The Best Summer Patios in Edmonton

Jun 19, 2023

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.

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

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

The Canadian Icehouse

Welcome to the largest rooftop patio in Canada! With amazing views of the ICE District and the downtown core, The Canadian Icehouse is a spot you need to check out this summer. They've also partnered with Banquet to deliver a "Best of" Patio Menu for the season.

Must Try: Scratch-Made Pizza by The Banquet

Venture to Whyte Avenue

Black Dog

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

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!

Pals Sandwiches

Pals boasts a dozen unique and delicious sandwiches along with a dialed-in menu of beer, wine, and cocktails! They also have a great sized summer patio, perfect for chowing down.

Must Try: Focaccia Chicken Club

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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

Bodega Highlands

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

The Glass Monkey

The Glass Monkey delivers a diverse internationally-inspired and locally sourced menu featuring small plates and full meals. This comfortable, modern, casual restaurant includes a long curving ten seat bar.​​ Sip on enomatic wine and fresh signature cocktails in a perfectly tucked away patio.

Must Try: Handmade Pappardelle with Braised Pork & Wild Mushrooms