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A tented patio with pattered rugs on the floor and Hola’s signature turquoise colored chairs at the tables
Hola Arepa’s heated year-round patio is open
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Where to Dine Outdoors All Year Round in the Twin Cities

Restaurants with covered patios and heaters

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Hola Arepa’s heated year-round patio is open
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Days are getting shorter, temperatures are getting cooler, and the snow has started falling, but diners can still eat outside at these Twin Cities restaurants with heated, covered patios.

A number of Twin Cities restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Block Food & Drink

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7007 Walker St
St Louis Park, MN 55426
(952) 767-1117
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The heated, tented patio at The Block Food + Drink is dog-friendly and even has a heated floor to keep toes and paws toasty.  The lunch and dinner menu are served daily, and brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday.  There’s also a dog menu.

2. Pig Ate My Pizza Kitchen + Brewery

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4124 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 537-7267
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Pig Ate My Pizza has a heated tent for self-serve, contact-free dining—food is packaged as it would be for takeout, with compostable plates and utensils available.  Lunch and dinner are served Tuesday through Saturday.

A worker in a black Pig Ate My Pizza t-shirt is working on packaging pizzas inside the restaurant during its opening last year.
Robbinsdales best pizza and brewery has added a contact free tent dining space
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3. Hola Arepa

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3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-5583
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Hola Arepa offers heated seating under a canopy.  Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday, with a brunch menu available on the weekend.

A tented patio with pattered rugs on the floor and Hola’s signature turquoise colored chairs at the tables
Hola’s indoor patio stays cozy all year around
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4. Smack Shack

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603 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 259-7288
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Permanent heating is coming to Smack Shack’s covered patio soon; currently the space is warmed with portable heat lamps.  Lunch and dinner are served daily.

5. Smack Shack

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603 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 259-7288
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Smack Shack’s covered patio features a permanent roof and overhead industrial heaters.  Lunch and dinner are served daily.

6. Stanley's Northeast Bar Room

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2500 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 788-2529
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Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room has a heated and tented dog-friendly patio.  Lunch and dinner are served daily, including a dog menu, and brunch is available on the weekends.  

7. Hai Hai

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2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 223-8640
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At Hai Hai, there’s heated patio seating underneath a canopy and protected from the elements.  Dinner is served Tuesday through Sunday. 

Brightly colored metal bar stools surround an open bar window
Hai Hai has extended patio season with a heated canopy
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8. Reverie Cafe + Bar

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1517 E 35th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 987-7080
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Plant-based restaurant Reverie has added a covered, partially protected seating area with a fire pit and hay bales for seating.  Dinner is available daily and brunch is served on the weekend.

9. Joan's in the Park

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631 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116
(651) 690-3297
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The heated patio at Joan’s in the Park is sheltered on three sides and boasts a retractable canvas roof.  A three-course prix fixe menu is served Wednesday through Saturday.

1. The Block Food & Drink

7007 Walker St, St Louis Park, MN 55426

The heated, tented patio at The Block Food + Drink is dog-friendly and even has a heated floor to keep toes and paws toasty.  The lunch and dinner menu are served daily, and brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday.  There’s also a dog menu.

7007 Walker St
St Louis Park, MN 55426

2. Pig Ate My Pizza Kitchen + Brewery

4124 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
A worker in a black Pig Ate My Pizza t-shirt is working on packaging pizzas inside the restaurant during its opening last year.
Robbinsdales best pizza and brewery has added a contact free tent dining space
Jes Lahay/Eater Twin Cities

Pig Ate My Pizza has a heated tent for self-serve, contact-free dining—food is packaged as it would be for takeout, with compostable plates and utensils available.  Lunch and dinner are served Tuesday through Saturday.

4124 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

3. Hola Arepa

3501 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A tented patio with pattered rugs on the floor and Hola’s signature turquoise colored chairs at the tables
Hola’s indoor patio stays cozy all year around
Hola Arepa/Facebook

Hola Arepa offers heated seating under a canopy.  Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday, with a brunch menu available on the weekend.

3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

4. Smack Shack

603 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Permanent heating is coming to Smack Shack’s covered patio soon; currently the space is warmed with portable heat lamps.  Lunch and dinner are served daily.

603 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5. Smack Shack

603 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Smack Shack’s covered patio features a permanent roof and overhead industrial heaters.  Lunch and dinner are served daily.

603 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. Stanley's Northeast Bar Room

2500 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room has a heated and tented dog-friendly patio.  Lunch and dinner are served daily, including a dog menu, and brunch is available on the weekends.  

2500 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

7. Hai Hai

2121 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Brightly colored metal bar stools surround an open bar window
Hai Hai has extended patio season with a heated canopy
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At Hai Hai, there’s heated patio seating underneath a canopy and protected from the elements.  Dinner is served Tuesday through Sunday. 

2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

8. Reverie Cafe + Bar

1517 E 35th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Plant-based restaurant Reverie has added a covered, partially protected seating area with a fire pit and hay bales for seating.  Dinner is available daily and brunch is served on the weekend.

1517 E 35th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

9. Joan's in the Park

631 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116

The heated patio at Joan’s in the Park is sheltered on three sides and boasts a retractable canvas roof.  A three-course prix fixe menu is served Wednesday through Saturday.

631 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116

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