Best patios in Southwest Calgary

May 13 2017, 11:34 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 Southwest Calgary.

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This modern Korean restaurant has a dreamy 17 Ave street-facing patio, perfect for people watching and soaking up rays.

Address:  344 – 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @anjurestaurant

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


Drink great wine and eat Italian food on this epic patio situated above busy 17th Avenue.

Address: 1012 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @cibocalgary


Enjoy delicious eats and cocktails on Cilantro’s garden patio any day or night. This neighbourhood gem is a hot spot for pizza, wild game, and good times.

Address: 338 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @cilantro17thave

Earls Tin Palace

Earls Tin Palace is one a the best places to hang out on a patio. Whether its day or night – this roomy outdoor space always hits to spot when you have that open air craving.

Address: 2401 4 Street SW
Instagram: @earlstinpalace

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

If you’re looking for a great patio in any weather, Ki Modern Japanese has a covered outdoor space with TVs for when you want to catch the big game.

Address: 120 Jamieson Place, 308 4 Avenue SW
Instagram: @kijapanese

Last Best Brewing and Distilling

Patio season at Last Best means many delicious craft brews, tasty small bites, and good times with friends. There are some long tables that are great for big groups – just make sure you get there early enough to snag one!

Address: 607 11 Avenue SW
Instagram: @lastbestbrew

Local 510

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

Address: 510 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @local510

Los Chilitos

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Tequila and Mexican food always tastes delicious on this 17 Ave street-facing patio, not to mention it’s a total sun trap.

Address: 1309 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @los_chilitos

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

National on 17th

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This National location is a prime spot for people watching and catching the sights and sounds of a bustling 17 Ave.

Address: 550 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @ntnl17

River Cafe Restaurant

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Sitting on the River Cafe’s picturesque patio is the perfect way to enjoy a summer afternoon or evening. Located in Prince’s Island Park, this patio is a must-hit if you’re in YYC.

Address: 25 Prince’s Island Park
Instagram: @rivercafeyyc

The Living Room

The roomy patio space on either side of the entrance to this eatery is a perfect place to soak up the sun.

Address: 514 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @livingroomyyc

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

Vin Room – West

With over 50 seats and the option to bring your dog during certain hours, Vin Room West definitely tops our list for YYC’s best patios.

Address: West Springs, 8561 8A Avenue SW
Instagram: @vinroomyyc

Vin Room – Mission

Enjoy the sun and a glass of wine elevated above 4th Avenue on Vin Room Wests’ awesome upper patio.

Address: 2310-4 Street SW
Instagram: @vinroomyyc


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Besides serving some of the best pretzels and schnitzel in the city, Wurst boasts an epic patio that is always packed on a nice day.

Address: 2437 4 Street SW
Instagram: @wurstcalgary

Cactus Club – Stephen Avenue

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With a partially-covered and heated patio, Cactus Club on Stephen Avenue is a prime spot to head for a summer meal or a quick drink before a game or event.

Address: 178-317 7Avenue SW
Instagram: @cactus_stephenave

Joey – Eau Claire

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Enjoy Joey Eau Claire’s awesome view of the Bow River while sitting on its sunny patio.

Address: 200 Eau Claire Market, 208 Barclay Parade SW
Instagram: @joeyrestaurants

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