Colder weather is here! Restaurants & beverage spots that have expanded outdoor dining spaces are looking for ways to keep customers cozy and comfortable throughout the 2021 winter months.

These Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough eateries, drinkeries and coffee shops have found a toasty solution by installing outdoor heaters and fire pit tables; keeping their patios and outdoor dining areas warm while indoor dining remains limited. Pack your own blanket for an added layer of comfort while enjoying the ambience of a soft glow, a crisp night, good company and good food.

Enjoy!

CARRBORO

401 Main

Gathering around the Fire Pit at 401 Main

Acme Food & Beverage

Akai Hana

Armadillo Grill

Craftboro Brewing Depot

Iza Whiskey & Eats

Heated Outdoor Dining at Iza Whiskey and Eats

Oakleaf

Open Eye Cafe

Tandem

Venable Bistro

CHAPEL HILL

Al’s Burger Shack (Franklin Street & Southern Village)

Caffe Driade

Carolina Brewery

Patrons with masks dining outside at Carolina Brewery

The Casual Pint

Crook’s Corner

Crossroads at the Carolina Inn

Elements

Hawkers

Hawthorne and Wood

Il Palio

Siena Hotel

Jujube

Kipos

La Residence

Lucha Tigre

Market and Moss

Talulla's

Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery

HILLSBOROUGH

Antonia’s

Server at Wooden Nickel Public House

The Colonial Inn

Ixtapa

Radius Pizzeria & Pub

Radius Pizzeria Outdoor Patio


Though indoor dining is permitted at 50-percent capacity in North Carolina, many people still don’t feel 100-percent comfortable with the idea so these options offer diners a toasty alternative to enjoying a good meal in a cozy Carolina environment.

Special thanks to Kristen Smith Young for her help in compiling this list. Readers, If there are any other businesses to add to this list, or any corrections, send us a note at info@visitchapelhill.org

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(Top image courtesy Elements of Chapel Hill)