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The top 10 patios on West Queen West

The top patios on West Queen West will have you soaking up the sun in low-key backyard haunts and on sun-drenched rooftops. These bars and restaurants will convince you that when it comes to patios, the west might be best.

Here, in no particular order, are my picks for the the top patios on West Queen West.

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Furlough's fully enclosed backyard looks like an upscale, repurposed greenhouse. More upscale than many of its neighbouring patios, expect to find patrons dining on foie gras and sipping expertly crafted cocktails.

Looking for a West end patio with optimal sun exposure? Look no further than Czehoski. Their rooftop is free from awnings and umbrellas, making it the perfect place to get your daily dose of vitamin D, just remember to pack on the SPF.

Drake Sky Yard
The Drake Sky Yard is renown for being one of the best rooftop patios in the city. It has simple decor, a relaxed vibe, and plenty of drinks to choose from. As a bonus, the sidewalk patio at the Drake CafĂŠ is right downstairs.

Harlem Underground
This trendy urban eatery features a smattering of greenery and graffiti murals that make it a hit with urbanites. Plus, with a menu chock full of comfort food classics like fried chicken and mac and cheese, you can't really go wrong.

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Fonda Lola
Fonda Lola has one of the most aesthetically pleasing backyard patios in the area. With ivy stretched across its surrounding fence and sleek wooden furniture, there are few places this nice to kick back and enjoy the sunshine.

Terroni is where to go if you're looking to grab food as opposed to drinks. It boasts a menu filled with top notch Italian fare and a backyard patio with both natural shade and umbrellas, if you need a retreat from the sun.

Done Right Inn
With worn-in benches, mismatched chairs and overgrown ivy, Done Right Inn's patio might seem, well, done right in. However, it is just this no-frills, no cares vibe that makes the patio perfect for a casual summer drink with friends.

La Hacienda
This backyard features number of flower boxes and shade provided only by overhanging trees. Its casual bench seating and no fuss decor will have you feeling right at home in jeans and a t-shirt. Sit back and enjoy a top notch margarita or chips and guac in the sun.

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Destingo boasts a large 70 seat patio that looks onto Queen. Featuring a chic, yet simple design, this is a good choice if you want to relax outdoors and eat some Italian fare in style.

Beaver CafĂŠ
The patio at the Beaver may not look like much, but it's a great low-key spot to relax on a summer day or night. Offering everything from brunch to bar eats, there's something for everyone.

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