20+ porches + patios that don’t leave you out in the cold

Tazza’s heated patio | Photo via @ashley.elizabeth.0728

Do you think this second fall is going to stick around? We all know the weather in Columbia can feel a bit like whiplash. One day is 45º and the next it’s 80º. 

So, in an effort to not let the colder weather hold you back from supporting local restaurants, we’ve rounded up a list of outdoor spots, which will keep you warm no matter the temperature. We’re forever grateful for these spots for keeping us out of the cold while we enjoy our meals + company outdoors. 

Main St. / Vista 

Cantina 76 | 1301 Main St.  | State House views with a taco in each hand no matter how chilly the Capital city gets.

Columbia Craft | 520 Greene St. | Space heaters outside

Grill Marks | 711 Gervais St. | Dog-friendly patio with a fireplace + heaters – so you can still enjoy those shakes.

Halls Chophouse | 1221 Main St. | Dine on the front patio surrounded by greenery +space heaters.

Hendrix | 1649 Main St. | Rooftop with heaters + blankets

Kao Thai | 1001 Senate St. | Take a seat on the outdoor couch or grab a table surrounded by tiki torches.

Market on Main | 1320 Main St. | The patio with the biggest screen on Main Street is here to keep you toasty all winter long.

Motor Supply Co. Bistro | 920 Gervais St. | Enjoy an outdoor setting on the enclosed patio.

Thirsty Fellow | 621 Gadsden St. | The outdoor deck is pet-friendly and perfect for outdoor seating with heaters right overhead.

Five Points 

Cantina 76 | 2901 Devine St. | Tex-Mex with heated, outdoor patio + roll down plastic walls for colder weather

Di Prato’s Delicatessen | 342 Pickens St.

Jakes on Devine | 2112 Devine St. | Let the dogs run free during Yappy Hour every Tuesday and Thursday while you enjoy the warmth on the patio with overhead heating.

J’s Corner | 1015 Rosewood Dr. | Heaters above outdoor tables

Pawley’s Front Porch | 827 Harden St.| Covered porch + built-in heaters

Publico Tap Kitchen | 2013 Greene St. | Publico is making Five Points feel like the north pole with personal igloos with heaters inside + safety in mind. ProTip – it snows at Publico on the weekends to give you that extra magical winter feel.

River Rat Brewery | 1231 Shop Rd. | Portable + built-in heaters

Saluda’s | 751 Saluda Ave. | Heaters and blankets to keep you warm on the balcony

Scoopy Doo Gelato | 725 Saluda Ave.

Za’s on Devine | 2930 Devine St. | A relaxing atmosphere + a covered patio

Surrounding areas

Black Rooster | 201 Meeting St., West Columbia | Patio + rooftop bar with space heaters 

Chayz Lounge | 607 Meeting St., West Columbia 

Café Strudel | 300 State St., West Columbia

Ratio | 566 Spears Creek Church Rd. | A dog-friendly, covered porch with a toasty fireplace and TVs

Steel Hands Brewing | 2350 Foreman St.,Cayce | Fire pit surrounded by picnic tables – perfect for the outdoor concerts

Swamp Cabbage Brewery | 921 Brookwood Dr. | Heaters, a fire pit and blankets

Tazza Kitchen | 4840 Forest Dr. | Grab a seat and cozy up by the fire pit or one of the space heaters

Terra | 100 State St., West Columbia 

WECO Bottle & Biergarten | 626 Meeting St., West Columbia

The local temps this week range from 50-70º, so bookmark this list for those in-between days and send it to the group chat to make your weekend plans. 

Did we miss your favorite winter patio? Let us know by replying here.