Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

In Eat, February 2021 by Lauren Kruchten2 Comments

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Raleigh bars and restaurants offer heated patios for safe sipping and nipping all winter long.

Winter doesn’t exactly scream patio season. But given the current strain on our local restaurants and bars, it’s crucial for spaces without a lot of indoor seating to be able to accommodate guests outdoors. Besides rendering many of Raleigh’s beloved sup spots (along with other local businesses) unable or struggling to pay rent, bills and employees, the pandemic’s unprecedented challenges have also left them hustling to stay abreast of ever-evolving regulations to keep diners safe and coming back—and warm.

To the rescue is Duke Energy’s two rounds of Storefront Revitalization Grants—the first offering $288,000 in funding; and the second, $98,000—to enable restaurants, bars and other storefronts to rebuild and pivot their operations in order to be viable. Via the grant, businesses like The Longleaf Hotel were able to entice guests by adding heaters and other amenities to its outdoor patio. Here, we round up local restos and bars with safe and warm heated patios worth popping a squat on for dinner or drinks this winter.

Angus Barn
angusbarn.com

Barcelona Wine Bar
barcelonawinebar.com

Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard
bowstringbrewyard.com

Caffé Luna
cafeluna.com

The Cortez
cortezraleigh.com

The Cowfish
thecowfish.com

Dram & Draught
dramanddraught.com

Driftwood Cantina
driftwoodcantina.com

Five Star
fivestarraleigh.com

Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria
gallopelon.com

Garland
garlandraleigh.com

Gravy
gravyraleigh.com

Gringo A Go Go
gringoraleigh.com

The Haymaker
thehaymakerraleigh.com

Humble Pie
humblepierestaurant.com

Hummingbird
hummingbirdraleigh.com

Jolie
restaurantjolie.com

Killjoy
killjoycocktail.com

NOFO @ the Pig
nofo.com

O-Ku
okuraleigh.com

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen
plateskitchen.com

Poppyseed Market Cafe & Wine Bar
poppyseedmkt.com

Rosewater Kitchen & Bar
rosewaterraleigh.com

Salt & Lime Cabo Grill
saltandlimecabo.com

SmokeStacks Cafe
coffeeraleigh.com

Stanbury
stanburyraleigh.com

State of Beer
stateof.beer

The Station at Person Street
stationraleigh.com

STIR
stirraleigh.com

Trophy Brewing + Pizza
trophybrewing.com/the-pizza

Watts & Ward
wattsandward.com

William & Company
facebook.com/willcobar

Winston’s Grille
winstonsgrille.com

Wye Hill
wyehill.com

10th & Terrace
10thandterrace.com

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  1. We are also open for Patio Dining and have plenty of seating with heaters and faux fur covered seats! Reservations are suggested and are available on Resy or by calling 919-301-8900. Please add Hummingbird to your list – we don’t see our name there and we would appreciate being included. Thanks so much!

    1. Author

      Of course, Hummingbird has been added! Thanks for letting us know!

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