This lively strip guarantees a good time. Not only does 17th ave provide countless bars and restaurants, but also some pretty classic subjects to people watch. Enjoy!
The Living Room patio is it’s own oasis amidst the chaos of The Red Mile. It’s elegant decor and cozy ambience are perfect for a romantic patio date. Choose from the seafood trio, fondue or our favourite-watermelon caprese salad and beef tartare. Their wine list is expertly selected so you’ll be sure to be in good hands.
510 has everything you could want in a patio. Comfy couches, fantastic (sometimes live!) music and awesome food and drink specials make this a place where you could sit all day. Aside from a Monday-Friday happy hour from 3-7pm, check out $5.25 burgers and wine on Mondays, $7 appies on Wednesdays, or all day happy hour on Sundays!
National proved themselves to be a hot contender on 17th’s patio scene as soon as they opened two summers ago. With a patio that wraps around the corner, you can find a spot with some sun at any point in the day. There certainly is an emphasis on craft beer, but if that’s not your thing their cocktail selection doesn’t disappoint (happy hour Monday to Friday, 3-6pm!) Head on down on Tuesdays for buck a shuck, Wednesdays for some wings, or Sundays for live music.
The Ship & Anchor
The Ship is definitely a Calgary staple. Boasting a huge patio with sunny and shady parts, an awesome street view, and all the food and drink you can handle, it’s pretty much always packed. You can always head on down early for a table and grab some breakfast (it’s delish), or check it out later in the day and treat the tables as communal. Don’t forget to check out their feature board, which changes daily! And if you’re there between 4-7pm Monday-Friday check out their $5 burgers!
Kensington provides endless options for a good time. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’re sure there’s something to please you. It’s close proximity to the bow river creates an ideal summer date night for food and drinks on a patio, followed by an after dinner stroll. Count us in!
Rooftop patios are awesome all by themselves, but add margaritas in the mix and you’re set up for an fantastic time. Share some nachos with a few friends, try a new tequila, or our favorite, a bulldog (on special Fridays and Saturdays). Tequila not your thing? Buckets of beer are on special Wednesdays, and sangria is featured on Sunday funday! Both go perfectly with a sunny Calgary afternoon!
Walk into Molly Malone’s and you’ll be greeted with the familiar Irish pub décor and atmosphere. Head upstairs though, and you’ve got a rooftop patio where you can easily lose the day. With daily beer specials, 2 for 1 appies on Tuesdays, and buck a shuck on Fridays, you can find a reason to go pretty much any day of the week!
The Yardhouse has a quaint street level patio, which is awesome if you’re into people watching. Check it out on Tuesdays for 2 for 1 appies, Thursdays for half priced wine, or Fridays and Saturdays for $5 shots!
Stephen Avenue is conveniently located right in the heart of the action. It’s the perfect place to unwind and relax after a long day. Whether you’re grabbing a drink after work or taking a break from a day of shopping, whatever you do, don’t stay cooped up inside!
After a long awaited re-launch of the nicest patio in the city, National on 8th is open! Great views, all day sunshine, ping-pong and an oyster bar make National on 8th the bomb. Great times are a mere few steps from your office. Calgary’s favourite adult playground has gone corporate, better play nice!
Local on 8th
Stephen Ave’s new kid on the block, Local is not to be overlooked! They have an awesome patio to check out either after work, or during a shopping trip at The Core. In addition to an all-encompassing menu- with southwestern and Asian influences- they have fantastic drink specials. Check out a different cheap beer or wine every day of the week, or sip on $6 mimosas on Saturdays and Sundays!
Earl’s (Multiple locations)
Earl’s is a tried and true Calgary favourite. The menu covers all the bases, from salads and burgers to tacos and pastas, so it’s a perfect place to go with a larger group, or if you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for. The best part about Earl’s (besides their absolutely beautiful patios), is their fantastic happy hour. Monday to Friday from 3-6, all of their daily features are applicable, including classics like white peach bellinis, wings, tacos, margaritas and beer!
You can also check out Earl’s patios at any of their other 7 locations!
Another Calgary classic, The Unicorn has been around for over 30 years, suggesting they really know what they’re doing. Grab a seat on their street level patio after work and have an appie platter, which, with five different appies is one the best deals around. Sticking to pub tradition, The Unicorn has drink specials to please everyone, including Tequila Tuesdays, wine and sangria features on Thursdays, and a different beer every day of the week.
A happening street with neighbourhood vibes, 4th street has something for everyone. Home to the annual lilac festival, this street knows how to throw a good party.
West facing patio, tequila, tacos. Anejo is essentially perfection. You’ll have to get here early to grab a coveted patio seat, but it’ll certainly be worth it. Check it out for ‘Halfy Hour’ every day from 3-5pm, which boasts half price tequila and tacos, as well as $5 margaritas and beer.
Wurst has a super romantic patio in one of the quieter parts of Mission. Their Monday-Friday happy hour from 3-6pm features $5 glasses of wine, prosecco, and half litres of beer, as well as a featured appie platter. Looking for dinner on the patio? Why not go on a Thursday and snag yourself a half price bottle of wine- the list here is outstanding! And we can’t forget about one of the patio’s best friends, brunch! Check it out here Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10-3.
Joyce on 4th
Joyce is finally reopen after the flood! And what better way to support them than spending time on their awesome patio? Hurting on Sunday from the weekends activities? Throw some sunglasses on and enjoy special prices on Caesars and burgers. You can also check them out on Mondays for wing night, or Tuesdays for $2.50 tacos!