During the day, the Bier Haus’s patios are less busy so you can make yourself at home on either the street side or rooftop patio. You can select local drafts that are on tap, such as the Holy Grale, Village Blonde or the Zero Issue Nemesis, or you can opt for a cocktail or wine. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of 17th Ave.
1410 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-1410, 1410bierhaus.ca
This rooftop patio offers expansive views of East Village and the Bow River, and is the perfect spot to spend a relaxing afternoon with a drink or two. Simmons Building is tucked into a quiet corner of East Village, so you will be far removed from the sounds of traffic and the noise of downtown. Make sure to bring your sunnies and make a day out of this patio visit.
618 Confluence Way S.E., 403-452-3115, charbar.ca
With 72 draught beers on tap and two patios, you can easily live you best day drinking life at Joyce on Fourth. The street side patio is perfect for people watching and catching some of the sun’s rays, while the side patio is more secluded and shady with trees interspersed throughout the picnic tables.
506 24 Ave. S.W., 403-541-9168, calgarybestpubs.com
It’s easy to miss this patio. You have to walk through the whole pub to get there, but when you do, you’re treated to a quiet terrace shared with only a few other people. There are views of Kensington, but because it’s on the second level of the building, there’s no need to worry about noise. This patio has only four tables and sits 16 at most. It’s almost impossible to get a seat in the evenings, which makes it perfect for day drinking.
207 10A St N.W., 403-270-4505, kensingtonpub.com
The sunny and very public sidewalk patio at the Ship is the place to park on a sunny day when a pint of beer is the only thing that will do. Don’t have a pal to drink with? Don’t worry — even if there’s no one you know in the bar, it’s more than likely a friend will spot you from the street and won’t be able to resist the invitation to join in.
534 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-3333, shipandanchor.com