Outdoor fireplaces set the scene to dine alfresco and provide warmth for outside gatherings on cool nights. The patio fireplace creates a great gathering point for friends and family. It also helps illuminate and warm your outdoor space during those cool nights! Use these outdoor fireplace ideas to give your, patio a dramatic focal point. Outdoor fireplaces create an inviting place where your friends and family can gather. Adding an outdoor fireplace to your home can be a great way to make your patio area or backyard more inviting and increase its value.