The weather outside may be frightful, but who says we still can’t enjoy it?! Luckily, Toronto is home to some awesome outdoor, heated patios to keep you warm and your drinks cold all winter long!
Don’t worry about trying to find the perfect one for you – we’ve already made a list of the best ones. These eight patios will definitely make the cut to your frequent hangout spot during the cold!
THE BALLROOM BOWL | 145 JOHN ST.
Unleash your competitive side at The Ballroom Bowl! Ballroom is the place to indulge in great food and drinks on their heated patio, catch the sports game, enjoy awesome (sometimes live) music, and have an all-around good time! It’s never a dull moment here.
BIG CROW | 176 DUPONT ST.
Taking inspiration from Algonquin Park, canoe trips & campfire cooking, Big Crow is the top spot for a new experience. Winter will be the last thing on your mind while your in this warm, winter-style lodge lined heat lamps and decorative lighting. Enjoy delicious BBQ-eats and beers with or with-out the sunshine!
EL CATRIN | 155 MILL ST.
At the Heart of the Distillery District, El Catrin offers deliciously modern twist on authentic Mexican foods. The Canadian winter will be no match to the resto’s massive fire pits. If you close your eyes here, you may be transported to a tropical destination. Try it!
THE CÉILÍ COTTAGE | 1301 QUEEN Street East.
It’s St. Paddy’s day all year long at Céilí Cottage! Their outdoor patio gets transformed into a cozy “Traveller’s Rest Winter Patio” for the colder months. The heaters plus tight-knit seating provides ultimate warmth for those nights lingering in the negatives. Get your Irish whiskey and traditional pub eats to sing and dance the night away! (As well as you can at least.)
CAFE BELONG | 550 BAYVIEW AVE.
You belong at Cafe Belong this winter! This cute cafe has a massive front patio surrounded by a rustic fence, keeping the heat blocked in and on you 24/7. You can enjoy their fresh, organic food all year long now. Woohoo!
COLD TEA BAR | 550 BAYVIEW AVE.
Head to Kensington Market to get in-touch with your inner hipster at Cold Tea Bar. Their back patio is heated and totally cozy, so you’ll never have to worry about ordering a cold one in the winter again! If that isn’t enough to convince you, did we mention the have a dish served in a bag of Fritos?
SKY YARD AT THE DRAKE HOTEL | 1150 QUEEN ST. W.
This highly decorated rooftop patio the place to be this winter. The Sky Yard is always bumping with artists, musicians and trendy Torontonians grabbing the best cocktails and grub. It’s always a party here, so why not join?!
(Photo by THE DRAKE HOTEL via Facebook)
BELLWOODS BREWERY | 124 Ossington Ave.
Bellwoods Brewery is a great spot to head to for dinner after a romantic winter stroll in the Trinity Bellwoods. It just happens to have one of the prettiest patios in the city, located on one of the best streets for shopping.