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The 16 Best Toronto Patios You Need to Check Out in 2016

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Toronto. Patios.

How long have you been waiting to hear those two words? We know – too long.

But now that it’s finally time for Toronto to say farewell to winter (and a spring that felt like winter) we’re here to give you the best patios in the city so you can get out and enjoy the sunshine.

And if we have even one complaint, it’s simply that we’re overburdened by options. Indeed, choosing Toronto’s best patio is no easy feat – but that’s why we’re here.

Behold, the 16 best patios in Toronto to kick back and indulge in a cold one. (Or several.)

The Drake Hotel
If you’re looking for somewhere to hang outdoors while enjoying a cold beverage then The Drake Hotel’s “Sky Yard” patio should definitely be at the top of your list.

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Photo: The Drake Hotel

El Catrin
This mouth-watering Mexican hot spot has one of Toronto’s best patios. The award-winning restaurant is located in the heart of the Distillery District and is the perfect place to satisfy your Mexican munchies.

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Photo: El Catrin

Rasa
The 50-seat wraparound patio allows for a comfortable experience for anyone who enjoys delectable dishes with an urban view.

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Valdez
The southern flare of Valdez will bring the heat. This all-season Toronto patio is a great hangout, and a great place to be before and after Blue Jays games.

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Photo: Valdez Toronto

Gusto 101
This Toronto bar pays attention to every detail. The second floor is home to one of Toronto’s best all-season patios, which is enclosed during the winter and opens during the summer.

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Photo: Gusto 101

Betty’s
This patio comes equipped with huge wooden doors and greenery, allowing for a welcoming urban atmosphere. Betty’s has rightfully earned its place on our list.

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Photo: Yelp

The Porch
Known as the place to go for “spectacular views and cold brews,” The Porch’s patio offers a one-of-a-kind view of Toronto.

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Photo: The Porch Toronto

El Caballito
The welcoming feel of this unique patio is the perfect place to get your tequila fix. Offering an authentic Mexican experience, El Caballito brings the flavours of Mexico to the heart of Toronto.

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Photo: @dani_dies/Instagram

Bellwoods Brewery
If craft beer’s your calling, Bellwoods Brewery has got you covered. The lively crowd and energetic vibe make its patio one of the best places in Toronto for day drinking.

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Photo: Bellwoods Brewery

Thompson Rooftop
The Thompson Hotel’s rooftop patio easily has the best view in the city. The picture-panorama of Toronto’s skyline is what makes this patio so spectacular (and so hard to get into).

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Photo: The Thompson Hotel

Hemingway’s
The Yorkville staple and New Zealand-inspired bar has a lively patio and offers a welcome reprieve from one of Toronto’s busiest shopping districts.

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Photo: Hemingway’s Toronto

Kasa Moto
The Japanese cuisine paired with a rich customer experience is what makes Kasa Moto one of our favourite Toronto options. This patio lets you cook your own wagyu beef on a hot stone. Who said playing with your food isn’t fun?

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Photo: Kasa Moto

Oasis
Easily one of Toronto’s most popular patios, and for good reason, Oasis sits directly on top of The Great One’s restaurant (Wayne Gretzky’s). Truly, the name speaks for itself here.

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Photo: Wayne Gretsky’s Toronto

O&B Café Grill, Yonge & Front
If you’re looking for a place to see and be seen in downtown Toronto then O&B Café Grill is for you. Pedestrians walking the streets will be jealous they’re not in your perfect patio seat.

The 3 Speed
Get away from the typical bar scene and hit up this urban, trendy patio. An indie/rock-inspired bar offers live music and delightful drinks. It’s off the beaten path – which, in this case, is a very good thing.

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Photo: Yelp

Against The Grain
Arguably one of Toronto’s most unique patios, ATG offers standout scenery that’s sure to catch your attention. The stunning view of Lake Ontario makes it one of Toronto’s best places to grab a drink.

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Photo: Against the Grain