Twelve of Toronto’s best new patios for outdoor dining and drinking

Twelve of Toronto’s best new patios for outdoor dining and drinking

Despite the Great Patio Scare that threatened bar owners and restaurateurs earlier this year, there are still a number of great new outdoor spots to sit this summer. Here, a dozen patios on which to have a pint, some bubbly or a boozy slushie in the sun (or shade).

The Greater Good

229 Geary Ave., 647-348-2339, @thegreatergoodbar

OPEN! Now who wants pizza for lunch!?

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Good for: Craft beer, cider and North of Brooklyn pizza. Need a break from the sun? Head inside and upstairs for some complimentary arcade games. (Warning: If you start playing Tapper you might never make it back out to the patio.)


Rorschach Brewing Co.

1001 Eastern Ave., 416-901-3233,

Good for: House-brewed beer—saisons and IPAs in particular—and free parking for whoever pulled the short straw to be DD (there’s a big lot right next door).


Madame Boeuf and Flea

252 Dupont St. (behind Bar Begonia), 647-352-3337,

Good for: Boozy slushies, including “frozé” (frozen rosé), burgers, cheesy fries and a game or two of bocce ball or beanbag toss.


Café Cancan

89 Harbord St., 647-341-3100,

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Good for: French bites (oysters, escargots, foie gras), champagne and romance. Bonus: Every day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Café Cancan offers a menu of $5 snacks and drinks.


Barrio Cerveceria

884 Queen St. E., 647-352-0884,

Good for: Fourteen kinds of margaritas (okay, maybe not all during one visit) and a bonfire.


Birreria Volo

612 College St.,

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Good for: Hard-to-find farmhouse ales and fried chicken from neighbouring P.G Clucks.


Cherry Street Bar-B-Que

275 Cherry St., 416-461-5111,

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Good for: Bourbon cocktails, live music, city skyline views and meat sweats.


Chula Taberna Mexicana

1058 Gerrard St. E.,

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Good for: Tacos and tequila on the rooftop tiki bar.


King Taps

First Canadian Place, 100 King St. W., 647-361-2025,

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Good for: Seventy-two taps worth of beer, cider and wine, wood-fired pizza and suits.


Tennessee Tavern

1554 Queen St. W., 416-535-7777, @tennesseetavern

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Good for: Giant pretzels, pierogis, shots of rakia and (literal) sausage parties.



107 King St. E., 416-603-8009,

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Good for: Inventive cocktails and the patio’s very own kitchen with a menu distinct from what the people inside are offered.


The Rooftop at the Broadview Hotel

106 Broadview Ave., 416-362-8439, @broadviewhotel

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Good for: Sweeping views of the Six and pouring one out for Jilly’s. Soft opens July 27.