Day drinking season is the best season. The weather’s heating up and we all want to take in every second of those sunny Toronto afternoons. Whether you’re looking to kick back and catch some rays or let loose, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to pack sunblock, and maybe your rain boots (Toronto weather, am I right?!).
The patios at Amsterdam Brewhouse are among the best in the city. The back patio right on the waterfront even has Muskoka chairs for ultimate relaxation. Drink the day away trying out flights of their original beers (try the 416, it’s the best!).
After a long day of shopping in Yorkville, kick up those Jimmy Choo’s and order a pitcher of sangria. Hemingway’s four patios are fully equipped with heaters, for those chilly summer evenings. They even have a killer late night menu to keep you going until the wee hours of the morning.
Can’t find a friend with a cottage? Sick of spending your weekends stuck in traffic heading up north? Take in lakefront views at the Lakeside Local Patio at the Harbourfront Centre. It almost feels like being at the cottage in the city. Right next to the Westjet stage, you might even hit it lucky and catch some live music.
What better way to feel cultured than spending an afternoon at the Steamwhistle patio?! You’ll be hanging out right in the middle of the historical Roundhouse Park. Take in some live music and drink great beer in the sunshine. You can even educate yourself and take a tour of the brewery. Talk about a well spent day!
Not ready to call it quits after catching a TFC game? Head to Liberty Village and hang out at one of Brazen Head’s three patios. They also have a lineup of live music every weekend so check out their website to find out who will be playing.
Like I said, we all know you can’t count on Toronto weather. For those days that aren’t so patio friendly, Track and Field brings the best of the outdoors inside. Indoor lawn sports and cocktails on tap make up the perfect combo for those of us who are 80 at heart. Rent a lane and play some bocce ball and shuffleboard.
Sunshine, drinks and great friends make up for the best days. Enjoy!