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The Best Backyard Patios in Toronto

The best backyard patios in Toronto aren't immediately obvious when you're walking down the street, but venture behind bars and restaurants and you'll find some of the best outdoor chill spots in the city.

Here are the best backyard patios in Toronto.


Sip on an extensive selection of whiskey under sweeping willow trees on the back patio at this Danforth pub that also serves a menu of old school tavern eats.

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There's more to Sweaty Betty's than meets the eye. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Sweaty Betty's

Year-round, this bar at Queen and Ossington is known for their cramped, divey interior but during the summer the space blossoms with a lovely back patio.

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Wine and atmosphere greet you out back at Paradise Grapevine. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Paradise Grapevine

An overhanging shady structure on this Bloorcourt back patio is the perfect place for sampling interesting wines and sharing nibbles, even if it gets a bit drizzly.

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A fireplace distinguishes the back patio at 3 Speed. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

3 Speed

Brunches and beers on this lively patio are essential for all Bloordale locals, and it's so popular it can sometimes get a bit crowded.

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The patio at Drom Taberna is surprisingly spacious. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Drom Taberna

Peek behind this bar and live music venue on Queen West to find a sizeable patio with a bit of cover from the elements and lots of European beer.

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Feel secluded on Lucky Shrike's secluded back patio. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Lucky Shrike

This dive bar's back patio is an unexpected escape from Dundas West, with lots of twisting plant life and laid back vibes for when you just need to let your hair down.

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Meet for classy cocktails in the shade at Bar Pompette. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Bar Pompette

Trees, calming white brick walls and all the cocktails you need for a session in the shade are what you'll find behind this bar in Little Italy.

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Industrial vibes are served up alongside great food and drinks at Bar Neon. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Bar Neon

Tables are in high demand on the huge back patio at this Bloordale restaurant known for their affordable oysters and beer plus delicious Greek food.

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Pops of colour keep Neon Tiger's patio feeling bright. Photo by blogTO.

Neon Tiger

This patio with twinkly lights and overhead coverings is a colourful place to snack on Asian-inspired bites and try a few fun cocktails.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Allen's

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