Brick West Brewing Co.

When Washington state’s second indoor dining ban of 2020 was enacted back in mid-November to slow the spread of COVID-19, dozens of local restaurants scrambled to move their tables back outdoors, where guests from the same household can still gather to enjoy a meal. Now that the statewide ban has been extended through Jan. 11, many area restaurants are relying on this temporary option to attract customers and sustain business into the new year.

While most venues are opting to add tent structures to their patios or parking lots, others have simply added radiant heaters and cozy fire pits to existing outdoor spaces, like what you’ll find at No-Li Brewhouse.

“It’s been well received, and it’s a really nice environment on the river,” says No-Li’s John Bryant. “If you bundle up with a stocking cap and coat, you’re good to go. It’s fun — it gives you a kind of tailgating feel. Like everyone else in town, we’re trying to limit the losses but want to be accessible to customers and the community, and create as many jobs as we can.”

The list of sheltered, outdoor dining options continues to grow, with spaces debuting in the last month at O’Doherty’s Irish Grille downtown and Brick West Brewing. Here’s a partial roundup of heated, outdoor dining options:

North Spokane

Prohibition Gastropub

The Flying Goat

Bigfoot Pub and Eatery

5 North Brewing Co.

Jackson St. Bar and Grill

Happy Trails to Brews

Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar (Wandermere)

Lost Boys Garage

Cascadia Public House

Hop Mountain Taproom and Grill

East Spokane

Checkerboard Taproom

Red Wheel

No-Li Brewhouse

South Hill

South Perry Pizza



Perry Street Brewing

Remedy Kitchen and Tavern

Rock City Grill

Manito Tap House

Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar (South Regal)

Spokane Valley & Liberty Lake

True Legends Grill

Millwood Brewing Co.

Charlie P’s

Stormin’ Norman’s Shipfaced Saloon

The Rock Bar and Lounge

Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar (Spokane Valley Mall)

Bardic Brewing and Cider


Osprey Restaurant

Globe Bar and Kitchen

Borracho Taco and Tequileria

Brick West Brewing Co.

Browne’s Bistro

Pacific Ave Pizza

Davenport Grand

Bark, A Rescue Pub

Saranac Public House

Nectar Wine and Beer

Veraci Pizza

Iron Goat Brewing Co.

O’Doherty’s Irish Grille


Wild Bill’s Longbar

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