15 restaurants with warm or heated patio dining in Birmingham

El Barrio’s new outdoor dining set up. Photo via Bham Now

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

Automatic Seafood & Oysters is ready for you. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

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
Contact: 205.580.1600
Hours: Daily, 5-10PM | Weekend Brunch, 10AM-2PM

2. Back Forty Beer Company

Back Forty Beer Company
Warm up by a fire pit while enjoying a locally brewed beer. Photo via Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham’s Facebook

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
Contact: 205.407.8025
Hours: Monday, Wednesday + Thursday, 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM | Sunday, 11AM-8PM

3. Bottega

Bottega offers the dreamiest outdoor experience in Birmingham. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

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
Tuesday-Thursday, 11AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-9PM

4. El Barrio

Heat up at El Barrio in Downtown Birmingham. Photo via Bham Now

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
Contact: 205.868.3737
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Noon-8PM | Friday-Saturday, Noon-9PM

5. El ZunZun

El Zun Zun
Heated and dog-friendly, the patio at El Zun Zun is perfect for a night of dining. Photo via El Zun Zun’s Facebook

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
Contact: 205.791.7711
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM | Sunday, 11AM-8PM

6. Ferus Artisan Ales

Ferus Artisan Ales
Photo via 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.

Where: 101 Beech St, Trussville, AL 35173
Monday-Thursday, 11AM-10PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-11PM | Sunday, 11AM-9PM

7. Porch

Porch offers a delightful outdoor dining experience. Photo via Porch’s Facebook

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
Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-9PM

8. Rojo/O’Henry’s Coffees

Tents in front of O’Henry’s and Rojo. Photo via Bham Now

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
Contact: 205.328.4733
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11AM-9PM

Where: 2915 Highland Ave, Birmingham, Al 35205
Contact: 205.250.1195
Hours: Daily, 6:30AM-7PM

9. Roots & Revelry

Roots and Revelry
Dinner and a view. Photo via Roots and Revelry’s Facebook

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
Contact: 205.730.1907
Hours: Tuesday-Thrusday, 4-10PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM | Sunday, 10AM-3PM

10. Spring Street Bar & Grill

Spring Street Bar & Grill
Select a colorful chair and have a seat. Photo via Spring Street Bar & Grill’s Facebook

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
Contact: 205.777.3024
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 11AM-9PM | Thursday-Saturday, 11AM-11PM | Sunday, 10AM-6PM

11. The Atomic Lounge

The Atomic Lounge
The Atomic Lounge in Downtown Birmingham. Photo via Bham Now

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
Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-11PM | Thursday, 4PM-Midnight | Saturday, 4PM-2AM

12. The Collins Bar

The Collins Bar has heaters as well as partitions inside. Photo via Bham Now

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
Contact: 205.323.7995
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 4PM-Midnight | Friday-Saturday, 4PM-2AM

13. The Filling Station

The Filling Station
Have you grabbed a slice today? Photo via The Filling Station Birmingham’s Facebook

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
Contact: 205.592.3455
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM

14. The Lumbar

The Lumbar in Pepper Place. Photo via Bham Now

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

15. Vino

With heaters this huge, how could anyone be cold? Photo via Vino’s Facebook

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
Monday-Saturday, 4-10PM

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