The Unofficial Edmonton Downtown Patio Guide Part III, Downtown

It’s finally Friday, and you know what that means…PATIO DRANKS!

For the third and final installment of the Unofficial Edmonton Downtown Patio Guide I take you through the one and only YEGDT. I classify ‘downtown’ as anything East of 109 Street until you hit Chinatown and/or you start to feel like you probably should have packed your pepper spray. So much has changed in the downtown and it has been so cool to watch our downtown grow and thrive. As of late there is no shortage of amazing patios to enjoy and there are so many options for patio dining downtown, all kinds of cuisines and styles.

Don’t forget to check out the Downtown Edmonton Community League for all the exciting goings on this summer!

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the patio goodness and perhaps even found some new options for the beautiful summer months ahead. For your convenience I have compiled ALL of the patios listed in this series into one handy document. The Unofficial Edmonton Downtown Patio Guide (you’re welcome!). But first, here we are with the (Unofficial) Downtown Area Patio Guide!

Downtown Edmonton

The Downtown Area:

Tres Carnales

If you are lucky enough to score a spot of the Tres Carnales patio then you stay there ALL night! ALL NIGHT!

Blue Plate Diner

I think the Blue Plate is practically an institution on 104 Street and its patio is extra special if you can get a table during the City Market on Saturdays – that is some good brunchin’!

Kelly’s 

This is another notable patio on 104 Street that boasts a variety of weekly drink specials and a casual pub atmosphere.

Tzin

Tzin has a small outdoor space but it is incredible if you can swing it, al fresco dining at its best!

The Marc

The Marc is one of my favorite places to go for a ‘fancy’ dinner and enjoying a steak frites on their adorable patio makes it taste even better!

Sabor Divino/Bodega Wine and Tapas Bar

This isn’t so much of a patio as it is an open air dining kind of thing. Bodega is the small lounge area at the front of the Sabor space; it has doors that open onto the street as well as a vast menu of amazing tapas.

The Common

I seriously love the Common’s patio, it’s a great space with great food and service; you can’t go wrong! Oh, and if you haven’t tried their chicken and waffles you better get with the program!

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock’s is a downtown staple in the summer months, that patio is almost always full so cut off work early and get yourself a spot!

Tavern 1903

This is a great spot right in the heart of downtown; love the space and the cocktail list!

Allegro

Unfortunately, I’ve never actually eaten on the Allegro patio so I can’t really speak to how amazing it is but it sure looks great during the summer months and is another one I’m going to make of point of visiting soon.

The Free Press Bistro

This is another patio I have yet to visit but it seems like they would make a mean sammie. Although their proximity to the Greyhound stop gives my pause for concern.

Select

I’ve visited Select a couple of times over the last year or so but I have yet to take their patio for a test drive, I’ll put it on the list.

Confederation Lounge at the Hotel Mac

I love this place! The patio has one of the most amazing views of Edmonton and you don’t have to spend a fortune, I often go and just enjoy a glass of wine and the view.

Cask & Barrel

The neighbourhood feel of Cask & Barrel is what has always kept me coming back and their patio is a great place to grab a drink and a light bite after the City Market.

Three Bananas in Churchill Square

I haven’t hung out at the Three Bananas for ages but I hear they make a great pizza and who wouldn’t love being right in the middle of all the action in Churchill Square.

Hundred Bar and Kitchen

This is a great patio right in the thick of it, just off Rice Howard Way. The patio is always bumping with hip beats AND they have a killer Ladies Night special on Thursdays.

Craft Rooftop

The newly opened Craft Rooftop Patio will be the place to be this summer! It’s a great space surrounded by all the amazingness that is the #yegdt.

The PINT

The ever popular PINT patio continues to be an awesome spot to catch some rays, perhaps a Stanley cup playoffs game, and a cold beer.

Central Social Hall

I love the chill vibe Central has during the day (although nighttime is a different story!) and the relaxed patio space. I also think their Social Hour special is a damn good deal.

The Parlour Italian Kitchen & Bar

One of the Century Groups newer concepts is the very trendy Parlour. I have yet to actually see their patio but I know it’s there and I’ve heard it’s delightful.

Mercer Tavern

Yes, I know Mercer doesn’t really have a patio but they do have a great open air feel in the summer time when they open up all their windows and that’s good enough for me!

The Riverside Bistro at the Courtyard Marriott

Oh I hesitate with this one, I have gone a couple of times and although it is one of the best views in the city the food is really not up to par. I would recommend it for drinks only on a sunny day.

Cheers!

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4 thoughts on “The Unofficial Edmonton Downtown Patio Guide Part III, Downtown

  1. Great list, thanks!

    Missed a few and near few: Viphalay on 99ave/105st, Boston Pizza, Cavern somewhat, Hat’s front sliding window, Wildflower grill has a very nice patio, Latitude 53 thursday patio parties and the AGA’s ‘Late night Wed’ where cocktails are encouraged on their terrace. Pampa has a patio coming soon…

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