Patio season- the most wonderful time of the year! A time that fills our hearts with joy, but it’s all-too-often short lived. Our harsh Canadian winters tend to bring the patio parties indoors for most of the year. So how about we share with you a way to enjoy a frosty cold one outdoors and without the frostbite?
These six Toronto patios keep the good times running all year long with heating lamps, retractable roofs, and more. We know that these bars will keep you extra toasty with good food, drinks, and friends!
Big Crow | 176 Dupont St.
Expect charming lanterns that dangle from this heated patio on Dupont. Big Crow is your top spot for an Algonquin-inspired experience via a warm winter lodge. A plethora of heat lamps keep your patio dinners with friends extra cozy. Nab the tastiest backyard BBQ grub and beers for a perfect night out.
Cafe Belong | 550 Bayview Ave.
Head over to Evergreen Brickworks where at this particular bar, you can enjoy some deliciously fresh, organic food on a stellar heated patio all year long. Cafe Belong offers a huge front patio surrounded by an ultra rustic woven wood fence. Their farm-to-table mentality just exudes sustainability! This warm and cozy patio is definitely a place where you belong.
Cold Tea | 58 Kensington Ave.
Tucked away in what some would describe as a “sketchy mall” in Kensington Market is a bar that’s sure to impress your super hip friends. Enjoy your drinks with a winterized ambience as their back patio is heated and open all year long! The perfect spot to enjoy their exceptionally well-crafted cocktails. May we suggest ordering a delicious negroni?
El Catrin | 18 Tank House Lane
After a little holiday shopping at the Toronto Christmas Market, you can warm up at this cozy patio nestled right in the Distillery District. El Catrin offers delicious authentic-yet-modern Mexican foods to enjoy around an array of massive fire pits. You’ll forget about Toronto’s harsh winters and imagine yourself on a warm, tropical getaway. Bueno.
Drake Sky Yard | 1150 Queen St. W.
Star gaze on those winter nights with a warm rooftop patio at Drake Sky Yard. Their highly celebrated rooftop patio is frequented all year long. Run into all the talented artists, musicians and trendiest regulars at this Queen West spot. The ever changing space offers some of the best cocktails in the city. The sky’s the limit here.
Cactus Club Cafe | 77 Adelaide St. W.
Enjoy some delicious bougie meals while sitting next to curated works by Warhol or even a trio of Basquiat paintings at the Cactus Club Cafe. Their retractable roof on the third floor ensures the patio can be enjoyed all year long. At the Cactus Club Cafe, the combination of a warm patio, stunning artwork and incredible food are all a sure fire-way to impress your boss for some after-work drinks.
If we missed any, let us know in the comments below!