The top 10 patios in the Annex
Patios in the Annex will have you taking in the sights of the downtown core while you drink and dine. Offering up everything from chic outdoor eateries to laid back rooftop spaces, this area is filled with crowd-pleasing patios no matter what you're in the market for.
Here, in no particular order, are my picks for the top patios in the Annex.
Harvest Kitchen boasts a cheery rooftop patio that makes for the perfect summer brunch spot. With loads of shade provided by surrounding trees and a hand-painted mural, this patio is definitely one of the more scenic neighbourhood spaces.
Big Crow is a popular Annex outpost that has really nailed the BBQ theme with its backyard patio. Seat yourself at a rustic picnic table right next to the custom barbecue and order up everything from ribs and brisket to ice cream sandwiches on brioche buns.
Duke of York
Grab a seat on one of The Duke of York's two patios and dig into a menu that includes all the pub standards. If you're looking for some grade A beer and nachos, this might be your place.
If you're a student (or student at heart) and out with a larger crowd, the Madi is the place to go. Its giant rooftop patio has enough room to comfortably seat 200 and features its own bar (so if you're in desperate need of a refill you need not venture indoors).
The Green Room patio may be well hidden but it's by no means a secret. Tucked away in the back of the bar, this space boasts a greenery-clad retreat from the action on Bloor. As a major bonus, it's open until 3 a.m. everyday.
Paupers is where to go in the Annex if a spacious and low-key sun spot is what you're after. With two large patios, a casual vibe, and a menu chock full of pub grub, this is one of the best options in the area, especially if you're on a budget.
Rasa's patio is the polar opposite of the Madi in the best way possible. It's a chic, quiet sidewalk space where you can munch on eclectic shared plates and sip masterfully crafted cocktails. The patio is also heated, which is a major plus on those summer nights that feel more like fall.
The sidewalk patio at this popular Markham Street spot is a good option for craft beer lovers. The kitchen also serves up next level pub fare, including a boast worthy mac and cheese. As far as I'm concerned, this patio ticks all the right boxes.
This tried and true Annex watering hole sports two patios. The upstairs space tends to get a lot more love as it offers a more scenic view and a range of seating options.
Sling back some sangria in mason jars at this backyard patio on Harbord. Wooden bench seating and umbrellas free of beer branding lend a more sophisticated feel. If you can't snag a spot here, you can always head to the nearby sidewalk patio owned by the same team at THR & Co..
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