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. 


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'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. 


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. 


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. 


Play giant beer pong under the stars, go retro with board games, or show off your skills in pinball. Pair a night of gaming with quality bar food that's not really bar food (think bone marrow toast, black bean burger, grilled salmon, or duck ravioli). Head up to their rooftop for a stunning view of Uptown and a few drinks.


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. 


It's Greek To Me:

Enjoy the dinner of your dreams on the patio at It's Greek To Me. Their trademark outdoor seating area is nothing short of a Grecian garden experience. Recently named as one of three most classic outdoor dining spots in the Twin Cities, you'll enjoy a private setting that might just make you think you're dining overseas - at least until you've paid the check. 

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' 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.


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.


Healthy food has never tasted so good! Stop by Spoonriver for nourishing eats that don't sacrifice flavor. From vegetarian and vegan items to local meats and fresh vegetables, it's the perfect spot to soak up the sun while enjoying natural food that makes you feel good.

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!