Dig those near 80 degree temperatures this past weekend? Well, Mother Nature sure did pull a fast one on us all because the weather is back to frigid. But despite the drop in degrees, you can still go out and remain toasty at these Birmingham restaurants whose patios are designed to keep you warm.
1. Automatic Seafood & Oysters
When seafood calls your name, Automatic Seafood & Oysters will satisfy your craving. This popular Magic City restaurant has a charming covered patio, too, with essential cold-weather heaters.
Where: 2824 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Hours: Daily, 5-10PM | Weekend Brunch, 10AM-2PM
2. Back Forty Beer Company
A cold brew and a warm fire, what could be better? Head to Back Forty Beer Co. and grab a hot spot by one of their fire pits to stay warm on even the chilliest of nights.
Where: 3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours: Monday, Wednesday + Thursday, 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM | Sunday, 11AM-8PM
For a delightful outdoor experience, you can’t top Bottega—even in cold weather. To warm you inside and out, the acclaimed restaurant features large heated tents decorated with dreamy garland and twinkle lights.
Where: 2240 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-9PM
4. El Barrio
Tacos in a tent makes for the perfect dining experience at El Barrio in Downtown Birmingham. Outside the restaurant, you’ll find cute red cabanas that are heated for your enjoyment along with large heaters that radiate magic in cool temps.
Where: 2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Noon-8PM | Friday-Saturday, Noon-9PM
5. El ZunZun
El Zun Zun is known for its authentic Latin American cuisine, but it also has a great patio space. Two things that make it awesome—it’s heated and dog-friendly.
Where: 4105 Crosshaven Dr, Birmingham, AL 35243
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM | Sunday, 11AM-8PM
6. Ferus Artisan Ales
Haven’t been to Trussville’s ever-growing entertainment district? Make a point to go and check out Ferus Artisan Ales. With its indoor/outdoor bar, eatery and cozy heat lamps, it’s a prime spot to grab a tasty ale and hang out.
Where: 101 Beech St, Trussville, AL 35173
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11AM-10PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-11PM | Sunday, 11AM-9PM
Porch already has one of the most delightful dining patios around Birmingham. But when you add in its many industrial strength heaters, its awesome score soars to new heights.
Where: 2 Dexter Ave, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-9PM
8. Rojo/O’Henry’s Coffees
Nestled on highland Ave across from Highland Park, you’ll find Rojo and O’Henry’s Coffees. The two restaurants teamed up to provide their guests with greenhouse-like safe spaces to provide socially distant dining. They also help shield you from cool weather.
But that’s not the only place you can catch some heat. Just head to the patio that’s filled with toasty heaters.
Where: 2921 Highland Ave, S, Birmingham, Al 35205
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11AM-9PM
Where: 2915 Highland Ave, Birmingham, Al 35205
Hours: Daily, 6:30AM-7PM
9. Roots & Revelry
A delicious meal and a downtown view are just a skip away at Roots & Revelry. This sweet restaurant has a gorgeous rooftop space equipped with multiple fire pits, so you can grab a cocktail, take in the view and relax.
Where: 1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, Al 35203
Hours: Tuesday-Thrusday, 4-10PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM | Sunday, 10AM-3PM
10. Spring Street Bar & Grill
For winning burgers and brunch, it’s gotta be Spring Street Bar & Grill. Whichever meal you choose, enjoy it on the restaurants spacious outdoor patio that’s filled with heaters.
Where: 4100 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 11AM-9PM | Thursday-Saturday, 11AM-11PM | Sunday, 10AM-6PM
11. The Atomic Lounge
Wondering how The Atomic Lounge could get any radder? Just check out their recently updated patio. It now sports a roof, privacy curtains and an outdoor furnace that will warm your booty in no time.
Where: 2113 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-11PM | Thursday, 4PM-Midnight | Saturday, 4PM-2AM
12. The Collins Bar
With a patio facing Birmingham’s beautiful 2nd Ave North, The Collins Bar is the prime spot to sit and swig a tasty old-fashion.
Where: 2125 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 4PM-Midnight | Friday-Saturday, 4PM-2AM
13. The Filling Station
Pizza from The Filling Station is a good choice every day of the week. Keep yourself—and your slice!—warm on their covered patios, complete with heaters.
Where: 5524 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM
14. The Lumbar
Add some heat to your love of science-themed drinks with a list to The Lumbar. Located at Pepper Place, the bar has mastered their patio space with a socially-distanced setup and powerful heaters.
Where: 212 29th St S, Birmingham, Al 35205
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Noon-7PM | Saturday, Noon-10PM | Sunday, Noon-7PM
Feeling fancy? You can dress the part and still be warm at Vino.
The restaurant’s enclosed outdoor space features insulated walls with high-powered tower heaters that will make low temps a distant memory.
Bonus: to maximize safety, Vino’s added medical grade filters to their heating and air system.
Where: 1930 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 4-10PM