Are you excited to have cocktails outdoors with your friends again? To help you start planning where to go, here are eight gorgeous Ottawa patios you'll want to visit with your besties.
Once Ontario enters step one, which the provincial government predicts will begin the week of June 14, residents will finally be able to enjoy dining outdoors with up to four people at each table.
It's time to start planning where you'll go first!
Address: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're on vacation as you sip tropical cocktails next to the water.
Address: 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: It's hard to beat the view from this patio overlooking the Parliament buildings and the Ottawa River. While here, you can try their next-level Surf And Turf Caesar, which is big enough for four people.
Address: 523 St Anthony St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: It is a dreamy plant-filled rooftop patio overlooking Little Italy where you can enjoy an after-work Aperol spritz.
Tavern On The Hill
Address: 1223 Alexandra Bridge, Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Boasting a stunning view of the Parliament building and the Ottawa River, it's a fantastic spot to meet up with friends to enjoy boozy beverages and tacos.
Address: 683 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: They have a huge patio with a cabana, an outdoor swing, and couches next to fire tables. While here, you'll want to try their yummy margaritas.
Address: 375 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: It's a glam Italian restaurant overlooking the Rideau Canal, with tons of drinks and mouthwatering pasta on the menu.
Tavern On The Falls
Address: 1 John St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: You'll fall in love with this tavern that is next to a cascading waterfall.
Prohibition Public House
Address: 337 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: From Thursday to Sunday, starting June 17, the street in front of Prohibition Public House will be closed to traffic, allowing for a supersized patio.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.