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The Best Philly Restaurants with Heated Patios for the Winter

15 spots to dine outdoors as temperatures continue to drop

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The arrival of colder months would typically mark the end of the outdoor dining season, but the normalization of social distancing has warmed us up to the idea of dining al fresco. By extension, more restaurants are stepping up their winterized patio game more than ever. Philly restaurants and bars have come up with creative solutions for eating and drinking outside in the cold, including warming additions like fire pits, tented terraces, overhead heat lamps, and more. Just don’t forget to bundle up, no matter how decked out the tent may be: Winter in Philly is no joke.

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Wissahickon Brewing Company

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Wissahickon Brewing Company’s spacious outdoor area promises tall heat lamps throughout and tables closest to the indoor section of the brewery benefit from overflow heat. The brewery gives guests a cozy spot to enjoy Wissahickon’s popular brews and food from its rotating lineup of food trucks.

The Kensington neighborhood favorite has heat lamps a-plenty, in addition to a number of tables with an overhead covering in case of inclement weather. As for drinks, stay warm with the hot toddy, or opt for a local beer or draft wine. Martha is also known for its hoagies for good reason.

Sor Ynez

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Sor Ynez — a sustainability-focused Mexican restaurant on American Street — is equipped with plentiful heat lamps on their colorful outdoor patio. Enjoy a warm bowl of pozole to keep you extra toasty.

Pizzeria Beddia

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No matter the season, you can never go wrong with a pie from Pizzeria Beddia (they travel extremely well, too, if you’re not up for eating outside). The covered patio on Lee Street is well-heated with a range of fiery heat lamps, and the pizza pies — specifically the spicy angry pie — will keep you warm, too.

Frankford Hall

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At Frankford Hall, tables are lined with high-powered heat lamps to keep guests warm as they enjoy German brews by the stein and hearty dishes like burgers, sausage sandwiches, and a giant pretzel with cheese dip. Beyond beer and food, hot mulled wine and hot apple cider are available for cold weather patrons. Plus: fire pits!

Apricot Stone

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This dazzling BYOB in Northern Liberties serves impressive Mediterranean cuisine. Their sizzling filet mignon kebobs, tasty spanakopita, and fattoush salad is perfect to dine al fresco alongside Apricot Stone’s heating lamps that surround their cozy venue.

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

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For those who love a lavish outdoor experience that includes blazing fire pits, hot cocktails, cozy blankets, and warm fondue — this is your sign to make a reservation ASAP. When the whether gets colder, Assembly Rooftop Lounge transform into a winter wonderland with speciality cocktails and more.

Fringe Bar

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Beloved for their outdoor summer vibes, Fringe Bar is also a great spot to dine outside during chillier weather. Heat lamps, warmer dishes (such as fire grilled pizza from Pumphouse Pizza), and seasonal cocktails makes this a fun (and cozy) option during this sweater season.

Booker's Restaurant & Bar

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Open all day, Booker’s in Cedar Park has a decorated, covered, and heated sidewalk to make any outdoor meal feel less frigid. Reservations for outdoor tables — where diners will enjoy jambalaya, fried okra, and a variety of burgers — can be made on OpenTable.

The Morris

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This new restaurant is ready for the colder weather with an outdoor venue that has heated lamps and fall-forward cuisine (such as their soothing smoked mushroom soup and nourishing braised rabbit pot pie).

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Outdoor patio at The Morris.
The Morris.

Talula's Garden

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One of the city’s original farm-to-table restaurants, Talula’s Garden has long been prepared for a cooler season like this. They are equipped with heat lamps to make dining outside a year-round occasion with the appropriate menu (try their Kennett Square mushroom soup, early autumn butternut squash risotto, and fresh baked cornbread) for the season.

The Good King Tavern

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Chloe Grigri’s Good King Tavern is cozy to the max on the inside and outside, with a lovely enclosed sidewalk streetery with heat lamps under which you can enjoy great wines and French tavern burgers.

Fiorella Pasta

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While reservations at Marc Vetri’s pasta bar Fiorella may sometimes tricky to get, try your luck with the outdoor patio, which is covered and heated and cozy on Christian Street.

Fiorella

American Sardine Bar

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The lively outdoor patio at American Sardine Bar is always a good time — even when it starts to get colder out. With plentiful heaters and warming fried chicken sandwiches, you’ll be cozy no matter what month you visit.

