On Saturday open air patios were able to reopen and many restaurant and bars broke out the heat lamps and fired up the fire pits to serve diners ready to braze chilly temps for the chance to dine and sip outdoors.
It’s worth noting that all structures have been banned. So, restaurants that invested in those geodesic domes are out of luck, and any tents have to have open walls.
These are a few of the patios that are open and serving while outdoor dining is once again permitted. Tables are limited to four people, masks are mandatory, and each businesses hours are subject to change.
A number of Twin Cities restaurants and breweries have resumed outdoor service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines