This summer, visit the new 55-seat patio at Blackbird Public Urban Bar in Auburn Bay. Strings of lights, overhead heaters and fire features will create just the right atmosphere for a night of great conversation and tasty fare such as Asian steamed buns, fish and chips and Mediterranean-style pizza.
Following extensive renovations, the historic Deane House re-opened last fall as a full-service restaurant, and is debuting its 2,000- square-foot backyard patio this summer. The Elbow River and restaurant gardens create a picturesque backdrop and guests can even play bocce and croquet on the lawn. Chef Jamie Harling’s seasonal cuisine complements the riverside location perfectly.
There are two patios to check out this summer at Mill Street Brewery’s first brew pub in western Canada. The 48-seat front patio was open briefly last year and an additional enclosed courtyard patio is opening behind the pub this summer. The latter patio’s walls will feature vintage glass panels, restored wood and live hop plants.
Phil & Sebastian’s fifth café opened on Stephen Avenue last winter. For summer they’re adding a 30-seat patio. Browse the selection of Market Collective goodies inside before heading outside with your coffee.
You’ll find Provision’s patio in the southwest corner of Central Memorial Park, alongside the manicured bushes, flower gardens and fountains. Chef Daniel Pizarro’s seasonal menu is perfectly suited to alfresco dining. Watch this space next winter, as there are plans to turn it into a year-round seating area.
340 13 Ave. S.W., 403-263-0766, provisionyyc.com
The Smith’s two patios will offer a little something for everyone. Dine with the family on the lower-level patio, or head to the adults-only patio upstairs where an outdoor bar awaits. Wednesdays to Sundays during the evenings the ambience will include the sounds of live music from inside the restaurant.
Craft Beer Market’s second Calgary location at Southcentre will offer something the original location doesn’t — alfresco dining on a ground-level patio. After a day of shopping, it will be the perfect spot to kick back with a pint.
This local restaurant already has a location in West Springs where it serves casual, comfort food including burgers, sandwiches and pizza along with a huge selection of craft beers. Soon it will open another location in McKenzie Towne that will have a 25-seat, south facing patio.
Lot 102 recently added a location on McLeod Trail and it is expanding again. A third location is in the works for 8th Street S.W. and the 1,400-square-foot patio will be almost as big as the inside of the restaurant. Lot 102’s drink menu focuses on local craft beer, 1920s-inspired cocktails and a rotating wine list, which will all be served from the inside/outside bar.
This rooftop patio is taking over the space formerly occupied by Molly Malone’s. There will be plenty of drinks, of course, and this restaurant will have a meatball-centric menu.
1153 Kensington Cres. N.W., prohobar.com