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: 10/11/2022
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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.
How do the chicest cats say hello in France? “Miaou, miaou!” Discover the world of French island rhums at Miaou Miaou, an intimate cocktail lounge located on the fifth floor of the Rand Tower Hotel, next to Blondette. Inspired by post-Prohibition cocktail culture, Miaou Miaou pairs show-stopping cocktails with inventive ingredients and a lively atmosphere full of joie de vivre. Get a taste of Minneapolis winter fun by taking part in their ice bar experience. Get cozy by their outdoor patio fire pit and heat lamps and toast to the beauty of winter under the stars!
The patio gets converted into a giant tent surrounded by heaters to give you plenty of cozy comfort while chowing down on some delicious food.
O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co
Stay warm around the bonfires on this beautiful patio with some good whiskey.
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.
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's burgers aren't the only reason to visit this North Loop favorite restaurant. Join them outside on their heated patio.
Fill up with unique taco creations while you sit at a table near the fire pits at Centro's Northeast location 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.
The Utepils winter beer garden has multiple heat lamps, a giant fire pit as well as multiple other fire pits spread throughout the space.
Gather around and enjoy a beer on the Pryes patio surrounded by plenty of heaters and bonfire pits.
The Beer Garden gets converted into a giant heated space and the patio sports a outdoor fireplace keeping everyone warm during the colder months.
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.
Sociable Cider Werks
Get out your warmest winter gear because fire pits will be blazing at Sociable's outdoor patio.
Minneapolis Cider Company
There are 5 different fire-pits on Minneapolis Cider Company's patio to gather around and sip some hot mulled cider.
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.
Twin Spirits Distillery
This woman-owned distillery has a great relaxing patio scene with four fire pits, eight mini-greenhouses and an igloo to keep you extra warm.
This brewery in the heart of Uptown has a rooftop with great views of the Minneapolis skyline and several ornate fire pits perfect for cozying up around.
The Market at Malcolm Yards
The outdoor spaces in front and behind Malcolm Yards has big fire pits surrounded by chairs for you and your friends to gather around.
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.
Colita is another place giving you a good excuse to stay outside with patio fire pits. Their patio will stay heated for as long as the weather permits.
They've swapped out their patio tables for fire pits and created a winterized patio with bonfire pits for you to enjoy this season.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Cozy up with a pint next to Brit's fireplace. Surrounded by comfy couches, it's a great spot to gather with friends and family.
Backstory Coffee Roasters
This North Loop coffee shop has a warehouse feel with its high ceilings and open space, but if you grab a coveted spot near the fireplace you'll stay warm and toasty. The space is beautiful, it's surrounded by plants and comfy couches.