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Macarame woven lounge chairs surround tables on a rooftop that overlooks the downtown Minneapolis skyline. The tables are set behind the HOTEL sign for the Hewing.
Reservations are open for the Hewing’s rooftop
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Eight Rooftop Patios That Are Open and Serving Around the Twin Cities

Views drinks and snacks from on high

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Reservations are open for the Hewing’s rooftop
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After our seventh false spring, the warm temperatures have returned to Minneapolis and St. Paul and this weekend should be the perfect time to find a patio seat. Several restaurants have opened their rooftops for all kinds of tasty snacks, including brunch, and drinks. So, grab some friends and maybe a reservation, and pack your sunglasses. These rooftop patios are waiting.

A number of Twin Cities restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered and reservation requirements are 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.

Amore Uptown

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This comfort food serving Italian restaurant in Uptown has returned with its patio. Amore Uptown is open seven days a week, evenings and afternoons, and with brunch service on the weekends. Reservations are available online.

LynLake Brewery

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LynLake Brewery is the former movie theater refurbished into a brewery with a kitchen kicking out tasty snacks. Head up to the rooftop deck with fantastic views of the area. Make a reservation online.

A hand holds a raspberry sour beer up over the Lyn/Lake neighborhood
Locally brewed beer with a view
LynLake Brewery/Facebook

Graze | Provisions + Libations

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The fabulous food hall packed with local food vendors reopens this Thursday, June 18. Food found inside includes comfort food phenoms Soul Bowl, MidNord Empanadas & Churros, B.A.D. Wingz, The Fabled Rooster, It’s 7 am Somewhere, Viva Taco, and Avocadish. Plus there’s the first level coffee shop The Last Drop.

An old fashioned on a light colored bar with a darkened room behind it
Graze food hall in the North Loop reopens Thursday with outdoor dining downstairs and on its rooftop
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Brit's Pub

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Hanging out on the rooftop grass at Brit’s Pub has become a summer tradition in Minneapolis. There’s plenty of room to spread out. Lawn bowling has returned and its open at 3 p.m. Walk up reservations, only.

A large grassy deck with people playing bocce ball
A summer tradition in downtown Minneapolis
Brit’s Pub/Facebook

Union Rooftop

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This glass-topped rooftop patio with the retractable roof in downtown Minneapolis is open. Make a reservation online. The rooftop is open Thursday through Sunday with a weekend brunch available.

The Union rooftop with views of the IDS tower in the background
The glass roof is drawn back and summer sun is here
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Hewing Hotel

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This hip hotel inside Minneapolis’s North Loop neighborhood has a beauty of a rooftop lounge that is now open Thursday through Sunday for dinner. The bar is known for fantastic cocktails. Make a reservation online. If you want to go for the full Hewing experience, book a stay and gain access to the adults only rooftop pool and sauna.

The Lexington

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Grand Avenue’s grand dame restaurant has opened its rooftop patio that overlooks the back lot of the eatery. Tables are available on a first come first served basis.

Louis Ristorante & Bar

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Louis is back, with its panoramic views of West 7th and the Cathedral. Reservations for this Italian eatery are available online.

The three story plus roof top building that houses Cossetta’s and Louis
The rooftop bar on top of Cossetta’s is open
Cossetta’s/Facebook

Amore Uptown

This comfort food serving Italian restaurant in Uptown has returned with its patio. Amore Uptown is open seven days a week, evenings and afternoons, and with brunch service on the weekends. Reservations are available online.

LynLake Brewery

A hand holds a raspberry sour beer up over the Lyn/Lake neighborhood
Locally brewed beer with a view
LynLake Brewery/Facebook

LynLake Brewery is the former movie theater refurbished into a brewery with a kitchen kicking out tasty snacks. Head up to the rooftop deck with fantastic views of the area. Make a reservation online.

A hand holds a raspberry sour beer up over the Lyn/Lake neighborhood
Locally brewed beer with a view
LynLake Brewery/Facebook

Graze | Provisions + Libations

An old fashioned on a light colored bar with a darkened room behind it
Graze food hall in the North Loop reopens Thursday with outdoor dining downstairs and on its rooftop
John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

The fabulous food hall packed with local food vendors reopens this Thursday, June 18. Food found inside includes comfort food phenoms Soul Bowl, MidNord Empanadas & Churros, B.A.D. Wingz, The Fabled Rooster, It’s 7 am Somewhere, Viva Taco, and Avocadish. Plus there’s the first level coffee shop The Last Drop.

An old fashioned on a light colored bar with a darkened room behind it
Graze food hall in the North Loop reopens Thursday with outdoor dining downstairs and on its rooftop
John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

Brit's Pub

A large grassy deck with people playing bocce ball
A summer tradition in downtown Minneapolis
Brit’s Pub/Facebook

Hanging out on the rooftop grass at Brit’s Pub has become a summer tradition in Minneapolis. There’s plenty of room to spread out. Lawn bowling has returned and its open at 3 p.m. Walk up reservations, only.

A large grassy deck with people playing bocce ball
A summer tradition in downtown Minneapolis
Brit’s Pub/Facebook

Union Rooftop

The Union rooftop with views of the IDS tower in the background
The glass roof is drawn back and summer sun is here
Union/Facebook

This glass-topped rooftop patio with the retractable roof in downtown Minneapolis is open. Make a reservation online. The rooftop is open Thursday through Sunday with a weekend brunch available.

The Union rooftop with views of the IDS tower in the background
The glass roof is drawn back and summer sun is here
Union/Facebook

Hewing Hotel

This hip hotel inside Minneapolis’s North Loop neighborhood has a beauty of a rooftop lounge that is now open Thursday through Sunday for dinner. The bar is known for fantastic cocktails. Make a reservation online. If you want to go for the full Hewing experience, book a stay and gain access to the adults only rooftop pool and sauna.

The Lexington

Grand Avenue’s grand dame restaurant has opened its rooftop patio that overlooks the back lot of the eatery. Tables are available on a first come first served basis.

Louis Ristorante & Bar

The three story plus roof top building that houses Cossetta’s and Louis
The rooftop bar on top of Cossetta’s is open
Cossetta’s/Facebook

Louis is back, with its panoramic views of West 7th and the Cathedral. Reservations for this Italian eatery are available online.

The three story plus roof top building that houses Cossetta’s and Louis
The rooftop bar on top of Cossetta’s is open
Cossetta’s/Facebook

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