Grand Rapidians are as hardy as they are hungry – so local restaurants and breweries knew we’d show up to drink and dine outdoors in the dead of winter, even if we had to wear a coat and hat. Join us outside on heated porches, patios, decks and greenhouse-like domes and structures to enjoy some socially distanced food and drink … and if you’re lucky, some magical snowfall views.

Outdoor spaces may require advance reservations. Always check a restaurant’s website before you go.

Mini Greenhouses to Keep Warm by Lyon Street Cafe
Luna GR - Patio with Heaters - Higher Visual

Outdoor dining with heaters and private enclosures options.

Photo Credit: Experience Grand Rapids


Grand Woods Lounge

Six outdoor urban domes each accommodate up to six people from your household for limited-service – it’s drinks and grub in a bubble!

House of Wine

Custom domed and heated enclosures outside the front door of this downtown wine and charcuterie bar offer one-of-a-kind private dining experiences.

Logan's Alley

The heated, enclosed patio at this Medical Mile-neighborhood pub is equipped with a hospital-grade HEPA filter to circulate fresh air around the space.

Luna GR

Located in downtown’s Heartside Social Zone, this award-winning Mexican restaurant has installed large heaters to warm guests on its enclosed patio.

Lyon Street Café

Enjoy al fresco winter dining in the private greenhouses outside this Heritage Hill eatery, which specializes in high-quality beverages, sandwiches and baked goods.

One Twenty Three Tavern 

This New American tavern at downtown's studio park features multiple patio heaters. COMING SOON: a heated tent on its outdoor patio.

Reserve Wine & Food

Grab a table on the heated patio at this downtown eatery to partake of cheese, charcuterie, locally sourced dinner entrées and an exceptional wine list.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Monroe North

Coffee, tea, pastries, desserts, light bites and more can be taken out on the heated patio at this popular gathering spot. This location features heated sidewalks and outdoor heaters.

The Friesian Gastro Pub

The eclectic New American menu at this casual Medical Mile restaurant and pub can be enjoyed on the heated outdoor patio.

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar

COMING SOON. Located in downtown’s Hyatt Place Hotel, this Southern-themed restaurant and bar has equipped its outdoor space with heaters for the winter.

Uccello's Ristorante - Downtown Grand Rapids

This pizzeria and sports lounge has installed heaters on its spacious open patio in the heart of downtown.

Royals - Outside Domes
Couple in a cozy Dome in a winter setting.

Domes are the perfect options for a private winter experience.

Photo Credit: Experience Grand Rapids


Brewery Vivant

Enjoy Michigan farmhouse ales and creative food dishes in the heated beer garden outside this destination brewery in Uptown.  

Elk Brewing

The heated open patio at this rustic-industrial brewpub in Uptown is a perfect spot to enjoy a pint or a flight … and you can bring in your own food (or have it delivered)!

Donkey Taqueria 

This one-of-a-kind Mexican street food concept offers heated outdoor domes for contact-free dining – up to six people per dome.

The Green Well

The new covered patio at this creative, eclectic Uptown restaurant features socially distanced tables and powerful heaters.

Madcap Coffee - Fulton St.

The Uptown location of this award-winning local coffee shop has added heaters to its outdoor dining space (as if the hot coffee wasn’t warming enough).

Outside Coffee Company

Uptown’s community-based coffee shop adds two private domes to its outdoor garden this winter. Reservations required to allow deep cleaning between seatings.

Paddock Place

The spacious lawn of this Uptown mansion-turned-restaurant offers small gathering areas equipped with chairs, heaters and fire pits. The outdoor patio has heaters, too.

Rise Bakery + Squibb Coffee

Outdoor private greenhouses provide a cozy spot to enjoy a delectable assortment of fresh-vegan and gluten-free baked goods plus amazing coffee drinks.

Royals Grand Rapids

This Uptown-neighborhood diner has installed six-person domes on its patio – heaters included! Domes undergo electrostatic cleaning between each seating. Reservations required.

