As summer is fast approaching, people are dying to get outside. Instead of being stuck inside a crowded restaurant now is the time to dine al fresco. Whether it be rooftop or street-level, it is a fantastic way to people watch, enjoy your company, and eat amazing food in a calm and enchanting outdoor environment. These five spots span all ends of the city and are well-known for their fantastic views, good drinks, and a guaranteed great time.

El Catrin

With the best margaritas and tacos in town, this street-level patio is bound to be your next spot. Located in the heart of the Distillery District, you can find upbeat music and a heavy populated crowd soaking up the sun with a drink in their hand. The vibrant yellow kitchen-like tables and chandeliers help create an at-home environment that you can share with your friends. This place is an adorable choice for a hot summer night, as the lights in the distillery bring out a ~romantic vibe~.

Cactus Club Café

If you’re looking for a Miami or Las Vegas restaurant vibe, be sure to check out Cactus Club Café’s rooftop patio and bar. Located in the Financial District with a retractable snow-melting roof, this rooftop “club” is the perfect spot for any season, and was voted one of the warmest heated patios for winter in Toronto. Can you say rooftop goals!?

Gusto 101

This stunning rooftop patio is located in the snazziest part of Toronto in the Fashion District. Open for brunch and dinner, the Italian menu will be sure to satisfy your carby cravings. Beware, you will leave in a food coma and will be stunned by the spectacular view.

Bar Reyna

This two-storey spot in Yorkville offers a great selection of Mediterranean tapas, drinks and desserts. If you’re looking for a homey backyard street-level patio, this is the place to be with your friends. Those rose gold glasses with refreshing beverages? Yeah, they have those there. You can finally get the Instagram you have been waiting for! But seriously, this patio can be enjoyed any season with its retractable roof – rain or shine it is!

Marben

This street-level terrace has the sleekest entrance into a restaurant BY FAR! Marben’s patio makes you feel at home, with its brick-made building and wooden floors. With magnificent food, comes a great patio to eat it on.

Happy eating :)