Bing Bing Dim Sum

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A sturdy streetside enclosure lines the outside of Bing Bing Dim Sum on E. Passyunk Avenue. Go for the turnip cake, cheesesteak bao, and generous happy hour — stay for the patio heaters, string lights, and ambiance.

Wissahickon Brewing Company

Wissahickon Brewing Company’s spacious outdoor area promises tall heat lamps throughout and tables closest to the indoor section of the brewery benefit from overflow heat. The brewery gives guests a cozy spot to enjoy Wissahickon’s popular brews and food from its rotating lineup of food trucks.

Martha

The Kensington neighborhood favorite has heat lamps a-plenty, in addition to a number of tables with an overhead covering in case of inclement weather. As for drinks, stay warm with the hot toddy, or opt for a local beer or draft wine. Martha is also known for its hoagies for good reason.

Sor Ynez

Sor Ynez — a sustainability-focused Mexican restaurant on American Street — is equipped with plentiful heat lamps on their colorful outdoor patio. Enjoy a warm bowl of pozole to keep you extra toasty.

Pizzeria Beddia

No matter the season, you can never go wrong with a pie from Pizzeria Beddia (they travel extremely well, too, if you’re not up for eating outside). The covered patio on Lee Street is well-heated with a range of fiery heat lamps, and the pizza pies — specifically the spicy angry pie — will keep you warm, too.

Frankford Hall

At Frankford Hall, tables are lined with high-powered heat lamps to keep guests warm as they enjoy German brews by the stein and hearty dishes like burgers, sausage sandwiches, and a giant pretzel with cheese dip. Beyond beer and food, hot mulled wine and hot apple cider are available for cold weather patrons. Plus: fire pits!

Apricot Stone

This dazzling BYOB in Northern Liberties serves impressive Mediterranean cuisine. Their sizzling filet mignon kebobs, tasty spanakopita, and fattoush salad is perfect to dine al fresco alongside Apricot Stone’s heating lamps that surround their cozy venue.

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

For those who love a lavish outdoor experience that includes blazing fire pits, hot cocktails, cozy blankets, and warm fondue — this is your sign to make a reservation ASAP. When the whether gets colder, Assembly Rooftop Lounge transform into a winter wonderland with speciality cocktails and more.

Fringe Bar

Beloved for their outdoor summer vibes, Fringe Bar is also a great spot to dine outside during chillier weather. Heat lamps, warmer dishes (such as fire grilled pizza from Pumphouse Pizza), and seasonal cocktails makes this a fun (and cozy) option during this sweater season.

Booker's Restaurant & Bar

Open all day, Booker’s in Cedar Park has a decorated, covered, and heated sidewalk to make any outdoor meal feel less frigid. Reservations for outdoor tables — where diners will enjoy jambalaya, fried okra, and a variety of burgers — can be made on OpenTable.

The Morris

This new restaurant is ready for the colder weather with an outdoor venue that has heated lamps and fall-forward cuisine (such as their soothing smoked mushroom soup and nourishing braised rabbit pot pie).

A group of people dining al fresco at night.
Outdoor patio at The Morris.
The Morris.

Talula's Garden

One of the city’s original farm-to-table restaurants, Talula’s Garden has long been prepared for a cooler season like this. They are equipped with heat lamps to make dining outside a year-round occasion with the appropriate menu (try their Kennett Square mushroom soup, early autumn butternut squash risotto, and fresh baked cornbread) for the season.

The Good King Tavern

Chloe Grigri’s Good King Tavern is cozy to the max on the inside and outside, with a lovely enclosed sidewalk streetery with heat lamps under which you can enjoy great wines and French tavern burgers.

Fiorella Pasta

While reservations at Marc Vetri’s pasta bar Fiorella may sometimes tricky to get, try your luck with the outdoor patio, which is covered and heated and cozy on Christian Street.

Fiorella

American Sardine Bar

The lively outdoor patio at American Sardine Bar is always a good time — even when it starts to get colder out. With plentiful heaters and warming fried chicken sandwiches, you’ll be cozy no matter what month you visit.

Bing Bing Dim Sum

A sturdy streetside enclosure lines the outside of Bing Bing Dim Sum on E. Passyunk Avenue. Go for the turnip cake, cheesesteak bao, and generous happy hour — stay for the patio heaters, string lights, and ambiance.

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