Minneapolis Patio Dining

Explore some of our favorite outdoor dining spots in Minneapolis

Great food, fresh air, and sunshine make for a perfect night out. Minneapolis restaurants combine all three at these lauded patios, many with outstanding views and Instagram-worthy ambiance. 

Please note that reservations may be required, and may be made in advance or, if available, upon walk up. We've shared tips below, but be sure to check with the restaurant before you go to make sure everyone has a great time.

Rooftops

Brit's Pub

Brit's Pub's Lawn Bowling Green on their roof where you can sip a cold beverage right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. 

*Patio and lawn bowling now open. Walk-up reservations only.

CRAVE

CRAVE's extensive rooftop patio—boasting an unbeatable view of downtown Minneapolis—is a great place for a casual drink or a full meal at a table under one of their tents providing shady relief from the sun.

Seven Sushi and Steakhouse

Seven Steakhouse and Sushi offers a rooftop patio overlooking bustling downtown Minneapolis, with outdoor couches, torches, and live DJ sets. Customers can now enjoy Seven's new Premium Steak cuts on the rooftop in addition to sushi and Asian-fusion plates. 

Union

Featuring the only year-round rooftop in Minnesota with breathtaking views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline, Union is a great spot to soak in the morning sun and take in Solar Brunch, every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Rooftop patio now taking reservations.

Stella's

In the heart of Minneapolis' bustling Uptown neighborhood, Stella's is a rooftop dining force to be reckoned with. This spot is within walking distance of all that Uptown has to offer. 

Amore Uptown

Sip some wine and feast on fresh Italian food! Amore Uptown features old-world Italian dishes with a fun and elegant Uptown twist.

*Online reservation required. Reserve your table here.


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.

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. 

Courtyards

Tilia

The alley patio at this cozy Linden Hills neighborhood bistro in an excellent place to relax and enjoy a from-scratch Rueben and excellent wine selection. (Unseasonably chilly night? The patio is heated!)

Colita

Enjoy upscale Tex-Oaxacan flavors at Daniel del Prado's totally gluten-free eatery, where the patio overlooking Penn Avenue is open seven nights a week. 

Betty Danger's Animal Farm

Betty Danger's energetic patio atmosphere gives guests the opportunity to ride a Ferris wheel or play mini golf, while enjoying a variety of food and drink options.

Black Forest Inn

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

Hola Arepa

Indulge in Latin-style cuisine including 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 enjoy 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. The location right next to Minnehaha Falls makes it the perfect spot to refuel after a hike to the beautiful waterfall. Don't be scared by the line of people—it's worth it. 

Aster Cafe

Skyline views are guaranteed at the Aster Cafe. Come for the adorable patio and delicious fresh fare, stay for the free live music several nights a week.

The Freehouse

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

Tattersall Distilling

The Tattersall folks blend science and art seamlessly in their inventive and delicious cocktails. Recently voted the best distillery in the region by The Growler, they continuously exceed expectations.

*Tattersall's dog-friendly patio is first-come, first-served.

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. 

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 and authenticity of the food to hosting Thai events and celebrations throughout the year. 


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 at this lakeside Edina gathering spot.

Sidewalks

Smack Shack

Sit beneath the umbrellas and enjoy fresh casual coastal seafood in North Loop. The lobster mac 'n cheese is calling your name.

NOLO's Kitchen

The patio is open and the cocktails are flowing! Pair one of their tasty drinks with an even tastier item from their menu (some of our favorites are the woodfired pizzas, anything-but-average sandwiches, and the fresh tomato avocado bruschetta). 

Hen House Eatery

Breakfast all day? Yes, please! There's just one requirement: You can't leave without trying one of their famous caramel or cinnamon rolls. 

Centro

Head to Centro in Northeast Minneapolis for craft cocktails, tacos, and other Mexican bites.

Bryant Lake Bowl

Bryant Lake Bowl has TWO patios for you to enjoy - a newly created back patio with plenty of space to spread out on Friday and Saturday nights, and a front patio for even more outdoor dining space. And if you're looking for an activity, they also have two lanes open for bowling inside.

On The Water

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

Psycho Suzi's has a sprawling patio overlooking the Mississippi River, decorated with tiki statues, lush greenery, and straw umbrellas. This is the place if you're looking for custom island-inspired drinks, delicious pizza, and a million dollar view.