Calgary is known for two seasons: winter and construction. There is also patio season which Calgarians all crave and take advantage of during the dog days of summer.
If you’re looking for an outdoor retreat to drink, schmooze or enjoy al fresco dining then these patios will not disappoint. Here are the top 10 Calgary patios!
- 550 17 Avenue SW
- 341 10 Avenue SW
The original National has a patio that makes the rest of their 17th Avenue neighbours green with envy. It is constantly packed with a continuous line up which is a telltale sign of its popularity.
Then there’s the new National on 10 Avenue. Ping pong, bowling and a secret Bourbon Room … you would think there is enough to do. Wait until their rooftop patio opens up. You won’t see any Calgary patios quite like it!
- 107 8 Avenue SE
One of the largest Calgary patios, their menu exemplifies al fresco dining at its finest. Try a refreshing California spring salad accompanied with one or two of their famous Bellinis.
- 534 17 Avenue SW
Only at the Ship and Anchor is where an eclectic crowd of hipsters, artists and young professionals congregate to enjoy a brewsky at one of the wide picnic tables.
Just like their neighbour National, there is always a line up but worth the wait once you reach the Holy Grail. Find out more at 3 Places to Drink and Have Fun in Downtown Calgary.
- 225 7 Avenue SW
At West it feels more like Miami than Calgary with plenty of cabanas on the perimeter and its gorgeous and breathtaking view of the city, definitely one of our must see Calgary patios!
Indeed, the rooftop terrace also boasts the largest outdoor dance floor to please all the party-goers.
- 618 17 Avenue SW
What more could you ask for than spectacular pizza and an encyclopedic selection of wine? An outdoor patio that feels like a quaint European cafe.
Learn more at our Una Calgary Restaurant Review.
REDWATER RUSTIC GRILLE
- #114, 326 Aspen Glen Landing · SW
An escape from downtown, Redwater Grille is ideal for suburbanites looking for a charming ambiance while staying close to home.
The patio overlooks the fountain in Aspen Landing, super romantic for date night!
- 140 Stewart Green SW
It can be challenging to find a restaurant for families in downtown. But this kid-friendly patio offers a retreat for parents to enjoy a meal and nurse a drink while children run around.
Find out more at our Earls Westhills Calgary Restaurant Review.
- 2435 4 Street SW
At La Boulangerie, you can find a group of girlfriends gossiping, lovers intensely gazing into each others eyes and mommies enjoying downtime.
The tough part is deciding on the multitude of pastries from their chocolate croissants, French tarts and crepes.
- 730 17 Avenue SW
Order their famous fishbowl drink and enjoy the people watching from their linear outdoor patio.
If people watching isn’t your style then gaze at the collection of motorcycles or luxury cars that are usually parked out front.
- 1428 17 Avenue SW
It’s no surprise that Pint – already located in Edmonton and Vancouver – has finally arrived in Calgary.
The establishment with three floors along with a rooftop patio will provide another option for bar hoppers. And yes, the 40 different flavours of wings is also an attractive feature.
For more awesome patio locations in town, be sure to check out these best Calgary patios today!
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