12 heated patios in St. Louis to keep you warm in the great outdoors
With Covid cases on the rise and indoor dining currently prohibited in St. Louis County and at reduced capacity in the city, you may still be clinging onto patio season. Luckily, bars and restaurants throughout the area are working hard to meet the growing demand for heated outdoor dining space. Here are 12 options to help you stay safe and warm while grabbing your next bite.
21st Street Brewer’s Bar, PW Pizza and Vin de Set complex
This multi-restaurant setup features two separate patio spaces. On the ground level, there's a ginormous fire pit along with many hand-hewn benches and tables. Grab a slice from PW Pizza and some brews from the basement bar and get ready to kick back and relax. Or head upstairs for an upscale French meal at Vin de Set with its rooftop deck and heated and (sometimes partially) enclosed patio space.
2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.8989, 21stbrew.com, pwpizza.com,
This brewery, which features an amazing selection of locally brewed beers, is located in a super cool historic building, and its heated patio is just as cozy as the interior. Grab a bite from Mac’s Local Eats, home of some of the best burgers in town, including The Captain, which was featured in the March 2018 print issue of Sauce Magazine.
1821 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.376.4166, bluewoodbrewing.com
The upscale restaurant with South American flair perched atop the Four Seasons aims to make its elegant patio so warm, with overhead heaters and a fire pit, that it’s truly accessible during all four seasons. With Niche executive chef Gerard Craft overseeing the menu, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices, but we’re partial to the charred onion dip and the grilled piri piri chicken sandwich.
999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.881.5759, cinderhousestl.com
John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden
Home to one of the most beautiful patios in the city, McGurk’s is offering covered and partially enclosed outdoor dining space with plenty of heaters throughout to keep you protected from the elements while noshing on Irish classics.
1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314.776.8309,
While this Midtown bar made its name serving frozen drinks, there are also several hot beverage options – including Irish coffee, cranberry sangria and spiked apple cider – and a toasty warm patio with a couple fire pits for the colder weather. Reservations are required for the patio, so reserve online or call ahead.
3906 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.8388, narwhalscrafted.com
Sasha’s on Shaw
There’s something special about sipping on a glass of wine in the crisp air, but it’s even better with some heaters scattered about. Nibble off a charcuterie plate while you drink, or grab a pizza, salad or sandwich if you’re in need of a full meal.
4069 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314.771.7274,
Seven Gables Inn
This newly renovated historic spot in Clayton has plenty of Old World charm and a partially enclosed, heated tent on its lovely courtyard set amid Tudor-style architecture. Their new(ish) Sunday brunch with a creative bloody mary bar would be the perfect time to figuratively transport yourself to Europe sans passport.
26 N. Meramec Ave., St. Louis, 314.863.8400,
This South City dive bar has a quaint little outdoor setup complete with a fire pit and plenty of freestanding radiant heaters. Don’t expect a lot of bells and whistles here – just affordable eats and drinks in an unassuming setting. It’s cash only, so come prepared.
3269 Morgan Ford Road, St. Louis, 314.762.0144
Tamm Avenue Bar
The patio here has just been redone to offer more heated space featuring a fireplace. Grab a drink and some pastrami or a burger from Nomad (a Best New Restaurant of 2020!) and settle into this Dogtown mainstay.
1227 Tamm Ave., St. Louis, 314.261.4902, Facebook: Tamm Avenue Bar
This rooftop restaurant and bar with a view overlooking downtown St. Louis and Busch Stadium features two outdoor nooks partially enclosed for wind breaks and fire pits in the center to help keep you warm. Throughout December, it’s featuring a snow globe-decorated pop-up called Up On the Rooftop with festive specialty cocktails galore.
1 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.241.8439, 360-stl.com
Yemanja Brasil Restaurant
This slice of Brazil in Benton Park has decked out the patio with over a dozen radiant heaters and festive holiday decorations to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy on the outside and the inside. Sip on a caiparinha, a famous Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, while filling up on hot tamales and empanadas.
2900 Missouri Ave., St. Louis, 314.771.7457, yemanjastl.com
Some of the partially enclosed patios on this list may become fully enclosed weather-pending, so call ahead to confirm you will feel comfortable dining in each space.
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