Best places to eat outside in Calgary this summer

Dec 19 2017, 11:28 am

With warm weather fast approaching here is a list of top notch open air venues offering al fresco dining in Calgary this summer.

Rooftop Bar @ Simmons

Rooftop @ Simmons (Colin Way)

Rooftop @ Simmons (Colin Way)

After an extremely successful 2015 summer season, Charbar’s rooftop patio will relaunch this year (May 20) with a new name, “Rooftop Bar @ Simmons,” and its own unique personality and menu. With seating for approximately 100 guests, Rooftop Bar @ Simmons will serve a range of summertime fare, cooked on a custom-made rooftop grill, with fresh, quality ingredients from locally-sourced markets.

Address: 618 Confluence Way SE
Phone: 403-452-3115
Twitter: @RTBSimmons

The Farmer’s House

This historic gem in Marda Loop not only offers patrons simply prepared, delicious food but also a lovely outdoor area to unwind in. Sun seekers will want to make a beeline for the eatery’s south-facing patio.

Address: 2138 33rd Avenue SW
Phone: 403-727-1188
Twitter: @mardaloopfarm

National Beer Garden

Calgary’s largest rooftop patio boasts fantastic views, all day sunshine, and a beer garden feel. Soak up the rays whilst you dig into typical pub grub and sink a couple of beers at this casual Downtown bar/eatery.

225 8th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-237-5556
Twitter: @ntnl8


Ki Modern Japanese & Bar

With a menu that’s designed to be sampled and shared, enjoy the spoils served up at Ki on the restaurant’s sleek outdoor patio. Built around a central bar, Ki’s patio is one of handful in the city that is actually covered.

Address: 308 4th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-264-1133
Twitter: @kiJapanese

River Café Restaurant

When the sun is out there’s no better place to be than River Cafe’s river-side patio. Located on Prince’s Island and surrounded by leafy green trees, River Cafe’s umbrella covered patio is an ideal place to be to enjoy a sunny al fresco meal.

Address: 25 Prince’s Island Park
Twitter: @RiverCafeYYC

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

Set in a tranquil setting within Fish Creek Provincial Park, Bow Valley Ranche offers patrons a great escape from the city. Secure a spot on the restaurant’s wrap-around patio and enjoy top notch al fresco dining.

Address: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
Phone: 403-476-1310
Twitter: @RancheYYC

Vin Room — Mission

Photo courtesy Vin Room

Photo courtesy Vin Room

Vin Room Mission is home to one of nicest rooftop patios around. With seating for 50 people the open air patio is a terrific spot to escape to on a lazy summer day. Complimentary sunscreen and blankets are provided for guests to enjoy. Thrifty diners should make the most of Vin Room’s Happy Hour menu, available from 4 to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close daily, that includes $5 mini tapas features, $6 feature beer, and $7 feature wine.

Address: 2310 4th Street SW
Phone: 403-457-5522
Twitter: @VinRoom

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