As the days get longer and the sun gets hotter, you’ll probably find yourself dreaming of ways to make the most of your Summer ’17. What better way to kick off the warmest season of the year than to relax on a patio and grab a few drinks with your favorite people? Even if you’re not a drinker, patios can be a great place for making memories and trying new foods.
Although it’s likely that you and your crew have your favorite hangouts, to really make the most of your summer, try and hit every patio on this list; you might find some new favorites with killer drink deals and tasty appetizers.
El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar // 8230 Gateway Boulevard
Tequila lovers, this one’s for you. Just off Whyte Ave, El Cortez is the place to go for your tequila and Latin food fix. DJs can be found on Friday and Saturday nights, keeping the energy high so you can dance off the one too many shots you take. Taco Tuesdays, Tequila Thursdays, and Sangria Sundays are just a few of the popular specials offered.
BLVD Bar + Kitchen // 10765 Edmonton Avenue
Going out to eat, or going out to the club? AT BLVD, you don’t have to choose. Located in downtown Edmonton, and modelled after European cities, BLVD offers a unique atmosphere with both tasty cuisine and great music.
Ampersand 27 // 10612 82 Avenue
If you’re after an aesthetically pleasing meal to post on your Instagram, Ampersand 27 is where you’ll wanna go. They source many of their products from local Edmonton producers, if that’s the kind of thing you’re into. From their brunch menu down to their drink menu, Ampersand 27 offers something for every occasion.
Julio’s Barrio Whyte // 10450 82 Avenue
Margarita Monday, Bulldog Weekends, and Sinful Sunday are just guest favorites at Julio’s. Always a riot, no matter what city you’re in, Julio’s provides great Mexican food while quenching your tequila thirst.
Sugarbowl // 10922 88th Avenue
About as sweet as the name makes it sound. Located on 88th Avenue, Sugarbowl is the perfect place to go for any meal, with anyone. Super affordable, and even more delicious; think of it as the Denny’s that will fit your Instagram aesthetic.
The Next Act Pub // 8224 104 Street
Come in good. Leave better. That’s the motto at Next Act. Dedicated to serving local craft beer and delicious food for 25 years, this is the perfect place to wind back and enjoy some drinks on the patio.
Beer Revolution // 11736 104 Avenue
Beer, Pizza, and Rock & Roll. Beer Revolution is the place to be if you love a bit of edge on your patio. With a constantly changing craft beer line-up, you can always expect something new and delicious.
Urban Diner // 12427 102 Avenue
The cutest little patio you ever did see. Super affordable, and as cool as it looks, Urban Diner is all about keeping things fresh, local, and real.
The Black Dog Freehouse // 10425 82 Avenue
Rooftop patio? Say no more. With drink specials every day of the week, and 25 years in experience, The Black Dog Freehouse is every patio party animal’s dream this summer. Did I mention they have DJ’s spinning every night? This place can’t get much better.
MKT Fresh Food + Beer Market // 8101 Gateway Boulevard
Once of Whyte Ave’s must hits. Whether you’re looking for a place to bring a date, or a girl’s night out, MKT has options that will satisfy your needs. Locally sourced food and daily features add to the ambience.
Earls Tin Palace // 11830 Jasper Avenue
A classic. Earls is always a go-to for drinks, but what makes this one unique is the sleek and modern design. Happy hour every day from 3:00 to 6:00 makes Earls Tin Palace a great place to hit for afternoon drinks.
Leva Café + Bar // 11053 86 Avenue
Bright, upbeat, and airy. Leva is ideal for a quick lunch with friends, or a coffee date (their known for their Italian coffees). You’re sure to take some great snaps to make all your Instagram followers jealous here.
CRAFT Beer Market // 10013 101A Avenue
The perfect place for casual drinks. A great selection, great staff, and even better food makes CRAFT stand apart from other popular places.