We have been blessed with a hot summer here in Calgary, and that calls for some cocktail sipping afternoons on a shaded patio.
Calgary’s 17th Avenue is home to some of Calgary’s favourite hotspots, and it never lacks fabulous restaurants and Insta-worthy patios.
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Here’s a list of the best patios on the avenue to hit up this summer.
Blanco Cantina offers casual Tex-Mex food, creative cocktails, and other classic drinks. It has a 30-seat open patio strung with twinkling lights, and it is perfect for those looking to sip on some cocktails and enjoy the sun.
Address: 723 17th Avenue SW
Home & Away is a sports-centric restaurant that offers great food, good drinks, and fun games like Pop-a-Shot and Skeeball. Its patio is one of the most Insta-worthy patios around town, and it has plenty of patio sitting to enjoy those summer evenings.
Address: 1331 17th Avenue SW
Ship and Anchor’s big patio makes it the perfect stop before, after, or on a night out in Calgary. During the day, it catches the perfect amount of sunshine and is great for some booze-quelled fun.
Address: 534 17th Avenue SW
Cibo’s sunny patio is filled with flowers and herbs, and it is an incredibly cozy spot to meet with some pals. Get ready for some $4 draft beer, $5 Aperol Spritz, half-off burgers, and half-off pasta.
Address: 1012 17th Avenue SW
The restaurant regularly offers tons of specials, including half-off bottles of wine, $3 tacos, and $14 mussels n fries, just to name a few. Its colourful patio is sun-drenched and is great for some afternoon drinks.
Address: 718 17th Avenue SW
Cilantro’s patio is decorated with fairy lights, serving as an amazing spot to dance the night away. Enjoy some wood-fired flatbreads, house-made pasta, and stellar cocktails all on the avenue’s most romantic patio.
Address: 338 17th Avenue SW
National on 17th’s patio is a great spot for people watching and beer drinking. Grab one of the tables on its sunset-facing patio and enjoy some of the best happy hour deals in town.
Address: 550 17th Avenue SW
The Living Room’s patio has just been redesigned, adding a street facing bar top, comfy new chairs, twinkly lights for dining at night, and a slick coat of paint. It also has some heaters and a fireplace, which are great for those chilly summer nights.
Address: 514 17th Avenue SW
1410 World Bier Haus has two killer patios: One street-side and another on the rooftop. Sip on some $5 local draft beer, $5 wine, and $5 Absolut vodka on the restaurant’s amazing patios.
Address: 1410 17th Avenue SW
Why leave your furry friends at home when they can hang out on the patio with you? One Night Stan’s promises to keep its patio dog-friendly, and it is the perfect place to meet and hang out with some four-legged friends.
Address: 520 17th Avenue SW
Pigeonhole’s charming patio will make you feel like you’re sipping rosé on the streets in Paris. Come in for some patio days and enjoy its $5 happy hour starting at 4 pm.
Address: 306 17th Avenue SW
This modern upscale Korean restaurant has a 17th Avenue street-facing patio, decorated with summer blooms and green grass. It is the perfect spot to soak in some sun and soju.
Address: 344 17th Avenue SW
Calcutta Cricket Club offers an elegant but comfortable dining experience for all ages and groups. Its large 50-seat veranda has an upscale yet quaint vibe, calling for many cozy nights and mango gin cocktails.
Address: 340 17th Avenue SW
Los Chilitos is a family-friendly restaurant serving up authentic Mexican classics, top-notch Margaritas, and a wide selection of Tequila. Its colourful two-level split patio seats about 80 people and is one of the most popular patios on 17th Avenue.
Address: 1309 17th Avenue SW
Cleaver’s shaded patio is perfect for hot summer days, and the restaurant has some of the best deals in town. Come during happy hour and enjoy some $3.5 sliders and $7 wine, beer, and cocktails.
Address: 524 17th Avenue SW