In Minnesota, warm weather doesn't last forever. Patio season is back, so find the right patio for you below and make yourself a reservation.
1. Handsome Hog
Chef Justin Sutherland's original restaurant of bourbon and smoke has moved to a bigger location in Cathedral Hill, complete with a newly-built patio that is one of the hottest in town.
2. City House
Experience a truly unique patio and atmosphere at Saint Paul's City House, a former grain elevator complex overhanging the Mississippi River.
3. Saint Paul Brewing
Called the best new patio in Saint Paul by the Pioneer Press, the recently reopened Saint Paul Brewing has upgraded its patio space into an art park.
4. Holman's Table
Watch planes take flight and land while enjoying your meal from Holman's patio facing the runway of the Saint Paul downtown airport.
If you've never experienced the patio at Louis, the time is now. The Louis Rooftop Taverna Patio offers a full bar and fantastic views of the city.
6. Dock & Paddle
Patio dining at the Como Lakeside Pavillion is back and better than ever with the addition of Dock & Paddle. Tasty eats and lakeside views make this patio hard to beat.
Enjoy german-style beer and food, and often live music, at Waldmann's cozy outdoor biergarten along Smith Avenue.
8. Sweeney’s Saloon
One of the best patios in town for a casual night out is this charming spot snuggled in on Dale Street. If you’re looking for entertaining animal murals, enchanting fireplaces, amusing patrons and great drink specials, let us know and we’ll meet you at Sweeney’s.
9. Bad Weather Brewing
This popular West 7th taproom is one of our favorite brewery-patio pairings. We’ll challenge you to a game of bags — loser buys the next flight.
10. The Lexington
The iconic Lexington on Grand Avenue is back and better than ever, this time with a rooftop bar. Head upstairs to enjoy the weather and a unique menu offering tiki cocktails and tropical eats.
11. W.A. Frost
Any “best patios” list that doesn’t have W.A. Frost on it is wasting your time. This patio will open soon. Not only is this one of the most romantic restaurants you’ll come across — it’s also the best place to settle into a garden with a cocktail and enjoy Minnesota’s prime patio weather.
12. La Grolla
If you prefer to indulge in fine Italian cuisine while enjoying the best of a Minnesota summer, La Grolla is your jam. The intimate restaurant on Cathedral Hill features a cozy patio where you can enjoy views of the city beyond its beautiful vine-covered walls.
13. Urban Growler
Get beer in one hand and food in the other at Urban Growler’s Beer Garden. Sample from a wide variety of specialty brews and order grub from the full Brew Food menu.
14. Burger Moe's
You've likely been to Burger Moe's in the dead of winter before heading to a Minnesota Wild game at the X but, when the temps rise and we swap hockey for baseball, you really need to pay a visit to their patio. Burger Moe's is a guaranteed hit for a delicious burger and a brew.
15. French Meadow Bakery & Cafe
Enjoy a lazy weekend brunch nestled in on the patio at French Meadow — the outdoor dining area is just as charming as you'd imagine.
16. Moscow on the Hill
If you like your patio relaxation with a side of authentic Russian eats, this Cathedral Hill staple is the best place to be.
17. Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub
A popular pre-Wild game spot in the winter, Tom Reid's stepped up their patio game this past year with a completely renovated space featuring a fireplace for those who brave all the conditions.
Of course, there are so many more patios in the city, and we want to know which is your favorite. Shout it out to us on Twitter or Facebook, and share your favorite patio photos on Instagram with the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL.