25 Best Bars & Restaurants With Outdoor Patios Near Minneapolis

With restrictions easing across Minnesota on dining, especially outdoors, there’s plenty of people looking to visit bars and restaurants with patio or rooftop dining around Minneapolis. Here are some of our favorite restaurants with spacious outdoor patios near Minneapolis.


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McCormick & Schmick’s

3203 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

McCormick’s & Schmick’s is serving up their decadent seafood and steaks on their elegant and umbrella-shaded patios.

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Brit’s Pub

1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Experience the only British pub in Minneapolis with both lawn bowling and an incredible outdoor patio with an excellent view of the downtown area.

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Seven Sushi & Steakhouse

700 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

At Seven, you can social distance in style with sushi, steak, and a rooftop patio right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

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Sandcastle

4955 Nokomis Parkway West, Minneapolis, MN 55417

This patio and restaurant in Minneapolis serves corndogs (among other things) and is located directly on Lake Nokomis. Sandcastle gives off some serious summer vibes.

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Amore Uptown

1601 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Enjoy seasonal cocktails and delicious Italian fare on the Amore Uptown rooftop patio.

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Betty Danger’s Country Club

2501 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Betty Danger’s currently allows you to purchase a 90-minute timeslot in which you can enjoy unlimited golf, cocktails, and snacks and use a reserved table for dinner.

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Black Forest Inn

1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN 55404

Had to cancel that European vacation? Black Forest Inn is an authentic german restaurant in Minneapolis with a shady patio that partially resembles Europe.

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Crave

825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Sip a cold brew while soaking in a rooftop view of the Minneapolis skyline. Who could ask for more?

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Surly Brewing Company

520 Malcolm Avenue SE, Minneapolis

Surly has a massive outdoor dining area, allowing them to safely seat up to 250 guests at a time.

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Lake Monster Brewing

550 Vandalia St #160, St Paul, MN 55114

A spacious patio and a wide selection of house-made beers make Lake Monster a perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon.

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Stella’s Fish Cafe

1400 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

A two-tiered rooftop patio with a built-in bar and some of the best seafood in the city make Stella’s a must-visit this summer.

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Louis Ristorante & Bar

211 7th Street West, St Paul, MN 55102

The third-floor rooftop terrace decorated in the style of an Italian villa is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and a plate of pasta.

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The Lexington

1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

The Lexington is among the classiest and trendiest Minneapolis restaurants and their rooftop patio does not disappoint.

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Tria Restaurant

5959 Centerville Road, North Oaks, MN 55127

Located on a former farm in North Oaks, Tria’s patio has a natural, woodsy feel to it. Strung Edison bulbs add a pleasant ambiance at night.

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Union

731 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The retractable awning at Union in the middle of downtown Minneapolis makes it one of the most gorgeous places to enjoy a meal, year-round.

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Nico’s Tacos

2260 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108

Tropical greenery and bold Mexican flavors make a trip to Nico’s outdoor patio a memorable experience.

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St. Paul Tap

825 W Jefferson Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

St. Paul Tap features a 2,000-square-foot patio with a full-service bar, as well as both booth and table seating. The patio is not just dog-friendly, but actually has a menu specifically for your pet.

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Psycho Suzi’s

1900 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Enjoy Polynesian cocktails and American bar fare in a tiki-themed patio (complete with Easter Island heads and tiki torches) on the banks of the Mississippi.

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Reveal Rooftop Bar & Lounge

5075 Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416

Rooftop bars aren’t just for downtown, Reveal proves that the West End can be just as trendy and energetic as anywhere with skyway access.

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Sea Salt Eatery

4825 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Take a hike at Minnehaha Falls and walk over to Sea Salt Eatery for some delish tacos and seafood. The restaurant only stays open in the warmer months — March to October — so go get a taste while you can.

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Aster Cafe

125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Offering views of both the Mississippi and the Minneapolis skyline, Aster Café may have the best guarantee of a view of anything on this list.

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Amazing Thailand

3024 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Tucked into an alley, the patio at Amazing Thailand has a cozy sense of intimacy. If that doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies the spice on their delicious Thai food certainly will.

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Hen House Eatery

114 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

All-day breakfast and a lovely street-facing patio make Hen House the perfect place for pancakes and people watching.

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Lakes and Legends

1368 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

Lakes and Legends uses Minnesota farmers for all the ingredients in their home-brewed beer. Drink a sip of local innovation under the shade of a sun umbrella on their sidewalk patio.

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The Lynhall

2640 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Not usually an outdoor seating restaurant, The Lynhall has adapted to the times by setting up a large pop-up tent in their parking lot. Some rustic picnic tables and strung lights serve to really maintain Lynhall’s farm-chic visual style.

 

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