Toronto patios have unrolled, and you’re thinking about enjoying your favourite beverage on one of them.
There is a lot to consider when searching for your perfect outdoor spot. Understanding what contributes to your perfect patio, is kind of like defining your perfect mate.
This is what we consider: Sun and shade, decor and view, food and drink, prices and location, street noise and music.
Top 5 spots to enjoy patio season:
5. Assembly, 111 Richmond St. W.
Tucked away in between downtown office towers, this new patio comes complete with DJ beats, on trend decor (Bay Street suits included) and best of all… a booze trailer slinging whatever corporate drink brand you like.
4. Allen’s, 143 Danforth Ave.
As you mull the long beer list, the gorgeous century-old willow will cast its calming shade over you on this chill patio.
3. Gusto 101, 101 Portland St.
Tucked above the hustle and bustle of King Street West, this (of course bustling) Italian restaurant offers a remarkable food and wine menu at affordable prices. The 90-seat rooftop patio boasts wine at $1/oz. Share a fresh ricotta and spinach “spinaci” pizza ($18), order whatever size glass of wine you’re feeling, sit back, and enjoy summer’s beautiful people.
2. Bandit Brewery, 2125 Dundas St. W.
Enjoy a wide variety of fresh onsite brewed beer ($10 for a flight of 4 samples) on one of this brew pub’s communal tables. Once your inhibitions relax, say hi to your neighbours and order the beer battered, salty and mouthgasmic deep fried cheese curds ($9).
1. Amsterdam Brewhouse, 245 Queens Quay W.
Experience cottage country in the city at “The Brewhouse”. Sip fresh craft beer and watch the yachts roll by- right on Lake Ontario.
Which Toronto patio is your favourite?