Summer Dining Guide
Tasty suggestions for making the most of summer in the Twin Cities.
Grab a spot on the patio for the finest slice of summer
Butcher & The Boar
The new beer garden behind Hennepin Avenue’s hot new restaurant is just as stylish and cool as the inside. Multi-leveled with plenty of seating, plus fire and light in all the right places, this outdoor bar comes with a view of the Minneapolis skyline that’s better than some rooftops.
There are just not enough riverside patios, especially ones with such well-crafted menus. A torch-lit meal on this deck is sophisticated but not too formal, and your backdrop is the Stone Arch Bridge with the mighty Mississippi rolling beneath it.
Darby’s Pub & Grill
It’s 300 steps to Target Field from this hidden pocket of good times in the North Loop. The patio is a slice of fun sandwiched between the brick wall of its warehouse and the rails. It feels like an undiscovered piece of the city.
Moscow on the Hill
It’s not as widely known as that other patio on Selby, but that just means there’s more space for you here than at W.A. Frost. The tiny deck is tucked along ivy-covered, tree-shaded brick walls. And if there’s too much of a chill, the owners will offer a blanket (as if a sampling of one of the 300-plus vodkas wouldn’t do the trick).