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The San Francisco Patio Heatmap: Where to Eat Outside NOW

Bookmark this one now for the next time summery weather comes around.

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San Francisco isn't typically much of a patio town (blame those high rents and frosty winds), but when we get struck with a spell of summer weather, there's no place every local with a pulse would rather be. For the next heat wave, we compiled a back-pocket guide of every restaurant and bar with a patio to debut in the past year, from fancypants downtown retreats to laid-back hangout spots. Bookmark it for the next time the mercury breaks 70 degrees.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Palm House

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2030 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 400-4355
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In keeping with its tropical vibe, Palm House expanded the patio it inherited from previous tenant Nettie's, offering more seating for those looking to have a boozy slushie or margarita and feast on jerk-grilled mahi-mahi, ceviche, and fish and chips.

2. Marla Bakery

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3619 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 742-4379
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Designed by Paxton Gate, Marla's garden patio is a rarity for a Richmond restaurant, and is so adorable that the owners actually got married there. Head out back with a morning coffee and scone, or take a leisurely weekend brunch or lunch with a glass of bubbly.

3. 4505 Burgers & BBQ

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705 Divisadero
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 231-6993
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Patio seating comprises most of the seating at Ryan Farr's new Divis 'cue palace, where diners can enjoy their brisket and pulled pork al fresco. The full patio and outdoor dining (housed in a shipping container) is now open. If the lines are thick, bring a picnic blanket and tote your provisions to the Panhandle.

4. Dirty Habit

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12 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 348-1555
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In a city with few outdoor spaces, especially downtown, Dirty Habit's fifth-floor patio definitely stands out thanks to extensive lounge seating, fire pits, and heatlamps for chillier days. The bar bites-centric menu and sizable drink selection make this a good choice for big groups.

5. Uno Dos Tacos

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595 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 974-6922
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FiDi types can now catch the next-best thing to a sunny Mission taco lunch on Uno Dos Taco's front patio, which overlooks the bustle of Second Street. They've also got a solid happy hour with deals on tacos and buckets of beer, a good after-work choice for the summer months.

6. Trou Normand

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140 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 975-0876
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It took a few months to get underway, but Trou Normand's giant back patio has effectively doubled the restaurant's seating, and it boasts lovely views of the courtyard at historic 140 New Montgomery to go with your cocktails and charcuterie. It's tented in plastic for colder evenings, too.

7. Sextant Coffee Roasters

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1415 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(515) 355-1415
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Enjoy your morning cup or afternoon buzz on Sextant's sizable urban patio, where worker bees seeking Vitamin D can be found fueling up on the house-roasted java and working away on the free wi-fi.

8. Perdition Smokehouse

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2050 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 900-5858
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Perdition's huge back patio, lined with picnic tables, could give even Zeitgeist a run for its money, especially combined with the huge selection of brews (43 on tap!) BBQ, beer, and pie in the Berkeley sunshine is basically a guaranteed good time.

9. Westbrae Biergarten

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1280 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA
Brews and sunshine can also be had at this new beer garden, where 7 draft brews and 3 draft ciders, plus Brazilian fare from Brazil Cafe, make for a festive atmosphere. Food trucks, including RoliRoti, will begin rolling up soon.

10. Arguello Restaurant

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50 Moraga Ave.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 561-3650
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In the windy Presidio, Arguello offers an appealing retreat on its sizable patio, which is sheltered from the wind and heated when it's chilly. The margaritas will do the rest of the work.

11. Blaze Pizza

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3251 20th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 212-6282
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To be clear, Blaze's front patio offers a view of the Stonestown Galleria parking lot, but it is a patio nonetheless, and for soaking up the sun with an affordable DIY pizza, it does the job.

12. Brenda's Meat & Three

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919 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 926-8657
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20 or so patio seats can be found in the back of Brenda's new Divisadero operation. The weather may not be as sultry as that of the South, but with some fried chicken and calas, you can pretend as best you can.

13. El Capitan

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1123 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 525-3676
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This revamp of the Radius space comes complete with a sizable back garden patio, which it shares with sister wine bar Carafe. Park it at a picnic table and feast on frybread tacos, oysters, and ceviche, paired with plenty of interesting wines.

14. Equator Coffees & Teas

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986 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Equator's first San Francisco location boasts a cute front patio and a "Marklet" (that would be a parklet on Market). Watch the mid-Market scene go by as you sip a coffee or a beet mimosa.

15. Jack's Oyster Bar & Fish House

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336 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 271-7952
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One of two Jack London Square properties to debut patios this year, Jack's features all the seafood classics (oysters, chowder, fish and chips) with a heated patio that offers a view of the Bay.

16. Monk’s Kettle

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3141 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 865-9523
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A recent renovation effectively doubled the seating at Monk's, thanks to the addition of a new sidewalk patio where craft-beer aficionados can watch the 16th Street crowds go by.

17. Nick and Aron's

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4316 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA
(510) 250-9538
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A 20-seat garden patio awaits in the back of this new restaurant from the Nick's Pizza folks, where you can enjoy your pie in the sunny East Bay weather.

18. Plank

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98 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 817-0980
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Oakland's palatial new bowling alley and beer garden boasts an equally capacious patio, featuring bocce, a dedicated bar with tons of draft beer, and views of Jack London Square and the water.

19. The Double Standard

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2424 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 879-7601
This Oakland bar from a Bourbon & Branch alum boasts an enormous back patio, with picnic tables and a giant redwood looming over drinkers.

