Summer is finally here and for many people, that means enjoying drinks or dinner on a Toronto patio. The summer months are so short in southern Ontario that you really have to take advantage of the gorgeous weather by partying al fresco. Toronto has a lot of great patios to enjoy and now, many of Toronto’s patios have their own pools. Here are some of the best patios in Toronto 2019.
Bizarre Beach Club
Grand Bizarre has opened the Bizarre Beach Club for the summer only. Located at 15 Saskatchewan Road on the CNE grounds, Bizarre Beach Club makes our best patios in Toronto 2019 list because it is an expansive 40,000 square foot patio that is perfect for large gatherings. There are also two Instagrammable wading pools to dip your toes in. Reserve a cabana for a more private and luxurious experience. Enjoy a variety of fare from popular Toronto food trucks including Karma’s Kitchen, Food Dudes, Tom’s Dairy Freeze, Kimono Sushi and The Arepa Republic. Bizarre Beach Club is open only on Saturdays during the summer. Read more about Bizarre Beach Club here.
Situated just west of King and Bay at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, DEQ Patio offers a classy, but relaxing vibe. Enjoy spectacular views of the CN Tower and Simcoe Park while sipping on a thirst-quenching drink and listening to the live DJ set in the afternoon. On cooler evenings, you can warm up by the fireplace. The DEQ Patio is known for their unique, handcrafted cocktails: Try their signature Sunset Sail, $20, which is made from Hennessy VSOP Cognac, J. Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, lemon juice, pineapple juice, guava juice and Orgeat Syrup. You’ll want to order the Truffle Fries and Carmelized Cauliflower from their upscale Cottage Social menu. Read more about DEQ Patio here. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is located at 181 Wellington Street West.
The Gaarden Rooftop Patio
Cube on Queen Street West has opened The Gaarden Green Rooftop Patio for the summer months. Located just east of Spadina, The Gaarden is a comfortable patio boasting a fabulous view of downtown Toronto and lots of greenery to provide a relaxing vibe. Sit nestled in the handful of booths or meet new friends at the communal tables in the middle of the patio. If you love a summer cocktail, try their one of their signature drinks: the 1800 Coconut Crusher is made with 1800 Coconut Tequila, coconut syrup, pineapple juice, soda and a shaved coconut rim. Read more about The Gaarden here.
Cabana Pool Bar
Cabana Pool Bar started the craze back in 2013 of Toronto patios with their own pools and it is still one of the best patios in Toronto. With a west view of the city skyline across sparkling Lake Ontario, Cabana features a delicious menu from Oliver & Bonacini, which includes Scallion & Cheddar Fries, Buttermilk Fried Moby Dick and Pulled Pork Pot, as well as a refreshing swimming pool to take that dip on sweltering summer days. New this summer: there is communal seating in the lower level seating area that does not require bottle service. This seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can also reserve a table/cabana starting at $1,000. Cabana Pool Bar has a cover charge of $20 per person and an additional $20 for pool access. Towels can be rented for $5. If you are arriving via boat, there are no more docking fees! Cabana Pool Bar is located at 11 Polson Street at Polson Pier.
If you’re looking for a Toronto patio with a spectacular view of Lake Ontario, Amsterdam Brewhouse is the patio for you. The outdoor seating area is a baseball pitch to the water and the food is pretty good too – I recommend the pizza. Of course this place is known for their own Ontario craft beer. The patio can get very busy at peak times after work or after a Toronto Blue Jays game so you may find you are waiting 30+ minutes for a table outdoors. There is a very cool bar inside to enjoy a drink. Amsterdam Brewhouse is located at 245 Queens Quay West. Read about my visit to Amsterdam Brewhouse.
I hope you get to enjoy a Toronto patio this summer. Let us know if you have suggestions to add to the best patios in Toronto 2019 blog post.