Though there is little scientific research to back up this claim, alcoholic beverages taste 100% better when sipped on a patio.
Now of course, seeing as we have your best interests at heart here at Narcity, we're trying to make your drank experience the best it possibly can be. So, for your sipping pleasure, here are some unbeateable patios to sip in the sun at in Toronto this summer.
1. Sky Yard At The Drake Hotel // 1150 Queen St. West
An undeniable Toronto classic. The Drake Patio pairs engaging tubular and neon art with craft drinks and cool boho vibes. Not only do they have covered areas of the patio for rainy days, but also some cozy booths for the nights when the sleepy-drunk phase slips in.
2. The Thompson Toronto // 550 Wellington St.
Debatably one of the best patios in the city based on its incredible city views. The Thompson's patio is famous for being closed off to those who aren't guests of the hotel, but that doesn't mean you can't try 😉
3. Harvest Kitchen // 124 Harbord St.
Ever wanted to brunch in a treehouse? Harvest Kitchen comes pretty damn close. With not one but TWO patios surrounded by lush green trees, you'll feel a major blast from your childhood past - just add mimosas.
4. Gusto 101 // 101 Portland St.
This King and Portland staple's retractable patio roof keeps us coming back for more - that, and their incredible Italian food!
5. Mascot Brewery // 31 Mercer St.
Beer gardens are my favourite gardens. Mascot's sunny, backyard BBQ patio-vibe is exactly what you need as apart of your best summer ever. Though its beer list is shorter than the brewpub below, larger parties can order a keg and serve themselves. Worth it.
6. The Pilot // 22 Cumberland St.
This Yorkville spot is wide and spacious, making it great for big parties and also offers lots of coverage for super sunny or spotty rain days.
7. Oasis Rooftop Lounge // 99 Blue Jays Way
If 'The Great One' funded it, it must be great, right? Bang on. Oasis mixes lounge seating with tons of pillows and bistro-style tables to provide seating for any sized party. Understandably, it is a fan favourite - so show up early or make a reservation.
8. Bovine Sex Club // 542 Queen St. West
This rooftop patio is totally tiki themed. That means a thatch awning, wonderfully tacky Hawaiian decor and tropical drinks served out of fresh fruits.
9. The Porch Toronto // 250 Adelaide West
Easily one of the most talked about and most visited spots in Toronto, The Porch is always good for a great CN Tower pic and some bucket drinks with friends.
10. Lavelle // 627 King West
Definitely one of the luxier spots on our list, Lavelle has quickly become one of Toronto's most popular rooftop patios and it's not hard to see why. The crystal clear pools, cabanas and eclectic crowds make it a must-go.
11. Pauper's Pub // 539 Bloor St. West
Perhaps one of the most low-key patios out there, Pauper's is a great Annex spot with both patio heating and patio coverage - plus, a side patio for extra seating.
12. Kasa Moto // 115 Yorkville Avenue
Pretty, posh, and perfect for sangria!
13. William's Landing // 120 Lyn William's Street
Overlook all of Liberty at William's Landing! This location is perfect for after work drinks or their incredible Sunday brunch 'Cure' caesar.
14. LUMA // 350 King St.
On top of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, this is an ideal people-watching spot whether you're sipping codka soda or sangria.
15. Murphy's Law // 1702 Queen St. E
Your standard alehouse with not a standard view. Murphy's Law gives you a great scope of the lake while offering quality beers on tap and a darn good brunch.
16. The Chase // 10 Temperance St.
Perfect for the seafood lover, The Chase has incredible oyesters and cocktail combos for you to enjoy!