6 Great Rooftop Patios in Calgary

High up sunny spots to enjoy a drink or meal.

The rooftop patio at Brewsters in McKenzie Towne.


Brewsters in McKenzie Towne

If you live near McKenzie Towne, you are probably already familiar with the amazingness of this rooftop patio. It's like your living room with televisions and a few couches. It also has heaters and parking close by. Plus you can make reservations specifically for the patio.

 100, 11 McKenzie Towne Ave. S.W., 403-243-2739, brewsters.ca, @wearebrewsters

National Beer Garden

This National is the one that is on the top of Scotia Centre downtown. It's big and fun. There is a games area with ping pong up there and kids are allowed until 9 p.m. On Saturdays, it serves brunch until 3 p.m.

225 8 Ave. S.W., 403-237-5556, ntnl.ca, @ntnl8

Oak Tree Tavern

This one is not on the roof, but is on deck that cantilevers over a laneway, but we let it squeak into this category because of its elevated views of the skyline. At night it is lit with fairy lights.

124 10 St. N.W., 403-270-3347, oaktreetavern.com, @oaktreeyyc

Sho Sushi

This patio is tiny with room for just 14, but it is a nice quiet space elevated from Macleod Trail just outside its glass enclosure. 

101, 7212 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-252-5199, shosushi.ca

The Windsor Rose GastroPub

​This is one of those neighbourhood bars that comes with the suburban perk of having a parking lot. But, having a patio right up against a parking lot is not always charming, which is why a rooftop patio is the answer. Windsor Rose's Walden patio seats 112 and has a fireplace. 

530, 151 Walden Gate S.E., 403-256-5156, windsorrose.ca, @windsorrose

Vin Room

This is one of the best places to sit back and enjoy some tapas and a glass of wine. It's up above 4th Street S.W. and it has one of the best menus of wine sold by the glass. 

2310 4 St. S.W., 403-457-5522, vinroom.com, @vinroom


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