Best patios in Calgary

May 15 2017, 4:13 am

With warm weather finally hitting Calgary, there’s no better time than the present to enjoy a meal, cold drinks, and good company in the great outdoors.

Luckily, for urban dwellers and visitors, Calgary offers a never-ending list of fabulous patios, providing city views, people-watching opportunities, endless sunshine, and solid menu choices.

Here are the best patios in Calgary.

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Container Bar

This cozy patio is tucked between buildings in Kensington. A true urban hideaway, getting a spot on this patio is always a treat.

Address: 1131 Kensington Road NW
Instagram: @containerbaryyc

Blanco Cantina

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What could be better than eating Blanco’s delicious nachos in the sun? This spot has a prime patio location with tons of sunlight for everyone.

Address: 723 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @blancoyyc

Bonterra Trattoria

Patrons can head to Bonterra’s stunning Tuscan garden terrace on a sunny day. Enjoy authentic Italian eats while surrounded by a green and romantic atmosphere.

Address: 1016 8 Street SW
Instagram: @bonterracalgary

Local 510

Local 510’s patio has seriously comfortable cushioned booths that are perfect for those looking to sit a while and enjoy the sun.

Address: 510 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @local510

National on 8th

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The newest member of the National family in YYC is situated in the downtown core in Scotia Centre. National on 8th has western Canada’s largest rooftop patio, with tons of seating, ping pong tables, corn hole games, and full service patio bars, this is one of the best patios in the city.

Address: 360-225 8 Avenue SW
Instagram: @ntnl8

The Ship & Anchor

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A classic spot to set up on the 17 Ave patio stretch – The Ship’s picnic tables and benches have seen years of booze-fuelled fun in the sun.

Address: 534 17 Avenue SW


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Located on the roof of the Simmons Building, the Charbar patio has one of the most stellar views in Calgary.

Address: 618 Confluence Way SE
Instagram: @charbar_yyc

Sunterra Keynote

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This Sunterra location has a seriously epic rooftop patio located on top of the Keynote. We’d say this is a pretty shiny hidden gem.

200 12 Avenue SE
Instagram: @sunterramarket

Hayden Block

The extended front garden and patio at Hayden Block is a total sun trap and it’s the perfect place to chow down on some BBQ and sip some whiskey.

Address: 1136 Kensington Road NW
Instagram: @haydenblockyyc

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