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The List: 12 Heated Patios in Columbus

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Despite dropping temperatures, Ohio’s patio season is seeing an extension in 2020. (Both figuratively and literally – the City of Columbus recently extended its outdoor seating pilot program for restaurants and bars through November.)

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many guests may still feel uncomfortable dining indoors. Enter the heated patio.

We’ve rounded up several local spots keeping things warm for your outdoor dining and drinking pleasure. Is your favorite Central Ohio heated patio missing from the list? Add it in the comments below!

As the situation around the pandemic continues to evolve, hours may change from those listed. Be sure to check each restaurant’s social media pages or websites for the most up to date information. Now layer up and get to (outdoor) dining!

Bakersfield Short North

733 N. High St. – Short North
Hours: 4 – 10 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. weekends

Short North taco joint Bakersfield is keeping things toasty with lanterns on their patio. On Taco Tuesday, tacos are just $3, and happy hour runs from 4 – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday with $5 margarita boots.


1312 Grandview Ave. – Grandview
Hours: 4 – 11 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday; 3 – 11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday

Cozy up with a drink by the fire at Balboa’s outside bar or snag a spot on the heated patio. Balboa is serving drinks only, featuring 100 plus types of tequila and $5 house margaritas and $4 draft beer for happy hour 4 – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.


3989 Merchants Row – Easton
Hours: 4 – 11 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 3 – 11 p.m. Friday; 2 – 11 p.m. Saturday; 1 – 11 p.m. Sunday

Post Easton shopping spree, Beeline has plenty of options for a cozy cocktail experience. Part of the patio features fire pit tables and mounted heaters, as well as a large, wrap-around, climate-controlled patio with its own bar. Happy hour runs 4 – 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 3 – 7 p.m. on Friday with $2 off drafts, glasses of wine, and house cocktails, plus a $6 cocktail of the month.

Beeline – Photo by Susan Post

Bistrolino Old World Kitchen & Bar

495 S. Fourth St. – German Village
Hours: 4 – 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Lanterns and a fireplace keep things toasty for the outdoor dining experience at Birstolino. Offering a fusion of Italian-Lebanese eats, Bistrolino’s menu features pasta, pizza, flatbreads and more. Save room for dessert and wine!

Bistrolino Old World Kitchen & Bar – Photo by Susan Post (taken pre-COVID)


1099 W. First Ave. – Grandview
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday 12 – 8 p.m. for food; drinks ’til 10 p.m. or whenever the government says

Nosh on CLEAVER’s meat-centric menu under the warmth of patio heaters. The new Grandview restaurant from the minds at The Butcher & Grocer serves beer, wine and cocktails to go with those meats. Friday and Saturday nights are reserved for ticketed experience Dinner Party.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

4230 The Strand – Easton
Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

You’ll need to make a reservation to wine and dine on Cooper’s Hawk’s heated patio. There’s wine, wine and more wine, along with beer, cocktails and an extensive menu that spans appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and salads, to pasta, seafood, and chicken, pork and beef entrees.

Cooper’s Hawk’s Winery & Restaurant – Photo by Susan Post

Fado Irish Pub

4022 Townsfair Way – Easton
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday; Weekend opening hours vary – 10 p.m. close Saturday, 9 p.m. close Sunday

Sip on a pint from Fado’s heat lamp warmed patio. Guinness, scotch and traditional Irish eats like Fish & Chips, Corned Beef & Cabbage and more will be flowing. Reservations or same-day call ahead for seating are encouraged.

Fado’s Irish Pub – Photo by Susan Post


6030 Chandler Ct. – Westerville
Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday

Enjoy an extensive menu of Italian eats from Giammarco’s patio. Cozy up around the fire pit or find a seat near one of the heat towers. Don’t worry – there are overhead heaters at the bar as well.

Grandview Café

1455 W. Third Ave. – Grandview
Hours: 11 a.m. – close Monday – Friday; 10 a.m. – close Saturday & Sunday

Grandview Café is sporting not one, but two patios for toasty outdoor dining from lunch to dinner (and brunch!). There are deals a plenty during happy hour from 2 – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday as well as a lineup of daily specials available after 2 p.m.

Matt & Tony’s Wood Fired Kitchen

525 Short St. – Brewery District
Hours: 3 – 10 p.m. daily

Lanterns heat the way at Matt & Tony’s Wood Fired Kitchen. Dine on a menu of steaks, seafood, ribs and more at this Brewery District hideaway. Catch happy hour (or hours) from 3 – 7 p.m.


1021 W. Fifth Ave. – Fifth by Northwest
Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

Lanterns and awnings keep things toasty on Rudy’s patio. The daily happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m. doesn’t hurt, either. In addition to drink options a plenty, Rudy’s menu features burgers and sandwiches, wings, flatbreads, entrees and more.

Rudy’s – Photo by Susan Post

World of Beer

3934 Townsfair Way – Easton
Hours: 2 p.m. – close Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. – close Saturday & Sunday

How will you choose from the hundreds of brews available at World of Beer? Make a selection (or two) to enjoy on the heated patio. No need to drink on an empty stomach with a menu of pub eats as well.

World of Beer – Photo by Susan Post

What other heated patios are you frequenting? Let us know in the comments!

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