Best Summertime East End Patios For 2019
Now that patio season is upon us, check out our team’s favourite spots to soak up the sun and quench their thirst on a hot summer day!
We know this is an obvious one but we just can’t get over the incredible panoramic downtown views from the rooftop patio. They also offer an indoor terrace for those who crave shelter from the sun! Originally built in 1891, the hotel has become a landmark for social gatherings popularized by the sophisticated lounge atmosphere, and an expansive cocktail menu.
106 Broadview Avenue | thebroadviewhotel.ca
An awesome, multi-level Cerveceria to enjoy some of the best Mexican food in Leslieville! Barrio translates to neighbourhood, so you know you’ll feel welcome here at the corner of Queen St and Booth Ave. Patio season lasts a bit longer than some here – it’s heated for those chilly spring and fall months, and tucked between buildings to block the wind.
884 Queen Street East | barrioonqueen.com
This place is too cool to even have a sign. What seems like a tiny little hole in the wall really packs a big, popular punch and has been a welcome addition to the corner of Gerrard and Ashdale. With an eclectic menu, extensive beer and drink list, and a swingin’ patio that is twice the size of its interior seating area, Eulalie’s is open 7 days a week from 4pm to 2am, so stop on by for a drink or some chicken and waffles!
1438 Gerrard St E (entrance on Ashdale Ave) | eulaliescornerstore.com/
East enders have been enjoying Tabule’s middle eastern cuisine for a while now and it gets even better on their spacious, vibrant backyard patio. We love their exotic cocktail menu with no less than four different original mojito creations. The hallüm salad is a team favourite, and be sure to take advantage of their BYOB no corkage fee on Mondays and Tuesdays.
810 Queen Street East | tabulequeen.com
While you may recognize the location, everything else about the Burren has been changed from its predecessor. Keeping with the general theme, the new owners of this rustic Irish Pub have gone to great lengths to incorporate the feel of Leslieville into the walls of their restaurant. It features an extensive menu, served in 2 separate dining rooms, a large bar which includes an oyster-shucking area, and a 100 seat, street-facing patio. Scattered throughout the entire space is a plethora of art and love that you just need to experience first-hand to really fathom.
1301 Queen St E | https://www.theburren.ca/
Maybe we’re biased since their patio is RIGHT next door to our new office but we love the awesome staff and owners who are always so accommodating. The new menu has pub classics but some fresh options as well. The elevated patio is a great spot for people watching, and offers some much needed shade on those sweltering hot days.
1943 Queen Street East | firkinpubs.com/thegullandfirkin
The classic yellow house just south of Queen street on Waverley offers traditional Italian fare, an impeccable wine list, and now has a brand new patio! Their carefully crafted menu includes weekend brunch, takeout options, and fine dinner dining for a romantic night out or a new family tradition. There is also a second floor party room available for special events.
1975A Queen Street (entrance on Waverley Rd) | https://www.lasalaristorante.com/
If you’re a Beacher, chances are you’ve already enjoyed the famous orecchiette on their patio. This is where locals enjoy amazing food and a wonderful wine list. The eclectic menu offers something for everyone and you’re more than likely to run into someone you know…if you’re not already chatting with the incredibly friendly staff and owners, that is!
1862 Queen Street East | Sauvignonbistro.com
As they say at the Rorschach Brewing Co., “beer, just like food, is a personal experience; no two people’s tastes are exactly the same.” Make your own interpretation of their home brews on their rooftop patio where they grow their own herbs, vegetables, and flowers for their brewery & menu. Don’t forget to check their site for great events like the Beer and Cheese Pairing!
rorschachbrewing.com | 1001 Eastern Avenue
This pick is found in the Distillery District but a regular favourite for us. Their beautiful heated patio can be enjoyed long after the sun goes down, after you attempt to make your way through the 120 different labels of Canada’s largest mescal and tequila bar. Prepare yourself for a wait but don’t worry…their pitcher of margaritas is well worth it.
18 Tank House Lane | elcatrin.ca