It's patio season and the team at Bentall Kennedy Residential Services has a list of the best patios to visit in your city. There's nothing like enjoying a drink or a meal with a view in the heat of late spring and summer. Grab your shades and head to one of these great local establishments while you can.
Vancouver has no shortage of great patios. With its iconic mix of ocean and mountains, BC's largest city has a lot to offer. If you're a fan of upscale and chic locales, The Roof at Black + Blue will make the cut. With a third floor outdoor patio, The Roof is part club, part restaurant. With a stunning city panorama, couches, outdoor fireplaces, and Black + Blue's full service menu, The Roof is a sensational summer haven.
Situated on 13 acres of pristine lakeside property, Hart House Restaurant is a charmer. Established in 1988 and home to weddings, events, and fine dining, Hart House has both covered and exposed outdoor patios, lake views, and finely manicured grounds. It's a must-visit and a serious contender for top patio in Burnaby.
Overlooking Chaberton Estate Winery's lush vineyards, Bacchus Bistro offers glorious views and a gem of a patio. The namesake of the Roman God of grapes, wine, and winemaking, Bacchus has a lovely and affordable menu, and serves a wide array of Chaberton's award winning vintages.
Located at the foot of Victoria's historic chinatown, Canoe Brewpub is a must on any list of patios in Victoria. With a breathtaking view mixing waterfront and cityscape, Canoe's patio would draw masses even if their in-house craft beer and upscale pub fare weren't equally attractive. A must-see in BC.
While the parking lot view isn't initially a stunner, the Celtic Knot's outdoor patio packs a punch. With a deck-like vibe and open sky overhead, the Knot's deep beer list and affordable, English pub-style menu are hard to beat on a hot summer's day.
While small, this Calgary classic, open since the 1980s, boasts a cozy and gorgeous patio with a small deck area that overlooks the main patio space. Cilantro serves American southwest-inspired cuisine, some of the best wood-burning oven pizza in town, and a wine list that is diverse and well balanced.
With a huge array of high level patios to choose from, the top pick for Toronto is a tough call. But situated squarely on Lake Ontario and offering some of the best views in the city, is the winner: Amsterdam Brewhouse. With no less than 4 different patio vistas - front, side, lakefront main-floor, lakefront 2nd floor - and an award winning variety of seasonal and year-round in-house brews, Amsterdam is tough to beat.
With a bustling downtown strip and limited real estate, patios in Oakville are fewer than you'd expect. That being said, Ristorante Julia manages to offer diners and drinkers alike a beautiful street side patio that's always rammed in summer. With two sides, one shaded, and one in full view of blazing summer sun, Julia's menu of modern Italian fare and a tasteful wine list rounds out this summer's top patio choice to visit in Oakville.
One of the newest patios in Edmonton (and one of the few rooftop patios in the area), Craft Beer Market offers an incredible view of downtown, with an excellent menu, and more than 100 craft beers on tap. Craft Beer Market ticks all the summer boxes.
Located at the water's edge in New Westminster, this English style neighbourhood pub offers fantastic views and a terrific patio. Take in the summer sun while you enjoy a few drinks and enjoy Paddlewheeler Pub's pub-style menu and Fraser River scenery.
While patios aren't the first thing that come to mind when you think "Markham", Smash Kitchen offers one that will turn your head. Found in an old plaza space, Smash Kitchen serves up comfort food with a modern twist (think mac and cheese, crab cakes, and pizza), and serves it up on a great outdoor patio.
The Bentall Kennedy Residential Services blog team hopes that this list of the best patios in your city helps you find the perfect spot for your summer celebrations. For more information about Bentall Kennedy properties in your city, please visit our website.