May 09

Enjoy patio season downtown!

by Downtown Calgary · 2 comments

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and there’s no better way to enjoy the weather than with an afternoon or evening on the patio. Lucky for us, downtown Calgary is filled with patios – so whether you’re looking for a quick lunch with coworkers or dinner with friends, there’s a patio for every occasion.

Coffee and Bakeries
Morning java or afternoon pick-me-ups are always better under the sun. Some of Calgary’s finest coffee can be enjoyed on these cafe patios in downtown Calgary.

Alforno Cafe and Bakery – 222 7th Street SW
Caffe Artigiano – 332 6 Ave SW & 400 4 Ave SW (Centrium & Shell buildings)
Cafe Rosso – 140 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Ca’Puccini Theatre Cafe – 205 8 Ave SE Arts Commons
Good Earth – 850 2nd Street SW
Monogram Coffee – 420 2nd Street SW (Fifth Avenue Place)
Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – 102 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Second Cup – 607 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Café Rosso – 140 8 Ave SE

Fine Dining
Downtown Calgary is filled with world-class dining. If you’re looking for an exceptional dining experience while basking in sunshine, try any of these downtown restaurants.

Bank and Baron Pub – 125 8 Avenue SW
Barclay’s Upscale – Sheraton Suites – Eau Claire
Blink Restaurant – 111 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Buchanan’s Chophouse – 738 3 Ave SW
Charcut – 101, 899 Centre Street SW
Cucina – 515 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar – 3rd Street & 8 Ave SW (At the CORE)
KABUKU Downtown – 103, 414 3rd Street SW
KLEIN / HARRIS Restaurant – 110 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Murrietta’s – 808 1 Street SW (Second level patio)
River Cafe – Prince’s Island Park
Saltlik Steakhouse – 101 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Teatro Ristorante – 200 8 Ave SE Olympic Plaza (Stephen Avenue)
The Guild – 200 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue, heated)
Thomsons – 112 8 Ave SE (Stephen Avenue)
Township Bar & Grill – 181, 250 6 Ave SW
4th Avenue Keg – 320 4 Ave SW (heated)

Restaurants
Downtown Calgary has a beautiful array of diverse restaurant options with something for every taste and budget. Find a sunny patch on any of these patios and enjoy a cold one!

A&W – 150 8 Ave SE (Stephen Avenue)
Barcelona Tavern – 501 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Blue Vinny Diner – 105 8 Ave SW
Booker’s BBQ + Crab Shack – 316 3 Street SE
Cactus Club Cafe – 317 7 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue, heated)
Earls Bankers Hall – 315 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue, “cubed” patio)
Fionn MacCool’s – 255 Barclay Parade SW (Sheraton Hotel Eau Claire)
James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant  – 114 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Joey Eau Claire – 208 Barclay Parade SW (20 Eau Claire Market, heated)
Local 522 Public Tavern & Kitchen  – 522 6 Ave SW
Local on 8th – 310 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue, heated)
Metropolitan Grill  – 317 Stephen Ave
Milestones Grill & Bar – 107 8 Ave SE (Stephen Avenue)
Moxie’s Grill & Bar – 888 y Ave SW (Sandman Hotel)
National on 8th – 360, 225 8 Ave SW (Scotia Centre, rooftop and patio)
Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar – 109 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Pig & Duke – 503 4 Ave SW
Milestones Grill & Bar – 107 8 Ave SE (Stephen Avenue)
Moxie’s Grill & Bar – 888 y Ave SW (Sandman Hotel)
National on 8th – 360, 225 8 Ave SW (Scotia Centre, rooftop patio)
Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar – 109 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Pig & Duke – 503 4 Ave SW
The Palomino Smokehouse – 109 7 Ave SW
The Unicorn – 223 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue)
Rose Garden Thai Restaurant – 112 8 Ave SW
Wise and Wright – 317 8 Ave SW #163
The Garage Sports Bar – 200 Barclay Parade SW, Eau Claire
The Wednesday Room – 100 118 8 Ave SW

 

Did we miss your patio in the Downtown zone (9 Ave to Prince’s Island Park, 3 St SE to 9 St SW)? Let us know at getdown@downtowncalgary.com!

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