It’s that time again, friends! Summer is here and patio season is in full swing. If you’re like us, then you’re beyond ready to hit one of the many incredible spots in and around the city, but where do you go first?! Why not somewhere with a view? Here are 10 patios with fantastic views of Calgary.


Photo Via Rooftop Bar at Simmons

Calgary’s Rooftop Bar is a must-visit. Not only can you see the inner city from this paradise-type patio, but diners can also sneak a peek of the Bow River. The best part? Besides their unreal POV, and their incredible NYC-style pizza menu – they’re prepared for good and great weather, night or day. Check this one out!

Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Instagram: @RTBSimmons


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CRAFT’s 10th avenue heated rooftop patio gives us major ‘adult summer camp’ vibes. With games, fairy lights, and even a VW van parked tableside – not only will you stay fed and hydrated you’ll also stay entertained.

Where: 345 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Instagram: @CraftBeerMarket



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With views of the Calgary Tower and Stephen Avenue, this casual rooftop patio is one of the more comfortable ones on the list and is practically perfect for a chill Friday night out with some friends. Grab a drink, take in some fresh air and lean back on one of their many couches. 10/10 would recommend.

Where: 820 Centre Street SE Calgary
Instagram: @One18Empire


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Though this one doesn’t necessarily tower over the Mission area, the view from the Vin Room is still a nice one. People watch, have a glass of wine, enjoy the sunshine – sans the sunburn (thanks to their larger-than-life umbrellas) and wind down. Is there anything better than patio season?

Where: 2310 4 St SW, Calgary
Instagram: @VinRoomYYC

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Who doesn’t love to people watch?! Located on the second floor of the old Alberta Hotel Building, overlooking Stephen Avenue, you’ll find Murrieta’s. The place for a peep, a drink, and incredible West Coast-style grub.

Where: 808 1 St SW #200, Calgary
Instagram: @Murrietas_Calgary


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Looking to turn it up on a Saturday night? Check out Broken City – where they bring the party. Whether you’re checking out a live DJ Set, or just going for a casual afternoon brew, we can almost guarantee that you’ll have a great time at BC. The view is just right, the food is pretty good and the beer is cold. What could be better?

Where: 613 11th Avenue SW
Instagram: @TheBrokenCity


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Enjoy award-winning Canadian cuisine, trees, and a beautiful view of the inner city and Bow River from the patio at Calgary’s enchanting River Café. If the calm of the greenery while doesn’t have you feeling some type of way, then we can guarantee that their locally sourced and ethically produced food will. Check it out!

Where: 25 Prince’s Island, Calgary
Instagram: @TheRiverCafeYYC


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National on 10th ave is the place you go for a cold beer, good food, and a great time. Do you get a perfect panorama of downtown? No, but that’s not to say that the view isn’t a beaut. Also, this bad boy is heated – meaning you can enjoy it on chillier days as well as the sizzling ones.

Where: 341 10 Ave SW, Calgary


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The ‘best steak in Calgary,’ a glass of wine, and a solid view? Modern really has it all. This sunny season, check out their rooftop patio in Kensignton, for a relaxing – romantic AF evening of food, friends, and fresh air!

Where: 107 10a Street NW, Calgary
Instagram: @ModernSteakCA



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The star of Calgary’s downtown patio scene is still without a doubt National on 8th. Sitting pretty on Stephen Ave, this giant rooftop space is the ultimate spot for a sunny afternoon hang or a late-night open-air banger. Although it hasn’t opened up just yet due to Stephen Avenue Place renovations, we’re certain this one will still be a must-hit.

Where: 225 8 Ave SW #360
Instagram: @ntnlcalgary

Wowza. There you have it, friends. 10 patios with great views of Calgary. Which one will you check out first?! Enjoy yourselves!