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

Where to dine outdoors as temperatures continue to drop

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Germantown Garden Grille’s heated igloos.
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This time of year would typically mark the end of the outdoor dining season, but with indoor seating now prohibited in Philly for the rest of the year, more restaurants are stepping up their winterized patio game more than ever.

Public health officials just rolled out a new set of COVID-19 restrictions that also include dining with members of the same household only, in groups of four max, starting Friday, November 20.

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.

Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with sidewalk and patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For updated information on coronavirus cases locally, visit the City of Philadelphia website.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Stove and Tap

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329 W Main St
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 393-8277
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Stove and Tap locations in Lansdale and Malvern are both prime options for open-air, covered dining outside of city limits. Both locations turn not only into an option for outdoor heated dining, but also add Christmas cheer to the mix with seasonal decor and specials. In Malvern, look for heat lamps, fire pits in its open-air patio space, and in Lansdale, visit the upstairs patio for a heated experience.

2. Levante Stables

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160 Park Rd
Chester Springs, PA 19425
(484) 202-0622
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There are two roaring fire pits and eight propane heat lamps at Levante Stables in Chester County, an outpost of the beloved West Chester-based Levante Brewing. Levante is best known for its popular pours of Tickle Parts, a New England-style IPA.

3. 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.

4. Martha

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2113 E York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 867-8881
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The Kensington neighborhood favorite promises heat lamps, fire pits, and homemade cushion warmers, in addition to a number of tables with an overhead covering in case of inclement weather. As far drinks, stay warm with the hot spiked cider or hot toddy, or opt for a local beer or draft wine. Martha is also known for its hoagies for good reason.

5. Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

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1355 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 291-1355
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Between its streetery and adjacent garden, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is a sure bet for heated outdoor dining and drinking. Mulherin’s Garden promises an abbreviated selection of the restaurant’s food menu and garden-only cocktails, in a space kept warm by seven chimineas and five heat lamps and lined with lush plants and twinkling lights. And when it’s rainy, snowy, or windy, the roofed outdoor deck at the streetery is a solid spot for a meal where six heat lamps warm diners and an enclosure option keeps away unwanted weather. Note: the outdoor deck is never completely enclosed; one side of the dining area remains open to allow for airflow. 

6. Frankford Hall

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1210 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-3338
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Three blazing fire pits line the middle of the huge outdoor courtyard at Frankford Hall, where each table gets its own heat lamp 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.

7. Urban Village Brewing Company

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1001 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 687-1961
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There’s a huge open-air, tented awning dotted with 21 tables outside of Urban Village Brewing Company, complete with overhead tubular heaters for cold weather dwellers to brave any storm that comes their way. Beyond its signature beers, the Northern Liberties spot offers a selection of hot cocktails, wine, and a range of pizzas and sandwiches.

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8. 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 15 blazing heat lamps.

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9. Osteria

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640 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-0920
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Excellent pastas, Neapolitan-styled pizzas, and wood-grilled meats are the draw at Osteria, which keeps al fresco diners toasty with drum-style and tower heaters, as well as ambient twinkling lights, candles, and planters. Try one of its signature cocktails with your meal before calling it a night.

10. 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.

11. Yards Brewing Company

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500 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 525-0175
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Not only will Yards’ beers keep guests warm, but the brewery also added high-power overhead heaters, canvas wind blockers, and propane heaters to its outdoor dining setup. In addition, its backyard tent, available for rent, boasts a heating system and is open to brewery visitors on the weekends.

12. Assembly Rooftop Lounge

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1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 783-4171
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Views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are a major draw at the tony Assembly Rooftop Lounge. Visitors can keep warm with awning heaters, eight outdoor heat lamps, and four fire pits. As for drinks, Champagne is the star here.

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13. Rothman Institute Cabin

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Dilworth Park’s wintertime setup features an open-air cabin outfitted with heat lamps, seasonal decor, and hot beverages, available in both spiked and zero-proof varieties. Right outside of the cabin is a wonderland-esque “wintergarden” with fire pits and heat lamps coming soon, in addition to wines from Chaddsford Winery and pies from an on-site pizza truck. 

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14. 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 most inventive solutions to beating cold weather is Harper’s Garden’s private plastic greenhouse-style structures, available by reservation for parties of four. 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.  

