The Best Rooftop Patios in Toronto
The best rooftop patios in Toronto will raise your spirits have you shouting from the rooftops in joy. Whether looking for an elegant place to dine al fresco, or a casual chill-out with cocktails and beers in hand, these patios have it all, not to mention stunning views of city.
Here are the best rooftop patios in Toronto.
The patio above the Rock 'N' Horse Saloon benefits from sweeping views of the city including unobstructed photo ops of the CN Tower. At night, the rooftop lounge feels like a street party, but by day, the place is a casual hangout with a snack bar menu to enjoy alongside beers.
Guzzle five litre kegs tapped right at your picnic table while snacking on burgers and brats from the foot cart parked on this rooftop beer garden. Wrapped in picket fences, carpeted in astro turf, furnished with sunny yellow umbrellas - it's the next best thing for condo dwellers yearning for a backyard BBQ.
Perched atop Yorkville, the "Flight Deck" at The Pilot is a laid back escape from the frenetic pace at street level. Linger over beers and plates of calamari and nachos. The overhanging roof, makes this a good one in case of rain.
Harvest Kitchen is graced with two patios, but it's the upper level deck on the roof that's most coveted. Surrounded by lush tree canopies, this is a place for relaxed brunches featuring french toast and effervescent cocktails.
The elegant rooftop terrace in the Financial District is endowed with an outdoor bar and boasts sweeping views of the city to the south and to the west. Cinq a sept cocktails and al fresco dining are the big draw.
This vibrant, Mexican street party-inspired restaurant on King West boasts a rooftop patio that can be covered with retractable panels in foul weather. Even in the rain, the fiesta goes on, and if anything, only adds to the atmosphere.
Bovine Sex Club
The tiki bar upstairs of the Bovine Sex Club is an oasis operated by Hard Six Food Industries and offers a snack menu featuring modern twists on Polynesian classics and authentic Caribbean and South Pacific-inspired fare.
The top tier of patios at the Drake Hotel is a favourite from brunch-time to late-night for good reason. The all-weather space transforms itself throughout the seasons, though the outdoor bar is a fixture, popular for rave-worthy cocktails including summertime essentials like pisco sours and Pimm's Cup.
Towering over the city, the poolside patio at the Thompson Hotel is technically a private rooftop for guests and residents - though this only adds to its appeal. Smooth-talk your way in for a chance to work on your tan while sipping cocktails and rubbing shoulders with the who's who of Toronto.
This unpretentious rooftop patio in the Annex hosts lively crowds attracted by affordable food and drink options. Fenced in on all sides, and serviced by an outdoor bar, this secluded terrace is a favourite of students and locals alike.
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