20. Comal

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2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 926-6300
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Comal's unassuming downtown Berkeley exterior gives way to a delightful garden patio, complete with upscale Mexican cuisine, cocktails from SF Chronicle Bar Star Matthew Campbell and plenty of charm. Chef Matt Gandin's menu offers fresh takes on traditional dishes, like a quesadilla with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, epazote and habanero salsa. Plus, cocktails taste better al fresco: it's a fact.

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1. Palm House

2030 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
In keeping with its tropical vibe, Palm House expanded the patio it inherited from previous tenant Nettie's, offering more seating for those looking to have a boozy slushie or margarita and feast on jerk-grilled mahi-mahi, ceviche, and fish and chips.
2030 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

2. Marla Bakery

3619 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Designed by Paxton Gate, Marla's garden patio is a rarity for a Richmond restaurant, and is so adorable that the owners actually got married there. Head out back with a morning coffee and scone, or take a leisurely weekend brunch or lunch with a glass of bubbly.
3619 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121

3. 4505 Burgers & BBQ

705 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA 94112
Patio seating comprises most of the seating at Ryan Farr's new Divis 'cue palace, where diners can enjoy their brisket and pulled pork al fresco. The full patio and outdoor dining (housed in a shipping container) is now open. If the lines are thick, bring a picnic blanket and tote your provisions to the Panhandle.
705 Divisadero
San Francisco, CA 94112

4. Dirty Habit

12 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
In a city with few outdoor spaces, especially downtown, Dirty Habit's fifth-floor patio definitely stands out thanks to extensive lounge seating, fire pits, and heatlamps for chillier days. The bar bites-centric menu and sizable drink selection make this a good choice for big groups.
12 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. Uno Dos Tacos

595 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94104
FiDi types can now catch the next-best thing to a sunny Mission taco lunch on Uno Dos Taco's front patio, which overlooks the bustle of Second Street. They've also got a solid happy hour with deals on tacos and buckets of beer, a good after-work choice for the summer months.
595 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94104

6. Trou Normand

140 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105
It took a few months to get underway, but Trou Normand's giant back patio has effectively doubled the restaurant's seating, and it boasts lovely views of the courtyard at historic 140 New Montgomery to go with your cocktails and charcuterie. It's tented in plastic for colder evenings, too.
140 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105

7. Sextant Coffee Roasters

1415 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Enjoy your morning cup or afternoon buzz on Sextant's sizable urban patio, where worker bees seeking Vitamin D can be found fueling up on the house-roasted java and working away on the free wi-fi.
1415 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. Perdition Smokehouse

2050 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Perdition's huge back patio, lined with picnic tables, could give even Zeitgeist a run for its money, especially combined with the huge selection of brews (43 on tap!) BBQ, beer, and pie in the Berkeley sunshine is basically a guaranteed good time.
2050 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

9. Westbrae Biergarten

1280 Gilman St., Berkeley, CA
Brews and sunshine can also be had at this new beer garden, where 7 draft brews and 3 draft ciders, plus Brazilian fare from Brazil Cafe, make for a festive atmosphere. Food trucks, including RoliRoti, will begin rolling up soon.
1280 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA

10. Arguello Restaurant

50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco, CA
In the windy Presidio, Arguello offers an appealing retreat on its sizable patio, which is sheltered from the wind and heated when it's chilly. The margaritas will do the rest of the work.
50 Moraga Ave.
San Francisco, CA

11. Blaze Pizza

3251 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
To be clear, Blaze's front patio offers a view of the Stonestown Galleria parking lot, but it is a patio nonetheless, and for soaking up the sun with an affordable DIY pizza, it does the job.
3251 20th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132

12. Brenda's Meat & Three

919 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115
20 or so patio seats can be found in the back of Brenda's new Divisadero operation. The weather may not be as sultry as that of the South, but with some fried chicken and calas, you can pretend as best you can.
919 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115

13. El Capitan

1123 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA
This revamp of the Radius space comes complete with a sizable back garden patio, which it shares with sister wine bar Carafe. Park it at a picnic table and feast on frybread tacos, oysters, and ceviche, paired with plenty of interesting wines.
1123 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA

14. Equator Coffees & Teas

986 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Equator's first San Francisco location boasts a cute front patio and a "Marklet" (that would be a parklet on Market). Watch the mid-Market scene go by as you sip a coffee or a beet mimosa.
986 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

15. Jack's Oyster Bar & Fish House

336 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607
One of two Jack London Square properties to debut patios this year, Jack's features all the seafood classics (oysters, chowder, fish and chips) with a heated patio that offers a view of the Bay.
336 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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16. Monk’s Kettle

3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
A recent renovation effectively doubled the seating at Monk's, thanks to the addition of a new sidewalk patio where craft-beer aficionados can watch the 16th Street crowds go by.
3141 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

17. Nick and Aron's

4316 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
A 20-seat garden patio awaits in the back of this new restaurant from the Nick's Pizza folks, where you can enjoy your pie in the sunny East Bay weather.
4316 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA

18. Plank

98 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Oakland's palatial new bowling alley and beer garden boasts an equally capacious patio, featuring bocce, a dedicated bar with tons of draft beer, and views of Jack London Square and the water.
98 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

19. The Double Standard

2424 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
This Oakland bar from a Bourbon & Branch alum boasts an enormous back patio, with picnic tables and a giant redwood looming over drinkers.
2424 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

20. Comal

2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Comal's unassuming downtown Berkeley exterior gives way to a delightful garden patio, complete with upscale Mexican cuisine, cocktails from SF Chronicle Bar Star Matthew Campbell and plenty of charm. Chef Matt Gandin's menu offers fresh takes on traditional dishes, like a quesadilla with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, epazote and habanero salsa. Plus, cocktails taste better al fresco: it's a fact.
2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

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