The Best Summer Patios in Edmonton
Summer in Edmonton is patio-season! When the temperatures rise, it's time to take advantage of the city's best outdoor dining options. The restaurants, bars and gastropubs listed below are just some of Edmonton's best spots to dine al fresco. Follow this hit-list and get ready to enjoy those long, hot summer nights... you're never alone with a cold drink in hand!
Edmonton Explored: Best Summer Patios
Let local DJ and entrepreneur, Joses Martin, show you some of the city's best spots to chow down under the open sky!
Keep it Downtown
Riverside Bistro at the Courtyard by Marriott
The Courtyard by Marriott is neighbours with Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, and you know what that means – awesome views! The Riverside Bistro is the perfect place to watch all the bikers, rollerbladers (wait, do people still rollerblade?), and joggers.
Must Try: Classic Margarita
Central Social Hall
If drinks for $3.50 during happy hour hasn't got your attention, then what are you doing reading this blog? Just kidding. Central Social Hall has the perfect patio for sipping ice-cold drinks with your pals. This spot has also undergone some major renovations recently and now holds two good sized patios. Both are well sheltered and have umbrellas-a-plenty—perfect for those lazy summer days.
Must Try: The London Cocktail
Pizza and Peroni on the patio? Yes please! Parlour’s courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a pint or prosecco. Choose one of their unique dishes, like a signature or custom made pizza, and don't forget dessert!
Must Try: keep it simple with The Queen, Parlour’s take on the classic Margherita pizza.
Venture over to Whyte Avenue
MKT has an enormous patio so you can really soak up the sun. With dozens of beers on tap (60 to be exact) and even more in bottles (also 60), MKT is a beer and patio lover’s paradise. It’s in a pretty handy location too, right in the heart of Old Strathcona with plenty of parking.
Must Try: Dragon’s Breath Mojito
Overlooking Whyte Avenue, the garden patio atop Black Dog is a casual place to hang with your closest pals. The aptly named Wooftop patio (get it?) is a local favourite and a great place to enjoy a brew on a sizzling summer day.
Must Try: pretty well any beer should do it.
Spotlight Cabaret is a restaurant, bar, rooftop patio, and live venue that showcases dinner theatre, burlesque, drag, improv, comedy and live music. Take in the unforgettable “roaring twenties” themed atmosphere, while soaking up the sun on the spacious rooftop patio.
Must Try: dinner and a show!
Explore These Other Areas
Hit the Highlands this summer and you’ll be as hooked as we are on all things Bodega. Tapas are all about sharing, so we want to give you the gift of knowing that there is perfect sangria waiting for you in the quiet, tree-lined streets of the Highlands.
Must Try: Piri Piri Prawns
La Petite Iza
Located on Eleanor & Laurent's uppermost floor, the patio at La Petite Iza is nothing short of spectacular. Picturesque views of the city skyline pair perfectly with the high-end cuisine. This fine dining experience will leave your heart and your belly full!
Must-Try: Parisian Gnocci and Spring Vegetables. Just do it.