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16 Philly Restaurants With Top-Notch Heated Patios for the Winter

Where 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 with the omicron variant of the coronavirus working its way through the city, and Philadelphians still into the idea of dining al fresco, 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.

Looking to learn more about Philly’s year of outdoor dining wins and woes? Read all about it here and here.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Young American Hard Cider

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6350 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 406-5307
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Out in the tent at Young American Cider in Germantown, there are fire pits and heat lamps to keep even the most cold weather-averse warm during the winter months. Paired that scene with crisp cider in flavors like blood orange and tart cherry (as well as excellent hand pies crafted Young American co-owner Stephanie Cole), you’ll feel cozy no matter the weather.

2. Wissahickon Brewing Company

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3705 W School House Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 483-8833
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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 will soon have a tent with forced electric heaters, giving guests a cozy spot to enjoy Wissahickon’s popular brews and food from its rotating lineup of food trucks. Until the tent arrives, be sure to do a bit of bundling for outdoor drinks and food at the East Falls brewery.

3. Martha

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2113 E York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 867-8881
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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.

4. Sor Ynez

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1800 N American St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 309-2582
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One of the newer ventures from the folks at Sojourn Hospitality, 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.

5. Pizzeria Beddia

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1313 N Lee St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(267) 928-2256
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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.

6. Frankford Hall

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1210 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-3338
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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!

7. Germantown Garden

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1029 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 214-0086
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Germantown Garden Grille transformed from a summer destination into a winter-ready space complete with insulated igloos (each outfitted with a heater) and an expansive outdoor space with blazing heat lamps.

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8. Juno

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1033 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 639-2892
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This open-air Mexican restaurant from the team behind Morgan’s Pier houses enclosed greenhouses and a bright teal heated tent that shields colorful table settings. Hot cocktails, wines by the glass and bottle, local brews, and classic Mexican fare are available.

9. Love City Brewing

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1023 Hamilton St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 398-1900
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There are many things to love about Love City’s enormous outdoor space: It’s tented, has heat lamps, it can accommodate large groups with lots of airflow, and visitors are permitted to bring in their own food. The beer garden tent is only open Thursday through Sunday at the moment, but sidewalk tables right in front of the brewery are also equipped with heat lamps for cold weeknights.

10. Harper's Garden

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31 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 886-8552
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Perhaps one of the more elaborate methods to beating the cold weather are Harper’s Garden’s private plastic greenhouses, available by reservation for parties of six. The structures can be completely enclosed to shield diners from the rain, wind, and super chilly weather, plus panels that can open up on nicer days. There is also enclosed patio seating with circulated heat.

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11. Booker's Restaurant & Bar

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5021 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 883-0960
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Open for brunch and dinner, 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.

12. The Good King Tavern

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614 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 625-3700
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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.

13. Fitz and Starts

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743 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 278-2736
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Along the sidewalks of S. 4th and Fitzwater Streets, all-day cafe (and dinner spot, to boot) Fitz and Starts has covered tents with heat lamps to keep pastry and hash brown lovers warm. Reservations specifically for the outside patio can be made on Resy.

14. Fiorella Pasta

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817 Christian St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 305-9222
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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. Booked online, outdoor tables have a maximum of 4 people, but if you’re looking to go with a (slightly) smaller group, call the restaurant for more info.

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15. Alma del Mar

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1007 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 644-8158
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At this Queer Eye-featured local favorite on S. 9th Street, Alma del Mar, the outdoor patio is not only warm and inviting, it’s decorated vibrantly for the holiday season. Enjoy seafood tacos and fruity juices while staying warm under the colorful decor. Walk-ins are welcome.

16. Bing Bing Dim Sum

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1648 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 279-7702
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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.

1. Young American Hard Cider

6350 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Out in the tent at Young American Cider in Germantown, there are fire pits and heat lamps to keep even the most cold weather-averse warm during the winter months. Paired that scene with crisp cider in flavors like blood orange and tart cherry (as well as excellent hand pies crafted Young American co-owner Stephanie Cole), you’ll feel cozy no matter the weather.

6350 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

2. Wissahickon Brewing Company

3705 W School House Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19129

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 will soon have a tent with forced electric heaters, giving guests a cozy spot to enjoy Wissahickon’s popular brews and food from its rotating lineup of food trucks. Until the tent arrives, be sure to do a bit of bundling for outdoor drinks and food at the East Falls brewery.

3705 W School House Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19129

3. Martha

2113 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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.

2113 E York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

4. Sor Ynez

1800 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

One of the newer ventures from the folks at Sojourn Hospitality, 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.

1800 N American St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

5. Pizzeria Beddia

1313 N Lee St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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.

1313 N Lee St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

6. Frankford Hall

1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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!

1210 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

7. Germantown Garden

1029 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Germantown Garden Grille/official photo

Germantown Garden Grille transformed from a summer destination into a winter-ready space complete with insulated igloos (each outfitted with a heater) and an expansive outdoor space with blazing heat lamps.

1029 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123

8. Juno

1033 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

This open-air Mexican restaurant from the team behind Morgan’s Pier houses enclosed greenhouses and a bright teal heated tent that shields colorful table settings. Hot cocktails, wines by the glass and bottle, local brews, and classic Mexican fare are available.

1033 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

9. Love City Brewing

1023 Hamilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

There are many things to love about Love City’s enormous outdoor space: It’s tented, has heat lamps, it can accommodate large groups with lots of airflow, and visitors are permitted to bring in their own food. The beer garden tent is only open Thursday through Sunday at the moment, but sidewalk tables right in front of the brewery are also equipped with heat lamps for cold weeknights.

1023 Hamilton St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

10. Harper's Garden

31 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Harper’s Garden/official photo

Perhaps one of the more elaborate methods to beating the cold weather are Harper’s Garden’s private plastic greenhouses, available by reservation for parties of six. The structures can be completely enclosed to shield diners from the rain, wind, and super chilly weather, plus panels that can open up on nicer days. There is also enclosed patio seating with circulated heat.

31 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

11. Booker's Restaurant & Bar

5021 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Open for brunch and dinner, 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.

5021 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

12. The Good King Tavern

614 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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.

614 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

13. Fitz and Starts

743 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Along the sidewalks of S. 4th and Fitzwater Streets, all-day cafe (and dinner spot, to boot) Fitz and Starts has covered tents with heat lamps to keep pastry and hash brown lovers warm. Reservations specifically for the outside patio can be made on Resy.

743 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

14. Fiorella Pasta

817 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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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. Booked online, outdoor tables have a maximum of 4 people, but if you’re looking to go with a (slightly) smaller group, call the restaurant for more info.

817 Christian St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

15. Alma del Mar

1007 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

At this Queer Eye-featured local favorite on S. 9th Street, Alma del Mar, the outdoor patio is not only warm and inviting, it’s decorated vibrantly for the holiday season. Enjoy seafood tacos and fruity juices while staying warm under the colorful decor. Walk-ins are welcome.

1007 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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16. Bing Bing Dim Sum

1648 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

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.

1648 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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