10 Calgary Breweries with Great Patios

These are some of the best spots to sit back and enjoy a meticulously brewed craft beer in the Calgary sunshine.

Citizen Brewing's patio. Photograph by Anaïs Marshall.

33 Acres Brewing Company

Vancouver-born 33 Acres Brewing Company is nestled in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood and has a gorgeous patio to watch all the action. The patio is full of picnic tables where you can enjoy the brewery’s hoppy beverages (most of which can be ordered in giant 24-ounce glasses if you want) and there’s even a wood-burning fireplace to gather around when the weather gets a little cloudy.

224 12 Ave. S.W., 604-620-4589, 33acresbrewingcompany.com

Citizen Brewing Company

The patio at Citizen is a great place to come with an appetite. Located near the community of Tuxedo, the brewery’s two patios overlooking the hops and vegetable gardens seat more than 200 people, allow dogs and sometimes features live music. There’s also a shipping container kitchen that serves one of the better burgers Calgary has to offer. The wide variety of beers here are very palatable for any level of beer enthusiast and are specifically designed to work well with the food.

227 35 Ave. N.E., 403-474-4677, citizenbrewingcompany.com


Cold Garden Beverage Company

Brewery-loving dog owners, rejoice! There’s room for you and your furry friends at this Inglewood brewery. Like sitting in a friend’s backyard, Cold Garden’s split patio area maintains the casual, whimsical charm of its interior. Potted plants decorate tables, bird feeders invite even more animals to the party and an umbrella stand offers last-minute protection from Calgary’s changing weather.

1100 11 St. S.E., 403-764-2653, coldgarden.ca


Last Best Brewing and Distilling

Hidden like a patio-seeker’s Narnia, this tucked-away courtyard is located in the Beltline and doubles as a reprieve from Calgary’s busiest streets. The high walls allow for seclusion, the picnic tables and wood flooring are homey and a fire pit lends a backyard feel. Try pairing Last Best brews with appetizers like oven-roasted Brussels sprouts with whipped feta or one of the great pizzas.

607 11 Ave. S.W., 587-353-7387, lastbestbrewing.com


Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co. 

Whether it’s a sunny afternoon after your work day or a lazy evening on the weekend, this microbrewery in Ramsay has a great patio to grab a cold one with some friends. There’s a ton of bike racks to stow your bicycle, plenty of tables, a sprinkling of umbrellas and even some twinkle lights. Try one of Ol’ Beautiful’s core beers, like the Pegasus American pale ale or the Okami Kasu Japanese ale, which go perfectly with the summer weather. Plus, there’s a Made By Marcus caravan serving up ice cream at the brewery on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. during the summer.

1103 12 St. S.E., 403-978-4721, olbeautiful.com


The Establishment Brewing Company

This award-winning Calgary brewery’s patio is a sunny oasis in the middle of the Manchester industrial area. The patio is dog-friendly and the large list of beers will have something for every taste, from heavy and dark stouts, to pale ales, to an especially large selection of lip-smackingly juicy sours. Wash it all down with locally made snacks, such as the famous Glamorgan Bakery cheese buns, or have food delivered directly to your table from Monsoon Izakaya or Inglewood Pizza.

4407 1 St. S.E., 403-453-6212, establishmentbrewing.ca


Tool Shed Brewing Company


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Tool Shed’s patio is one of the best places to soak in the sun this summer. The small expanse of picnic tables feels like a summer tailgate party where Calgarians can enjoy the weather and the taste of this brewery’s local brews, not to mention the award-winning Notorious P.I.G. food truck serving up Southern barbecue.

9, 801 30 St. N.E., 403-775-1749, toolshedbrewing.com


Trolley 5


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Indulge in some next-level people-watching on this brewery’s busy patio, which is right in the middle of the bustle of 17th Avenue S.W. Dig into the food menu while sampling a flight of the in-house regular brews or try one of the seasonal beers. Overall, it’s a casual, lively patio that’s well worth checking out.

728 17 Ave. S.W., 403-454-3731, trolley5.com


Two House Brewing Company


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The understated and convivial Two House Brewing Company in Sunalta is a great place to enjoy a locally brewed beverage on a sunny patio this summer. Its paved patio with picnic tables and umbrellas is where most guests congregate to enjoy house-made beers that riff on both North American and European traditions. For food, you can order from Acme Pizza Co. to have a fresh pizza delivered directly to your table.

1516 10 Ave. S.W., 403-287-0215, twohousebrew.com


Wild Rose Brewery


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With children allowed from Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 105-seat patio of this Calgary mainstay is bright, family-friendly and perfectly suitable for wiling away warmer afternoons. Graze on its locally sourced menu and work your way through the wide beer selection.

4580 Quesnay Wood Dr. S.W., 403-727-5451, wildrosebrewery.com

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