5 Party Patios in Calgary
Grab some friends and head to one of these patios, which range from lively rooftop spots to a sidewalk-facing patio with the aura of a never-ending beer garden.
Prohibition Freehouse has a lively rooftop patio.
Photograph by Jared Sych
Mill Street’s swanky backyard patio was just completed midway through last year, so many patrons didn’t even know it was there. Enjoy one of Mill Street’s signature brewskis under patio heaters while playing some yard games with friends.
219 17 Ave. S.W., 403-454-6871, millstreetbrewery.com
Whether it’s the National on 10th, 8th, 17th or in Westhills, you’re going to find a patio and it’s going to be hopping. Each National patio has its own vibe (10th and 8th are rooftop; Westhills is more family-friendly and 17th boasts prime people-watching), along with plenty of beer and salty bar snacks.
Four locations, ntnl.ca
As Calgary’s only meatball-focused restaurant, the Prohibition menu is a bit of an oddity. But, situated in the old Molly Malone’s location in Kensington, it also boasts one of the city’s most lively rooftop patios. In addition to the meatballs, Prohibition has a hefty beer list to keep the party rolling.
1153 Kensington Cres. N.W., 403-452-8549, prohobar.com
It’s the first place Calgarians run to when the sun starts shining and the patio where it really feels like everyone knows your name. The sprawling sidewalk-facing space, fitted with picnic tables, has the aura of a never-ending beer garden.
534 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-3333, shipandanchor.com
Complete with a fireplace and big communal tables, Wurst’s roomy patio is primed for a summertime party. It doesn’t hurt that the menu boasts a huge selection of domestic and imported beer, served (if you’re game) by the two-litre boot.
2437 4 St. S.W., 403-245-2345, wurst.ca