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With the promise of summery temperatures, more and more patios are opening.
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21 Patios Open in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Spring 2021

Fire pits, heat lamps, blankets, and beverages are ready for false spring enjoyment

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With the promise of summery temperatures, more and more patios are opening.
| Jes Lahay/Eater Twin Cities

With the welcome rise in springy temperatures, many are ready to once again check out the patio situation around the Twin Cities. These are a few of the patios that are open and serving as the temperatures inch upwards and the sun is shining. The whole world feels just a little more optimistic right now, but call ahead and confirm hours with these restaurants. Some request reservations and all could change hours with little notice, depending on staffing.

Restaurants are listed geographically from west to east.

A number of Twin Cities restaurants and breweries have resumed indoor and outdoor service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining, 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. Pig Ate My Pizza Kitchen + Brewery

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4124 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 537-7267
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This beyond pizza, pizza restaurant and brewery is serving it’s incredibly comforting food and inventive beers outside with a heated tent. A new Take Me to Paradise brew conjures sunny beaches and slow tropical sunsets with a tropical mix of cara cara orange, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, banana, coconut, Tahitian vanilla and a bit of milk sugar. PAMP is open for lunch and dinner.

A personal sized pizza topped with crisp-edged salami and a drizzle of white sauce
Pizza from PAMP
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2. Martina

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4312 Upton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 922-9913
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Daniel del Prado’s Italian/Argentina restaurant has eked out a little sidewalk space for some outdoor tables. Bring a jacket, the spots are mostly shady. However, the drinks and food are always fantastic.

A table next to the wall to ceiling glass windows at the front of Martina is bathed in sunshine. The table is set for service and at the center is a clay vessel holding a cocktail topped with foam and a bright red yellow flower blossom.
Fantastic drinks, wine list, beautiful food, and now outdoor seating. Martina ticks all the boxes for a date night destination.
Kevin Kramer/Eater Twin Cities

3. Utepils Brewing

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225 Thomas Ave N #700
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 249-7800
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Utepils large patio has toasty fire pits and an ordering window for ordering. The garden is open seven days a week.

An open side tent is visible behind a Christmas tree with a fire pit roaring
The festive, large patio at Utepils
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4. Colita

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5400 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 886-1606
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This Armatage neighborhood eatery is serving its Mexicali vibes with an open patio overlooking Penn Avenue.

Two crispy corn tortilla tacos on a sunny patio with a full wine glass Jes Lahay/Eater Twin Cities

5. Fulton Brewing Taproom

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414 N 6th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-3208
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Fulton’s taproom is offering reservations for its picnic tables in the North Loop, but a reservation is required. The taproom is also turning out hot dogs smothered in toppings, packed sandwiches, tacos, and nachos.

6. Hola Arepa

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3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-5583
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Hola Arepa’s heated patio is open and serving those stuffed arepas and tropical drinks.

A tented patio with pattered rugs on the floor and Hola’s signature turquoise colored chairs at the tables
Toasty with air circulation that’s a little bit more than inside, a little less than total outside
Hola Arepa/Facebook

7. Pryes Brewing Company

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1401 West River Rd N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 787-7937
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This Minneapolis brewery by the river has fire pits and heaters set out to enjoy frosty cold beer and snacks outside. Check out their new collaboration with a stout made with Peace Coffee.

8. Red Cow North Loop

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208 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 238-0050
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Red Cow’s North Loop patio is warmed with heat lamps and decorated with string lights for all your burger desires. Red Cow St. Paul on Selby Avenue is also open, with a heated tent and the same great burgers.

9. Indeed Brewing Company and Taproom

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711 NE 15th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 843-5090
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This Northeast brewery’s Beerland is open with picnic tables under tent cover and roaring fires when the temperatures dip. The convivial Northeast location is a great spot to knock back a pistachio cream ale or try a beer brûlée - with a hot metal poker dipped inside the drink to caramelize all the sugar and give your beer a smoky note. Beerland is also conveniently located near Centro for taco takeout. Make an online reservation.

A person sits with a “Beerland: the hoppiest place on earth” t-shirt over their lap. A beer in a mittened hand, and a firepit is visible at the edge of the image.
Warm your toes at Beerland
Indeed Brewing/Facebook

10. Centro

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1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 345-5527
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Margarita season is kicking off in Northeast, where the tables are out outside Centro. Quickly served, affordable cocktails are the name of the game here.

A wall is covered in a vibrant mural and a frozen drink is pictured in the foreground
Is it too early to call it margarita season?
Centro/Facebook

11. Animales Barbeque Co.

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1121 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 400-2153
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Long sunny days outside Abel Seedhouse + Brewery with a giant plate of Animales Barbecue have returned. Plus, nearby MN Nice ice cream is also open for the season just steps away.

