Note: Make sure to wear your mask at all times necessary!
(941 Cole St // Cole Valley)
Best believe you’re staying toasty out at Zazie. The back patio + the parklet out front are both heated and as charming as can be.
(817 Terry Francois Blvd // Potrero Hill)
Boasting a great view of the Bay, Mission Rock Resort has everything you could ever want in an outdoor patio. The main menu draw is their selection of raw oysters, but they’ve got brunch and plenty of other seafood as well! Fun yellow umbrellas, heat lamps, and ocean views are calling your name.
(2032 Union St // Marina)
Tropical vibes are a’flowing at Palm House, even during the coldest of nights in the city. Park yourself under a heater, sip on a rum-filled slushy, and pretend you’re somewhere out in the Caribbean far far away from fog city.
(482 Hayes St // Hayes Valley)
Anina’s patio is super cute, but also super safe. Complete with plexiglass dividers, you can enjoy some warmth from the heaters as well as their punch bowls that will surely keep you toasty. Plus, they have the cutest little parklet!
(2518 Mission St // Mission)
Should the fog permit, this Latin American tapas bar with rooftop seating overlooks the gorgeous streets of San Francisco. The combination of wind-barriers along with heat lamps makes this the patio to be at during the cold months.
(3673 Sacramento St // Presidio)
This quaint garden is surrounded by lush greens and bright string lights! Come during the evening for a lovely heated and mood-lit dinner. True to its name, this restaurant is quite magical.
(558 Castro St // Castro)
Fable’s quirky heated patio is nestled in between lots of plants and trees, and we’re not complaining. Get a little lost in Wonderland during your next brunch all while staying nice and warm.
(774 Valencia St // Mission)
We looove us some brunch, but we also love us some comfort + warmth. At Curio, you get both! They’ve got heaters above the tables to keep you toasty even on the cloudiest of mornings.
(2000 Union St // Marina)
A nice parklet is key for operating a popular restaurant amidst a pandemic, but a heated parklet… Now that’s the golden ticket. Wildseed has parklets on either side of its bustling corner and they’re complete with heat lamps to keep you (and your food) warm during your visit.
(25 Lusk St // SOMA)
This casual rooftop bar above Twenty Five Lusk restaurant is the perfect spot for quick bites and stiff drinks. They offer a variety of beers, specialty cocktails, and artisanal dishes like wood-fired pizza or their famous pretzel bun hot dog. It’s also stacked with heaters, so the comfort level is through the roof.
(2534 Mission St // Mission)
Even on a cold night in San Francisco, the patio is warm and inviting. The classy outdoor area is draped with lights while old films are projected upon the brick wall. With evolving menus and a cozy environment, this restaurant offers the perfect escape from the busy city.
(2181 Shattuck Ave // Berkeley)
Imagine this: staying warm outside with a nice cold beer and a slice of your favorite pizza during a Winter evening in Berkeley. Jupiter makes this a reality with its large outdoor patio, equipped with fire pits + heat lamps! Great for a low key romantic night out.
(66 Franklin St // Oakland)
Take in the waterfront views at this Jack London Square restaurant. Sit around a fire pit, do some people watching, and order a beer from their rotating list of local brews! We hear the cheese curds are a favorite.
(2213 S Shore Ctr // Alameda)
This lovely Italian eatery’s heated, socially-distanced outdoor patio is fantastic for a meal with friends or a romantic get together thanks to the lighting and beautiful interior design. Be sure to order one of their signature cocktails to pair with your generous plate of pasta!
(4915 Telegraph Ave // Oakland)
Cozy bar meets record/bookstore? Sounds like a Bay Area dream. Its free wifi, delicious bites, and covered and heated back patio makes North Light the perfect spot for a study date, happy hour, or even a birthday outing. Be sure to book a reso before going!
(1611 2nd Ave // Oakland)
There’s clearly no shortage of good views when it comes to dining outdoors in the East Bay. With a gorgeous view of Lake Merritt, Portal’s heated patio is great for watching the boats go by as you sip on some bottomless mimosas.
