Summer's here and around the world, patios have come alive. It's that joyous time of year where flip flops and t-shirts rule the day, and cold frothy beer keeps us properly hydrated. This summer, there's no shortage of patios to choose from in Calgary! From rooftop to street level, wooded to sidewalk, there's something for everyone. Get out this season and take in the best Calgary has to offer. To help you expand your patio horizons, we've thrown together this shortlist of our favourite Calgary patios.
1410 World Bier Haus
Calgary's 1410 World Bier Haus is committed to creating delicious, home-made cuisine while supporting local Canadian businesses. With a mind boggling array of beer, including local craft varieties and standard brands, and a stellar 2nd storey outdoor rooftop patio, WBH is an absolute must on your summer patio hit list. Learn more.
With two locations in Calgary, Cibo is a culinary force combining vintage, rustic decor with modern Italian cuisine. Cibo's menu is made to share and combines traditional Italian methods with modern innovations to create simple, delicious dishes. Cibo also boasts one of the best patios in the city. For sun, fun, drinks and some of the best Italian in the city, check out Cibo. Find out more.
Dating back to 1978, La Chaumière serves old world French cuisine with a Canadian influence. Chef Bob Matthews and his team deliver the best in French fare, using only the highest quality ingredients. With over 800 wine vintages from around the world, and a patio made for summer, La Chaumiere should be on everyone's top 5 places to hit this season. Learn more.
Calgary's Cleaver is a restaurant "where hungry sinners gather to share plates, cock-n-bull (i.e. gossip, stories), and unapologetically bold cocktails". With a chic interior, deluxe menu of creative Irish-inspired dishes, signature cocktails, and a funky sidewalk patio, Cleaver will chop the heat in two this summer. Learn more.
A fixture in Calgary's restaurant scene since 1987, Buon Giorno Ristorante Italiano has a rustic and inviting atmosphere with friendly staff, and a deep menu of Italian comfort food favourites ranging from veal scallopini, to lasagna, calamari and more. Buon Giorno also offers a cozy sidewalk patio reminiscent of Italy, and makes for the perfect summer dinner stop. Learn more.