A close up of birria tacos on a black griddle. The rich, red meat is piled up in the center and garnished with salsa, chopped onion, and cilantro. Golden cheese is crusted onto the base of a golden tortilla.
Animales is open at Abel Brewing
Animales Barbecue Co./Facebook

12. Minneapolis Cider Company

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701 SE 9th St
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 886-1357
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Minneapolis Cider Company’s patio opened for cider, crepes, hot mulled cider, and pickleball with five fire pits.

A mittened hand holds a full glass of golden cider beside a fire pit
Cider and fire are always a lovely pairing
Minnesota Cider Company/Facebook

13. The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar

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3675 Minnehaha Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-3663
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This pup and human friendly patio has gotten creative in the cold, with the Ice Games. Make a reservation for s’mores kits, tropical drinks, and beer pong or bags. There’s even a special dog menu for ordering for four legged friends.

14. Urban Growler Brewing Co.

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2325 Endicott St
St Paul, MN 55114
(651) 340-5793
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Urban Growler’s patio is serving beer by the light of its fire pits Wednesday through Sunday and they’ve got a fish fry. It’s kind of everything perfect for the current season.

15. Skinner’s

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919 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-0146
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This beloved neighborhood bar has cheap Hamm’s beer and fantastic Midwestern-style, square-cut pizza and heaters on its West 7th patio.

16. Red Rabbit St. Paul

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788 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 444-5995
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Both Red Rabbit locations, on Grand Avenue and in the North Loop, have the heaters out on their patios with online reservations available.

17. Handsome Hog

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173 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 219-4013
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Justin Sutherland’s Cathedral Hill restaurant has reopened as long as the temperatures hold for smoked Southern fare and bourbon cocktails.

18. Moscow on the Hill

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371 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-1236
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Now, here is a restaurant serves icy vodka on its Cathedral Hill patio behind the restaurant on Selby Avenue.

19. Bad Weather Brewing Company

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414 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 207-6627
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Sip locally made beer that appreciates a good snow storm on West 7th. There are often food trucks, check the website for schedules. The patio also welcomes kids and dogs.

20. Waldmann Brewery

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445 Smith Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-1857
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Waldmann has always excelled at making things festive during every season. The popular patio is dotted with fire pits, picnic tables, and oftentimes, families.

A Crowler and full pint of beer on a barrel outside with the view of a patio with picnic tables and fire pits
Waldmann’s open daily for lunch and dinner
Waldmann Brewery/Facebook

21. Hope Breakfast Bar

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1 S Leech St
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 330-8996
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Street side seats are available for all day breakfast, hot coffee drinks, and a portion of its proceeds are used to help feed hungry neighbors (in particularly those in the service industry facing hardship.)

1. Pig Ate My Pizza Kitchen + Brewery

4124 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
A personal sized pizza topped with crisp-edged salami and a drizzle of white sauce
Pizza from PAMP
Jes Lahay/Eater Twin Cities

This beyond pizza, pizza restaurant and brewery is serving it’s incredibly comforting food and inventive beers outside with a heated tent. A new Take Me to Paradise brew conjures sunny beaches and slow tropical sunsets with a tropical mix of cara cara orange, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, banana, coconut, Tahitian vanilla and a bit of milk sugar. PAMP is open for lunch and dinner.

4124 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

2. Martina

4312 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
A table next to the wall to ceiling glass windows at the front of Martina is bathed in sunshine. The table is set for service and at the center is a clay vessel holding a cocktail topped with foam and a bright red yellow flower blossom.
Fantastic drinks, wine list, beautiful food, and now outdoor seating. Martina ticks all the boxes for a date night destination.
Kevin Kramer/Eater Twin Cities

Daniel del Prado’s Italian/Argentina restaurant has eked out a little sidewalk space for some outdoor tables. Bring a jacket, the spots are mostly shady. However, the drinks and food are always fantastic.

4312 Upton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410

3. Utepils Brewing

225 Thomas Ave N #700, Minneapolis, MN 55405
An open side tent is visible behind a Christmas tree with a fire pit roaring
The festive, large patio at Utepils
Photo courtesy of Utepils

Utepils large patio has toasty fire pits and an ordering window for ordering. The garden is open seven days a week.

225 Thomas Ave N #700
Minneapolis, MN 55405

4. Colita

5400 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Two crispy corn tortilla tacos on a sunny patio with a full wine glass Jes Lahay/Eater Twin Cities

This Armatage neighborhood eatery is serving its Mexicali vibes with an open patio overlooking Penn Avenue.

5400 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

5. Fulton Brewing Taproom

414 N 6th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Fulton’s taproom is offering reservations for its picnic tables in the North Loop, but a reservation is required. The taproom is also turning out hot dogs smothered in toppings, packed sandwiches, tacos, and nachos.

