5 Awesome Patios
The summer outdoor dining season can be short, but it’s gloriously sweet. Add in the fact that the winter is punctuated by chinook-driven patio days and you’ve got an experience that is quintessentially Calgarian. Just about every restaurant and bar in the city offers some sort of outdoor seating 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.
A lushly planted, intimate courtyard patio, with grapevines and two fireplaces.
1012 17th Avenue S.W.
Casual Italian restaurant with a large west-facing patio full of flowers and an herb garden.
220 42nd Avenue S.E.
Contemporary, chic and comfortable, with a rock garden and water features.
613 11 Avenue S.W.
Quiet rooftop overlooking 11th Avenue, second home to those who know.
808 1st Street S.W.
Rooftop overlooking Stephen Avenue along the side of the second story restaurant.
The summer outdoor dining season can be short, but it’s gloriously sweet. Add in the fact that the winter is punctuated by chinook-driven patio days, and you’ve got an experience that is quintessentially Calgarian.