MUST-TRY PATIOS FOR SUMMER SNACKING IN THE CORE
The weather has warmed up and summer is here, so patios are the place to be. Even while restaurants were closed for in-person dining, outdoor seating has been consistently available. It’s great that we can still enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks under the sun while, obviously, remaining socially distanced. Here is a list of some of the core’s must-try patios.
As of publication, patios were open for dining. Depending on summer restrictions, you may need to order your food for takeout and have a picnic in the park.
Tiramisu is known for its delicious Italian food and is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For a private outdoor setting with your cohorts, igloo dining is available on the small but mighty patio. Be sure to book ahead of time.
CRAFT BEER MARKET
CRAFT offers tasty local and fresh-food options and is known for its broad selection of beers. The rooftop patio recently underwent renovations and features games and a cocktail camper bar. It’s the perfect spot for a hot- summer day when you’re dreaming of camping outside of the city.
CENTRAL SOCIAL HALL
Central Social Hall’s patio is a lively social setting with first come, first served seating. Great food, drinks, and service, combined with a chic and colourful atmosphere—check out the bright pink umbrellas!— creates a vibrant and energetic mood for you and your cohorts.
ODD COMPANY BREWING
Odd Company offers many different kinds of beers in sizes from growlers to pints, which hit the spot after a long work day or even just kicking back on the weekend. This patio is equally enjoyable daytime or nighttime as you can sit next to cozy fire pits, giving the place a backyard vibe where you’ll feel right at home.
Baijiu features Asian-inspired eats and one-of-a-kind cocktails. In fact, bartender James Grant was recently named Canada’s Bartender of the Year. The patio has strands of hanging outdoor bulbs and umbrella-clad picnic tables, which creates a perfectly romantic or social ambiance during the night, with a fun selection of music.