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Readers Vote: 11 Favorite Patios in Minneapolis/St. Paul

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It may be gray and gloomy outside, but today marks the official start of patio season (if only the weather would cooperate). Last week, we asked for your recommendations for the best patios in the Twin Cities. A couple places came up repeatedly (Butcher & the Boar, Sweeney's Saloon, W.A. Frost) and a couple brand new patios (Nightingale) and newly-expanded patios (Psycho Suzi's) also made the list.

So, here now, mapped for your patio-seeking pleasure, are 11 Favorite Patios in Mpls/St. Paul. Because it's going to be warm and sunny again someday, and when that day comes, you'll want a patio.

Is your favorite patio missing from the list? Let us know in the comments.


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Lucia's Wine Bar

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A commenter says it all: "Lucia's sidewalk patio captures the charm that is just south and around the corner from the hustle and flow of Uptown. Their wine list is long, the 'snack board' (think charcuterie) rocks your socks off, and the cocktails are out of this world. Plus, they are the only local restaurant to be nominated for a National James Beard Best Restaurant Award."

Nightingale

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A tipster emailed us to say: "Nightingale's new patio is superbly comfortable and welcoming on a nice day."

Butcher & the Boar

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The beer garden at the Butcher & the Boar got multiple votes for favorite patio. One commenter says: "Wide variety of taps, arguably the best whiskey/bourbon selection in town, and the chow chow and the house pickle plate to wash it all down with. What's not to like?"

Aster Cafe

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Aster Cafe's garden patio has some great views of the Mississippi river, plus happy hour from 3 - 6 pm Monday - Thursday and Sundays from 9 pm - close.

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge & Tiki Garden

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This Northeast tiki bar - which expanded its patio this spring - got a vote for its "lovely views over the Mississippi."

Sea Salt Eatery

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It's all patio all the time at this Minnehaha Park seafood stand. A commenter gives it this shout-out: "Great food, beer, live music & atmosphere!" Plus, Minnehaha Falls.

Salut Bar Americain

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A commenter says: "During the day you get lots of people watching and at night the lights overhead create a dreamy atmosphere."

Sweeney's Saloon

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Sweeney's in St. Paul got two votes, one shouting it out for the beer and wings, and the other because "you forget you are in the city back there with all the trees."

La Grolla

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A commenter writes that St. Paul's La Grolla Italian Restaurant has a "very romantic" patio, complete with a vine-covered wall.

W.A. Frost & Company

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This St. Paul classic got multiple votes for favorite patio. One commenter notes: "W.A Frost, hands down. What's not to love about a stone patio in Cathedral Hill under the shade of lots of trees..."

Swede Hollow Cafe

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A commenter suggested Swede Hollow Café's "amazing" patio, describing it thusly: "it's like a hidden oasis behind the cutest little cafe. Highly recommended!"

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Lucia's Wine Bar

A commenter says it all: "Lucia's sidewalk patio captures the charm that is just south and around the corner from the hustle and flow of Uptown. Their wine list is long, the 'snack board' (think charcuterie) rocks your socks off, and the cocktails are out of this world. Plus, they are the only local restaurant to be nominated for a National James Beard Best Restaurant Award."

Nightingale

A tipster emailed us to say: "Nightingale's new patio is superbly comfortable and welcoming on a nice day."

Butcher & the Boar

The beer garden at the Butcher & the Boar got multiple votes for favorite patio. One commenter says: "Wide variety of taps, arguably the best whiskey/bourbon selection in town, and the chow chow and the house pickle plate to wash it all down with. What's not to like?"

Aster Cafe

Aster Cafe's garden patio has some great views of the Mississippi river, plus happy hour from 3 - 6 pm Monday - Thursday and Sundays from 9 pm - close.

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge & Tiki Garden

This Northeast tiki bar - which expanded its patio this spring - got a vote for its "lovely views over the Mississippi."

Sea Salt Eatery

It's all patio all the time at this Minnehaha Park seafood stand. A commenter gives it this shout-out: "Great food, beer, live music & atmosphere!" Plus, Minnehaha Falls.

Salut Bar Americain

A commenter says: "During the day you get lots of people watching and at night the lights overhead create a dreamy atmosphere."

Sweeney's Saloon

Sweeney's in St. Paul got two votes, one shouting it out for the beer and wings, and the other because "you forget you are in the city back there with all the trees."

La Grolla

A commenter writes that St. Paul's La Grolla Italian Restaurant has a "very romantic" patio, complete with a vine-covered wall.

W.A. Frost & Company

This St. Paul classic got multiple votes for favorite patio. One commenter notes: "W.A Frost, hands down. What's not to love about a stone patio in Cathedral Hill under the shade of lots of trees..."

Swede Hollow Cafe

A commenter suggested Swede Hollow Café's "amazing" patio, describing it thusly: "it's like a hidden oasis behind the cutest little cafe. Highly recommended!"

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