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Ten patios in Calgary to visit this summer while the sun is still shining

Calgary’s patio season has been booming all summer as there is a patio for every occasion

There are three National locations in Calgary, including this one on 17th Ave. SW. // National Instagram

There’s nothing better than soaking up the sun, grabbing a bite to eat, and enjoying some drinks on one of Calgary's many patios. The city’s patio season has been in full swing this summer but once August hits we know there isn’t much time left to enjoy them. That’s why we’ve composed a list of some of the best patios to visit around the city before the snow hits.


With four locations around the city, National has some great patios for Calgarians to visit, offering chill vibes and a menu of classic Western American food and drinks! National on 8th and National on 10th feature rooftop patios while National on 17th and National in Westhills feature ground-level patios.


Located in patio central on 17th Ave, Ship and Anchor’s patio is full of fun as it features live music, good vibes, and great drinks. Listed as one of Canada’s 50 Best Bars, it’s no wonder why Calgarians love this pub and its patio!


If you’re looking for a classy patio experience, look no further than Vin Room. Both locations offer dog-friendly patios where Calgarians can explore 80 different wines and enjoy small plates. Additionally, happy hour takes place daily from 3pm to 6pm, prime patio time!


Located downtown with a three-season rooftop patio, CRAFT is a Calgary favourite! In addition to the 360-degree views of Calgary’s skyline, CRAFT also offers fun lawn games such as cornhole and bocce.


Not only does the Hose and Hound offer a unique experience being in Old Fire Hall #3, but the pub’s two large patios are the perfect place to relax and grab drinks with friends! Also featuring live music and trivia events, this Inglewood patio is the perfect stop.


If you’re hoping to hit a patio on date night, Modern Steak has patios at its three locations varying between ground level and rooftop depending on your stop! On the patio enjoy gourmet steak, seafood, and more as well as dip into their extensive wine list or cocktails.


Located on Stephen Ave – perfect for people watching – The Bank and Baron Pub’s patio is a great stop for drinks and food! Plus, when the night cools, you can move inside to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the historic bank.


Swing by The Porch to enjoy its outdoor patio on 17th Ave. With sharable cuisine and a refreshing cocktail menu, the Porch offers a spacious yet intimate atmosphere. Plus, if you don’t want to be bothered by the heat yet enjoy the sun, sit inside where glass ceilings make the entire restaurant feel as though it’s a patio.


The Rec Room’s two-storey patio is the perfect space to hang out with friends and family! In addition to soaking up the sun while enjoying food and drinks, The Rec Room provides all kinds of entertainment like video games, pool tables, ping pong, live acts, and more.


Indulge in margaritas and tacos all day long while enjoying the festivity of Blanco Cantina! With three locations around the city, Blanco is a summertime favourite for a patio fiesta. Plus, you do not want to miss the happy hour or daily features!

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