16 of the Best Saint Paul Patios

16 of the Best Saint Paul Patios

Patio season is back! Find the perfect one for you in Saint Paul.

In search of the best patio? Here are a few of our favorites if you want to enjoy your dinner and drinks outside.

Find more on our full list of current Saint Paul restaurant information.

Dock & Paddle

Enjoy tasty eats and lakeside views at Dock & Paddle at Como Lakeside Pavilion. This patio is hard to beat and starting June 1st, live music will be back.

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.

Bad Weather Brewing

This popular West 7th taproom is one of our favorite brewery-patio pairings. Bad Weather has great beers, ample outdoor space and wonderful company making it one to add to the list.

Waldmann Brewing

After you’re done at Bad Weather take a stroll through the parking lot over to Waldmann Brewing. Sip on authentic German beers and munch on authentic German fare with the backdrop of their historic taproom.

The Lexington

The iconic Lexington on Grand Avenue has one of our favorite rooftop bars. Head upstairs to enjoy the weather and a unique menu offering tiki cocktails and tropical eats. 

W.A. Frost

Any “best patios” list that doesn’t have W.A. Frost on it is wasting your time. 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.

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.

Saint Paul Brewing

Truly a patio with personality. At Saint Paul Brewing you can indulge in a craft beer made on-site and a pizza made on the patio with plenty of room for social distancing both inside and out.

Urban Growler Brewing

Get beer in one hand and food in the other at Urban Growler’s Beer Garden located in the Creative Enterprise Zone. Sample from a wide variety of specialty brews and order grub from the full Brew Food menu.

Handsome Hog

You can't beat Chef Justin Sutherland's contemporary Southern cuisine and handcrafted drinks on this charming patio in Cathedral Hill. Handsome Hog has one of our favorite new patios.

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.

Moscow on the Hill

If you like your patio relaxation with a side of authentic Russian eats, Moscow on the Hill is a Cathedral Hill staple and the place to be.  

Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub

Tom Reid's has a recently renovated patio space featuring a fireplace for those who brave all the conditions. 

Brunson’s Pub

Located on Saint Paul’s East Side, Brunson’s patio is tucked back from the street alongside their building. Enjoy delicious cocktails amongst the vine covered walls, and don’t skip the chips and dip.

El Burrito Mercado

El Burrito Mercado is a West Side institution with an incredible patio where you can enjoy authentic margaritas and Mexican cuisine. Once you’ve got your fill, swing through the mercado for handmade items to bring home for later.

The Gnome Craft Pub

The Gnome’s newly expanded patio space is the perfect spot for enjoying one of their 90+ tap beers. Be sure not to miss out on the tiki drinks and creative menu items. 

Of course, there are so many more patios in the city and some continue to open, 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.

Dock & Paddle Restaurants/Dining Dock & Paddle
Sweeney’s Saloon Restaurants/Dining Sweeney’s Saloon
Waldmann Brewery Restaurants/Dining Waldmann Brewery
The Lexington Restaurants/Dining The Lexington
W.A. Frost Restaurants/Dining W.A. Frost
La Grolla Restaurants/Dining La Grolla
Burger Moe’s Restaurants/Dining Burger Moe’s
French Meadow Cafe Bakeries & Coffee Shops French Meadow Cafe
Moscow on the Hill Restaurants/Dining Moscow On The Hill
Brunson’s Pub Restaurants/Dining Brunson’s Pub
The Gnome Craft Pub Restaurants/Dining The Gnome Craft Pub
Handsome Hog Restaurants/Dining Handsome Hog
Holman’s Table Restaurants/Dining Holman’s Table

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources