5 Patios with Fireplaces
When there’s a chill in the air head for one of these hot spots.
The Living Room
The evenings can be cool here in Calgary, so most outdoor patios are equipped with propane heaters, but a few up the ante even further with outdoor fireplaces. Check out these toasty spots for perfect patio lounging even when there’s a chill in the air.
Cactus Club Cafe
The 60-seat patio at the Macleod Trail location of this popular Western Canadian chain is enhanced by a fire pit as well as heaters, so the air stays warm while the signature Bellini cocktails stay cold.
7010 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-255-1088, cactusclubcafe.com
The owners of the popular Blue Star Diner bestowed another gift on the lucky folks of Bridgeland this past spring when they opened Cannibale in the adjacent space. The neighbourhood bar includes a cozy 30-seat patio with a black-brick fireplace and cedar pergola.
831 1 Ave. N.E., 403-454-5808, cannibale.ca, @cannibale_yyc
The Living Room
Occupying prime real estate on the 17th Avenue S.W. stroll, the Living Room’s demi wall-enclosed patio is the place to be seen most spring and summer evenings, particularly if you can nab one of the prime spots next to the striking fireplace feature.
514 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-9830, livingroomrestaurant.ca
Located in the northwest neighbourhood of Panorama Hills, Tudor Rose has a relaxed English Pub-vibe that extends to the 32-seat cobblestone patio, complete with heaters and a fireplace.
800, 1110 Panatella Blvd. N.W., 403-295-9344, tudorrosecalgary.ca
A cornerstone of the nightlife on 4th Avenue S.W., this popular dining establishment with basement beer hall also features a fireplace-endowed patio with communal tables, making it a lively spot on summer evenings.
2437 4 St. S.W., 403-245-2345, wurst.ca, @wurstcalgary