Best patios on 17th Avenue in Calgary to check out this summer

Jun 28 2022, 8:00 pm

The summer season is in full swing, and that means you’re probably searching for the best patios on 17th Avenue in Calgary.

From Mexican to Italian to Japanese, this stretch of street has got you covered for any type of cuisine or vibe you’re after. With Stampede right around the corner, this will definitely be need-to-know information.

We’ve got you covered for the best places to sit outside, have a drink, and people watch.

Here are our picks for the best patios on 17th Ave.

Model Milk

 

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One of our favourite patios that’s also closest to the Stampede grounds, Model Milk has a two-tiered patio of large tables ideal for groups.

Address: 308 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

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Cleaver

 

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Cleaver, with all of its visually stunning cocktails, also has an open restaurant concept that leads to an equally visually stunning patio that is perfect for people watching.

Address: 524 17th Avenue SW Unit 102, Calgary

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Whiskey Rose Saloon

 

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Whiskey Rose is launching 17th Avenue’s first Stampede tent, but for the rest of the summer, you can enjoy the good times and country vibes on the side patio here.

Address: 1012 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

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Trolley 5 Brewpub

 

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If you’ve taken a stroll down 17th Avenue, you know this is one of the best patios on 17th Avenue. This pub has two massive floors, which have wide patio spaces to soak up the sun.

Address: 728 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

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Porch

 

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The swinging seats at the bar are enjoyable, but it’s the sunny patio we come here for. Plus, it’s year-round, so you can enjoy it in all types of weather.

Address: 730 17th Avenue SW

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Amato Gelato

“We will have the largest patio on 17th Ave with over 60 seats,” said Falvo, the owner. “It’s going to be a first of its kind for sure.”

That’s enough for us, plus the gelato, pizza, and more are incredible.

Address: 602 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

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The Ship & Anchor

 

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This bar might be the most iconic spot on the strip and has one of the best patios on 17th Avenue.

Address: 534 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

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The Living Room

Home of the shaft and home to a great patio.

This large space has covered tables, booths, fireplaces, and more in a courtyard-style space that you can’t miss.

Address: 514 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

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Analog Coffee

 

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It is patio season, but it’s also iced coffee season. This coffee shop has great coffee, and it is a perfect pick-me-up spot if you’re in the area.

Address: 740 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

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Blanco Cantina

“As much fun as your trip to Mexico,” Blanco Catina has got it all — Mexican food, a lively atmosphere, and even a tequila bar.

Address: 740 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-910-5959

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Buon Giorno

 

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Buon Giorno provides an authentic Italian experience on their cozy patio, from the cuisine to the décor to the hospitality.

Address: 823 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-244-5522

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Calcutta Cricket Club

Calcutta Cricket Club offers favourite Indian dishes and cocktails in a lively atmosphere. Their patio will catch your eye with its bright colours and unique decor.

Address: 340 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-719-1555

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Ceili’s Calgary

 

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Ceili’s patio is spacious and a lively place to grab a drink with friends. They offer comfort food like burgers, tacos, and pizza to accompany a cold beer.

Address: 933-A 17th Ave SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-265-1200

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Chakalaka

 

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Chakalaka is a tapas restaurant and Cocktail Bar inspired by international dishes. Join them on their gorgeous rooftop patio and extended street patio, where you can enjoy the sunshine.

Address: 933-A 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone:  587-891-6827

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Comery Block Barbecue

 

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If you’re in the mood for BBQ, head on over to the patio on Comery’s Block Barbecue. They are a Tennessee-inspired BBQ and bourbon joint. Their meats are smoked between 10 and 14 hours each morning and offer around 150 whiskeys.

Address: 638 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-453 7636

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National on 17th

 

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Want to grab a beer with some friends? National on 17th is in a great location and has a huge patio.

Address: 550 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-229-0226

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Philosafy Coffee

 

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This coffee shop has a patio that’s both spacious and stylish. They offer freshly ground coffee and tons of delicious pastries.

Address: 632 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

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Una Pizza + Wine

 

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Nothing is better than an oven-based pizza, wine, and patio season. Head to Una Pizza + Wine for a great time and mouthwatering pizza.

Address: 618 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-453-1183

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Lulu Bar

 

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Lulu’s is a chef-driven bar in the heart of 17th Avenue. Their patio is tiki-themed and definitely Instagramable.

Address: 510 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-930-5707

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