After a long, cold winter, it’s too nice to eat inside! We love to get out to the waterfront, up on the roof decks, and onto the patios to enjoy every moment of short sleeve weather that nature offers. From Minneapolis to Saint Paul (and beyond), we’ve scoured the state for the best patios to compete in Minnesota Monthly’s “Search for the Best Patio.” 32 locations were selected by our editorial team, and only one survived the online contest.

Best Patio 2023 

O’Shaughnessy Distlling brings together the best of Irish and American whiskey making traditions. Helmed by world-renowned Master Distiller Brian Nation, the magic of whiskey making begins with their three triple copper pots where they make American Whiskey in the traditional Irish triple distillation style.


2023 Patio Dinning Bracket Challenge Sponsors: 



Round 1

May 1-7

Round 2

May 8-14

Round 3

May 15-21

Round 4

May 22-28

Round 5

May 29-June 4

Winner announced on June 5