Patio season isn’t over just yet.
As temperatures drop during fall and into winter, restaurants around The Bend are getting creative when it comes to outdoor seating. Igloos by reservation, heaters in place of umbrellas — if you’re more comfortable eating outside right now, there are places for you.
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One of the area’s most popular spots, Bar Louie recently relocated to an expansive new space. It includes an outdoor deck on the third floor with great views and several heaters for comfort as temperatures dip.
7320 Aspect Dr. | Granger
Bin 23 Wine Bar + Bistro
One of the area’s top wine bars has a heated patio and is upping the ante by offering an individually wrapped, one-time use blanket for anyone looking to stay cozy outside.
120 Perspective Dr. | Granger
One of our favorite spots when the temperature gets colder is fireside in this downtown South Bend pub. But if you’re looking to stay outside, Fiddler’s has a combination of heaters/igloos (pictured above) working on its extended patio.
127 N. Main St. | South Bend
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Parisi’s Ristorante Italiano
One of South Bend’s most well-known Italian restaurants has two heated igloos available by reservation. The easiest way is to book online. Your stay is capped at 90 minutes to allow for proper cleaning between parties.
1412 South Bend Ave. | South Bend
The Lauber Kitchen + Bar
The Lauber has one of the biggest patios in South Bend, which makes it the ideal spot for an igloo. There’s just one, so you’ll need to call or email [email protected] ahead for a reservation. There’s a $150 minimum bill requirement and you’ll be limited to a 90-minute stay.
504 E. LaSalle Ave. | South Bend
Heaters have replaced umbrellas on the PEGGS patio in downtown South Bend No need for a reservation, just head to this local brunch favorite and request to sit outside.
127 S. Michigan St. | South Bend
Chicory Café – Mishawaka
This downtown Mishawaka restaurant is leveling up one of the area’s best patios with an igloo, heaters and a fire pit for warding off colder temperatures. You might want to ask about the s’mores kits for a little something sweet and warm.
114 W. First St. | Mishawaka
Brothers Bar + Grill
Situated just down the street from Notre Dame, Brothers Bar + Grill remains a popular spot to grab a bite and a brew while watching a game. If you want to head outside, there are several heaters on the patio.
1234 N. Eddy St. | South Bend
South Bend Chocolate Café
If you’re looking for a spot to grab coffee or hot chocolate — try mixing them in a kaffee wein — the South Bend Chocolate Café is your spot. Place your order inside then post up around one of the tables with a “fire pit” in the middle. You can grab a bite to eat too.
122 S. Michigan St. | South Bend
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Café Navarre’s patio sits at the center of South Bend, offering a glimpse at the surrounding downtown while you dine on some of the area’s best dishes. Heaters are being incorporated on the patio that lines the historic building.
101 N. Michigan St. | South Bend
O’Rourke’s Public House
Situated across the street from Notre Dame, the patio at O’Rourke’s Public House looks across Angela Boulevard toward campus. Inside you’ll find a true pub atmosphere and one of the widest arrays of whiskeys in the area.
1044 E Angela Blvd. | South Bend
Villa Macri Ristorante
Another Italian option, the patio at Villa Macri is enclosed and includes several heaters to provide warmth for diners.
225 Toscana Blvd. | Granger