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Updating the Bay Area Patio Heatmap: New Patios For Outdoor Dining and Drinking

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A patio map in January? No, we're not crazy, but the weather this month is. If you've gone through all the stages of grief over the loss of the rainy season and finally arrived at acceptance, there's nothing left to do but enjoy the dry, sunny weather as long as it lasts. Though there aren't a slew of new patio spots open in winter, here's the absolute latest on where to eat outside in style—especially on a January weekend that promises highs in the 70s.


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

1/23: Added: The Vestry, Iyasare, Sparrow Bar & Kitchen; Dropped: Bar of Arrr, Rustic

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Vestry

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777 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 551-7306
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Concert venue The Chapel's sister restaurant sports a simple and satisfying menu and rare open patio right off Valencia Street for prime people-watching.

2. Iyasare

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1830 4th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Former Yoshi's chef Sho Kamio has a new spot with rustic Japanese takes on miso-cured pork chops, sea urchin fettuccine, and hibachi-grilled beef tongue available on their 25-seat patio (complete with heat lamps).

3. Sparrow Bar and Kitchen

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1640 Haight St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 622-6137
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Sparrow sports a hidden back patio with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of backyard good vibes (and heat lamps). Head out back for their stellar brunch or an afternoon beer and snack.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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 sunny brunch.

8. 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 back patio that's still a well-kept secret. 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).

9. 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 patio, where you can snag relaxed neighborhood Italian fare and cocktails along with climbing vines and a convivial atmosphere.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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).

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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. The Vestry

777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Concert venue The Chapel's sister restaurant sports a simple and satisfying menu and rare open patio right off Valencia Street for prime people-watching.
777 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

2. Iyasare

1830 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Former Yoshi's chef Sho Kamio has a new spot with rustic Japanese takes on miso-cured pork chops, sea urchin fettuccine, and hibachi-grilled beef tongue available on their 25-seat patio (complete with heat lamps).
1830 4th St
Berkeley, CA 94710

3. Sparrow Bar and Kitchen

1640 Haight St, San Francisco, CA
Sparrow sports a hidden back patio with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of backyard good vibes (and heat lamps). Head out back for their stellar brunch or an afternoon beer and snack.
1640 Haight St
San Francisco, CA

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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 sunny brunch.
2518 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

8. Nopalito

1224 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Nopalito's Inner Sunset location has a back patio that's still a well-kept secret. 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

9. Dante's Table

544 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Welcome to "Paradiso," aka Dante's lovely 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

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16. 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

17. 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

18. 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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