The best Toronto rooftop patios to hit this summer

Apr 23 2018, 4:29 pm

It’s high time to soak up the sunshine and the best views Toronto has to offer.

These patios serve up cold drinks and al fresco dining that soar high above the rest! Here are the best rooftop patios in Toronto.

Barhop Brew Co.

Bar Hop beer patio rooftop


Savour every last drop of summer on the patio of this brewhouse where the bar offers three dozen craft beers on tap and the menu includes charcuterie, sandwiches, and hearty comfort foods like schnitzel.

Address: 137 Peter Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-1137

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The Beverley Hotel

The Beverley Hotel

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Carlotta Bar on the rooftop of this hotel is a hidden gem offering top-notch cocktails and eats removed from the hustle and bustle of Queen West.

Address: 335 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-493-2786

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Broadview Hotel

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The east side hotel offers sweeping views of the city from its rooftop deck. The strip club turned boutique hotel is easily one of the hottest spots in the city this summer… don’t be surprised if there’s a queue just to get up the elevator.

Address: 106 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-362-8439

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Bovine Tiki Bar

bovine tiki bar


On the rooftop above the Bovine Sex Club is a hidden oasis where tropical drinks and sunshine are the main draw.

Address: 542 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-504-4239


The Ballroom

The Ballroom Bowl patio rooftop

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Bowling with a side of fresh air! Step out after a game to discover this rooftop terrace at the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District.

Address: 145 John Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-597-2695

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Cactus Club Cafe

Cactus Club Cafe patio

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The after-work crowd head here to let off steam and soak up a dose of vitamin D on this frozé-fueled rooftop.

Address: First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-2025

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The Chase

The Chase

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Elevated dining. Literally. This terrace sits five floors up looking west from Yonge  Street and keeps cool with cocktails, chilled seafood platters, tartare, and ceviche.

Address: 10 Temperance Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-7000

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Drake Sky Yard

the drake sky yard patio

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Billing itself as an “ever-changing, climate-defiant, all-season space,” this patio has the potential to surprise and delight no matter how many time you’ve been before. Go for the stargazing, kick-ass cocktails, and good vibes.

Address: 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-531-5042

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District Eatery

district eatery


Dwarfed by all the condos in the area, this rooftop feels more like a backyard. Even still, it’s sunny (even more so due to the reflective glass condos) than you’d expect, and it serves up the typical combination of boozy drinks and health-conscious eats.

Address: 303 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-979-9799

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The Fifth & Terrace

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The Fifth

Perhaps one of the most romantic patios around, this all-weather rooftop restaurant is illuminated by candlelight and city lights while the menu boasts oysters, steaks, and lobster risotto.

Address: 225 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-979-3005

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Gusto 101

gusto 101 patio

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With a retractable roof, this patio is in business rain or shine. On the menu, Italian standards like pizzas and pasta plus three magic words: vino on tap.

Address: 101 Portland Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-504-9669

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Jazz Bistro

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Jazz Bistro

Decked out to the max, this patio is the perfect place to lounge around with a cocktail in hand while soaking in live music as it mingles with the soundtrack of the city.

Address: 251 Victoria Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-363-5299

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kasa moto patio

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Sushi and starlight! Head to this terrace in the heart of Yorkville to sip cocktails alongside dishes like Wagyu fried rice and soft shell crab maki.

Address: 115 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-7000

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lavelle patio


Pool-side, sky high, and on King West. The restaurant due for a relaunch in time for Summer 2018.

Address: 627 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-347-9353

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Mascot Brewery

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The rooftop beer garden offers a spectacular view surrounded by skyscrapers. Find house brews on tap, while a food truck parked on the roof dishes out BBQ, and other beer-friendly foods.

Address: 31 Mercer Streer, Toronto,
Phone: 416-979-0131

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Murphy’s Law

Murphy's Law Pub and Kitchen patio rooftop

Murphy’s Law Pub and Kitchen

This pub and kitchen in The Beach(es) offers an excellent view of Toronto’s east end along with two dozen craft beers on tap and all pleasing selections like wings, nachos, and yes, even avocado toast.

Address: 1702 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-690-5516

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Pauper’s Pub

Paupers Pub rooftop


Negronis on tap, sangria, a rooftop patio… I think its fair to assume that this Bloor Street pub is trying to seduce you.

Address: 539 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-530-1331

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The Pilot

The Pilot flight deck rooftop patio

The Pilot

Climb on up to the flight deck to enjoy this rooftop in Yorkville. The retractable awning makes it practically all-weather so patio season extends from March until December.

Address: 22 Cumberland Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-923-5716

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The One Eighty

the one eight patio


Located on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, this restaurant towers over the city and offers an unparalleled vantage point looking south from Bloor to the lake.

Address: 55 Bloor Street West, 51st Floor, Toronto
Phone: 416-967-0000

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The Porch

The Porch TO rooftop patio

The Porch TO

A killer view that’s known to draw line-ups. Just be warned, this place also charges cover just for the pleasure of being seated outside.

Address: 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-344-1234

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Tequila Bookworm

Tequila Bookworm patio

Tequila Bookworm

The expansive list of craft beers and Ontario ciders are reason enough to visit this multi-level Queen West venue. The rooftop patio is kind of like the cherry on top.

Address: 512 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-504-2334

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