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You Don’t Always Need To Go Downtown For Some Of The Best Patios In Ottawa

There are plenty of patios in the city!
You Don’t Always Need To Go Downtown For Some Of The Best Patios In Ottawa

The sun shining all around you, bright blue filling the sky, birds chirping, and water dripping from your glass as your ice slowly melts... now that's the sound of a true summer day. Sitting at a patio during the summer is the best way to take in the summer heat. Sooner than we know it the chairs will be stored away and the patios will be covered in snow. Before that happens we all need to get outside and hit up some great patios. 

Sure going to patios in Ottawa is a lot of fun, but a ton of them end up being downtown. Going downtown when you live in a suburb is seriously a mission. You have to end up paying a bunch of money to bus downtown and spend at least 1 hour sitting in the bus. Not to mention all the delays that the busses have. Luckily there are lots of spots across the city that have great patios. 

The Barley Mow

Where: 2034 Tenth Line Rd, Orléans

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The Barley Mow is a popular pub with locations throughout the city. The Barley Mow has 9 different locations that have patios. Whether you live in Orleans, Barrhaven, Kanata, Westboro, Stittsville, or Merivale, The Barley Mow has got you covered this summer!


Clocktower Brew Pub

Where: 418 Richmond Rd, Westboro

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Clocktower Brew Pub has a location in Westboro, Orleans, New Edinburgh, and the Glebe. Each of their pubs has a patio perfect for summer. They serve a wide variety of beers as well as a range of food. From lettuce wraps to wings to tacos to falafel wraps this pub has it all.


Quitters Coffee

Where: 1523 Main Street South, Stittsville

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Quitters Coffee is a coffee shop by day and a bar by night. Whether you head here to enjoy a simple iced coffee or a glass of wine, the patio is perfect for any summer day. Quitters Coffee serves up a range of coffees and teas, as well as craft beers and wines. If you're a dog lover, this cafe is also perfect for you because Quitters Coffee allows pets to chill on the patio with you too.


Greenfield's Pub

Where: 900 Greenbank Rd, Nepean

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This gorgeous patio is located in Barrhaven and it is a great patio to head to this summer. Greenfield's Pub serves a bunch of typical bar foods, from burgers to tacos to sandwiches, you will love this pub. The pub also has a few live music shows during each month so while you enjoy your drink you can take in the sound of live music.


Moxies Bar & Grill

Where: 1976 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester

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Moxies Bar & Grill has a few locations in Ottawa and some of them have a great classy patio. If you're looking for a patio to drink wine at rather than sipping on a beer, you've found it. The chairs set up are all incredibly comfortable and perfect for a day drink with friends.



Where: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Dow's Lake

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Prepare for some incredible views of Dow's Lake at Mexi's. While at this restaurant you can sip on an ice cold margarita while taking in the stunning views of Ottawa's Dow's Lake. Mexi's is a restaurant that serves up a variety of Mexican meals as well as an array of drinks to choose from.


Crust & Crate

Where: 2018 Ogilvie Rd unit 1, Gloucester

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Crust & Crate serves up a wide variety of delicious pizzas that will pair perfectly with your drink of choice. The patio is huge and great for a group of people. If you're trying to find a patio to eat at and drink at, look no further. Whether you want a pizza or a burger, this new spot serves it all.


Raw Pulp + Grind

Where: 440 Preston Street, Little Italy

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You'd never guess that Raw Pulp + Grind has a patio, but they sure do, it's hidden behind the cafe and it's adorable. At Raw Pulp + Grind you can enjoy a tasty smoothie or a yummy acaii bowl. No matter what you choose to snack on, this cafe is sure to leave you feeling all of the summer vibes. Raw Pulp + Grind is dedicated to nourishing each customer with pure and raw deliciousness serving up a variety of healthy options for everyone.



Where: 3993 Riverside Dr, Alta Vista

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Calling all sushi lovers, this patio is for you! If you love sushi then this is by far the best patio you can head to this summer. Bambu serves up Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine that will transport your senses to the places that the meals are inspired by,


St. Louis Bar & Grill

Where: 2280 Tenth Line Rd, Orléans

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Everyone knows that there's a St. Louis Bar & Grill downtown on Elgin street, but this one just opened up in Orleans and it's great for a couple drinks on the patio. Head to St. Louis Bar & Grill to indulge in fresh wings, sip on your drink, and take in the summer sunshine.


Rockcliffe Boathouse 

Where: Sir George-Étienne Cartier Pkwy, Rockcliffe

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The Rockcliffe Boathouse is the most beautiful patio to chill at this summer. While you sit here the patio slowly moves because it is floating above the water. They serve up typical bar foods along with beers, coolers, wines, and shots. This is a great spot to head to if you want great views, but don't at all want to go downtown.


The Cheshire Cat Pub

Where: 2193 Richardson Side Rd, Carp

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This pub is the perfect place to go to enjoy a day drink on a chilled out patio! You will feel like you've teleported to a pub in London England as you sip on your drink while taking in the views. The Cheshire Cat Pub has a red telephone booth that will totally give you England vibes.


The Brew Table

Where: 360 Moodie Dr, Nepean

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The Brew Table is a restaurant and bar that is guaranteed to be a great place to enjoy a meal while sipping on a drink. They serve up a wide range of cocktails, from the kraken punch to the tini colada to the milky way, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a drink!


LOCAL Public Eatery

Where: 107 - 825 Exhibition Way, Lansdowne

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LOCAL Lansdowne has got you covered for a couple of beers with some friends. Whether you head here for brunch, lunch, dinner, or simply some drinks, you are bound to enjoy every minute at this pretty patio.



Where: 356 Richmond Rd, Westboro

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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 beauty of Westboro.


Jack Astor's Bar & Grill

Where: 310 W Hunt Club Rd, Nepean

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Jack Astor's Bar & Grill have many locations through the city. They have a patio at their restaurant in Kanata as well as their restaurants in Hunt Club and Lansdowne. Not only does this spot serve up classic pub food, but they also sell crazy fish bowl cocktails that are sure to hit the spot this summer.


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