Although warmer weather approaches, the heat of summer and having a cold drink in hand to cool yourself down still feels like a distant memory.
If you’re missing those days, look no further. Year-round patios are a great way to celebrate the joys of patio season regardless of the time of year.
Here’s a list of some year-round patios you can check out in Toronto.
505 College St
Located in Little Italy, the patio of this Barcelona-inspired pinxto bar is the coziest place for you to host an intimate gathering with loved ones. Despite being small compared to most patios, the size adds to its comfy, welcoming energy.
77 Adelaide St W
Cactus Club in the Financial District has a sweet outdoor patio on its third floor, covered by a retractable glass exterior that’s covered in the winter. This is one of the biggest and busiest Cactus Clubs out there, so it’s definitely worth checking out for its energy alone.
Drake Sky Yard
1150 Queen St W
Located on the top floor of The Drake Hotel, the luxurious Drake Sky Yard is a covered patio, decorated with Marfa, Texas-inspired art. Whether you’re looking for a night out on the bustling Queen West strip, or a sunny weekend brunch, this is the spot for you.
El Catrin Destileria
18 Tank House Lane
El Catrin Destileria hosts Winter Brunch Challenges during the colder months for diners to attempt to finish their meal before giving up and heading back in. If you complete your meal, you get 50 per cent off your bill! If you’re not down for the challenge, this patio is decked out with heaters for cooler nights.
101 Portland St
Located on King Street, this fancy Italian restaurant actually used to be a mechanic’s garage. Gusto 101 combines modern and rustic styles, topped off with a cozy rooftop bar. For a perfect dinner, order some delicious pasta and pair it with one of the many signature wines they have.
142 Cumberland St
Hemingway’s has four heated patios that are open 365 days a year. With such a huge space, this Yorkville restaurant hosts DJ events, silent disco nights, trivia nights and more. This restaurant also offer 24 types of beer, so there’s lots of reasons to visit Hemingway’s.
11 St Clair Ave W
If you’re a sports lover, look no further than Scallywags. This bar is known for being a great, low-key place to watch sports games, grab a beer and order some classic pub food. Their year-round patio is retractable, so in the warmer months you can head over and enjoy some games in the sun.