The temperature has been rising and folks have been enjoying the extra daylight and good weather. It’s safe to say that it’s officially patio season. We can all agree that no two patios are the same, so we’ve decided to create the ULTIMATE PATIO GUIDE for the best patios in Toronto for every and any vibe, need and desire.
THE BEST VIEWS FROM THE 6IX:
627 King Street West
Lavelle has been a staple spot for Toronto ever since it opened. Its space is complete with cabanas, outdoor bars, pools and holds annual summer events. You can get a membership for the season, giving you perks on towel service, early entry and food discounts. Or come out for their weekly parties.
550 Wellington Street West
Located close to the heart of the city, the Thompson Hotel is the place to spend an entire afternoon. They have one of the city’s only infinity pools all while creating the perfect laid back with style atmosphere. You need a membership or hotel room to get up to this view, but it is well worth the commitment.
250 Adelaide Street West
The Porch’s claim to fame, asides from having the closest view of the CN Tower, is it’s bucket margaritas. This patio is always happening, no matter the time of day and it’s very central.
80 Blue Jays Way
Kost is the newest addition to Toronto’s patio scene and gained prime real estate. Located on the 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel, it mixes Bajan cuisine with a breathtaking view of the city.
55 Bloor Street West
If you’re looking for the right Instagram photo — this is it. The One Eighty is on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre and is the perfect spot to grab a quick drink. It makes some of the best specialty cocktails in Toronto and offers the best panoramic view.
245 Queens Quay West
Located right on the Lakeshore. Amsterdam Brewhouse offers a great view of Lake Ontario while providing a great selection of beers and food. The patio wraps around the building and most of the restaurant is an open concept. It’s actually hard to not get a seat by the water.
111 Princes’ Boulevard
Boasting the most unique rooftop patio experience in all of Toronto, Falcon SkyBar at Hotel X Toronto will give you the ultimate views. With floor to ceiling windows and an entire three-level rooftop to explore, there’s nothing more beautiful than drinks at Falcon. Choose from The Perch, The Nest, or The Peak to enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and good times. Falcon SkyBar has it all.
THE CLASSY VIBE
75 Yorkville Avenue
This is the BEST patio in Yorkville. Celebrities frequent Trattoria Nervosa often because of its reputation and unique design. It’s the best spot to enjoy dinner and great sangria with friends or a date.
131 Bloor Street West
What makes La Société stand out is its two-floor chic patio. You have the option of sitting on the upper level or its ideal Bloor Street set up. This place is one of the most luxurious French Bistro in Toronto, conveniently located right by designer storefronts.
115 Yorkville Avenue
If you haven’t stopped by Kasa Moto for its cocktails and sleek atmosphere, you’re missing out. It’s complete with Japanese cuisine, a Sky Bar, music, and a very swanky patio.
510 Bay St
Miku is the perfect spot to take family or friends out for a special occasion. This fine dining experience is complete with authentic Japnese cuisine and interior that leaves a lasting impression. It is also walking distance from Toronto’s waterfront.
10 Temperance Street
The Chase is in Toronto’s financial district. It’s known for its seafood menu and high-end dining experience. And comes complete with an open kitchen and bar layout. If you’re looking for a more sophisticated and refined experience, this is it.
601 King Street West
One of Sursur Lee’s staple spots, Lee is King Street West’s go to Asian and French-inspired restaurant. Its patio gives a good view of the vibrant area. Bring a group of friends along to this patio as it offers a menu for all to share.
90 Avenue Road
Fairly new to the scene, Estia is a Mediterranean restaurant with a beautiful patio. It’s in a quiet part of Yorkville that offers a secluded ambiance with a lot of style. If you’re in the mood for good food and conversation away from the city hustle, this is the perfect place to go.
181 Wellington St W
DEQ is located inside Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel and is one of the best-kept secrets in the city. It offers fine dining, incredible cocktails and a classy ambience. The menu has several shared place options and wide selection of wines to choose from.
THE CHILL SPOTS
485 King St. W
It’s all Miami VIBES here at this newly launched patio. With limited seating, you want to get there early to enjoy the beautiful summer vibes with a Latin twist. The menu is all cooked on the outdoor charcoal BBQ and is prefect for sharing. So grab all your señors & señoritas and let loose at Baro on King W. We highly recommend the Chicken Wings! (seen below)
124 Ossington Avenue
Bellwood’s is one of Ossington’s best patios. This hipster brewery offers a wide selection of beer (most of which is made in-house) and the patio is a great place to relax. Complete with candles and a lush ambiance, you will find it easy to socialize and enjoy your evening.
