The best patios in Liberty Village are open air community lookouts that afford guests experiences that live up to the neighbourhood name. Here are the best patios in Liberty Village.
BRAZEN HEAD | 165 East Liberty St.
Between the rooftop patio at the top of its three storeys and two more on the north and east sides on the first floor, Brazen Head offers patio crowds a variety of outdoor perspectives from its post on East Liberty. Offering casual backyard vibes, each space is unique, some affording treetop views and umbrella shade, while others mean lounging under the sun from a cushioned sectional. Of course, all of Brazen Head’s patios offer guests the same access to its menu of traditional Irish pub fare and draft selection (21 beers and Brickworks cider on tap).
LOCAL PUBLIC EATERY | 171 East Liberty St.
This Vancouver restaurant chain has a couple of bases in Toronto, but its Liberty Village address fits in perfectly with the area’s loft conversions. With its spacious, industrial chic take on the East Liberty Street building’s high ceilings, it offers a cozy but open atmosphere that surrounds you in space before its exposed brick and beams, and the same aesthetic spills out onto the street level patio. That seats 60 (with booth and table options), but if you and a friend or three feel like stretching your legs, there’s also a bocce court ready for your game.
SCHOOL BAKERY AND CAFE | 70 Fraser Ave.
Brad Moore’s School is a popular destination for brunch and lunch in Liberty Village, and when summer hits, class spills out to the leafy patio on Fraser and Liberty. Bordered by planters and dotted by pots supporting trees and plants that reach up into the sky, it’s a private transportive space that does a good job distracting guests from the lofts and condos surrounding them. A daytime playground with everything a good patio needs, there’s an open-air bar, shady umbrellas, and a mix of seating options with picnic tables, cushiony benches, and round two-seaters.
WILLIAMS LANDING | 120 Lynn Williams St.
Williams Landing’s second floor patio is a huge rooftop space that quickly earned the South of Temperance and Bistro Bar sister spot local prestige. Boasting an outdoor bar responsible for slinging 16 beers on tap and 11 by the bottle (on top of 34 wines and signature cocktails), with a slick, clean, upscale-casual aesthetic, it’s a more polished patio option for the area’s crowd of after-work socials and cocktails with clients, but don’t neglect the globally inspired menu, either; chef Beman Chan’s designed it around a coherence to the FLOSS (Fresh Local, Organic, Sustainable and Seasonal) model.
THE CRAFT BRASSERIE AND GRILLE | 107 ATLANTIC AVE.
Tucked in on Atlantic avenue, The Craft is quickly becoming a favoured spot among locals for their daily drink special and massive selection of beer. The only thing more impressive than their selection of 120 beers on tap are their selection of local-focused, eclectic spin on pub fare. Hit up their quaint patio for the perfect brunch setting, or go in for a late night, post-show beer.
AND COMING THIS FALL…
LIBERTY COMMONS AT BIG ROCK BREWERY | 60 Atlantic Ave.
We’ve waited almost two years since news broke that Calgary-based Big Rock Brewery and restaurant partner Oliver & Bonacini would open a multi-level brew pub at 60 Atlantic, and they recently announced the joint venture is on track to open this fall. A press release promises a menu that will “creatively marry food and beer,” while a dining experience “will nod to culinary theatre with tableside carving, oversized dishes and an emphasis on cooking over live fuels.” So when you’re not just stopping in to pick up a growler of their namesake beer from their new brewery in Etobicoke, where better to enjoy all that than the lower level patio?
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