The Best Heated Patios & Fireplaces for a Chilly Minneapolis Day

When temperatures start to drop Minneapolis finds creative ways to stay outside and keep warm. Whether you're up for the full experience by embracing the chilly weather or just want to sit inside by a cozy fire, we have plenty options. Whichever you choose BYOB is always encouraged and by that we mean Bring Your Own Blanket.

Last Updated: 1/13/2020

*Reminder: All patio hours and openings are subject to change due to weather and various other conditions. Please call ahead or check their website before visiting.

Smack Shack

Enjoy their famous lobster roll on the sidewalk patio that will be equipped with traditional space heaters. The entire patio will have new infrared heaters installed to keep you warm throughout the season as long as possible.

Day Block Brewing Company

Space heaters, free hand warmers, hot cider, and $2 fireball shots are the incentive you need to come out to this patio. 

*Note patio will be closed during the holidays and will open again January 6th.

Lago Tacos

Their Uptown location will have their patio equipped with a heated outdoor bar, fireplace and several large heaters while you munch on your favorite tacos.

56 Brewing

Their patio is open and "rewarding" those who are willing to be tough Minnesotans and brave the outdoors. The colder it gets the cheaper the pint gets.

Red Cow

Red Cow's burgers aren't the only reason to visit this North Loop favorite restaurant. Join them outside their heated patio, which will be open until snow hits the ground, so get out there as soon as you can!


Fill up with unique taco creations while you sit at a table near the fire pits at Centro's outdoor patio.

The Howe Daily Kitchen

As long as the temperature is above 25 degrees, this patio will turn on the heaters and welcome you (and your pup) for a warm hearty meal.

Utepils Brewing

The Utepils patio will be partially heated with three tents, multiple heat lamps, a giant fire pit as well as multiple other fire pits spread throughout the space. Check them out on Friday nights when they will also have live music.

Minneapolis Cider Co

Bundle up and enjoy a warm mug of mulled cider around one of their three fire pits.

Red Rabbit

Heaters have been installed on the patio at both Red Rabbit locations. So now you can stay extra warm while enjoying their delicious Italian entrees.

Inbound Brewing

Four tables with heaters are ready and available for you at Inbound, but you're really willing to brave the cold they'll gladly seat you at a non-heated table as well.

Sociable Cider Werks

Get out your warmest winter gear because fire pits will be blazing at Sociable's outdoor patio.

Broken Clock Brewing

Do some outdoor drinking at Broken Clock Brewing, where they have added multiple fire pits to make you feel warm and comfortable.

Indeed Brewing

Propane heaters at Indeed Brewing are out on their patio and will keep you comfortable while you sip on pints of their flagship Day Tripper Pale Ale, IPAs, or experimental brews.

Royal Foundry Craft Spirits

Find your boots, scarves, hats and gloves and head over to Royal Foundry Craft Spirits patio which will include multiple fire pits.

Fulton Beer

They've swapped out their patio tables for fire pits and created a winterized patio for you to enjoy this season.

Black Forest Inn

Dress warm and cozy up next to a heater on Black Forest's patio. The hearty German food and of course the beer make for a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors.

Twin Spirits Distillery

This woman-owned distillery has a great relaxing patio scene with 4 fire pits, 8 mini-greenhouses and 1 igloo to keep you extra warm.

Indoor Fireplaces

Sometimes Minneapolis winters come a lot faster than we anticipate and we want a little more warmth indoors. These spots have the perfect solution with their cozy, inviting atmospheres and a crackling fireplace nearby.

The Lowry

The Lowry has a beautiful fireplace near the hostess stand if you need to warm up, otherwise their menu of comfort foods will the job as well.

The Lynhall

Picture a comfy couch, a coffee in one hand and freshly baked pastry in the other, all in front of a warm fireplace. That's the kind of casual seating you'll find inside the rustic-chic The Lynhall. 

Wilde Café & Spirits

The fireplace here will make you feel like you've traveled back in time to the Victorian era. So after you're done with your delicious meal, order a drink off the barista menu and huddle up near the fire.

FRGMNT coffee

Keep yourself extra toasty by sipping on a hot coffee by this fireplace.  North Loop multi-roaster, FRGMNT has an ever changing menu of coffees. Don't leave without a pastry made by local bakeries in the neighborhood.