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17 New Bay Area Patios For Summer Dining & Drinking

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Is it just us, or is it getting hot in here? It's September, and you know what that means: summer is finally here, and with that blessed heat comes a new demand for breezy outdoor dining and drinking options. Folks will be making a beeline to tried-and-true outdoor spots like Biergarten and Zeitgeist, but what about dining and drinking options that are new to the scene (and thus a little bit off the radar)? Here are our picks for newly arrived outdoor seating options to beat the heat.


What new spots did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

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1. Virgil's Sea Room

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3152 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 829-2233
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This pleasant back patio is right next door to El Rio's outdoor oasis, so you can listen in on live music or thank your stars you're at Virgil's instead. With heat lamps and Dolly Parton on the jukebox, you can't go wrong at this bar.

2. Ragazza

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311 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 255-1133
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An enclosed gazebo is a new addition to the wonders awaiting you at Ragazza's lush back patio, where you can enjoy pizza and vino amid climbing vines and greenery.

3. Emperor Norton's Boozeland

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510 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Emperor Norton's outdoor area feels like an urban hideout from the world. Grab a high chair in this walled concrete hideaway for a no-nonsense open air experience.

4. Rustic

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3331 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
With permits still pending (their hearing got pushed to mid-September), Rustic's patio oasis isn't quite ready to roll. But the bocce courts will soon be buzzing, so keep a close eye for updates on this 24th Street pizzeria.

5. El Techo de Lolinda

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2518 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-6970
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The only thing better than a patio is a rooftop, and Lolinda has got quite a beauty. With sweeping views of the Mission, this popular spot sports craft cocktails, Latin American-inspired street food and a brand-new brunch.

6. Nopalito

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1224 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 233-9966
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Nopalito's Inner Sunset location has a secret back patio that's just now seeing the light of day. With seats for 25-30 (including three orange beer tables) and jasmine and passionfruit vines, this spot is open come good weather (just call ahead to make sure if you're patio bound).

7. Dante's Table

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544 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 529-2797
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Welcome to "Paradiso," aka Dante's lovely new patio, where you can snag relaxed neighborhood Italian fare and cocktails along with climbing vines and a convivial atmosphere.

8. Rosa Mexicano

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30 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 874-4300
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This upscale Mexican food chain is a FiDi outdoor dining destination complete with tableside guacamole prep and frozen pomegranate margaritas.

9. Jamber Wine Pub

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858 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 273-9192
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Grab a seat at Jamber's quaint front patio for a full array of bar bites (think pretzels, fish and chips and meatloaf) and a jug of local beer.

10. The Corner Store

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5 Masonic Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 749-1093
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The Corner Store's 40-seat enclosed patio area is nothing to shake a stick at. Grab a date and a milkshake for the new-retro feel (or come for their brand-new happy hour).

11. Bar of Arrr

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Pier 29
San Francisco, CA 94133
Less a patio than a massive, open-air beer hangar, Bar of Arrr is only around until September 21st, so go now to get your fix of New Zealand's finest brews.

12. Mission Rock Resort

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817 Terry Francois Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 701-7625
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This waterfront behemoth is built for warm weather, with bayside views, an oyster bar, and a deck made for bloody mary (or piña colada) mornings.

13. Brotzeit Lokal

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1000 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 645-1905
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Brotzeit Lokal's claim to fame isn't its 16 brews on tap or hearty bar eats, but rather the spacious patio that faces the estuary for stellar views and bay breezes to go along with your beer.

14. Toast Kitchen + Bar

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5900 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 658-5900
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Toast Kitchen + Bar offers a rare spacious front patio perfect for people-watching along with your wine and elevated American fare.

15. Forge Pizza

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66 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 268-3200
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A huge waterfront patio sets The Forge apart from the crowd. With fire pits, a dog-friendly attitude and a full complement of California-style pizzas, this is a go-to for warm weather on the bay.

16. Lungomare

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1 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-7171
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Lungomare brings still more Italian to Oakland, and comes correct with a front patio area that's perfect for sunny days on Jack London Square.

