These are the best patios on 17th Avenue

Jul 16 2018, 4:24 pm

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

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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
Phone: 403-228-1854

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Home & Away

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
Phone: 403-455-9789

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The Ship & Anchor Pub

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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
Phone: 403-245-3333

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Cibo

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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
Phone: 403-984-4755

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Market Calgary

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
Phone: 403-474-4414

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Cilantro Restaurant

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
Phone: 403-229-1177

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National on 17th

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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
Phone: 403-229-0226

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The Living Room

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
Phone: 403-228-9830

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1410 World Bier Haus

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
Phone: 403-229-1410

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One Night Stan’s

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
Phone: 403-452-4407

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Pigeonhole

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
Phone: 403-452-4694

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Anju Restaurant

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
Phone: 403-460-3341

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Calcutta Cricket Club

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
Phone: 403-719-1555

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Los Chilitos

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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
Phone: 403-228-5528

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Cleaver

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
Phone: 403-452-1211

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