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Warm up by the fire at Iron Gate.
Warm up by the fire at Iron Gate.
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Get Cozy at These Warming Outdoor Patios

Don't retreat indoors just because it's cold outside

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Warm up by the fire at Iron Gate.
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The temperatures couldn’t remain in the 70s forever. They were bound to dip at some point. But lovers of the outdoors can still sip a drink outside at these D.C. area restaurants and bars. These patios remain open during the colder months (except in heavy snow or rain and frigid temps). Many even offer heaters, blankets, and hot toddies to help guests stay warm.

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Room 11

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Open throughout winter, Room 11’s patio features a fire pit and a few heat lamps, and serves the same menu outside as it does indoors. Sip some Glögg, full-bodied red wine, orange, cardamom, baking spices, star anise and brandy.

Photo: Room 11

Roofers Union

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The covered open-air rooftop at this Adams Morgan spot offers views of the neighborhood. The 15-seat horseshoe bar ia known for its signature punch bowls and frozen craft cocktails.

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Masseria

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Gather around the low-slung couches that surround the stone tables in this indoor/outdoor courtyard. Sip on some Scotch and smoke a cigar from Masseria's rotating selection.

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Iron Gate

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Iron Gate's garden patio is once again outfitted with fire pits and fireside cocktails, including the Bourbon Diversion made with bourbon, creme de cacao, Fernet Branca, absinthe, and hot water.

Iron Gate DC fire pit Sit by the fire pit at Iron Gate. Photo: Iron Gate

Boutbon Steak

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Guests can enjoy the cozy brick-walled patio with its warming outdoor fire pit and fur blankets. Popular hot toddies include the buttered rum flavored with vanilla bean, ginger and dulce de leche foam. Note: customers can call ahead to reserve seats by the fire pits.

Photo: Bourbon Steak

Pinstripes

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Pinstripes’ year-round patio offers guests blankets and heaters and an outdoor fire pit during the colder months. The Georgetown bocce and bowling bistro also recently extended their happy hour to the patio.

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Farmers Fishers Bakers

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Guests who can’t find an enviable spot near the fire pit can still stay warm on the Farmers Fishers Bakers patio. The Georgetown restaurant has added blankets and several heaters, as well comfy couches.

Empress Lounge

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The Empress Lounge inside the swanky Mandarin Oriental has installed some new fire pits on the patio. This winter, guests can enjoy s'mores and sparkling wine with a view of the hotel's garden as weather permits.

Photo: Mandarin Oriental

This restaurant specializes in the cuisine of the Balkans. It also offers yellow and orange blankets for guests who sit outside on their 10-seat sidewalk patio or on the heated rooftop terrace. Sip a Sumadija boozy hot tea, made with plum rakia, Becherovka herbal liqueur, caramelized sugar and topped with a cinnamon stick.

Photo: Ambar

Lena's Wood-Fire Pizza & Tap

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One of Alexandria’s newest restaurants opened October 26, offering guests a 68-seat outdoor garden patio with a fire pit and several heaters to warm up during the colder months.

Photo: Lena's

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Room 11

Photo: Room 11

Open throughout winter, Room 11’s patio features a fire pit and a few heat lamps, and serves the same menu outside as it does indoors. Sip some Glögg, full-bodied red wine, orange, cardamom, baking spices, star anise and brandy.

Photo: Room 11

Roofers Union

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

The covered open-air rooftop at this Adams Morgan spot offers views of the neighborhood. The 15-seat horseshoe bar ia known for its signature punch bowls and frozen craft cocktails.

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Masseria

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Gather around the low-slung couches that surround the stone tables in this indoor/outdoor courtyard. Sip on some Scotch and smoke a cigar from Masseria's rotating selection.

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Iron Gate

Iron Gate DC fire pit Sit by the fire pit at Iron Gate. Photo: Iron Gate

Iron Gate's garden patio is once again outfitted with fire pits and fireside cocktails, including the Bourbon Diversion made with bourbon, creme de cacao, Fernet Branca, absinthe, and hot water.

Iron Gate DC fire pit Sit by the fire pit at Iron Gate. Photo: Iron Gate

Boutbon Steak

Photo: Bourbon Steak

Guests can enjoy the cozy brick-walled patio with its warming outdoor fire pit and fur blankets. Popular hot toddies include the buttered rum flavored with vanilla bean, ginger and dulce de leche foam. Note: customers can call ahead to reserve seats by the fire pits.

Photo: Bourbon Steak

Pinstripes

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Pinstripes’ year-round patio offers guests blankets and heaters and an outdoor fire pit during the colder months. The Georgetown bocce and bowling bistro also recently extended their happy hour to the patio.

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Guests who can’t find an enviable spot near the fire pit can still stay warm on the Farmers Fishers Bakers patio. The Georgetown restaurant has added blankets and several heaters, as well comfy couches.

Empress Lounge

Photo: Mandarin Oriental

The Empress Lounge inside the swanky Mandarin Oriental has installed some new fire pits on the patio. This winter, guests can enjoy s'mores and sparkling wine with a view of the hotel's garden as weather permits.

Photo: Mandarin Oriental

Ambar

Photo: Ambar

This restaurant specializes in the cuisine of the Balkans. It also offers yellow and orange blankets for guests who sit outside on their 10-seat sidewalk patio or on the heated rooftop terrace. Sip a Sumadija boozy hot tea, made with plum rakia, Becherovka herbal liqueur, caramelized sugar and topped with a cinnamon stick.

Photo: Ambar

Lena's Wood-Fire Pizza & Tap

Photo: Lena's

One of Alexandria’s newest restaurants opened October 26, offering guests a 68-seat outdoor garden patio with a fire pit and several heaters to warm up during the colder months.

Photo: Lena's

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