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5 best YYC patios for happy hour

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Milena Petrovic Jun 02, 2017 1:00 am 590

If you’re the outdoorsy type–as in you like to sit on a patio with a drink in your hand–we’ve got a list for you. Getting a boost of vitamin D mixed with happy hour drink deals is a great way to start making summer memories.

Here are five of the best patios in Calgary where you can enjoy happy hour.

1. Ox Bar de Tapas

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Sunshine pairs well with sangria. With every menu item at half price, you can share a (or just get your own) pitcher of sangria and snack on delicious small plates.

When: Everyday from 4 to 6 pm. Must be seated at the bar, barrels, and high top tables (on the patio also!).
Address: 528 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @oxtapas

2. Posto Pizzeria and Bar

This tucked away patio is a great escape from downtown’s hustle and bustle. Enjoy half priced bottles of wine and arancini, meatballs, perogies and other small bites for $2.50 a piece.

When: Monday to Friday from 4 to 6 pm
Address: 1014 8 Street SW
Instagram: @postocalgary

3. Oxbow

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Located in Kensington’s Riverside Inn, Oxbow’s patio faces towards the Bow River. Enjoy the view while sipping on $5 feature red or white wine or cool off with a $5 pint.

When: From 5 to 7 pm everyday. $5 feature red & white and pints
Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW
Instagram: @oxbow_yyc

4. Cactus Club Café on Stephen Avenue

Soak up the sunshine while sipping on a $5 passion fruit bellini, a longboard lager or monvin wine with plenty of $3 snack options including a mini burger, truffle fries, mini crispy chicken sandwich, and fish tacos. For those wanting to enjoy a late night happy hour from 9pm onwards, you’ll be happy to know that the patio is also heated.

When: Daily 3 to 6 pm and Sunday to Thursday 9 pm to close.
Address: #178 317 7 Avenue SW
Instagram: @cactus_stephenave

5. Murrieta’s Bar & Grill

This shaded balcony patio with bar-style seats looks onto Stephen Avenue making it perfect to take people-watching to a new level and to share $5 appies, beer, wine, and spirits.

When: From Monday to Friday 3 to 6 pm.
Address: 808 1 Street SW
Instagram: @murrietas_calgary

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Milena Petrovic
Milena is a freelance writer & photographer relying a bit too heavily on caffeine, sleep, & irony. She has carried (actual) hot sauce in her bag long before Beyoncé turned it into a baseball bat metaphor. With an insatiable appetite, you can find her dining throughout YYC & beyond looking for the next best meal & usually finding it.

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