The time has come to bask in the outdoors. Edmonton's perfectly long summer days have us eating every meal outside, sipping our coffee in the sun, and drinking into the sunsets. Here's our list of Edmonton's best patios.
Riverside Bistro at the Courtyard Marriott - The large glass enclosed patio offers the best view of the river valley. If it cools when the sun dips, the roaring fireplace keeps guests warm. (99 St. and Jasper Ave., 780-945-4747)
O'Byrne's Irish Pub - Best for beer on picnic tables. You can come in a large group or squeeze onto another half-full picnic table to make new friends. (10616 Whyte Avenue, 780-414-6766)
Century Grill - The new Century Room patio is sexy and perfect for lounging. (3975 Calgary Trail, 780-431-0303 or centuryhospitality.com)
Jack's Grill - This garden oasis is carefully hidden, and such a gem to find. Nestled in between walls, it's perfect for a warm, windy night. (5842 111 St NW, 780-434-1113 or jacksgrill.ca)
Bibo Wine Bar - This tiny bohemian winebar only has seating for 6 people on its patio - now that's a coveted table to drink some of the finest wine. (9918 89 Avenue, 780-437-5588 or culinafamily.ca)
Harvest Room Patio, Fairmont Hotel MacDonald - Elegantly posh, great ambiance and high class drinks.
Cheers to eating and drinking al fresco.