414 N 6th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. 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
Toasty with air circulation that’s a little bit more than inside, a little less than total outside
Hola Arepa/Facebook

Hola Arepa’s heated patio is open and serving those stuffed arepas and tropical drinks.

3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

7. Pryes Brewing Company

1401 West River Rd N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

This Minneapolis brewery by the river has fire pits and heaters set out to enjoy frosty cold beer and snacks outside. Check out their new collaboration with a stout made with Peace Coffee.

1401 West River Rd N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

8. Red Cow North Loop

208 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Red Cow’s North Loop patio is warmed with heat lamps and decorated with string lights for all your burger desires. Red Cow St. Paul on Selby Avenue is also open, with a heated tent and the same great burgers.

208 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

9. Indeed Brewing Company and Taproom

711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413
A person sits with a “Beerland: the hoppiest place on earth” t-shirt over their lap. A beer in a mittened hand, and a firepit is visible at the edge of the image.
Warm your toes at Beerland
Indeed Brewing/Facebook

This Northeast brewery’s Beerland is open with picnic tables under tent cover and roaring fires when the temperatures dip. The convivial Northeast location is a great spot to knock back a pistachio cream ale or try a beer brûlée - with a hot metal poker dipped inside the drink to caramelize all the sugar and give your beer a smoky note. Beerland is also conveniently located near Centro for taco takeout. Make an online reservation.

711 NE 15th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55413

10. Centro

1414 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
A wall is covered in a vibrant mural and a frozen drink is pictured in the foreground
Is it too early to call it margarita season?
Centro/Facebook

Margarita season is kicking off in Northeast, where the tables are out outside Centro. Quickly served, affordable cocktails are the name of the game here.

1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

11. Animales Barbeque Co.

1121 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
A close up of birria tacos on a black griddle. The rich, red meat is piled up in the center and garnished with salsa, chopped onion, and cilantro. Golden cheese is crusted onto the base of a golden tortilla.
Animales is open at Abel Brewing
Animales Barbecue Co./Facebook

Long sunny days outside Abel Seedhouse + Brewery with a giant plate of Animales Barbecue have returned. Plus, nearby MN Nice ice cream is also open for the season just steps away.

1121 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

12. Minneapolis Cider Company

701 SE 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
A mittened hand holds a full glass of golden cider beside a fire pit
Cider and fire are always a lovely pairing
Minnesota Cider Company/Facebook

Minneapolis Cider Company’s patio opened for cider, crepes, hot mulled cider, and pickleball with five fire pits.

701 SE 9th St
Minneapolis, MN 55414

13. The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar

3675 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55406

This pup and human friendly patio has gotten creative in the cold, with the Ice Games. Make a reservation for s’mores kits, tropical drinks, and beer pong or bags. There’s even a special dog menu for ordering for four legged friends.

3675 Minnehaha Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

14. Urban Growler Brewing Co.

2325 Endicott St, St Paul, MN 55114

Urban Growler’s patio is serving beer by the light of its fire pits Wednesday through Sunday and they’ve got a fish fry. It’s kind of everything perfect for the current season.

2325 Endicott St
St Paul, MN 55114

15. Skinner’s

919 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

This beloved neighborhood bar has cheap Hamm’s beer and fantastic Midwestern-style, square-cut pizza and heaters on its West 7th patio.

919 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

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16. Red Rabbit St. Paul

788 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Both Red Rabbit locations, on Grand Avenue and in the North Loop, have the heaters out on their patios with online reservations available.

788 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

17. Handsome Hog

173 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102

Justin Sutherland’s Cathedral Hill restaurant has reopened as long as the temperatures hold for smoked Southern fare and bourbon cocktails.

173 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102

18. Moscow on the Hill

371 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

Now, here is a restaurant serves icy vodka on its Cathedral Hill patio behind the restaurant on Selby Avenue.

371 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

19. Bad Weather Brewing Company

414 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Sip locally made beer that appreciates a good snow storm on West 7th. There are often food trucks, check the website for schedules. The patio also welcomes kids and dogs.

414 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

20. Waldmann Brewery

445 Smith Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102
A Crowler and full pint of beer on a barrel outside with the view of a patio with picnic tables and fire pits
Waldmann’s open daily for lunch and dinner
Waldmann Brewery/Facebook

Waldmann has always excelled at making things festive during every season. The popular patio is dotted with fire pits, picnic tables, and oftentimes, families.

445 Smith Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102

21. Hope Breakfast Bar

1 S Leech St, St Paul, MN 55102

Street side seats are available for all day breakfast, hot coffee drinks, and a portion of its proceeds are used to help feed hungry neighbors (in particularly those in the service industry facing hardship.)

1 S Leech St
St Paul, MN 55102

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