Speciation Artisan Ales

Uptown’s newest destination for handcrafted beer, wine, hard seltzer and cider has outfitted its patio space with heaters and a fire pit.

The Winchester

It’s a “Winnie wonderland” outside this popular Uptown restaurant and pub, with three domes accommodating up to six people each for a contact-free dining experience.


Cozy by the Fire Drinking Craft Beer

Fire pits, domes and heaters, oh my! Cozy up at Third Nature Brewing Company.

Photo Credit: Experience Grand Rapids


Bier Distillery

This northeast-side favorite is adding shelter and heaters to its outdoor space to keep fans of its micro-batch beer, wine, spirits and food warm and satisfied!  

Bostwick Lake Inn

Enjoy the food and the view from the enclosed patio at this lakeside eatery near Rockford. Massive heaters keep you warm and comfortable.

Elk Brewing - Comstock 

Enjoy handcrafted brews and fresh-made food on the heated patio at this northeast-side favorite.

Third Nature Brewing Company

The outdoor biergarten at this Rockford brewery is equipped with heaters, fire pits and private enclosures for up to six (domes coming soon.) 

Vander Mill

Enjoy hard ciders, apple wines and a handcrafted menu featuring local products beside a fire pit on the outdoor patio of this northeast-side favorite.

Participate in one of the many Cider Week GR events!

Vander Mill cider and patio

Photo Credit: Experience Grand Rapids


Trail Point Brewing Company

Located just a few miles southwest of Grand Rapids, this Allendale microbrewery serves handcrafted beer, cider and seltzer on its open, heated patio.


Brass Ring Brewing

This small-batch Alger Heights brewery: safe, comfortable, weatherproof outdoor dining. Reserve shanties right outside. 4 people max. 2 people min.

Cascade Roadhouse

Savor the flavor of comforting entrees and handcrafted drinks on the heated patio of this southeast-side favorite.

Noco Provisions

Enclosed tent ,private domes on the patio of this southeast-side eatery seat up to six people from your household for crave-able family cuisine and craft beverages.

Nonna’s: The Trattoria

The wraparound covered porch at this popular Ada dining destination is warmed with heaters in winter.

Thornapple Brewing Company

This brewery also has cocktails to-go and a dome you can reserve up to an hour. More domes to come. Call to reserve. 

Uccello's Ristorante - Grand Rapids

Enjoy a vast selection of Italian favorites on the outdoor heated patio at this southeast pizzeria and sports lounge.


Farmhaus Cider Co.

Enjoy an evening sipping delicious ciders under the stars in a heated dome at this southwest-side cidery. Online reservations required and guests must be 21+ only.

West Side

Greyline Brewing

This West Side brewery has erected a heated tent (including only one side wall) in its outdoor space for lovers of its fresh, small-batch ales. Guests can order in/bring their own food from local restaurants.

Temporarily Closed Through December 8

Effective November 18, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued Pause to Save Lives, a three-week set of rules to combat the further spread of COVID-19. The locations listed below have winterized spaces but are closed through December 8. 

Knoop at Canopy by Hilton

The upscale rooftop beer garden atop downtown’s Canopy by Hilton hotel is equipped with heaters to stay open as long as customers want to use it. Closed through December 8.

One Bourbon GR

This Bridge Street crowd-pleaser serves up its quality spirits and American regional food specialties in the “greenhouse” – an outdoor patio that is enclosed and heated for the winter. Closed through December 8.

New Holland Brewing – The Knickerbocker

Fire pits on the semi-enclosed patio area of this Bridge Street brewery keep patrons warm and toasty. Reservations required. Closed through December 8.

Cedar Springs Brewing

The Wintergarten at this northeast brauhaus and restaurant is heated and fully enclosed – but the structure “breathes” to circulate air between outside and in. Eight massive heaters keep the space warm for socially distanced live music and trivia, too. Patio closed through December 8.

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