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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 available on an individual party basis (tents, for example). So, 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)

AVONDALE

The Filling Station

5524 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35212 • (205) 592-3455
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For a tasty slice 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.

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.; closed Monday

Home to some of the tastiest burgers and brunch in town, Spring Street Bar & Grill boasts a large outdoor patio that’s 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.

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CAHABA HEIGHTS

El ZunZún

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.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Monday

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.

Heated patio in Birmingham at El ZunZún

Grab a margarita and stay warm by the heaters on El ZunZún‘s patio. Image: El ZunZún

FoodBar

3156 Heights Village, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 • (205) 876-8100
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday

Enjoy farm-fresh cuisine and handcrafted cocktails on FoodBar‘s heated patio in Cahaba Heights. Signature entrées include the FoodBar burger, pan-fried Alabama catfish, grilled flat iron steak, and more.

Satterfield’s

3161 Cahaba Heights Road, Vestavia, Alabama 35243 • (205) 969-9690
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday

Enjoy the newly renovated space at Satterfield’s this winter. With large heaters for outdoor dining, you and yours can enjoy a cozy (and delicious!) meal.

DOWNTOWN

Automatic Seafood & Oysters

2824 5th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 580-1600
Hours: Nightly for dinner, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; weekend brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Whether you’re looking for a spot for a date night or 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, AL 35222 • (205) 407-8025
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday

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 spread out, Back Forty also offers 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, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday

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, you can do so outside, thanks to their industrial-sized heaters on the patio.

El Barrio

2211 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 868-3737
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday

There’s nothing like the incredible bites at El Barrio. In addition to heated tents, the restaurant also offers festive string lights and additional heaters to make your dining experience more enjoyable and relaxing.

Heated tents at El Barrio

These heated tents at El Barrio are perfect for small parties looking to enjoy a night out.

Ghost Train Brewing Company

2616 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 201-5817
Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, noon to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, noon to midnight

If you haven’t visited Ghost Train Brewing Company’s outdoor area, you are seriously missing out. Thankfully, you can check out this space no matter how cold it may be because they keep you warm with heat lamps.

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.

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 warm this winter.

The Lumbar

212 29th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Hours: Sunday + Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; closed Monday

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 toasty.

Monday Night Social Club

14 12th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 444-1429
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 11 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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.

Heated patio at Monday Night Social Club

Grab your favorite brew and kick back at Monday Night Social Club. Image: Monday Night Social Club

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.; closed Monday

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 patio area is fit with large heaters for patrons to enjoy.

HIGHLAND PARK

Bottega

2240 Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205 • (205) 939-1000
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday

Travel to Italy without leaving Birmingham by paying a visit to Bottega. From award-winning cuisine to great service, an extensive wine list, and refreshing cocktails, it’s no wonder Bottega is consistently named one of the best places to eat in Birmingham.

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, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; closed Sunday

One of Birmingham’s best spots for a glass of wine and a delectable charcuterie board is none other than Freddy’s Wine Bar. The outdoor patio allows guests to enjoy a delicious meal outside no matter how chilly it may get.

Rojo/O’Henry’s

Rojo: 2921 Highland Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35205 • (205) 328-4733
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Monday

O’Henry’s: 2915 Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205 • (205) 250-1195
Hours: Daily, 7 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.

Heated patios in Birmingham at Rojo and OHenry's

Individual greenhouses keep patrons of Rojo and O’Henry’s nice and warm. Image: Rojo

MOUNTAIN BROOK

Otey’s Tavern

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 midnight; closed Sunday

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
Hours: Monday, 5 p.m. to 9. p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday + Saturday, 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.; closed Sunday

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.

Sol Y Luna's heated patio in Mountain Brook, Alabama

Enjoy the views, warmth, and delicious fare at Sol Y Luna. Image: Sol Y Luna

Vino

1930 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223 • (205) 870-8404
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; closed Sunday

With high-powered tower heaters located throughout the outdoor space at Vino, your dinner will be as enjoyable as ever. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine.

porch

2 Dexter Avenue, Mountain Brook, AL 35213 • (205) 739-2083
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday

Mountain Brook’s newest addition, porch, provides Magic City diners with great bites to eat and an even better outdoor sitting area. Living up to the name, porch’s patio seating is delightful and features multiple industrial-strength heaters to keep customers warm while they enjoy a delicious meal.

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TRUSSVILLE

Ferus Artisan Ales

101 Beech St., Ste. 111, Trussville, AL 35173 • (205) 508-3001
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition to cold brews, Ferus Artisan Ales in Trussville offers a chef-curated menu and live entertainment. Be sure to check the website frequently as the taproom also regularly hosts classes and workshops.

VESTAVIA HILLS

FoodBar

3156 Heights Village, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 • (205) 876-8100
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

With an emphasis on the farm-to-table techniques, FoodBar is a contemporary restaurant that specializes in Southern fare. In addition to great food, they offer house-made cocktails, fantastic wines and craft beer. Enjoy an evening outside on their heated patio with family and friends!

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