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15. Harp & Crown

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1525 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 330-2800
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There’s a majorly impressive outdoor dining setup at Harp & Crown in Rittenhouse, comprised of a covered veranda pumping heat out of an HVAC system. Lining the street in front of the restaurant, this is a prime al fresco spot to enjoy their popular wood-fired pizzas, fresh veggies, and juicy meats while being blocked from drizzle or snow.

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16. Via Locusta

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1723 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 642-0020
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In Rittenhouse Square, chef Jeff Michaud’s Via Locusta serves a variety of delectable pastas, shareable small plates, and meaty entrees within an open-air terrace, complete with heating and a roof covering to block guests from the elements.

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17. Talula's Garden

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210 W Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7787
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This year-round dining staple, tucked away in Washington Square, sports a dozen-plus heaters throughout its lush patio garden and its convenient placement between two buildings blocks diners from the wind. There’s at least one heater per table, keeping guests toasty as they enjoy seasonal dishes and warming cocktails. Don’t sleep on its barrel-aged Dad’s Hat Rye, an exclusive to Talula’s.

18. Zahav

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237 St James Pl
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-8800
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Choose from hummus, salatim (salads), pomegranate lamb shoulder, haloumi and more while dining at Zahav’s covered outdoor patio, which promises roughly a dozen heat lamps to keep diners warm. The award-winning Israeli fare, excellent service, and beverages ranging from zero-proof cocktails to its bourbon-based lemmonana make dining here a solid choice. Got an AmEx card? Book a custom heated “yurt” for four ($90 each) and feast on Zahav’s popular Turkish hummus, sweet potatoes with French onion labneh and caviar, and more out back from December through February.

Custom “Yurt Villages” will be popping up at Zahav and 12 other top U.S. restaurants, available to AmEx cardholders only.
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19. Jet Wine Bar

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1525 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 735-1116
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Ten heat lamps line the spacious wine garden at Jet Wine Bar, allowing wine fans to stay warm while enjoying the fresh air at the secluded South Street spot. Twinkling lights and a food menu catered to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests add to the overall good vibes here.

20. Le Virtù

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1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 271-5626
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A good option in East Passyunk for toasty outdoor dining is Le Virtu, an Italian restaurant that specializes in fare from the Abruzzo region. Think: fresh pastas and a wide variety of seafood and meat, with a full bar to boot. Across its outdoor courtyard, find a covered patio, covered pergola, and tented “campo” outdoor space — all with overhead heaters for every table. Wind screens block any gusts from disrupting the meal.

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1. Stove and Tap

329 W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446

Stove and Tap locations in Lansdale and Malvern are both prime options for open-air, covered dining outside of city limits. Both locations turn not only into an option for outdoor heated dining, but also add Christmas cheer to the mix with seasonal decor and specials. In Malvern, look for heat lamps, fire pits in its open-air patio space, and in Lansdale, visit the upstairs patio for a heated experience.

329 W Main St
Lansdale, PA 19446

2. Levante Stables

160 Park Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425

There are two roaring fire pits and eight propane heat lamps at Levante Stables in Chester County, an outpost of the beloved West Chester-based Levante Brewing. Levante is best known for its popular pours of Tickle Parts, a New England-style IPA.

160 Park Rd
Chester Springs, PA 19425

3. 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

4. Martha

2113 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

The Kensington neighborhood favorite promises heat lamps, fire pits, and homemade cushion warmers, in addition to a number of tables with an overhead covering in case of inclement weather. As far drinks, stay warm with the hot spiked cider or 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

5. Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

1355 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Between its streetery and adjacent garden, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is a sure bet for heated outdoor dining and drinking. Mulherin’s Garden promises an abbreviated selection of the restaurant’s food menu and garden-only cocktails, in a space kept warm by seven chimineas and five heat lamps and lined with lush plants and twinkling lights. And when it’s rainy, snowy, or windy, the roofed outdoor deck at the streetery is a solid spot for a meal where six heat lamps warm diners and an enclosure option keeps away unwanted weather. Note: the outdoor deck is never completely enclosed; one side of the dining area remains open to allow for airflow. 

1355 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

6. Frankford Hall

1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Three blazing fire pits line the middle of the huge outdoor courtyard at Frankford Hall, where each table gets its own heat lamp 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.

1210 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

7. Urban Village Brewing Company

1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Urban Village Brewing Company/official photo

There’s a huge open-air, tented awning dotted with 21 tables outside of Urban Village Brewing Company, complete with overhead tubular heaters for cold weather dwellers to brave any storm that comes their way. Beyond its signature beers, the Northern Liberties spot offers a selection of hot cocktails, wine, and a range of pizzas and sandwiches.

