We all love a good patio, no? Especially when the weather is warm, the sun is out, and the view is spectacular. In Toronto, we are uber blessed to have an amazing selection of patios to drink and daze at but we also have millions of miles of country that have beautiful spaces for you to kickbacks and relax.
Here are some of the best spots in the country to sit back, relax and enjoy those rare few months of Canadian summer.
1. Pier 7 Restaurant // Victoria, BC
This Westend waterside spot offers an incredible view of the ocean and a 180 degree view of the city.
2. Brix + Mortar // Vancouver, BC
This spot is so beautiful that some people come here to get married - forget about dinner! Enjoy a glass of fine wine under one of their dazzling chandeliers.
3. Rooftop Surf Club // Victoria, BC
As the name of this place suggests, Rooftop is knows how to party. With a volleyball court in the middle of the bar (goals??) and a DJ always on site, it's hard not to have a good time.
4. Drift Sidewalk Cafe & Vista Lounge // Saskatoon, SK
This patio is full of colour and life making it a super great place to grab breakfast or lunch. This patio is brand new to Saskatoon this summer so it might not be as busy as some other Alberta favs.
5. Stella's Au CCFM // Winnipeg, MB
This little French patio is the perfect spot for a nice white wine with a super cute date.
6. 20 Ten Eatery // Regina, SK
The view from the top of this Saskatchewan restaurant is absolutely incredible. It'll take your breath away, but not your appetite, so make sure to order some of their craft cocktails and bar snacks too.
This Mexican spot is perfect for some sweet sangrias and even sweeter company on a hot summer night.
8. Amadeus Cafe // Kingston, ON
This really redefines the word 'beer garden.' Amadeus is a gorgeous slice of Europe hidden away in Kingston.
9. Kingston Brewing Company // Kingston, ON
This itty bitty private patio is the absolute cutest for a quick drink or a taaalll draft after a loooong day.
10. Heart & Crown // Ottawa, ON
This gorgeous courtyard near Byward Market will make you feel perfectly in place amongst the ivy and brick.
11. Courtyard Restaurant // Ottawa, ON
This downtown Ottawa spot is so secluded you won't believe you're in the heart of the city. These high arches scream medieval flare in the middle of metropolis.
12. Reflections Bar @ Hotel Georgia // Vancouver, BC
This is definitely not your average hotel bar, with gorgeously cushy seating and lavish attendees. This bar is open during the day and night to suit your morning brunch or late evening needs.
13. Vices&Versa // Montreal, QC
One of Montreal's favourite bars, Vices&Versa has millions of craft news for you to sample and savour under the warm summer sun!
14. Jardins Gamelin // Montreal, QC
This public square just recently became one of the best spots to grab a drink. This wide open beer garden greets you with open arms and flowing pints, like every good friend should.
15. Hotel Nelligan // Montreal, QC
The closest you'll get to France this side of the ocean, Hotel Nelligan serves its best Parisian vibes with a full glass of red.
16. El Rey // Toronto, ON
This new, no nonsense, no reservations spot had to make our list. In the heart of one of Toronto's trendiest spots, El Ray is a great spot for dates or drinks with friends.
17. Sky Yard @ The Drake Hotel // Toronto, ON
One of Toronto's hottest spots The Drake is a staple for a good night out. This trendy spot has loads of food & drink options to appease any pal.
18. Mascot Brewery // Toronto, ON
Mascot is basically a big fat outdoor party full of all the beer and babes you could hope for.
19. Mexi's Halifax // Halifax, NS
Some of Halifax's best Mexican is served on top of Mexi's. Split a pitcher of sangria and take in these awesome views