The Best Patios in Calgary to Check Out Before Summer Ends

Hotel Arts Poolside

It seems like just yesterday that we ditched our down jackets for shorts but here we are waking up to crisp air and yellowing leaves reminding us that patio season is coming to an end. Fall is coming in quick and we’d be remiss to not soak in the rest of summer as much as we can. Patios and summer are the perfect parring so here’s a list of our top 5 patios in Calgary to check out before summer leaves us for good!

Craft Beer Market 10th Ave

Photo Via @CraftBeerMarket / Instagram
Photo Via @CraftBeerMarket / Instagram

Opened just this summer, CRAFT’s 10th avenue’s massive heated rooftop patio wins all our votes. With games, fairy lights, and a VW van that acts as a bar– it’s the perfect place to hang with friends until the sun goes down and the heaters come on.

Location: 345 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Instagram: @CraftBeerMarket

One Up at One18Empire

Photo Via @one18empire / Instagram
Photo Via @one18empire / Instagram

Kick your heels up at this sunny and comfy patio with views of the Calgary Tower and Stephen Avenue. If you’re looking for a more low-key vibe, this casual rooftop patio is it. Grab a drink, grab a seat, and enjoy the last few summer days.

Location: 820 Centre St S
Instagram:
@one18empire

Free House

Photo Via @freehouse / Instagram
Photo Via @freehouse / Instagram

Free House’s indoor space and street-side patio are nice, but the rooftop is what steals the show. This local beer and food hall serves up traditional Canadian comfort foods with a sophisticated twist using local ingredients, has 24 beers on tap, and is the perfect place for a small group or date night. Take a seat on one of their bright yellow chairs and let the good time begin!

Location:1153 Kensington Crescent NW
Instagram:
@freehouseyyc

Chakalaka Tapas Restaurant & Bar

Photo Via @chakalakacanada / Instagram
Photo Via @chakalakacanada / Instagram

The highly anticipated Chakalaka opened this spring and is the place to experience table BBQ with globally inspired menu items and creative cocktails. Their “island rooftop” patio has a full-service rooftop bar and open kitchen for you to enjoy under the stars. Reservations are highly recommended as this place is hot!

Location: 1410 17th Avenue SW
Instagram:
@chakalakacanada

Poolside by Hotel Arts

Photo Via @poolsideYYC / Instagram
Photo Via @poolsideYYC / Instagram

Lastly, and quite possibly our favourite is Poolside by Hotel Arts. This urban oasis hosts the only licenced poolside bar in Calgary and is seriously a vibe. Soak in the sun, have some delectable eats and quenching cocktails, and take a dip in the pool – we can’t think of anything better!

Location: 119 12 Avenue SW
Instagram: @poolsideyyc

Gather your gang for the last few patio visits of the season and don’t forget to plan with Pitchn. We’ll help you get your crew committed to the time and place and cost split anything you need. Start Pitchn now!

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