1001 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

8. 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 15 blazing heat lamps.

1029 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123

9. Osteria

640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Excellent pastas, Neapolitan-styled pizzas, and wood-grilled meats are the draw at Osteria, which keeps al fresco diners toasty with drum-style and tower heaters, as well as ambient twinkling lights, candles, and planters. Try one of its signature cocktails with your meal before calling it a night.

640 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

10. 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

11. Yards Brewing Company

500 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Not only will Yards’ beers keep guests warm, but the brewery also added high-power overhead heaters, canvas wind blockers, and propane heaters to its outdoor dining setup. In addition, its backyard tent, available for rent, boasts a heating system and is open to brewery visitors on the weekends.

500 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

12. Assembly Rooftop Lounge

1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Assembly Rooftop Lounge/official photo

Views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are a major draw at the tony Assembly Rooftop Lounge. Visitors can keep warm with awning heaters, eight outdoor heat lamps, and four fire pits. As for drinks, Champagne is the star here.

1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103

13. Rothman Institute Cabin

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Matt Stanley/Center City District

Dilworth Park’s wintertime setup features an open-air cabin outfitted with heat lamps, seasonal decor, and hot beverages, available in both spiked and zero-proof varieties. Right outside of the cabin is a wonderland-esque “wintergarden” with fire pits and heat lamps coming soon, in addition to wines from Chaddsford Winery and pies from an on-site pizza truck. 

14. Harper's Garden

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

Perhaps one of the most inventive solutions to beating cold weather is Harper’s Garden’s private plastic greenhouse-style structures, available by reservation for parties of four. 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.  

31 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

15. Harp & Crown

1525 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Schulson Collective/Harp & Crown

There’s a majorly impressive outdoor dining setup at Harp & Crown in Rittenhouse, comprised of a covered veranda pumping heat out of an HVAC system. Lining the street in front of the restaurant, this is a prime al fresco spot to enjoy their popular wood-fired pizzas, fresh veggies, and juicy meats while being blocked from drizzle or snow.

1525 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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16. Via Locusta

1723 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Via Locusta/official photo

In Rittenhouse Square, chef Jeff Michaud’s Via Locusta serves a variety of delectable pastas, shareable small plates, and meaty entrees within an open-air terrace, complete with heating and a roof covering to block guests from the elements.

1723 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

17. Talula's Garden

210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

This year-round dining staple, tucked away in Washington Square, sports a dozen-plus heaters throughout its lush patio garden and its convenient placement between two buildings blocks diners from the wind. There’s at least one heater per table, keeping guests toasty as they enjoy seasonal dishes and warming cocktails. Don’t sleep on its barrel-aged Dad’s Hat Rye, an exclusive to Talula’s.

210 W Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106

18. Zahav

237 St James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Custom “Yurt Villages” will be popping up at Zahav and 12 other top U.S. restaurants, available to AmEx cardholders only.
American Express and Resy/official photo

Choose from hummus, salatim (salads), pomegranate lamb shoulder, haloumi and more while dining at Zahav’s covered outdoor patio, which promises roughly a dozen heat lamps to keep diners warm. The award-winning Israeli fare, excellent service, and beverages ranging from zero-proof cocktails to its bourbon-based lemmonana make dining here a solid choice. Got an AmEx card? Book a custom heated “yurt” for four ($90 each) and feast on Zahav’s popular Turkish hummus, sweet potatoes with French onion labneh and caviar, and more out back from December through February.

237 St James Pl
Philadelphia, PA 19106

19. Jet Wine Bar

1525 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Ten heat lamps line the spacious wine garden at Jet Wine Bar, allowing wine fans to stay warm while enjoying the fresh air at the secluded South Street spot. Twinkling lights and a food menu catered to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests add to the overall good vibes here.

1525 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

20. Le Virtù

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Le Virtu/official photo

A good option in East Passyunk for toasty outdoor dining is Le Virtu, an Italian restaurant that specializes in fare from the Abruzzo region. Think: fresh pastas and a wide variety of seafood and meat, with a full bar to boot. Across its outdoor courtyard, find a covered patio, covered pergola, and tented “campo” outdoor space — all with overhead heaters for every table. Wind screens block any gusts from disrupting the meal.

1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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