The Best Heated Patios and 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.

*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. And soon the entire patio will have a complete heating system installed to keep you warm throughout the season as long as possible. 

Sonora Grill

If you're willing to brave it outside, Sonora is willing to keep the patio open with heating lamps and may possibly add a fire pit along the way. Stop by for modern takes on your favorite Mexican dishes.


Freehouse will have their heated patio ready and open for as long as guests are willing to sit outside. Grab one of their in-house brewed beers and a table next to one of the outdoor fireplaces for some extra warmth.

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!


You'll have to catch this outdoor patio fast because heaters on the patio will only be available until October 19th this year. But, it's worth the rush because enjoying some outdoor time with a plate of Nolo's food is an amazing experience.

Jax Cafe

Enjoy a the garden style heated patio at Jax Cafe all through the month of October, as well as their premium cuts of steak and fresh seafood.

Spoon & Stable

At this sidewalk patio, you'll find heaters by most of the tables. They may even have blankets on hand if you want to get even more cozy, but once you get a taste of the food you'll forget all about the cold.


Colita is another place giving you a good excuse to stay outside. Their patio will stay heated for as long as the weather permits.


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

Kado No Mise

Heaters are out at the Kado No Mise patio in North Loop. Make it a fine dining experience under the stars with a glass of wine a few rolls of sushi.


If the tasty Argentinian flavors at Martina don't keep you warm during the chilly months, their heated seating out on the patio certainly will. The cozy space is the perfect spot to try out Martina's incredible dishes.

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.

Hai Hai

Hai Hai will have a partially heated patio space and it'll stay open unless it gets below 20 or 30 degrees outside. Either way their Southeast Asian cuisine packed with an abundance of flavor is worth it.

Wakame Sushi

Who can resist sushi night? Wakame Sushi makes sure you don't miss out with multiple heaters all over their outdoor patio.

Wesley Andrews

Sip on your coffee and enjoy it out on the heated patio at Wesley Andrews. Their patio space will be open at least through October so get outside and embrace the season by trying out their new flavors.

Stanley's Bar Room

Join the fun outside at Stanley's in their heated outdoor tent area. The patio is also dog-friendly so bring along your four-legged friend to cuddle up with.

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.


Stop by for one of 612Brew's quality ingredient line of beers and take advantage of their heated outdoor seating, which will be available as long as possible during these chilly months.

Eat Street Social

Stand up and table side heaters are all set up at Eat Street Social's cozy little patio. And as long as customers are willing to brave it outside they will keep it open as long as they can.

Dangerous Man Brewing

Beer Alley, Dangerous Man Brewing's patio, has it's heaters ready for you. This intimate, funky space is the perfect place to bundle up and enjoy a beer.

Italian Eatery

There's plenty of heated outdoor seating at Italian Eatery, where you can keep your belly full with your favorite pasta dishes paired with a glass of wine.

Twin Spirits Distillery

This woman-owned distillery has a great relaxing patio scene with 4 fire pits to keep you extra warm.

Longfellow Grill

At this patio set-up you'll enjoy comfort foods while surrounded by toasty heaters near your table.

Hola Arepa

Hola Arepa has a partially heated and covered outdoor patio, but if the weather gets below 20-30 degrees the patio will close. Don't worry though there will still plenty of chances to indulge in their Latin-style cuisine, including those homemade arepas.

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.

Smith and Porter

Request a table near the fireplace at Smith and Porter, and order off of their upscale yet approachable menu.