Summer is sadly ending before our eyes, even though it rained for half of it. Anyways, let's not get into that.
Rooftop patios in Ottawa are few and far between. The ByWard Market has so many amazing patios, but not that many rooftops. However, the ones we do have are amazing and give amazing views of the city. You need to check out these 8 rooftop patios in Ottawa before the summer ends!
Atari // 297 Dalhousie Street
We all know and love Atari. They have the cutest drinks in the city (I mean, where else are your drinks topped with cotton candy and glow sticks?) and their rooftop patio gives you a clear view of downtown. Definitely a restaurant you need on your bucket list.
Mill St. Brew Pub // 555 Wellington St
Mill St. Brew Pub is a gorgeous restaurant on the Ottawa River. This rooftop patio is more of a side patio, but it's still up high. You'll get a gorgeous view of downtown and be able to look far into the city. Make sure to try out their unreal seasonal beer!
The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill // 283 Elgin St
The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill has a great patio downtown, and they also have an amazing weekend brunch that you can enjoy on the patio. This second story patio is one of two patios, so you'll always be accommodated.
The Barley Mow // 399 Richmond Rd
The Barley Mow is a popular restaurant in Ottawa, and the Westboro location is the newest addition. This rooftop patio will give you amazing views of the beautiful Westboro, and they have daily specials that you can enjoy as well.
Quelque Chose Pâtisserie // 379 Richmond Road
This is a different kind of patio. You won't find alcohol here, but you will find amazing macarons and milkshakes that will blow your mind. They have two locations, but you'll find the rooftop at the Westboro location.
Copper Spirits and Sights // 325 Dalhousie St
Copper Spirits and Sights is definitely the most bougie and well known rooftop patio in Ottawa. If you're looking for views, you'll find them here. This rooftop at the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market gives clear views of the Parliament Buildings, and they also have an unreal ketchup chip Caesar you need to try.
El Furniture Warehouse // 77 Clarence St
Two words: great patio and $5 food. Yes please! El Furniture Warehouse is known for their amazing $5 food, and their patio deserves some credit too. Sit up on the patio on a warm summer day and work on your tan without breaking the bank!
Churchills // 356 Richmond Rd
Churchills has unreal drinks and an even better patio. Located in Westboro, this is a great and tame place to have lunch or dinner in the summer. I would definitely recommend sipping on a Moscow Mule while chilling on this patio.