EDITOR’S NOTE: While this article has timely information on restrictions and hours due to COVID-19, protocols can change quickly. Before you head out to visit one of these heated Birmingham restaurant patios, please confirm the hours of operation are still accurate.
Here at StyleBlueprint, we continue to be asked about places that offer heated open-air patios, so we decided to round up the local options where you can find just that. These Birmingham restaurants are getting creative in their quest to keep us toasty AND well-fed. Arranged by neighborhood, we chose places that are specifically open-air with heaters or that offer enclosed spaces that are available on an individual party basis (tents, for example).
Grab a coat and bring your appetite; here are some heated restaurant patios in Birmingham where you can enjoy your next meal!
Stay Warm at These 20+ Birmingham Heated Patios (Open-Air and Individual Party Enclosures)
The Filling Station
5524 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35212 • (205) 592-3455
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For a tasty piece of pizza, The Filling Station in Avondale is the place to go. Enjoy your meal and company on The Filling Station’s covered patio, complete with several heaters to ensure your time spent at this Birmingham treasure is totally comfortable. SB TIP: Be on the lookout for their second location coming soon to Trussville!
Spring Street Bar & Grill
4100 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL, 35222 • (205) 777 – 3024
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Home to some of the tastiest burgers and brunch in the ‘ham, Spring Street Bar & Grill boasts a large outdoor patio that’s currently full of heaters for patrons to enjoy. Make plans to enjoy their awesome happy hour each day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4105 Crosshaven Drive, Birmingham, AL 35243 • (205) 791-7711
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
If you’re in the Cahaba Heights neighborhood, stop by El ZunZún and enjoy the dog-friendly, heated patio. Enjoy some of the city’s best Mexican fare and margaritas while you kick back and relax.
3161 Cahaba Heights Road Ste. 113, Vestavia, Alabama 35243 • (205) 969-9690
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Enjoy the newly renovated space at Satterfield’s this winter. With three large heaters for outdoor dining and CDC guidelines being strictly enforced throughout the restaurant, you and yours can dine with peace of mind.
The Atomic Lounge
2113 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 • (205) 983-7887
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
One of downtown’s most popular bars offers a warm and healthy haven for those looking for a nightcap. Complete with pods divided by privacy curtains and created for individual parties, The Atomic Lounge goes above and beyond to keep patrons safe this winter.
Automatic Seafood & Oysters
2824 5th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 580-1600
Hours: Nightly for dinner, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; weekend brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Whether you’re looking for a spot for adate night or a safe dinner with friends, Automatic Seafood & Oysters has a heated and covered patio ready for you. This is one of the most popular restaurants in the Magic City, so be sure to reserve your table ahead of time!
Back Forty Beer Company
3201 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35222 • (205) 407-8025
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
With awesome brews, delicious food and great views, Back Forty Beer Company is a great spot to spend a night out in the Magic City. With plenty of space to social distance both inside and out, Back Forty has also placed four fire pits outside to keep patrons warm even on the chilliest nights.
Blueprint on 3rd
3000 3rd Avenue S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 479-3000
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
If you’re in the Pepper Place area, take a short walk over to Blueprint on 3rd for a delicious meal or delectable cocktail as you relax outdoors. The back patio has several large heaters to keep you comfortable as you enjoy your night out.
The Collins Bar
2125 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 323-7995
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
If you’re ready to enjoy $5 Old Fashioneds and Tom Collins at The Collins Bar once again, you can do so safely outside thanks to the industrial-size heaters on the patio.
2211 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 868-3737
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.
There’s nothing like the incredible bites at El Barrio. While they have perfected their curbside pickup service, the team at El Barrio has recently put up three tents, along with festive string lights and heaters, for individual parties to dine outside. Limited indoor seating is also available.
