Patio season is officially upon us and we are so excited. Summer days are all about ice cream, picnics, swimming, hiking, and, of course, patios! Sipping on an ice cold drink while you get sun kissed skin has to be one of the best ways to spend your day when it's sunny. 

Rooftop patios can be tricky to find in the city so this list is sure to help you out this summer. From bars to restaurants to cafes, there are plenty of rooftop patios in the city that will have you feeling the summer vibes. It's time to gather up all your friends and head to a rooftop patio for the day.

Quelque Chose Patisserie

Where: 379 Richmond Road 

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This adorable rooftop patio is absolutely perfect for a hot summer day. This cafe sells unbelievable macarons and tasty drinks. From Italian Sodas to crazy milkshakes, you will be in dessert heaven while at this rooftop patio. If you're looking for somewhere to completely chill out and indulge in sweet treats, head to this cute cafe.



Where: 291 Dalhousie Street

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You can't make a summer rooftop patio list without adding in Atari! This amazing rooftop patio is located in the ByWard Market and is a summer must. If you have never been to this great rooftop patio, this summer is 100% the time to do so. Atari serves up so many unbelievable drinks that are sure to cool you off this summer. 


The Barley Mow 

Where: 399 Richmond Road

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The Barley Mow always comes through when it comes to patio season. The Westboro location offers an amazing rooftop patio with great views of Westboro. They serve up fresh house food and also have live entertainment, this is a perfect place to go to soak up the summer sun. 


Copper Spirits and Sights

Where: 325 Dalhousie Street

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Copper Spirits and Sights is a staple summer rooftop patio. The views from this stunning bar are absolutely incredible. Located in the ByWard Market Copper Spirits and Sights lets you see views of downtown Ottawa like no other rooftop patio in the city.


The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill

Where: 283 Elgin Street

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Located downtown Ottawa this patio is a great place to sip away your day. They serve up an amazing weekend brunch that you can eat on the cute patio. The rooftop patio is one of two so even if it's super packed you're sure to have a spot ready. The Fox and Feather Pub and Grill serves up great bar food, from wings to burgers you're in for a true summer patio chill day. 


Sens House Sports Bar & Grill

Where: 73 York Street

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Located right in the heart of the ByWard Market you are in for a relaxing day at Sens House. This rooftop patio has great views of downtown Ottawa. It's the perfect place to go to watch a sports game. With Fifa 2018 just around the corner, there's no doubt that Sens House is a perfect location to watch some matches. 


El Camino

Where: 81 Clarence Street

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Let's taco bout how perfect this spot is for a summer chill out! If you love tacos then you will 100% love El Camino located in the heart of the ByWard Market. Every Tuesday tacos are only $4 so if you're trying to save some money definitely head here for your meal under the sun. 


Churchills Pub

Where: 356 Richmond Road

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From fish n' chips to tacos to mac n' cheese, Churchills serves up classic bar food perfect for a summer day. Located in Westboro, this patio is a great place to stop for a drink after a day of exploring the city.


Mill St. Brew Pub

Where: 555 Wellington Street

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This stunning restaurant is located on the Ottawa River. The patio isn't necessarily a rooftop but it's pretty high up. The view of downtown is gorgeous and the Ottawa River's sounds will put you in a real summer mood. The patio is located at LeBreton Flats in a 140 year old building! Be sure to head here to sip on some refreshing drinks this summer. 


Bazille-Nordstrom Restaurant

Where: 50 Rideau Street

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This stunning rooftop patio is on top of the Rideau Centre and has great views of downtown Ottawa. The restaurant serves up delicious meals and refreshing drinks. The relaxing and chill atmosphere is perfect for a quick lunch date or a catch up with friends.


El Furniture Warehouse 

Where: 77 Clarence Street

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You may have to wait for a spot, but it is totally worth it. This rooftop patio is the perfect place to go on a sunny day. You are almost 100% bound to leave with a tan. Not to mention the fact that all the food served up is only $5! If you're trying to save some cash this is a great spot to hit up this summer. 


Pure Kitchen 

Where: 357 Richmond Road

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Enjoy a delicious vegan meal on a rooftop patio at Pure Kitchen. If you have never been to Pure Kitchen trying it out on a patio has to be one of the best ways possible. From vegan poutine to vegan cauliflour chicken wings, you are in for a real treat on this patio. 


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