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 TORONTO PATIO VIEWS
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 1 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 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 TORONTO PATIO VIBES
W Toronto’s SKYLIGHT
Now open, the W Toronto hotel’s new rooftop restaurant includes a patio and a great location up top of the Bloor-Yorkville area. You can now expect to experience the W Hotel’s SKYLIGHT patio and enjoy everything from plant forward fare and local bites to Mediterranean-inspired tapas at this new destination in the city.
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.
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.
THE CHILL SPOTS
485 King St. W
It’s all Miami VIBES here at this 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.
124 Ossington Avenue
Bellwood’s is one of Ossington’s best patios in Toronto. 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.
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 located in one convenient place. From vegan salads to fried chicken, you’re guaranteed to enjoy this culinary experience on the courtyard patio.
101 Portland Street
This Toronto patio is the perfect place to enjoy some of the best 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.
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.
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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