Ghost Train Brewing Company
2616 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 201-5817
If you haven’t visited Ghost Train Brewing Company’s recently expanded and updated outdoor area, you are seriously missing out. Thankfully, you can check out this new space no matter how cold it may be because they keep you warm with heat lamps. Current hours are Monday through Wednesday, noon to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, noon to midnight, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Good People Brewing Company
114 14th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 286-2337
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, noon to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, noon to midnight; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
While we all miss the lively games at Regions Field, we can now kick back and enjoy the view of the Birmingham sign thanks to the multiple industrial-size heaters at Good People Brewing Company. With an extensive outdoor area, guests can spread out and stay safe this winter.
212 29th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Hours: Indoor seating is closed, but current hours for outside seating are: Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
In the heart of Pepper Place, you may notice fewer parking spots as The Lumbar has expanded its outdoor seating into the street. With tents and large heaters, you can rest easy with your favorite cocktail while staying socially distanced and toasty.
Monday Night Social Club
14 12th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 444-1429
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to midnight; Sunday, 11 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The newest small-batch brewery making waves in the Magic City is heating up for its first winter in town. Order your favorite beer or cocktail, grab a taco or some brunch, and relax at Monday Night Social Club. Grab a table by one of their heat lamps, and you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical vacation … well, almost.
Roots & Revelry
1623 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 730-1907
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Complete with a downtown view and a delicious meal, you can enjoy Roots & Revelry‘s gorgeous rooftop space thanks to its multiple fire pits. Cozy up with your favorite cocktail in hand as you relax fireside in the middle of the Magic City.
TrimTab Brewing Co.
2721 5th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 374-8749
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, noon to 1o p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to midnight.
TrimTab Brewing Co. is a local favorite hang-out spot thanks to its delicious brews and a rotating schedule of tasty food trucks. The newly extended patio area is now fit with large heaters for patrons to enjoy.
Freddy’s Wine Bar
2251 Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205 • (205) 335-5511
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
One of Birmingham’s best spots for a glass of wine and a delectable charcuterie board is none other than Freddy’s Wine Bar. They have recently finished their outdoor patio so guests can social distance while staying comfortable no matter how chilly it may get.
Rojo: 2921 Highland Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35205 • (205) 328-4733
Outdoor seating hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
O’Henry’s: 2915 Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205 • (205) 250-1195
Hours: Daily, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Whether you’re in the mood for Mexican fare or a hot cup of joe, five individual greenhouses are available for Rojo and O’Henry’s customers. They also have a patio complete with heaters if the greenhouses are full.
Bobby Carl’s Table
2031 Cahaba Road, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223 • (205) 202-4760
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:3o p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
One of the newest kids on the block, Bobby Carl’s Table isn’t slowing down their delicious lunch and dinner just because it’s cold outside. With heaters spread throughout the quaint patio, you won’t even realize you’re dining alfresco.
224 Country Club Park, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35213 • (205) 871-8435
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
For casual dining and tasty bites, visit Otey’s Tavern in Mountain Brook. This is a great spot to enjoy some fresh air while staying warm underneath industrial-grade heaters.
Sol Y Luna
920 Lane Parke Court, Mountain Brook, AL 35223 • (205) 407-4797
Temporary hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For some of the best tapas and tequila the Magic City has to offer, head to Sol Y Luna in Lane Parke. On the outside patio, you’ll find several large heaters to keep you warm before that margarita kicks in.
1930 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35223 • (205) 870-8404
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vino has recently purchased new heaters for its patio as well as medical-grade filters for its heating and air system. With high-powered tower heaters located throughout the outdoor space and social distancing strictly enforced, your dinner will be as enjoyable as ever.
2 Dexter Avenue, Mountain Brook, AL 35213 • (205) 739-2083
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mountain Brook’s newest addition, porch, is providing Magic City diners with great bites to eat and an even better outdoor sitting area. Living up to their name, porch’s patio seating is delightful and now features multiple industrial strength heaters to keep customers warm while they enjoy a delicious meal.
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