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Updating the Patio Heatmap: 11 Spots For Outdoor Fun

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It's June and it's warm out? Sound the alarm! In our special June Gloom edition of the SF Patio Heatmap, we offer the 11 newest spots to debut outdoor areas for dining and drinking since the last update in January. They include a glamorous downtown spot with fire pits, a Presidio charmer, a nifty Outer Richmond hidden gem, a World Cup-centric SOMA makeover, and many more. Get to one of them fast, before the fog rolls in again.


Got any favorite new additions? Suggest them in the comments. Please note: this map is only for spots that have either opened or added new patios in 2014.

· Patio Heatmap: January 2014 [~ ESF ~]
· Patio Heatmap: September 2013 [~ ESF ~]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Commissary

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101 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA
(415) 561-3600
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You'll want to angle for a front-patio perch at Traci des Jardins' new Spanish spot, which offers stunning views of the Presidio's Main Lawn. The cocktails and tapas-style bites make for a great easygoing lunch or brunch, with bonus proximity to hiking, biking, and other outdoorsy activities.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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 seating remains limited, as the full patio is still in progress. If the lines are thick, bring a picnic blanket and tote your provisions to the Panhandle.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Radius

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1123 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 525-3676
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Radius' patio isn't new, but it's gotten a big makeover for the World Cup, with new bench-style seating, a 70" flat screen, and some cute garden planters. Take a sunny work lunch here, or bring some friends to catch a game.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

1. The Commissary

101 Montgomery, San Francisco, CA
You'll want to angle for a front-patio perch at Traci des Jardins' new Spanish spot, which offers stunning views of the Presidio's Main Lawn. The cocktails and tapas-style bites make for a great easygoing lunch or brunch, with bonus proximity to hiking, biking, and other outdoorsy activities.
101 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 seating remains limited, as the full patio is still in progress. If the lines are thick, bring a picnic blanket and tote your provisions to the Panhandle.
705 Divisadero
San Francisco, CA 94112

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Radius

1123 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Radius' patio isn't new, but it's gotten a big makeover for the World Cup, with new bench-style seating, a 70" flat screen, and some cute garden planters. Take a sunny work lunch here, or bring some friends to catch a game.
1123 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

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