Patio Season is Here!

We are home to more than 60 patios at local restaurants and bars in Old Strathcona. Whether you want to people-watch on the busy sidewalks of the avenue, enjoy a cozy courtyard meal, or see it all from a rooftop, we’ve got a patio for you.

But What About My Pet?!

Don’t worry, there are plenty of spots that welcome dogs on their patios, just look out for the paw print icon on the map and narrow it down from there (easier said than done, we know)! 🐾

Most patios are weather dependent so be prepared to be seated inside if it’s raining! 🌧️

Where To Go

We’ve made it easy to pick your next stop with our updated patio map:

Click the “View Larger Map” icon in the top right corner to get the whole picture!

Patios are grouped into four different types:

  • Rooftop patios are on roofs (okay, that was obvious)
  • Storefront patios are typically on sidewalks and often have some kind of fence around them (think Julio’s Barrio)
  • Courtyard patios are usually beside or behind restaurants and bars, separate from the main sidewalk and sometimes tucked away
  • Bistro patios can be just a few tables & chairs on the sidewalk, and are the perfect way to enjoy the sights & sounds of the avenue

Note: Please confirm accessibility of patios with each business ahead of your visit.

If lists are more your thing, you can check out all the restaurants and cafes with patios and outdoor seating from this dropdown list:

The best views in Old Strathcona! These patios are two or three stories above the street.

Black Dog🐾
Community Taps & Pizza 🐾
Rally Social Room
Spotlight Cabaret

Patios that are in front of the business and separated from the sidewalk by small barriers or fencing, often requiring pedestrian detours on a boardwalk around the sidewalk.

ACE Coffee Roasters 🐾
Ampersand 27
Avila Arepa
Blowers and Grafton
Boston Pizza
DaDeO 🐾
Dorinku Tokyo 🐾
Drizzle Ice Cream 🐾
Hudsons Pub 🐾
Julio’s Barrio
Leopold’s Tavern 🐾
Malt & Mortar
Meat 🐾
Next Act Pub 🐾
Overflow Cafe 🐾
The Pint Whyte 🐾
Remedy Cafe 🐾
Rooster Kitchen & Bar
Royal Pizza
Situation Brewery 🐾
Taste of Lebanon
Under The High Wheel
Yianni's Taverna

Patios beside the business, separated from the street and sidewalk by fencing or located in a back or side lane.

Blues on Whyte (Commercial Hotel)
The Buckingham
Calle Mexico Restaurant
Chianti Cafe
El Cortez Mexican Kitchen 🐾
Famoso Pizzeria
Fringe Grounds Cafe
Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro 🐾
La Bosco Bakery & Cafe 🐾
The Luxx
MKT Beer Market 🐾
Maki Maki
New York Bagel Café
O'Byrnes Irish Pub
Smokey Bear
Tavern on Whyte
Tea House Café
Vons Steakhouse

Cafe seating in front of the business, usually a few small tables & chairs.

Block 1912 🐾
Cafe Bel-Air 🐾
Café Mosaics🐾
Cat Cafe on Whyte🐾
Friends and Neighbours Cafe 🐾
Mike's Famous 🐾
Nhon Hoa Sandwich Bar🐾
Pablo Cheese Tart 🐾
PACT Coffee 🐾
Papa Murphy's Pizza 🐾
Ripe Tomato Pizza 🐾
Sorellina Coffee 🐾
Tacos on Whyte 🐾
Tastii Donair 🐾
Tokyo Express 🐾
Waffle Bird 🐾
Yoshii Express 🐾

Be sure to tag us in your summer patio pics – @OldStrathcona!

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