bonfires and heaters keep guests cozy on cinder house's heated patio. photo by julia calleo

Chill on these 5 cozy heated patios in St. Louis

Just because the leaves have fallen and the mercury has dropped doesn’t mean we can’t still drink and dine al fresco. These outdoor options are all open during chillier months.

1. Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314.241.2337,

This Maplewood standby has outdoor dining fans covered – literally. The roofed patio can be fully enclosed with canvas sides when the weather turns blustery. Enjoy the expansive food menu and beer selection with a biergarten feel.

2. The Scottish Arms
8 S. Sarah St., St. Louis, 314.535.0551,

Food and drink just taste better when there’s a nip in the air, and there’s no better spot to enjoy the phenomenon than the Arms’ private, fenced-in patio. Take a seat around the fire pit with a pint of stout or a dram of your favorite whisky and dig into the menu of hearty pub fare.

3. Salt + Smoke St. Charles
501 S. Main St., St. Charles, 314.727.0200,

Barbecue is a picnic staple during the summer months, but Salt + Smoke’s third location in St. Charles can make it one year-round. The massive patio features 225 seats, string lights and plenty of fire pits to fend off the cold.

4. Bluewood Brewing
1821 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.376.4166,

There’s plenty of room to spread out in the historic confines of Bluewood. The semi open-air dining area is open on two sides with ironwork grills and gates. Rustic brickwork and heaters make it an ideal space to enjoy Bluewood’s brews and Mac’s Local Eats’ famous smash burgers no matter the weather.

5. Cinder House
999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.881.5759,

You can still enjoy drinks and dinner (or lunch or brunch, for that matter) from Cinder House with one of the best views of the city on the Four Seasons rooftop oasis, which has heaters placed throughout to keep you toasty in the fall chill.

Matt Sorrell is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.