When it’s summertime in the city, despite the heat, nobody wants to spend all their time indoors. With thousands of sweet spots to hang, eat, dance and drink, there’s no better place to be than on a patio. Sure, you could walk down the street, find a bar, and take a seat – but wait, how about on a roof? Now that sounds like a time.
For those who know that drinks taste 100 per cent better on a patio, particularly a rooftop, check out our list below!
Chula Taberna Mexicana
1058 Gerrard St E
Take a trip to this hidden gem for delicious margaritas, authentic Mexican eats, and an incredible patio. Nothing better than dinner and drinks with a view.
1702 Queen St E
Ready for a beach day? Sit on top of Murphy’s Law for pre drinks, or better yet, head over to Queen East, sit on the beach, and spend the evening having dinner on their roof top patio. Honestly, there’s no wrong way to do it.
303 King St W
King west is full of sweet spots to eat and drink, but why not go somewhere you can eat and drink on a roof top? District Eatery has lots of veggie options, and makes tasty yet healthy meals. Also, their cocktails will fulfil your dreams.
Bovine Sex Club
542 Queen St W
Rock out inside Bovine Sex Club to all kinds of bands, and then end the night on their roof patio! Psst, there’s a tiki bar up there.
115 Yorkville Ave
Kasa Moto has a sleek, vibrant setting. Enjoy the delicious Japanese menu on their roof patio!
Drake Sky Yard
1150 Queen St W
Ah, the Drake. You’re destined to have a good time here no matter where you are in the building. You could check out the basement, first floor, or hey! How about the roof top? It’s open year ’round, but it’s best to enjoy it in the summertime, day or night.
101 Portland St
Not only do you get to enjoy Gusto 101’s delicious menu, but you also get to enjoy their roof top patio rain or shine.
512 Queen St W
This cozy setting includes free wifi and weekend brunch! No better spot to enjoy breakfast than on a patio.
250 Adelaide St W
The Porch sits in downtowns core and is always packed, treat yourself to a legitimate sand bucket of alcoholic beverages on their roof top patio.
665 College St
Tasty italian dishes, thin crust pizzas, and drinks on a roof top? Sounds pretty sweet to me.
251 Victoria St
Enjoy live jazz performances on a warm summer night at this buzzing Theatre District spot.
The Fifth & Terrace
225 Richmond St W Suite 501b
French-inspired seafood on an elegant, loft-like patio. Ooh la la.
1729 Bloor St W
Pub, grub, and craft beer are served at this sweet and affordable spot. Don’t forget to check out the celebrity mugshots on your way out!
Madison Avenue Pub
14 Madison Ave
Two houses turned gigantic bar, try not to lose yourself in this endless maze of fun. If you do, you should definitely lose yourself on the patio. That’s the best place to do it.
75 Yorkville Ave
Head to Yorkville for a gorgeous evening on this delightful patio.
124 Harbord St
Relax on Harvest Kitchen’s rooftop for carefully sourced vegetarian comfort food. They also serve non-vegetarian options – burgers anyone? Wine and brunch for everyone!
Underground Garage UG Loft
365 King St W
The UG Loft is an addition to the Underground Garage, and has a huge rooftop with an incredible view!
Bar Hop Brew Co
137 Peter St
Eat, drink and be merry on top of Bar Hop Brew Co.’s patio, you’ll feel like the king of the castle.
10 Temperance Street
This beach house-inspired eatery offers a seafood-heavy menu with a view.
627 King St W
Drinks, sun, and an infinity pool – need I say more?
539 Bloor St W
This Annex mainstay features both a sidewalk and rooftop patio. The rooftop is a perfect summer setting for love and laughs, served with reasonably-priced drinks.
Location: 142 Cumberland St
Experience how the Kiwis do drinks in heat! Considering there are 3 bars and 4 patios at this Yorkville mainstay, there’s almost too many options. That being said we’d highly suggest their rooftop patio. Nestled comfortably above Cumberland street, it’s the place for celebrity watching and window shopping all from the comfort of your seat — with a drink in hand.
The Cactus Club Cafe
77 Adelaide St W
Cactus Club boasts over 15,000 square feet over three stories, so there’s no shortage of space to find a place to sit and sip. The rooftop “Deck” features a snow-melting roof, which keeps the party going year-round. Oh, there’s also that Rob Feenie menu.
Oasis Rooftop Lounge
99 Blue Jays Way
The Oasis rooftop patio at Wayne Gretzky’s on Blue Jays Way is a longtime favourite among Blue Jays fans for pre and post-game drinks. There’s lots of cool hockey memorabilia to peruse for when you need an A/C break indoors.
House on Parliament
454 Parliament St
House on Parliament’s delicious menu is only bolstered by the relaxed vibe offered by the rooftop patio overlooking Cabbagetown. It’s also a great spot if you’re looking to sit outdoors and not blister in the sun at the same time; the east-facing patio offers significant shade in the late afternoon and evening.
1095 Yonge St
Terroni on Yonge Street at Price boasts one of the city’s best views of the skyline.
The Broadview Hotel
106 Broadview Ave
The Broadview Hotel is the east end’s premiere boutique hotel, not to mention a spot with one of the city’s most breathtaking views via its rooftop patio. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating available on the rooftop, and an outstanding menu to boot.
Image via The Porch