We all know the saying: if there's a will, there's a way. Well, my friends, summer in Toronto makes it clear what that way is... patio season. Even if you're stuck on the Queen St. 501 during rush hour, or you're stranded during another bi-weekly TTC delay, all you need to hear is, "patio tonight?" to get you there. Just the idea of holding a crisp beer in the outdoors, hanging with your besties can bring a smile to even the most stressed out person in the 6ix.
But where to go to enjoy delicious brews and beautiful sunset views? Well, we got you. Call us your sunset sherpas, we have a list of patios with great vibes so you can disconnect from your routine and reconnect with nature. The only go-to patio drink? Corona. Whether you get that classic refreshing gold liquid in a bucket, upside down in a fishbowl glass, or served with a lime wedge - Corona's the go-to Mexican born brand to transport you from your stress to the beach (or, even better, to one of these patios)!
Staying true to the name, this sprawling wooden patio in the heart of downtown is truly an oasis. With a tiki-like bar, lounge spaces, and dope food menu, you get the excitement of the city without the stress. And making that sunset moment even sweeter? Great prices and no cover to this fantastic spot.
2. The Porch
If you went to the Porch and didn't snag an Insta of you drinking out of a bucket with the CN tower in the background did you even go? The Porch is known in the city for it's bumping atmosphere, unreal views (hello CN tower and...Drake?), and prime location right on Adelaide St. West. For the ultimate Corona sunset get the Bulldog - their signature cocktail with tequila, blended ice and an upside-down bottle of Corona in, what else, a bucket.
3. El Catrin
Some say that you haven't fully experienced the Toronto patio scene until you've hit El Catrin's patio, we say, duh. This top-rated Mexican restaurant has a huge, hip patio right in the middle of the famous Disterilly District. With a hand painted Mural, bright furniture, and an impressive firepit in the middle, it's the perfect place to hit pause on the real world and relax with your crew.
4. Union Social Eatery (North York)
This premium casual restaurant has the patio we didn't know we were missing in our lives. With high-quality ingredients going into comfort classics, everyone is guaranteed to be satisfied here. Even better? Pairing that meal with a crisp Corona and watching the sunset on their impressive patio.
5. El Caballito
Did someone say beer? Get ready for a party when you go to this King Street Mexican bar. With a DJ spinning tunes all night long and an unreal menu with recipes passed down through the chef, Elia Herrea's, family, it's a great place to make some memories and enjoy the summer.
6. Thompson Hotel
Going to the Thompson you know it will be a boujee affair, but did you know that boujee also includes a 360-degree view of downtown Toronto, live entertainment Thursdays-Saturdays, and an intimate vibe. The result is a refreshingly relaxing outdoor experience in one of the busiest spots in the city, perfect for taking in that sunset moment with your number one.
7. Madison Avenue Pub
It's a neighborhood classic and for good reason. This Toronto establishment not only has a chill patio (featuring picnic tables and string lights), but it has multiple patios spread across 3 Victorian Mansions. It's one of those places you can spend the whole night at and not get bored and bonus? The cheap drink prices make that Sunset view even sweeter.
8. El Jefe
This Port Credit Mexican favorite has a patio that is well worth the trip - wooden deck, mural, and twinkle lights all make their authentic tacos that much better. The vibrant atmosphere gives you that much needed pause in your routine, get ready for a fiesta.
9. SpeakEasy 21
If there's any word that does this modern bistro justice it's this - suave. And that's exactly how you'll feel in this Prohibition-era themed bistro. Grab your crew and unwind on their slick patio in the center of the financial district.
Corona is the most preferred premium import brand in Canada, so no need to add more stress into your life with what drink to order!
A true patio go-er knows there's no other way to relax and enjoy summer than with that classic Mexican brew. Because when you spend 95% of your time indoors, you need a smooth, refreshing drink to break from your routine and soak in the rays. Don't just enjoy a sunset, enjoy a Corona sunset!