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30 covered patios in Toronto where you can eat and drink outside even when it's raining

Covered restaurant patios in Toronto provide much-needed shelter for when it's raining and are also good options for when the forecast is iffy. An hour on a patio can be precious, and these places offer reprieve even in a sudden downpour.

Here are covered restaurant patios in Toronto for when it's raining.

Lahore Tikka House

A tent-style patio at this restaurant in Little India serving some of the city's best Halal Pakistani cuisine keeps customers cool in the heat and dry when it drizzles.

Ascari Enoteca

This Leslieville patio has got you covered. Literally. Do what we were all meant to do when it rains: enjoy some food and wine.

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Stay dry and warm in this fully enclosed patio at Superfly. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Superfly

This Parkdale patio serves cocktails and Korean fried chicken from Kaboom Kitchen, and is totally protected from the rain so you can get your groove on even if the sky is looking grumpy.

Green Eggplant

The awning at this restaurant covers its sidewalk patio, so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in this popular Beaches location.

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A covering over the majority of Paradise Grapevine's back patio keeps rain out. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Paradise Grapevine

Head to Bloorcourt to find this wine bar patio that's partially covered, partially not, with an overhanging structure draped in grapevines. Munch on nibbles, sip bubbles and listen to the pitter-patter of the pouring rain in peace.

Cafe Diplomatico's covered patio is perfect for catching a soccer game. 

Cafe Diplomatico

This Little Italy hot spot for indulging in all things soccer - or football, if you're feeling European. Their covered patio makes screaming for your favourite team easy, no matter the weather.

Bar Vendetta

Take in an artsy mural while dining on pasta and sipping vermouth highballs at this Dundas West back patio.

Harbour 60 

This old schoold restaurant near the Harbourfront harbours a lush patio with a breezy white covering that’ll keep you unbothered by the weather’s unpredictable machinations.

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A parachute and umbrellas offer double protection at Rebel House. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Rebel House

A giant parachute canopies this entire Rosedale pub's patio, and they have umbrellas too so you're doubly sheltered while enjoying their wide range of tequilas and beers, or their grilled cheese sandwiches and wings.

Granite Brewery

This Mount Pleasant pub boasts not one but two covered patios to give you ample space to try out some of their craft beer without the hassle of the sky’s tears.

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Part of the epic patio at BlueBlood Steakhouse is sheltered. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

BlueBlood Steakhouse

Giant clear awnings now cover dining areas at this swanky steakhouse located at Casa Loma, so your view need not be impeded even if Mother Nature should have the audacity to rain on your parade.

Osteria Rialto

This restaurant's covered Bloorcourt patio combats ominous cloud cover so you can spend your energy appreciating their Italian inspired cuisine.

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Tons of coverage and space are guaranteed on the patio at Hemingway's. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Hemingway's

This all-season rooftop patio in Yorkville has always been equipped for rain, shine or even snow, so they're extra prepared for whatever the weather has to throw at them. 

C'est What Beer Garden

This Front St. pub is equipped with large blue canopies to keep you dry while you do a little Beer Gardening (the best kind of gardening, in our opinion).

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Most of the space at Escape Goat's back patio is protected from the rain. Photo by blogTO.

Escape Goat

Parkdale has this backyard hangout that's protected from the rain where you can try a couple of the city's latest craft beer projects and chow down on a darn fine burger.

Queen’s Pasta Cafe

This restaurant provides some respite from the weather on its patio in the Bloor West Village. If you’re in the mood for raindrop-free Italian food, this covered patio is for you.

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Stay shaded and dry on the super spacious roof at The Pilot. Photo by Jesse Milns.

The Pilot

Hike up the stairs to this all-season Yorkville patio that has tons of space and coverage so that you don't have to stop your drinking session just because of a little rain. 

Birreria Volo

This Little Italy hangout offers a covered back patio so you can enjoy your weekend among good friends and fine food.

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You practically feel like you're inside when dining on the patio at Patria. Photo by blogTO.

Patria

Partial protection from the rain is offered on the patio at this King West restaurant serving Spanish fare like tapas and churros.

Bar Sybanne

Craving Mediterranean? While we may not have their weather, this Ossington restaurant has an excellent selection of Mediterranean dishes to satisfy your cravings, and a covered patio to boot!

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A retractable roof and other forms of coverage keep Crooked Cue's patio dry. Photo by blogTO.

Crooked Cue Etobicoke

This patio has a retractable roof in case it rains and has areas with roof coverage and umbrellas throughout. Lots of space makes it an ideal place for groups to hang while still social distancing.

By The Way Cafe

This Annex mainstay offers one of the best people watching spots in the neighbourhood. Feast on this Middle-Eastern and Latin inspired cuisine as you watch other people contend with the rainfall.

Astoria's Danforth location is a perfect spot to seek shelter from the rain. 

Astoria Danforth

This Greektown restaurant has a sidewalk patio with a large awning to avoid those summer showers without sacrificing your fun night out.

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Escape to a patio with a country vibe that's safe from the rain at Food & Liquor. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Food & Liquor

Four tables totaling 18 seats are under cover at this barn-like bar in Parkdale serving wine and snacks, while two tables seating 10 aren't under cover but are protected by large umbrellas.

Pancho Y Emiliano

You should never have to abandon your Baja fish tacos for any reason, and this lively Kensington patio assures you'll be able to stay dry while you finish your margarita under a big awning.

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A big awning ensures taco sessions aren't ruined by bad weather at Atomic 10. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Atomic 10  

Rain can sure ruin a sunny day eating tacos, so good thing this St. Clair West joint has a big awning that protects diners along with a cool neon sign. 

Shenanigans

This newly opened patio near Yonge and St. Clair boasts a spacious, covered patio for optimal protection from the rain to enjoy your traditional pub fare.

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Score on King is a great spot to have a drink and wait out the weather. 

Score on King

An awning system at this King East patio serving tricked-out Caesars covers one side of the outdoor space, and umbrellas keep things shady and dry on the other side.

La Paella

This sidewalk patio in Leslieville is covered by an awning so you can focus your attention toward deciding which delicious Spanish dish to order from their menu.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim


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