5 One-of-a-Kind Patios in Calgary

Sit on a historic home's restored veranda or grab a drink from a shipping container in an alley.


Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

photograph courtesy of bow valley ranche restaurant

Bow Valley Ranche patrons can dine and relax on the historic home’s restored veranda, which wraps around the front and sides of the restaurant. The veranda offers a full view of Fish Creek Park and a uniquely old-timey feeling. 

15979 Bow Bottom Tr. S.E., 403-476-1310, bvrrestaurant.com


Calcutta Cricket Club

photograph by jared sych

Tucked into an alley next to the restaurant and enclosed behind a set of cast-iron boiler doors, Calcutta Cricket Club’s awning-covered patio is decorated in the restaurant’s signature retro-Indian-kitsch style. It may not feel exactly like being in India, but the space does set the scene for knocking back a few of the restaurant’s thirst-quenching cocktails. 

340 17 Ave. S.W., 403-719-1555, calcuttacricketclub.com


Container Bar 

photograph by Kelly Hofer

The sister bar to both Brasserie Kensington and Winebar Kensington serves slushy summer drinks and creative bar bites from a shipping container in the alley. 

1131 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-457-4148, containerbaryyc.com


Deane House

Sitting at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers, Deane House’s terrace is not fenced in, so diners can fully enjoy one of Calgary’s most photogenic scenes. The kitchen’s herb garden frames the eating area, while bamboo umbrellas provide shade. 

806 9 Ave. S.E., 403-264-0595, deanehouse.com


Vin Room 

Vin Room not only offers an enormous selection of wines served by the glass or sample, it also welcomes dogs on patios at all three of its locations seven days a week (the rooftop patio at the Mission location is, however, for humans only and the airport location features what it calls an “indoor patio”). Doggies can also enjoy complimentary three-course tasting menus, dog beds and other amenities. 

Three locations, vinroom.com



This article appears in the June 2018 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.


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