Food & Drink

Perfect Patio Places

It's patio season! From lunch with coworkers to happy hour with friends and dinner with the family, we have the perfect outdoor dining options for you in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. We invite you to eat, drink and soak up some sun!

June 15, 2021

the patio at The Block

The Block Food+Drink

The Block is a dog-friendly restaurant serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Specializing in broasted chicken, burgers, and boozy shakes. Their Biscuit Breakfast Bar is open for brunch every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9 am – 2pm. Or check out their walkup ice cream window, Cookies & Custard. The “Pawtio” awaits!

Bunny’s Bar & Grill

Didn’t get tickets to the game? Hop on over to Bunny’s, a classic neighborhood bar in St. Louis Park and watch the game out on the patio. Snack on freshly made popcorn and enjoy generous servings of their daily specials. Feeling lucky? Play some pull-tabs to benefit the area hockey association. This is truly where the locals hang out.

Clays Galaxy Drive In with vintage cars lined up

Clays Galaxy Drive In

Clays Galaxy Drive In is perfect for family fun and great out-of-this world food! They serve mouthwatering steak burgers, premium hot dogs, delicious shakes, malts, desserts and more. Bring your four legged friend for a free Doggie Ice Cream Cone! (Open seasonally.)

Copperwing Distillery

Copperwing serves artisanal spirits, including gin, vodka, fresas, bourbon and vodskey. Their cocktail room and patio are open Thursday – Saturday, starting at 5pm. You can also pre-order a bottle of spirits or grab one of their new, make-at-home cocktail kits !

patio at Dampfwerk

The Dampfwerk Distillery

Dampfwerk is family distillery and cocktail lounge serving the finest European-style fruit brandies and liqueurs, all with an American twist.

patio at Doolittle's Woodfire Grill

Doolittles Woodfire Grill

Doolittles is a Golden Valley restaurant known for their woodfired rotisserie cooking and extensive wine list. Try the spit roasted chicken, the smokehouse spareribs or the smoked bacon jam burger.

Good Day Café patio

Good Day Café

The Good Day Café is the quintessential brunch spot offering breakfast classics, soufflé omelettes, burgers, sandwiches, homemade soup and popovers.

patio at JJ's Clubhouse

JJ’s Clubhouse

This homey sports bar and grill in Golden Valley offers simple American fare and a tree-shaded patio. From pickle fries and cheese curds to 14 different types of burgers, you’ll find all your favorites at JJ’s. Join them for trivia and bingo nights and weekly drink specials.

patio at Kip's Irish Pub

Kip’s Irish Pub

Looking for a killer Reuben sandwich? Want to try Irish spring rolls? Head to Kip’s Irish Pub, co-located with the Minneapolis Marriott West in St. Louis Park. Enjoy a delicious meal while also playing their giant Jenga or oversized Connect 4.

pergola covered patio at Lat14 Asian Eatery

Lat14 Asian Eatery

Lat14 Asian Eatery gives diners the chance to eat their way along the exciting, diverse 14th parallel. Small, shareable plates are inspired by Chef Ann Ahmed’s connections to Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, and their neighboring countries. Try the bacon pineapple fried rice, Thai basil wings, snow crab wontons or Bangladeshi beef curry.

group of friends enjoying drinks ont he patio at McCoy's

McCoy’s Public House

Located in the heart of Excelsior and Grand in St. Louis Park, McCoy’s has been a local favorite for over 15 years. Bring your friends (furry ones too!), sip a cocktail and people watch from beneath the shade of a patio umbrella. With brick oven pizzas, grown-up mac & cheese, and beer battered fries, it’s a perfect spot for happy hour or family dinners.

two groups of diners toasting at patio season at Mill Valley Kitchen

Mill Valley Kitchen

Inspired by the fresh cuisine of the California coast, Mill Valley Kitchen serves locally-sourced, farm-to-table food in a cozy, fine dining atmosphere. They utilize sustainable and locally sourced meats, produce and the finest seafoods. Their menu changes seasonally and they can accommodate a variety of dietary needs, including gluten-free, vegan, and other allergy and dietary restrictions. They offer a fantastic variety organic and sustainable wines, as well as local tap beers and signature cocktails.

patio at New Bohemia

New Bohemia

New Bohemia Wurst and Bier House is the transformation of a traditional bier hall into what we like to call the “New American Craft Bier Hall”, pouring 36 local and International Craft beers and featuring over 24 different all natural sausages made right here in Minnesota. Also serving traditional German style buns and pretzels.

patio and cornhole at the Park Tavern

Park Tavern

In business for over 50 years, the Park Tavern has it all: full-service restaurant, bar, bowling alley, games and arcade, and a large patio with seating for over 100! The restaurant serves all the classics, including pizza, burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads and more. While you’re waiting for your food, play some bocce ball or cornhole and, of course, dogs are always welcome.

REVEAL Rooftop Bar

REVEAL Rooftap Bar

Located on the 6th floor of the AC Hotel Minneapolis West End, REVEAL is THE place to watch the sunset. Their master mixologists will make you the perfect hand-crafted cocktail to sip as you watch the lights twinkle on over downtown Minneapolis. This stylish and energized bar serves a variety of tapas, including flatbread pizza, carnitas, and homemade salsas. (Open seasonally.)

umbrella covered patio tables at the Three One Six Bar + Grill

Three One Six Bar + Grill

Nestled on the edge of Brookview Golf Course in Golden Valley, it’s easy to grab a bite to eat and a craft beer at Three One Six before or after a round of golf. But you don’t need to be a golfer to appreciate the spectacular views of rolling greens from the deck and patio. Enjoy family dining in a friendly atmosphere. Plus, chase away cool evening breezes at the fire pit and try your hand at lawn bowling on the biggest rink in the metro area.

patio at Wok in the Park

Wok in the Park

This fresh Asian bistro is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Sit at one of Wok in the Park’s high-top tables, surrounded by beautiful plants, and dine on creative cultural infusions from Japan, Vietnam, China, Thailand and France. Vegan or gluten free? Chef Jacob has got you covered!

yum! Kitchen & Bakery

This bakery / café is known for its made-from-scratch eats, such as soups, sandwiches, salads and, of course, pastries. Yum’s menu changes seasonally, so there’s always something new to try. Grab a seat on their patio under one of their signature red umbrellas and don’t forget to try one of their decadent cupcakes!

CRAVE patio dining

The West End

This vibrant shopping and entertainment hub offers a wide variety of dining options and cuisines to tempt your palate, along with cool sidewalk seating. CRAVE offers vibrant American cuisine and fresh sushi. The Local, with its cozy snugs and gleaming wooden pub tables, is your go-to place for traditional Irish favorites, watching the game and throwing back a pint or two. The Loop features a 360-degree bar, a wood-fire pizza oven, an outdoor fireplace and, of course, fabulous fresh food. Punch Bowl Social provides the best in fun with a great lineup of arcade games, bowling, karaoke, food, craft cocktails and punch. Raku Sushi & Lounge is an upscale Japanese fusion restaurant that focuses on traditional Japanese dishes with French, Italian, and other Asian influences, complete with a full Sake bar. Rojo Mexican Grill serves new culinary creations along with traditional dishes made from scratch daily and boasts a tequila bar offering one of the largest selections of premium tequila. At Yard House, enjoy more than 100 taps of the best American craft and import beers, plus a menu with more than 100 dishes made from scratch.

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