The warm weather is finally arriving in Ottawa, which means it is officially patio season! After months of cold weather, you can spend some time outside and enjoy the sunshine, and one of the best ways to do so is relaxing on a patio.
Here in Ottawa, we are lucky, as we have no shortage of amazing patios. No matter what type of patio there is something for everyone. So to help you find some new spots to visit with your friends, here are 13 hidden Ottawa patios that you need to hit up this summer.
Where: 683 Bank St
Located in the Glebe, Banditos has a playful Southern California inspired patio that you need to visit with your friends. On the terrace, you'll find a cute vintage Volkswagen, strings of patio lights and outdoor swings to enjoy. It is the perfect spot to enjoy tacos and cocktails.
Where: 110 Murray St
If you are looking for a new patio to try in the Byward market, head over to Sur Lie. Not too many people know that this stylish restaurant has a fantastic plant-filled patio which is the ultimate spot to enjoy brunch in the summer.
Where: 440 Preston Street
If you are looking to enjoy healthy food and dine outdoors head to Raw Pulp + Grind on Preston Street. Behind the cafe, there is a patio that is the perfect spot to enjoy your acai bowl or smoothie.
Where: 1 John St
While most Ottawa locals have heard of Tavern On The Hill, did you know they have a second location? Tavern On The Falls is a huge outdoor patio that overlooks the Rideau Falls. Here you can enjoy gourmet hot-dogs and cocktails along with the impressive view. It is a great spot to go with friends in the summer.
Where: 537 Sussex Dr
Away from the bustling Byward Market, you can enjoy the beautiful cobblestone patio at Social. Located in the back of the restaurant it shares the same courtyard as Courtyard Resturant. Go here to enjoy fantastic French cuisine and cocktails outdoors.
Where: 170 Rue Montcalm
Beer lovers, you need to visit Les Brasseurs du Temps. This brewpub offers extraordinary beer flights with 12 different beers! If that wasn't amazing enough, they also offer several large patios which are all next to the water too.
Where: 131 Prom. du Portage
Head the Gatineau's Cultural Trail to enjoy tapas on a patio. Les Vilains Garçons, serves excellent food, wine and beers. What is unique about this place is every day the menu is different, so it always feels fresh and exciting.
Where: 10 Daly Ave
Located inside the Ottawa Art Gallery, Jackson is a restaurant, cocktail bar, and cafe. Next, to the Daly Street entrance to the art gallery, you'll find Jackson's small patio which is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine.
Where: 191 Colonel By Dr
Only a short walk from the Rideau Centre you'll find Terrace on the Canal. Overlooking the Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill, it is a pet-friendly patio where you can go to enjoy a cocktail and beautiful view of the sunset.
Where: 1 Rideau St
For a patio with a stunning view, head to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier to dine at La Terrasse. The terrace is open seasonally, while the weather is warm and here you can enjoy a picture perfect view of the Gatineau Hills and Ottawa River.
Where: 325 Dalhousie St
At the top floor of the Andaz Hotel, you can find Copper Spirits and Sights. This rooftop patio hosts monthly brunch events and is also an excellent spot to go for a cocktail and enjoy the view.
Where: 118 Clarence St
Nestled in a tiny alleyway in the Byward Market, Il Vicolo's patio is worth visiting. This outdoor pizzeria makes authentic Italian pizza that is simply delicious.
Where: 375 Queen Elizabeth Dr
If you are looking for a patio with a nice ambience, try the Canal Ritz. In the summer you can enjoy dining on their patio which is next to the Rideau Canal.