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With COVID-19 still rife in Minnesota, not everyone will feel comfortable dining indoors this winter. Fortunately, if you're looking for a place to dine al fresco, restaurants across the Twin Cities have you covered — even as the temperatures drop. 

From bonfires and heaters to igloos and tents, dozens of establishments offer outdoor dining year-round. Here is a list of restaurants and breweries that are known to have heated patios or outdoor spaces (check before you go just to confirm nothing has changed): 


Excelsior Brewing Company, 421 3rd St. S, has heated clam shelters on the patio.


— Pub 819, 819 Mainstreet, has heaters on the dog-friendly patio.


56 Brewing, 3055 Columbia Ave. NE, has heaters and fire pits on the patio, along with blankets for people to keep warm.

Centro, 1414 Quincy St. NE, has heaters on its patio.

Lago Tacos, 2901 Lyndale Ave. S, has fire pits and s'more kits on the patio. 

Rosalia, 2811 W 43rd St, has a heated patio and fire pits.

Red Cow, 208 1st Ave. N and 2626 Hennepin Ave., has heated patios. 

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Smack Shack, 603 N Washington Ave., has heaters and wind blockers on its patio. 

Stanley's Northeast Bar Room, 2500 University Ave. NE, has heaters on its dog-friendly patio.

Twin Spirits Distillery, 2931 Central Ave. NE, has bonfires and greenhouses for outdoor drinkers.

Utepils Brewing, 225 Thomas Ave., has a winter beer garden with fire pits to stay warm. 

Zumbro Cafe, 2803 West 43rd St., has a heated porch. 


Duke's on 7, 15600 Hwy. 7, has igloos and heaters for outdoor diners. 


— Churchill St., 4606 Churchill St., h

St. Louis Park 

The Block Food + Drink, 7007 Walker St., has heaters on the dog-friendly patio.

The Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave. S, has a heated tent outside with some openings to keep air circulating. 

St. Paul

A-Side Public House, a brewpub, kitchen and coffee bar at 754 Randolph Ave., has a fire pit outside. 

The Gnome Pub, 498 Selby Ave., has a fireplace and heaters on its expansive outdoor patio.

Meritage, 410 St. Peter St., has heaters and lap blankets on the terrace. 

Red Cow, 393 Selby Ave., has heaters on the patio. 

— Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub, 258 7th St. W, 

Waldmann Brewery, 445 Smith Ave. N, has a bonfire and infrared heaters in its outdoor biergarten. 


Gianni's Steakhouse, 635 Lake St. E, has a heated and covered patio for outdoor diners.

Nine Twenty Five, 925 Lake St. E, offers heated igloos for small groups. 

White Bear Lake

Brickhouse, 4746 Washington Square, has heaters on its patio and heated igloos available for reservation. 

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