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The 11 Best Patios in the Twin Cities

Here are the 11 Best Patios in the Twin Cities, according to Trent, at NewsCastic.com! Click here for the full article.


"One of the best ways to enjoy summer in the Twin Cities is to sit out on a patio with your favorite beverage. Over the last few years, patios and rooftop decks have proliferated in the Twin Cities, which can make it tough to choose. 

There are always perennial favorites like the Black Forest Inn  and any of the Uptown rooftops like Stella's or Libertine (formerly Cafeteria). But, it's hard to go wrong with any of the patios listed here." 


6 Smith, Wayzata

"With sweeping views of Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka, 6 Smith boasts not only a lakefront patio but also a rooftop lobster shack with its own menu. Craft cocktails and a menu from J.P. Samuelson make 6 Smith one the West Metro's best al fresco dining options."


Seven, Minneapolis

"There are certainly other rooftop options in Downtown Minneapolis, including Union and the ever-popular Brit's. But for sheer size, views and people watching, it's tough competing with Seven's Skybar."


W.A. Frost, St. Paul

"It's not on the water and really has no view, yet W.A. Frost may have the most grogeous patio in the Twin Cities. Its lanscaping and lighting are transporting: You feel like you've left the mundane for a few hours and entered a secret garden of fine wine, craft beers and cocktails, along with a locavore menu."


Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge, Minneapolis

"Psycho Suzi's patio is riverfront, beautiful and fun. But damn does it get crowded. Once you're in, it often seems worth the wait, but it does challenge your patience. Of course, there's a reason Psycho Suzi's patio is so popular: It's riverfront, beautiful and fun. Hopefully, the patio and ferris wheel at the new sister restaurant, Betty Danger's Country Club -- just a few blocks up Marshall -- will absorb some of the Psycho Suzi's crowd; or at least give you some place to go if you don't feel like waiting."


Dock Cafe, Stillwater

"In town full of patios, Stillwater's Dock Cafe is the only one that combines a full dinner menu with full a bar and direct river front location."


Eat Street Social, Minneapolis

"Located a block away from the Black Forest Inn's fabled patio, Eat Street Social's patio is an open-air extension of its regular dining room. This season, however, the Social is upping its patio cred by offering its dangerous Torpedo Room tiki drinks outside."


Pat McGovern's, St. Paul

"Those looking to enjoy some fresh air with their drinks have several options to choose from within two short blocks on West 7th St. in St. Paul."


Tin Fish, Minneapolis

"Beer, wine, snacks and food. Right on Lake Calhoun. That is all."


Acqua, White Bear Lake

"A small outpost of its flagship Forest Lake location, Acqua in White Bear Lake offers initmate porch, deck and patio dining with beautiful lake views. The patio is actually across a narrow street from the restaurant. The servers run food and drinks back and forth, while you relax and breathe in the lake air."


Aster Cafe, Minneapolis

"If you're looking for the illusion of Left Bank Parisian cafe -- but with views of the Minneapolis skyline and Stone Arch Bridge -- Aster Cafe is your bet. A decent happy hour and regular live music will keep you coming back."


Pier 500, Hudson

"San Pedro Cafe's patio may be a little more initimate and private, but Pier 500's sweeping views of the St. Croix River and the riverfront park make this the best patio in Hudson."

Article by Trent, at NewsCastic.comClick here for the full article.

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