10 Perfect Patios
The summer outdoor dining season can be short, but it’s gloriously sweet. With our colder months punctuated by additional chinook-driven patio days, you’ve got an experience that is quintessentially Calgarian.
Just about every restaurant and bar in the city offers some sort of outdoor option, from glassed-in rooftop seating to street-side people-watching platforms. The inner city alone boasts well over 100 restaurant patios. Here are some to consider:
1016 8th Street S.W.
This Italian inspired patio mimics a Tuscan terrace complete with a lush garden, authentic grapevines and two fireplaces.
1012 17th Avenue S.W.
The large, west-facing patio at this casual Italian restaurant is full of flowers and even has a herb garden. A sunny spot to enjoy a signature pizza and a glass of wine.
220 42nd Avenue S.E.
A contemporary, chic and comfortable patio with a rock garden, potted plants and water features.
613 11 Avenue S.W.
This quiet rooftop overlooking 11th Avenue, is one of Calgary’s best kept summer secrets. A perfect place for wiling away on warm summer nights and sipping on pints with friends.
808 1st Street S.W.
Order up your favourite drink and dish while you catch up on your daily dose of people-watching at this rooftop patio overlooking Stephen Avenue.
338 17 Ave SW
Adorned with lush greenery, this secluded spot is kind of like a secret garden on 17th Avenue. A perfect patio for a romantic summer date night.
Rooftop Bar @ Simmons
618 Confluence Way SE
This rooftop taqueria in East Village is a superb spot to soak up the sun and sip on a sangria.
360 225 8 Ave SW
A rooftop patio paradise perfected with potted plants, twinkling lights and incredible views of Stephen Avenue. This patio also offers activities including cornhole and ping pong.
Oak Tree Tavern
124 10 St NW
This two-story patio nestled in the corner of Kensington is a great place to unwind with a hot-dog and a beer. Bonus: Oak Tree Tavern is pet friendly, so you can enjoy the patio with your pup!
1110 Memorial Dr NW
Nothing says summer like sunshine and a slushy drink, and at Julio’s Barrio, you can find both. This rooftop hot spot is an ideal location to order up a frozen margarita and admire a summer sunset.
Just about every restaurant and bar in the city offers some sort of outdoor option, from glassed-in rooftop seating to street-side people-watching platforms.