New Patios in Calgary for the 2018 Season
Visit one of these new patios for breakfast, southern barbecue, tacos, beer and more.
Southern barbecue fare is particularly suited for patio season. Thankfully, Belle Southern Kitchen + Bar's patio is ready and waiting for you. Situated along the south-side of the restaurant, the picturesque wooden patio features hanging plants, strings of lights and tables just waiting to be filled with Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, smoked brisket and St. Louis ribs.
1919 4 St. S.W., 403-455-5775, bellebbq.com
Located at Southcentre Mall, Craft Beer Market's second Calgary location has a 52-seat patio. It doesn't matter whether you've spent the day at the mall or came specifically for lunch or dinner here — this is where you're going to want sit while sipping one of the restaurant's nearly 100 beers on tap this summer.
Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., 403-216-2337, craftbeermarket.ca
Cleaver's sister restaurant has two outdoor seating areas. There's a small patio with tables and heaters along the front of the restaurant, plus some outdoor bar seating along the east-side of the building's bright yellow facade. The best time to try and snag a spot on Gringo Street's patio is during its happy hour — from Sunday to Thursday, you can get $3 tacos and $7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to close.
101, 524 17 Ave. S.W., 403-474-1411, gringost.com
Hostel recently opened in Roosevelt's former space on 17 Ave. S.W. and inherited its north-facing patio that is perfect for people-watching. If you're looking for a patio with great deals on food and drinks, this is the one to visit. Almost all of the food on the menu is $10, while almost all the drinks are $5. Food options include waffle nachos, tacos and burgers.
933 17 Ave. S.W., 403-719-9930, facebook.com
One third of the new 8th Street Food Cooperative, Little Lot Diner serves all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Order at the restaurant counter, then grab a seat at one of the picnic tables on the patio along the south-side of the building.
1436 8 St. S.W., 403-265-0018, facebook.com
Popular breakfast restaurant OEB has three locations (in Bridgeland, downtown and Mission), but the Mission location is the only one with a patio. The north-facing patio, which has a bit of greenery and a few umbrellas, means you don't have to wait until lunch or dinner to get your patio fix for the day.
2207 4 St. S.W., 587-356-6323, eatoeb.com
Play a few games of pinball inside this new arcade and bar, then head outside to grab a seat on its east-facing patio. Overlooking 4 St. S.W., the patio is set against Pinbar's freshly painted bright blue facade and some fun murals. Order one of the nearly two dozen beers on tap and a snack like the cubano sandwich or some wings.
501 17 Ave. S.W., 403-930-8175, pinbaryyc.com
Shelter opened in Victoria Park last August, and now, the local cocktail and wine bar has debuted an intimate new patio for this summer. The west-facing patio features wooden tables and a mix of funky black geometric stools and bench seating. With only eight seats up for grabs, you know this patio is going to be a sought-after spot. There are also sunshades and a fence decked out in ivy to provide some shelter from the sun and the street.
1210 1 St. S.W., 403-233-7730, shelteryyc.com