There is nothing wrong with wanting to go inside of a dining establishment and enjoying a nice meal with your family and friends. Sometimes, however, it is nice to go outside and enjoy a meal while soaking up the sun. Fortunately, there are lots of great places to enjoy a delicious meal on a patio in Calgary.
This is a casual restaurant that features what most would consider to be a traditional American style cuisine. It is a great choice if you are looking to soak up the sun with some friends while you enjoy some American food.
Merchants Restaurant and Bar
This pub is a newer addition to the more than 130 shops and places to dine in this vibrant district. Craft beers, hand-rolled pizza, and a patio facing the south is what you can expect when you head here for a meal. The patio behind the parking lot seats roughly 80 people and is far enough back to give you a little privacy while you enjoy your meal.
Fergus & Bix
Fergus & Bix first opened their doors in 2011. It wasn't long before it became a favourite pub for anyone looking for upscale pub food as well as delicious craft beer. Do you happen to like wine? If yes then you should make plans to come on Tuesday when you can get a bottle for half price.
My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe
What could be more fun than eating ice cream in your patio? The My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe is one of the most popular ice cream destinations on the south of Marda Loop. Take a trip down memory lane as you enjoy your favourite ice cream treat on the patio of this 1980's style ice cream shop. Visit My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe at 2048 42nd Avenue SW.
Good Earth Coffeehouse Eau Claire Market
While the kids are out playing at the Eau Claire Plaza water playground, parents and caregivers can spend a few minutes at the Good Earth Coffehouse. There are a lot of delicious menu and coffee options available and you can sit back, relax and spend the afternoon away as your kids have fun, too. Visit Good Earth Coffeehouse Eau Claire Market at 200 Barclay Parade SW.
Catch & The Oyster Bar
With High Tide Happy hour happening from 1pm to 5pm during the week you can enjoy $5 hand crafted pints or $16 buckets of beer on the patio here. They also provide the best selection of Oysters in all of Calgary and plenty of award-winning dishes.
Another spot for a great patio and happy hour is Mango Shiva. They run happy hour from 2pm to 6pm with $5 apple martinis, beer, wine and cocktails.
The Container Bar and Brasserie Kensington have more or less the same brunch menu. The only difference is that Brasserie Kensington is a restaurant and the Container Bar offers an exciting outdoor experience.
This is a popular pub in Calgary. You can go upstairs if you want to sit outside and soak up the sun while you are enjoying a delicious brunch. They offer a lot of interesting dishes you are not going to find anywhere else.
This is a cute little café that tends to get overlooked. This is unfortunate because it offers a delicious selection of brunch items and a great outdoor dining experience. They have a salted caramel French toast that is to die for!
Wurst is a hotspot for a lot of different reasons. It is a great place to go on Friday nights when you want to throw back a few drinks. It is also a great place to go in the morning when you want to enjoy a delicious brunch with the sunrise. Everyone has to try their wild mushroom Benny.
As one of the top choices for coffee and patio fun in Calgary, Caffe Artigiano has many great drinks available. Locations are found in Shell Oil and Centrium with locations in Westmount and Watermark opening very soon!
Diner Deluxe Aspen
Lunches and get-togethers spent at the patio of this diner provide a great way to relax. There is a pond next to the patio where little kids can have a splash. The menu at Diner Deluxe Aspen is filled with food you will love, such as meatloaf and oatmeal. Come to Diner Deluxe Aspen for great food as well as delicious house cocktails including the Waikiki Sneaky and many more. Check out this patio at 104 350 Aspen Glen Landing SW.
This is a restaurant that serves you a five course or three course meals with a few wine pairing options to choose from. Everything from duck to carrots and quince are sitting on the menu. The menu changes daily and it is a great place if you are looking for a full meal.
Visit the 100–300 West Blocks of Calgary For Your Fill of Patio Restaurants
If you want to find a number of excellent patios, just head to the 100–300 West Blocks of downtown Calgary. Some of the choices here include:
- A la Saj
- Bank and Baron Pub
- The Belvedere
- Blink Restaurant & Bar
- Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro
- HOME Tasting Room
- Original Joe's
- Trib Steakhouse
- Jugo Juice
- And More!
- LOCAL Public Eatery
- The Unicorn Pub
- Flames Central and Wildfire Grill
- SAIT Culinary Campus
- Metropolitan Grill
- And More!
There are a ton of great patios in the downtown area of Calgary. Try a few out and maybe you'll find your new favourite this summer.
With these choices to consider, you should have no trouble finding a nice patio to enjoy a meal at.