17. Moxy Beer Garden

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3136 Sacramento St
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 547-6699
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Plenty of covered outdoor seating makes Moxy perfect for beating the heat, and seven kinds of grass-fed burgers can't hurt either.

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1. Virgil's Sea Room

3152 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
This pleasant back patio is right next door to El Rio's outdoor oasis, so you can listen in on live music or thank your stars you're at Virgil's instead. With heat lamps and Dolly Parton on the jukebox, you can't go wrong at this bar.
3152 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

2. Ragazza

311 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
An enclosed gazebo is a new addition to the wonders awaiting you at Ragazza's lush back patio, where you can enjoy pizza and vino amid climbing vines and greenery.
311 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

3. Emperor Norton's Boozeland

510 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Emperor Norton's outdoor area feels like an urban hideout from the world. Grab a high chair in this walled concrete hideaway for a no-nonsense open air experience.
510 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. Rustic

3331 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
With permits still pending (their hearing got pushed to mid-September), Rustic's patio oasis isn't quite ready to roll. But the bocce courts will soon be buzzing, so keep a close eye for updates on this 24th Street pizzeria.
3331 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

5. El Techo de Lolinda

2518 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110
The only thing better than a patio is a rooftop, and Lolinda has got quite a beauty. With sweeping views of the Mission, this popular spot sports craft cocktails, Latin American-inspired street food and a brand-new brunch.
2518 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. Nopalito

1224 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Nopalito's Inner Sunset location has a secret back patio that's just now seeing the light of day. With seats for 25-30 (including three orange beer tables) and jasmine and passionfruit vines, this spot is open come good weather (just call ahead to make sure if you're patio bound).
1224 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

7. Dante's Table

544 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Welcome to "Paradiso," aka Dante's lovely new patio, where you can snag relaxed neighborhood Italian fare and cocktails along with climbing vines and a convivial atmosphere.
544 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114

8. Rosa Mexicano

30 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
This upscale Mexican food chain is a FiDi outdoor dining destination complete with tableside guacamole prep and frozen pomegranate margaritas.
30 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

9. Jamber Wine Pub

858 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Grab a seat at Jamber's quaint front patio for a full array of bar bites (think pretzels, fish and chips and meatloaf) and a jug of local beer.
858 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

10. The Corner Store

5 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
The Corner Store's 40-seat enclosed patio area is nothing to shake a stick at. Grab a date and a milkshake for the new-retro feel (or come for their brand-new happy hour).
5 Masonic Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118

11. Bar of Arrr

Pier 29, San Francisco, CA 94133
Less a patio than a massive, open-air beer hangar, Bar of Arrr is only around until September 21st, so go now to get your fix of New Zealand's finest brews.
Pier 29
San Francisco, CA 94133

12. Mission Rock Resort

817 Terry Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94107
This waterfront behemoth is built for warm weather, with bayside views, an oyster bar, and a deck made for bloody mary (or piña colada) mornings.
817 Terry Francois Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94107

13. Brotzeit Lokal

1000 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
Brotzeit Lokal's claim to fame isn't its 16 brews on tap or hearty bar eats, but rather the spacious patio that faces the estuary for stellar views and bay breezes to go along with your beer.
1000 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606

14. Toast Kitchen + Bar

5900 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Toast Kitchen + Bar offers a rare spacious front patio perfect for people-watching along with your wine and elevated American fare.
5900 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

15. Forge Pizza

66 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607
A huge waterfront patio sets The Forge apart from the crowd. With fire pits, a dog-friendly attitude and a full complement of California-style pizzas, this is a go-to for warm weather on the bay.
66 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94607

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16. Lungomare

1 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Lungomare brings still more Italian to Oakland, and comes correct with a front patio area that's perfect for sunny days on Jack London Square.
1 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

17. Moxy Beer Garden

3136 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA 94702
Plenty of covered outdoor seating makes Moxy perfect for beating the heat, and seven kinds of grass-fed burgers can't hurt either.
3136 Sacramento St
Berkeley, CA 94702

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