Minneapolis Patio Dining

Explore our favorite outdoor dining spots in Minneapolis

Great food and warm sunshine make for a wonderful dining experience. Minneapolis combines both to create one of the best outdoor dining scenes in the nation.

The restaurants here love outdoor dining just as much as you do, which is why the numerous outdoor patios and rooftops offer significant deals on their food and beverage selections. It's their way of thanking you for being part of this wildly popular dining phenomenon. 

Rooftops

Brit's Pub

Brit's Pub has a unique Lawn Bowling Green on their roof that is open from the end of May to the end of September. 

CRAVE

Crave's extensive rooftop patio provides a view of Downtown Minneapolis where you can have a drink in the casual seating or enjoy a meal at a table under own of their tents.

Seven Sushi and Steakhouse

Seven Steakhouse and Sushi offers a rooftop patio overlooking bustling Downtown Minneapolis. Customers can now enjoy Seven's new Premium Steak cuts on the rooftop. 

Union

Features the only year-round rooftop in Minnesota with breathtaking views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Soak in the morning sun and take in Solar Brunch, every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. 

Stella's

In the heart of Minneapolis' trendy Uptown neighborhood, Stella's is a rooftop dining force to be reckoned with. Located close to shopping boutiques, theaters and music venues, this spot is within walking distance of it all. Enjoy some delicious eats then spend a day perusing the shops! 

Amore Uptown

Sip some wine and feast on fresh Italian food! Amore Uptown features old world, immigrant style Italian dishes with a fun & elegant uptown twist. 

Moto-i

Said to be one of the best rooftops in the city, Moto-i knows how to do Japanese. Flavorful bowls of ramen, perfectly fluffy steamed buns, indulgent fried rice and of course, their on-site sake brewery. Enjoy the twinkle of the lights at this popular summer hangout. 

REVEAL Rooftop Bar & Lounge

REVEAL Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the West End’s stylish, energized space for craft beer, hand-crafted cocktails, and tapas-style small plates paired with unmatched views of downtown Minneapolis.

Courtyards

Beacon Public House

Beacon Public House's patio features comfortable seating around fire pits as well as dining tables for customers to enjoy their meals outdoors.

Betty Danger's Country Club

Betty Danger's energetic patio atmosphere gives guests the opportunity to ride a ferris wheel or mini golf, while enjoying one of the 

Black Forest Inn

The Black Forest Inn's patio's pergola's provide shade for the hottest summer days, so you can enjoy your meal outdoors on any summer day.

BLVD Kitchen & Bar

BLVD's secluded patio is the perfect space to share drinks with friends on the restaurant's cosy seating.

Aster Cafe

Skyline views are guaranteed at the Aster Cafe! They create delicious fresh fare with small plates to share. Featuring free live music several nights a week!

Hola Arepa

Indulge in Latin-style cuisine including their specialty, homemade arepas stuffed with fresh meats, veggies and cheeses. Grab a colorful cocktail and relax on their laid-back deck.

Hai Hai

Southeast Asian cuisine packed with an abundance of flavor, Hai Hai is the perfect spot to get elbow-to-elbow with your neighbor while enjoying a refreshing tropical craft cocktail and some Instagram-worthy eats.  When the patio is open, pull up a tiny plastic stool and you'll feel just like you're on the street in Saigon.

Sea Salt Eatery

This seasonal restaurant, only open from the end of March through October, has some of the best seafood and tacos in town. Their location right next to Minnehaha Falls makes it the perfect spot to refuel after a hike past this beautiful waterfall. Don't be scared by the line of people, it's worth it. 

The Minneapolis Club

Head to the The Minneapolis Club for an extraordinary experience! This 5-Star Private Platinum Club of America is right in the heart of downtown. Look to your right and see an oasis of green, look to your left and get a view of downtown. PS - the patio is now dog friendly! They even have house-baked dog biscuits for your furry friend.

Surly Brewery

Surly is the spot if you've got a group, a furry friend, or kids. Their large outdoor greenspace complete with picnic tables, a firepit and corn hole allows plenty of room to spread out, enjoy the warm weather and grab a few craft beers. Also be sure to check out their full menu. The food is part of what makes Surly a destination. 

Tattersall Distilling

The Tattersall folks blend science and art seamlessly in their inventive and delicious cocktails. They were voted the best distillery in the region by The Growler and continuously exceed expectations. If you desire a custom, crafted experience look no further than Tattersall.

The Freehouse

The Freehouse's patio is decorated with greenery and provides a relaxing space to enjoy one of their in-house brewed beers. 

Eat Street Social

Put your money where the trendy cocktails are! This hip spot exudes an accommodating vibe and some of the best crafted beverages this side of the Mason-Dixon line. 

The Great Room at the Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown

Seasonally, you can gather with your friends and family on our outdoor patio where you can enjoy views of our garden. 

Amazing Thailand

Eat, drink and dine amazing at this unique alley patio. A love of Thailand informs every facet of this experience - from the hospitality, authenticity of food to hosting Thai events and celebrations throughout the year. Take a pit stop to inhale a vibrant culture, right here in Minneapolis.

Mercy Restaurant

Grab your friends and retreat to the bustling oasis in the theater district. Mercy's patio has lush greenery and an outstanding fire pit! The food and crafted cocktails are as amazing as the atmosphere. 

Pinstripes

Pinstripes' outdoor patio includes a fire pit with extensive seating, a covered area (for shade on extra hot days), and tables with tents. There is a place for everyone to relax.


Sidewalks

Milwaukee Road at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

By historic train shed this large outdoor escape has fire pits and lots of seating options. 

Kieran's Irish Pub

Location, location, location! Kieran's is next door to the legendary First Avenue concert venue, across the street from the Target Center and mere walking distance from Target Field. Not only are they the trifecta for geo placement but they also have the best Big Ginger in town! 

Butcher & the Boar

Expect a festive communal experience when you arrive at Butcher & the Boar - handmade sausages, charcuterie and plenty of sides to go around! Their outdoor beer garden is partially enclosed with transparent skylights all around. This spot is perfect for an intimate gathering of family and friends. 

Smack Shack

Sit beneath the umbrellas and enjoy fresh casual coastal seafood in this trendy part of town. The lobster mac n cheese is calling your name.

HopCat Minneapolis

Come for the craft beer, stay for the fries. With over 80 beers on tap and a mouth-watering menu, HopCat's sidewalk patio is just the icing on the cake! Situated right along Nicollet in Downtown, it's easy to get to and hard to want to leave.


EDWARDS DESSERT KITCHEN

Edwards Dessert Kitchen is the ultimate dessert destination in Minneapolis’ North Loop! Decadent desserts are made in house daily and range from rich chocolate hazelnut Rocher Mousse to creamy and refreshing Key Lime Cheesecake. Oh, and ice cream made from avocados (we tried it...and loved it!). As an accompaniment to the dessert menu, Edwards Dessert Kitchen features artisan coffee from St. Paul-based True Stone Coffee Roasters and a spirits-forward, carefully crafted cocktail menu developed in partnership with Tattersall Distillery. Grab a sweet treat or a cold beverage and relax on their sidewalk patio! 

On The Water

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

Psycho Suzi's has a sprawling patio overlooking the Mississippi river, decorated with tiki statues, fecund gardens and straw umbrellas. This is the place if you're looking for a staycation, featuring, custom island inspired drinks, declicious eats and a million dollar view!