You know what they say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade…& with Portland restaurants, breweries, & bars unable to seat full capacity indoors in the midst of winter due to COVID, they are making the most of a sour situation by offering cozy, comfortable & warm patios, fire pits, igloos, chalets, tents & more for winter outdoor dining. Portland Old Port is breaking it all down by creating a list of local outdoor dining options.
Let us know in the comment sections or by emailing email@example.com if there is a spot we missed. We will be updating this throughout the winter.
A&C Grocery: Washington Avenue market offers outdoor fire pits. Open 12pm-7pm daily.
Austin Street Brewery: Fox Street & Industrial Way patios are both open with fire pits, heaters, & protection from the wind.
Banded Brewing Company: Portland location now includes patio dining with heated buddy huts. No reservations required.
Battery Steele Brewing: Patio includes fire pits for curbside pickup or draft pours. Open daily.
Becky’s Diner: Open 6am-9pm every day with heated uncovered porch dining & indoor dining.
Bird & Co.: Woodford’s Corner eatery has two heated outdoor tables. Limited indoor dining as well.
Blue Spoon: Munjoy Hill location offers outdoor dining with heaters. Open Wednesday-Saturday 4pm-9pm. Indoor dining offered as well.
Blyth & Burrows: Outdoor tables with built-in fire pits included in their open patio dining. Limited indoor seating available as well.
Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room: Recently opened their Boone’s Fish Shack at the entrance of their parking lot featuring soups, lobster rolls, & hot drinks. Restaurant offers deck dining with heated igloos. Reservable by calling 207-774-5725. Indoor dining available.
Bunker Brewing Co: Patio includes heated beer huts on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Chaval: Heated greenhouses included with their patio seating. Greenhouses are only available to reserve over the phone by calling 207.772.1110 & have a $25 charge. Indoor dining not available.
Definitive Brewing Company: Firepits & heaters available for their outdoor dining.
DiMillos: Side deck includes heaters. Indoor & outdoor dining available Monday-Saturday 12pm-9pm.
Dock Fore: Indoor and limited, heated outdoor seating available with a light menu for dine-in and take out. Open 7 days a week.
Duckfat Friteshack: Takeout window tucked down the alleyway between Anoche & Oxbow Blending & Bottling & features heated tables & fire pits. Open Thursday & Sunday 12pm-7pm, Saturday & Friday 12pm-9pm.
El Rayo: Heated greenhouses available on the back deck. Open every day Monday- Saturday 11am-9pm, & Sunday 11am-7:30pm.
Evo Kitchen & Bar: Offering reservable private chalet seating for parties from 2-5 people from the same household. Team of chefs will customize a tasting menu based on dietary restrictions or special interests. Reservations are $90-110 per person & can be made on their website. Indoor dining is also available.
Foundation Brewing Company: Window ordering includes patio seating with heaters.
Great Lost Bear: Offering patio dining with heaters & limited indoor dining.
Izakaya Minato: Outdoor dining & takeout available only. Includes tables with heaters. Open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-8pm.
Little Giant: Recently built open-air, covered & heated patio is open for brunch & dinner. Sunday Brunch 9:30am-2:30pm & dinner Tuesday-Sunday 4pm-9pm.
Liquid Riot Bottling Co.: They are offering outside dining (no heaters, they’re Mainer’s) & indoor dining Thursday-Monday 12pm-9pm
Local 188: Outdoor seating on patio features heaters. Open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-9pm
Lone Pine Brewing Company: Heat lamps & tables with gas fire pits in the center offered at the Anderson Street location.
Maine Craft Distilling: Fire pits & heated huts that fit 4 to 6 people. They do not take reservations for the huts, first-come, first-serve basis.
Maine Mead Works: Outdoor patio tables with heaters in the middle & fire pits available Saturday & Sunday 12pm-7pm (weather permitting).
Novare Res Bier Cafe: Deck dining available & includes heaters. Can also warm up on their boozy hot chocolate. Indoor dining limited but available.
Rising Tide Brewing Company: Outdoor accommodations include fire pits, vertical fire heaters, & 8 igloos reservable online for full parties of a single household. Each reservation for an igloo has a strict 90 min time limit & a $60 check minimum per tent reservation. Open only for outdoor seating.
Root Wild Kombucha: Window service includes outdoor tables with heat lamps on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Stroudwater Distillery: Thompson’s Point tasting room includes patio with vertical heaters & limited indoor seating.
Terlinqua: Recently open backyard Margarita Garden offers an open aired covered deck with vertical fire heaters, outdoor fire pits & fish shacks. Reservations are encouraged. Indoor dining is not available. Currently open Wednesday-Sunday with lunch 12pm-3pm, Happy Hour 3pm-4pm, & dinner 4pm-8pm.
The Thirsty Pig: Back deck includes 4 beer huts. Limited indoor seating.
The Yard: Igloos on site which are reservable online & are on a first-come, first-serve basis between 12pm-3pm. Can book up to 8 people for $40 per 1 hour 1/2 reservation & requires a $100 minimum per check party. Indoor dining available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tiqa: Fire pit & heat lamps featured on their outdoor patio.
Tomasos: Stay warm & protected from the wind under their carport filled with heat lamps. Open 11am-9pm & offering indoor seating as well.
ViA VECCHiA: Fire towers accompany patio tables which are available weather permitting.
Wilson County Barbecue: Outdoor dining includes picnic tables surrounded by firepits. Also open for indoor dining. Open Monday-Sunday 12pm-9pm.
Yosaku: Outdoor patio in Japanese garden includes heaters. Walk-ins accepted but reservations encouraged. Indoor dining not available.