Eat, drink and stay cozy at these 18 heated patios in Birmingham

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Heated patios in Birmingham
Stay cozy this winter, and bring your furry friends too! (Bham Now)

Alabama winters may be milder than some parts of the country, but it has been CHILLY out there lately. Want to stay cozy and have the flexibility to spread out outdoors? Check out these heated patios in Birmingham for your next GNO, date night or team outing.

Pay these heated patios in Birmingham a visit:

1. Umami has a large heated patio in Lakeview

Grab the roll and head outdoors. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

Lakeview’s newest hot spot for Asian fare is Umami. Prefer to eat your sushi and bulgogi al fresco? Enjoy their patio with prime Lakeview people watching and cozy heaters.

2. The Lumbar

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A Pepper Place favorite. (Bham Now)

Add some heat to your love of science-themed drinks with a visit to The Lumbar. Located in Pepper Place, the bar has mastered their patio space with a socially-distanced setup and powerful heaters.

3. Back Forty Beer Company

Sipping a cold beer while standing next to a warm fire, what could be better? Back Forty is a favorite for beer and dog lovers alike.

4. El ZunZún has a gorgeous patio

Here’s your Spanish lesson for the day: El ZunZún means “The Hummingbird” in English. Zip on over to their spacious outdoor patio for fire pits, large heaters and a margarita (or two).

5. Porch is a Mountain Brook favorite

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You won’t be surprised that this spot has a wonderful “porch” on site. (Porch)

This one might be obvious, but Porch has a pretty sweet…. porch. They’ve made it enjoyable year-round with enclosed sides and giant heaters to keep you toasty.

6. Little Donkey’s new spot in Homewood

Have you been to Little Donkey’s brand-new spot in Homewood? Hit the heated patio and get ready to dig in… you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, but my go-to is their Picado salad with smoked chicken.

7. Satterfield’s

Looking for something a little bit more upscale? How about Satterfield’s, offering a spacious outdoor patio complete with adorable string lights and plenty of heaters to stay warm.

8. Vino is one of the most gorgeous heated patios in Birmingham

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How amazingly cozy does this look? (Vino)

Vino is not playing around when it comes to staying warm and keeping the ambiance prime. They have high-powered heaters, furnaces, a fire pit and blankets available upon request.

9. Mayawell for agave spirits and cocktails

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Count us in. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Birmingham’s signature spot for agave spirits and cocktails, Mayawell, also offers an enclosed patio space with heaters. Who says winter isn’t margarita season?

10. The Essential is one of best decorated heated patios in Birmingham

This one is a personal favorite. The Essential’s patio transports you straight to a European cafe, with Morris Avenue’s cobblestone streets being the icing on the cake. To keep it winter-friendly, The Essential team has just installed new permanent heaters.

11. Vecchia Bham is family-friendly AND great for a date night

Vecchia is what we like to call a total crowd pleaser. I mean, what’s not to love? Delicious, fresh pizzas, calzones, pasta and a plethora of beer and wine available. Their patio area is my favorite, and luckily they just installed brand new heaters for all of us to enjoy.

12. Automatic Seafood’s heated patio

Seafood lovers, this one’s for you. Nothing tops Automatic’s wide range of fresh, flavorful dishes. Crustaceans not your thing? They also offer a number of non-seafood dishes, including a can’t-miss weekend brunch with rotating menu (my fave).

13. Bottega is patio perfection

Enjoy fresh focaccia, bolognese, risotto and SO much more in Bottega’s picturesque heated outdoor patio/tents. You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of Italy.

14. Chez Fonfon has a romantic heated patio

Bottega’s sister restaurant, Chez Fonfon, is also keeping things cozy. Their signature patio is ready for the colder temps, and is heated this time of year.

15. Ferus Artisan Ales’ Trussville location

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Stay warm on the Trussville patio. (Ferus Artisan Ales / Facebook)

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. Bonus—they have a new location in Avondale, too!

16. Ghost Train Brewing Company

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Sip and be toasty warm. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Another brewery joins our list. With heaters on their spacious patio, you’ll have plenty of room to grab your favorite Ghost Train brew and enjoy the outdoors.

17. Carrigan’s Pub has a spacious heated patio & tasty bites

National drink beer day —Carrigan's
Grab a beer and snacks and hit the patio. (Miranda Shaffer / Bham Now)

Whether you choose a PB&J or their signature corndog, Carrigan’s is the perfect spot to hang after work. Enjoy the fresh air on their heated patio.

18. Steel Gastropub—another great Lakeview choice for heated patios in Birmingham

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Tasty sips in Lakeview. (Steel Gastro Pub)

Another Lakeview staple, Steel Gastropub, has heaters set up on their patio to keep you comfortable. Come for the drink specials and cozy patio, stay for the creative bar food.

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Madison Croxson
Madison Croxson
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