patios toronto

The top 5 new patios on the 501 streetcar line

The top new patios on the 501 streetcar line might be just steps from your regular stops, making acquiring a post-commute pint easier than ever. If you're on the hunt for a quick and easy option on Queen Street East or West, this is where to go.

Here are my picks for the top new patios on the 501 streetcar line.

Bar Hop Brewco
Just south of Queen on Peter head up to the rooftop patio at Bar Hop Brewco for a stellar view of the downtown core. The patio is pretty impressive, decked out with hanging lights, bright accents and its own massive bar. If you've got your squad with you, no worries, there's room for 110.

barrio toronto

Barrio Cerveceria
Joy Bistro's original owner took over his old spot on Queen East next to Jimmie Simpson and replaced it with a wannabe Mexican restaurant. While the food might still need some work, the drinks and snacks are a hit and the restaurant's two patios now boasting cushy sofas, cushier seating, a massive floral mural, hanging lights and an outdoor bar.

nandos

Nandos on Queen
The rapidly expanding chicken chain now calls Queen Street home. The casual restaurant boasts a pretty impressive patio that looks out onto the bustling street. If you don't feel like people watching, grab a spot farther back to enjoy your Peri Peri Chicken in peace.

Dominion Pub

Dominion Pub & Kitchen
If your ride on the rocket lands you in Corktown, the Dominion Pub & Kitchen is one of the better options in the area for pub food and pints. Its east-facing side patio has enough room for 50 drinkers and diners.

Eastside Social

Eastside Social
For those who exit the Queen car in Leslieville, there's Eastside Social. Its brings seafood lovers a secluded place to enjoy their oysters. The cozy backyard space features wood-heavy decor and a fireplace, for when summer stops feeling like summer.

strongbowThanks to Strongbow for sponsoring our 2016 Patio Guide

What did I miss? Add your favourite new patio on the 501 line in the comments.


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Swiss Chalet shut down by Toronto health inspectors for 10 infractions

10 underrated places in Toronto for ice cream and gelato

Mississauga just got an adorable new cafe completely bathed in pink

10 great restaurants in Toronto with rooftop patios and breathtaking views

The fascinating history of Toronto's oldest bar

10 new restaurants that opened in Toronto last month

Toronto restaurant opened with no customers but Michael Buble says he's visiting

Toronto restaurant known for its award-winning brunch has permanently closed