60 Kensington Avenue
Half the appeal of Cold Tea, is actually finding it. This gem is hidden inside Kensington Market and offers a unique and interesting view of Toronto’s underground vibe. Known for its cocktails and music, Cold Tea is a very special spot for the Torontonians who do know about it.
89 Harbord Street
This patio is ideal for a quiet drink and good conversation. Hidden in the city, it offers a lot of character and flavour that keeps people coming back. It’s ideal for a daytime hangout and offers a refreshing spring/summer vibe.
124 Harbord Street
Harvest Kitchen has two patios, one being a rooftop. There’s a ton of variety on its menu including vegan and vegetarian options. it offers the perfect ambiance to talk and grab a casual drink.
111 Richmond St.
Looking for somewhere to please all your parties’ palettes? No better way to do that than the latest food hall addition to Toronto’s financial district. Enjoy global cuisine from 17 of Toronto’s top chefs located in one convenient place. From vegan salads to fried chicken, you’re guaranteed to enjoy this culinary experience on the newly renovated and highly anticipated courtyard patio.
101 Portland Street
This patio is the perfect place to enjoy Italian cuisine and socialize while enjoying Toronto’s Fashion District. This two floored building gives you the choice of a rooftop patio or street level. With many options for wine, there’s no doubt you’ll have a great time.
1150 Queen Street West
The Drake Hotel gives every restaurant in Toronto something to worry about. They have it all. A rooftop and wrap around patio, an underground lounge and a beautiful interior complete with some of the best food in the city. This place has been, and always will be, a hub that celebrates artists, musicians and brings everyone out.
77 Adelaide Street West
If you’re wondering where to hang out this summer, make sure Cactus Club Cafe is in your top five. Its rooftop patio offers music, bottle service, great cocktails and an amazing place to network. It has a prime location in Toronto’s financial district. Here, you will find a mix of people ready to socialize and enjoy their night.
158 Cumberland Street
This restaurant holds a special place in Yorkville. It has the style and glamour to compete with the neighbourhood but offers something the others can’t. Simplicity. Bar Reyna is the place to go if you want to mix with a diverse crowd that keeps it classy and enjoys famous cocktails.
335 Queen Street West
The Beverly Hotel has a super chill rooftop bar where you can relax, soak in the summer sun and enjoy the cocktails. If you’re looking for a place to chill with a friend or unwind after work, this is the place to hit up. Enjoy the summer vibes here at the Beverly Hotel’s rooftop patio.
28 Tank House Lane
Located in the heart of Toronto’s distillery district is El Catrin. Check out this super laid back patio on a sweet summer’s day for some great vibes and great drinks. If tequila is your deal, the El Catrin will definitely be the place for you, but you can get all sorts of drinks, snacks, and good eats here too.
548 King Street West
This classic King Street West patio is a great spot to check out at any time of the day — it’s always busy. You will find a mix of people and a great menu (especially the Poké starter). This is a good place to head to if you’re looking for a good night out with your friends.
39 Prince Arthur Avenue
This popular Annex bar is decently priced and gets very busy during the weekend. It’s an ideal location if you don’t want to head all the way into the city, but still, want to enjoy a good night out. Its patio is large and they have a great selection of beer and food.
142 Cumberland Street
This famous bar is one of Toronto’s most visited and known spots. It has a complete rooftop patio that attracts everyone to the Yorkville area. It is affordable, has great music and pretty casual.
220 King St. West
El Patio is a part of El Caballito Toronto, a place that is known for giving away free tacos and midnight and having the best Mexican food in the city. Make sure you also try their infamous margaritas.
99 Blue Jays Way
This famous Toronto patio is owned by the hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. Inside this building, you will find many hockey references, complete with this gorgeous rooftop bar. It is lounge and bistro style and continues to be a Toronto staple since its opening.
277 Front St W
This pub has over 40 beers on draft and 40 different wing sauces. It’s an awesome place to hang out with friends after a game or bring someone who is new to the city becuase of its proximity to the CN Tower.
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(Updated June 2019 // Orig. Publish Date: Aug 2018)