(3308 Grand Ave // Oakland)
Listen up, sis. Head to Oakland for California-Italian cuisine made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with vegan and vegetarian options for everyone to enjoy. Catch up with your girls and guys over hot loaves of bread under the twinkling lights on the back courtyard. It’s first-come-first-serve with limited seating, so pull up early!
(4006 Martin Luther King Jr Way // Oakland)
We have no idea who Arthur Mac is, but he really thought of it all at this family-friendly joint. They’ve got a beer garden for the adults, a huge patio for the dogs, AND crispy garlic fries for everyone (ok maybe not the pup). Come one, come all!
(2325 Broadway // Oakland)
Drake’s is a communal space to share some laughs and of course some drinks. With 32 beers on tap, there’s something for everyone. And with heat lamps warming every nook, it’s the perfect spot to curl up and get cozy.
(6702 Hollis St // Emeryville)
Prizefighter’s cute back patio is perfect for a drink + catch up. Though small, there’s plenty of socially-distanced seating and heat lamps so you can stay warm and relaxed. We recommend making a reservation to snag a spot.
(35 Main St // Tiburon)
Luna Blu’s heated patio is right on top of the water, giving it that extra ambiance that makes for incredible dining. In addition to their heat lamps, they also offer blankets for colder nights. This place is only open on select days of the week, so be sure to check the hours before stopping by, and make a reservation to secure your table!
(85 Liberty Ship Way // Sausalito)
Don’t let the name fool you, this is not actually a fancy French garage. It is, however, an exquisite French bistro that boasts beautiful views of the Bay from their heated patio! Sit amongst the sailboats and enjoy one of the best meals you’ve ever had.
(107 Caledonia St // Sausalito)
Run, don’t walk to this to-die-for sushi spot. Posted all along the patio are heat lamps to make sure you’re nice and warm for this heavenly Japanese meal. We recommend making a reservation so you don’t have to wait!
(286 Magnolia Ave // Larkspur)
This quaint Marin county eatery will surprise you with big flavor that’ll transport you to Rome before you know it. Their cozy heated parklet will make you feel right at home along with their hearty family recipes and fresh-baked focaccia.
(301 Corte Madera Town Ctr // Corte Madera)
Stop and smell the flowers and the freshly made corn tortillas at this fuego Mexican joint. Come take a holiday shopping break and sip on a margarita while enjoying the warm outdoor terrace.
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(3295 El Camino Real // Palo Alto)
Indo’s large outdoor area includes a covered back patio with heat lamps aplenty. Not to mention they feature exquisite Asian Fusion cuisine for lunch and dinner!
(3086 N Cabrillo Hwy // Half Moon Bay)
After a long drive, winter hike, or a day of chasing waves, this gem is sure to fuel you back up with farm to barn burgers and beers. If their vegan lentil soup or Marin Sun Farms Chili isn’t enough to keep you warm, their cozy outdoor patio has plenty of heaters and blankets for all.
(305 California Dr // Burlingame)
If you’re looking to grab a late-night drink and don’t want to freeze outside, stop by BarrelHouse! This brewery features a great back patio equipped with heat lamps just in case your beer doesn’t already make you feel all warm inside.
(3030 S Delaware St // San Mateo)
This cozy and inviting outdoor beer garden from the popular brewery places to sit and heat lamps to go around. Grab a flight, a bite, and enjoy the great outdoors. Plus, take your favorites to go in a crowler or growler!
(320 S B St // San Mateo)
Stop by this Italian restaurant to catch some live jazz on their patio. This tented seating area is great for those who want to sit outside and enjoy the crisp San Mateo air while staying nice and warm too.
(72 N Almaden Ave // San Jose)
An open seating layout and locally sourced American cuisine invites everyone to lounge out and connect over happy hour or a late night drink. Perfect for a nice meal and a craft cocktail to match.
(4210 N Cabrillo Hwy // Half Moon Bay)
This Half Moon Bay restaurant has no shortage of good ocean views as it sits right along the coast. Sam’s heated patio is great for an evening out no matter how low the temperatures drop. It also doesn’t hurt that this place serves some of the best seafood in the Bay.