Where to Work Outdoors in the Twin Cities
Three One Six patio at Brookview Golf Course in Golden Valley City of Golden Valley

Where to Work Outdoors in the Twin Cities

Take advantage of nice weather, a flexible work schedule, and free Wi-Fi on these local patios.

Get out of the house and seize the sunny day, someplace with reliable Wi-Fi and shade to cut screen glare. Here are some of our go-to Twin Cities spots that won’t mind you lingering. 

Radisson Red’s OuiBar + Kitchen is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with a nice patio that (shhh) downtown dwellers have yet to discover. 609 S. Third St., Mpls., radissonhotelsamericas.com

Walker Art Center has a patio overlooking the Minneapolis Sculpture GardenCardamom at the Walker Art Center has a patio overlooking the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and a light, bright indoor café. 725 Vineland Place, Mpls., cardamommpls.com  

Smack Shack’s covered patio is perfect for working. Experience proves that you can bring your laptop and hang there for several hours; you just pay in bottles of wine consumed. 603 N. Washington Ave., Mpls., smack-shack.com

Groundswell has it all: coffee bar, bakery, café, plus beer and wine when you’re ready to power down for happy hour. 1340 Thomas Ave., St. Paul, groundswellmn.com

Bring your best friend to work with you on the dog-friendly patio at City House, right along the river. 258 Mill St., St. Paul, cityhousemn.com

Three One Six Bar + Grill at Brookview Golf Course
Three One Six Bar + Grill at Brookview Golf Course

Unmapped Brewing opens at noon during the summer with a great patio. Bring your own food or order delivery from several nearby restaurants. Stick around for trivia
every Monday night at 7:30. 14625 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, unmappedbrewing.com

Hit a bucket of balls between meetings or take in the views from the patio of Three One Six Bar + Grill at Brookview Golf Course. You’ll find plenty of quiet, shaded tables in reach of Wi-fi and lawn bowling. 316 Brookview Parkway S., Golden Valley, brookviewgolf.com

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