So many patios and not enough weekend. Toronto is a big city with dozens of neighbourhoods, each one holding their own in the patio scene. For those of you looking for patios in the west end, we’ve got you. Check out our list of the best patios in Toronto’s west end.
Location: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St W
The Sky Yard is one of the west end’s most popular rooftop patios and is available rain or shine. This Queen West spot is both casual and intimate, with seating available for dining/drinks as well as lounge space suitable for a Saturday afternoon.
Done Right Inn
Location: 861 Queen St W
A quick walk through the Done Right Inn will reveal a homey patio tucked away in the back. The patio is small but incredibly comfortable and ideal for a beer after a stroll through Trinity Bellwoods.
The Three Speed
Location: 1163 Bloor St W
Located in Bloordale Village, its outdoor fireplace gives The Three Speed that northern getaway feel. High fences, wooden beams and greenery provide just the right amount of light on a summer afternoon, leaving you to forget you’re right outside Bloor St.
Bar Hop Brewco
Location: 137 Peter St
Bar Hop offers a wide selection of craft beers. Its rooftop patio is bright with high wooden beams and enough shade to keep cool on a sunny summer afternoon.
Location: 124 Ossington Ave
This Toronto microbrewery is both a brewpub and an original bottle shop. Separated by a white picket fence, its patio sits right on the Ossington sidewalk.
Location: 1330 Queen St W
Grand Electric’s patio is as refreshingly simple as a backyard, with picnic tables and minimalist decor. It’s a great choice for a casual beer with friends.
Location: 13 Ossington Ave
It’s no surprise that Sweaty Betty’s is generally packed on most nights. This popular west end spot boasts a quaint back patio that is beautifully lit every evening. The crowd is always friendly, guaranteeing a good time.
Location: 101 Portland St
Sit by the woodfire grill and enjoy a glass of wine in a sleek greenhouse-style terrace. If you’re not into the heights, Gusto also has a street level patio that opens up during pristine summer days. This spot is popular for dinner, so plan ahead to avoid a long wait.
Location: 1704 Queen St W
Inspired by Bali, Indonesia, Raca Cafe’s decor is calm and nurturing. Buddha artwork and stringed lights make for a relaxing patio drink.
Location: 539 Bloor St W
With both a rooftop and a sidewalk patio, this spot is great if you’re looking for a versatile place where you can change it up a little. The rooftop patio is private and equipped with its own bar, while the street level yard is eclectic and fills up fast on a summer evening.
Bovine Sex Club
Location: 542 Queen St W
The Bovine can be recognized not by a sign, but by the pile of broken bikes that are stuck to the front of the building. While its interior boasts a punk rock bar and venue, its distinct rooftop patio is a full-blown tiki bar.
Check out our Best Patios in Toronto’s East End for more.
Feature photo courtesy Sky Yard at the Drake Hotel via Facebook.