Throw on your tank top, shorts and favourite sunglasses, Calgary – it’s patio season! With every day this week reaching over 20 degrees Celcius, we can’t wait to start hitting our favourite patios in the city. Remember your SPF, because you’re bound to lose track of time when you’re sitting in paradise.
Enjoy the sun and sip away on one of Cannibale’s unique tropical cocktails with your choice of rum, vodka, gin or aquavit mixed to perfection. Bring your date to this full-service barbershop and lounge outside while he gets pampered or simply indulge in stylish eats, fine spirits, exceptional cocktails and local craft beers.
Taste carefully selected food curated by none other than Chef Jessica Pelland. She chooses to use locally grown, sustainable and seasonally relevant ingredients for you to taste and experience along with a glass of wine, a loaded brunch-time caesar or perhaps a fruity cocktail. Why not do it all in the open air while you people watch on the Bow River Pathway?
Perhaps the rooftop patio in the city when it comes to good food, great drinks, fun people and an exquisite view. Come for the drinks, but stay for the rooftop games, live DJ and non-stop party no matter what time of day. Arrive early to snag a table, because you’re not the only one who likes a drink and a view.
Enjoy Pacific-inspired food in a new, chic restaurant located on the heart of 17th Avenue. Perhaps you come for a skewer, a snack or the curry coconut linguini, but you’ll stay for another in-house made watermelon lemon Slurpee, right?! These go down oh-so-easy on their sunshine filled patio.
Newly renovated this spring, Angel’s Cafe in Edworthy Park now has a large outdoor seating area perfect for you to kick back and relax with your favourite book, cold drink and taste of ice cream. This photo was taken a few weeks ago – just imagine what it looks like now with the green grass, budding trees and dozens of dogs hanging around waiting for you to share your ice cream.
Enjoy your coffee, pasta, sandwiches or sweet treats on the cute little patio right outside Alforno downtown. Walk, run, bike, drive to this trendy spot to experience tasteful bliss and snap your next Instagram story simultaneously.
There are still a few days left to enjoy May happy hour deals at Vin Room, in the warm sunshine, on their patio! Saving money while getting a tan? Yes, please. Whether you have something to celebrate or not, you and your girls can always find an excuse to drink champagne.
Make the most of these warm days, Calgary, and get outside!
Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.