Although we are limited as to where we can dine out and we are completely dependant on weather, there are some amazing patios that we can take full advantage of when the weather permits! Here are a few suggestions!
Murrieta’s: Beef- Seafood-driven menu is best enjoyed from a bar stool on the balcony of the century-old Alberta Hotel building. Pair your bird’s-eye view of Stephen Avenue with a plate of miso-ginger-roasted organic salmon and something crisp and white.
200, 808 1 St. S.W., murrietas.ca
Nationals on 8th: At this flowery rooftop beer garden, you (and your kids) can play ping pong and cornhole until around 9 p.m. There are 60 beers on tap and Clive burgers on the grill.
360, 225 8 Ave S.W., ntnl.ca
1410 World Bier Haus: There’s more than beer here. Bottles of wine are half-price on Thursdays and happy hour runs 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. ’til close, plus all day on Sundays. Poke towers feature ginger-sesame-marinated ahi tuna, mango, edamame, avocado, togarashi, sambal aioli and wonton chips. As for beer, there are more than two dozen on tap, and frozen drinks are always an option during heat waves (or whenever).
1410 17 Ave. S.W., 1410bierhaus.ca
Julios Barrio: At Julio’s in Kensington, it’s fish tacos with cervezas or margaritas and a view across the river to the condo towers of downtown’s west end. Without that scenery, you’d swear you were in Cancun.
1110 Memorial Dr. N.W., juliosbarrio.com
Char Bar: Charbar prides itself with the quality of its ingredients and also the wide-range options from the ocean, prairies and local gardens. Chef Pelland combines locally relevant and globally inspired dishes to create an eclectic and innovative menu that will appeal to most any palate.
618 Confluence Way SE, charbar.ca
Canadian Brewhouse in Mahogany: One-of-a-kind Canadian themed restaurant and sports bar has an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees, drinks and amazing specials every night of the week.
#700, 7 Mahogany Plaza SE, thecanadianbrewhouse.com
Hayden Block Smoke and Whiskey: Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey is a bbq joint in the heart of Kensington. Smoking meat from 10-14 hours, people love the brisket but we have a selection of meats, trays and sides to choose from. They have the largest whiskey list in town, and an ever-evolving cocktail list anchored by our smokey old-fashioned as well as beer on tap, with some local favourites and international selects.
1136 Kensington Road NW, haydenblockyyc.com