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The Best Backyard Patios in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / June 26, 2015

backyard patio torontoThe best backyard patios in Toronto are hidden gems that offer the semblance of privacy in the open air. These enclosed outdoor spaces are the perfect escape to enjoy beer-fueled afternoons and intimate dinners with cocktails in a serene setting.

Here are the best backyard patios in Toronto.

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La Libre
Hidden behind Playa Cabana Hacienda on Dupont, this summertime-only space boasts a menu featuring bocaditos, tacos, and postres (desserts), plus an electrifying atmosphere fuelled by tequila based cocktails.

backyard patio torontoAllen's
The back patio at this pub on The Danforth enjoys shade from the treetops overhead. The laid back spot is an ideal destination to enjoy burgers and beers.

backyard patio torontoBairrada Churrasqueira
The massive outdoor space at this Portuguese restaurant on College is furnished with big screens so you can soak up the sun while sipping sangria while cheering on whichever marquee sporting event occurs over the summer.

backyard patio torontoBetty's
This sweet hideaway is a shady spot for afternoon beers and keeps the kitchen open late offering snack foods galore. On the weekends, find the patio packed with brunch goers looking to feast on the all-you-can-eat brunch buffet.

backyard patio torontoBlack Hoof
The fully enclosed backyard patio at this meat lovers' haven is decked out in wood while planter boxes accent the space with greenery. Dine al fresco on charcuterie, tartares, bone marrow and liver parfaits over a couple rounds of the house negroni.

backyard patio torontoEl Caballito
Strung with bare bulbs and serviced by an outdoor bar, El Patio tucked behind this King West cantina is the perfect summertime destination to knock back a couple tacos with some shots of tequila.

backyard patio torontoFurlough
Escape the hustle and bustle of West Queen West by snagging a table on this terrace where expertly crafted cocktails and French-inflected foods are the focus.

backyard patio torontoRock Lobster
Steamed seafood pots, lobster rolls and Caesar cocktails garnished with lobster tails are the big draw at this Queen West restaurant. The back patio is a bonus, and offers the perfect combination of sunshine and Canadiana-centric decor.

backyard patio torontoThe Cadillac Lounge
Live music, an outdoor billiards table, and platters of nachos are among the best features of this large Parkdale patio.

backyard patio torontoUnion
Relax with a glass of wine and just shucked oysters at this cozy outdoor space off Ossington. The patio offers convivial communal seating as well as a few autonomous tables well suited for an intimate date night.

What did I miss? Add your favourite backyard patios to the comments.



David / June 26, 2015 at 10:59 am
You missed Hey Lucy and Stout Irish Pub on Carlton St.
alos / June 26, 2015 at 01:09 pm
JD. / June 26, 2015 at 02:01 pm
I'm hesitant to mention it because it's got enough people as-is, but you missed a big one.

I'm guessing it's a bit farther north than many readers would venture, but the back courtyard at the Granite Brewery is amazing.
Andrew / June 26, 2015 at 05:31 pm
Queen Mother Café & Terroni Queen West
Good Riddance / June 26, 2015 at 06:29 pm
The non smokers don't miss you at all
Your safe word / July 23, 2015 at 09:54 pm
The Cloak and Dagger on College has one of the best hidden backyard patios in the city and some of the best drink prices.
porta replying to a comment from Andrew / July 24, 2015 at 04:58 am
WHO would go to Terroni?? Home of rip off portions and lame lame policies?
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