twin Cities for heated outdoor dining.
Pro tip: Finding space near a heater or fire place is typically first come first serve, so if you do want some extra heat, I recommend arriving early or going during off hours to ensure you get the coziest spot. Or, wear warm boots and pack a little blanket so you can still stay warm even if you can’t get a seat by the fire.
Best Twin Cities Patios for Heated Outdoor Dining
A Roundup of Breweries, Distilleries and Cideries
- Waldmann Brewery, 445 Smith Ave, St. Paul
- Broken Clock Brewing, 3134 California Street Northeast, Suite 108, Minneapolis
- Number 12 Cidery, 614 N 5th Street, Minneapolis
- Twin Spirits Distillery, 2931 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis (both pictures above)
- Pryes Brewing Company, 1401 West River Road North, Minneapolis
- Bald Man, 2020 Silver Bell Rd # 28, Eagan
- LynLake, 2934 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis (12/19/20 update: they’ve decided to close their patio for the rest of 2020, but they do have a great patio to check out in the spring)
- The Freehouse, 701 N Washington Ave #101, Minneapolis
- Lake Monster, 550 Vandalia St #160, St Paul (You can even go to their website and reserve a heated table ahead of time!)
- Forgotten Star Brewing, 38 Northern Stacks Drive, Fridley
A Roundup of Restaurants
- The Block Food and Drink, 7007 Walker Street St, St. Louis Park
- Granite City, 3330 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan
- Tilia, 2726 W. 43rd St, Minneapolis
- Rosalia Pizza, 2811 W 43rd Street, Minneapolis
Tavern on France, 6740 France Av. S., Edina
Smack Shack, 603 Washington Av. N. Minneapolis
Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Minneapolis
Red Cow, 208 N 1st Ave Minneapolis
- Broders’ Pasta Bar, 5000 Penn Ave S Minneapolis
From what I can tell, local restaurants and breweries are quickly adapting to the cold weather and many places are adding heated tents and fire pits to their outdoor spaces to continue encouraging people to dine out as we head into winter. As we all know, this is a difficult time for many businesses, especially those in the food and drink service industry. Hopefully this roundup will inspire you to keep going out with friends and family while supporting local.
Bring a Blanket and Support Local
From what I can tell, local restaurants and breweries are quickly adapting to the cold weather and many places are adding heated tents and fire pits to their outdoor spaces to continue encouraging people to dine out as we head into winter. As we all know, this is a difficult time for many businesses, especially those in the food and drink service industry. Hopefully, this roundup will inspire you to keep going out with friends and family while supporting local. Looking for more fun ideas? Read my blog post on a Minneapolis self-guided brewery bike tour!