Summer in Toronto is also known as patio season. Though Labour Day has already passed us by, patio season is still here, for now. The discernable chill in the evening air means that this special time of year will soon disappear. It's time to visit these Toronto patios before fall cools off.
The Queen & Beaver Public House
The Queen & Beaver Public House (35 Elm Street) is only a 5-minute stroll from 99 Gerrard West. You can enjoy a pint or two at this elegant and upscale British pub on one of their two patio decks. Snack on UK-inspired fare such as Scotch Eggs ($7) or Pork Scratchings ($6), or treat yourself to their Fish & Chips with Mushy Peas & Tartar Sauce ($21).
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar
Scaddabush is Italian slang for a little bit of everything. You and your social bubble can chill out on the patio at Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar while enjoying social-sized dishes and Italian hospitality. Find them at 382 Yonge Street Unit #7, about a 5-minute walk from home at 99 Gerrard West.
Jack Astor's Bar & Grill
When you want to grab a beer, Jack Astor's Bar & Grill (10 Dundas St E) is a relaxed and comfortable choice. It's less than a 10-minute walk from 99 Gerrard West. They offer much more than cold pints. Choose one of their Classic Cocktails like their delicious Frozen Strawberry Guava Margarita ($8.56) and pretend that summer lasts forever.
Hair Of The Dog Neighbourhood Pub & Restaurant
Head over to Hair Of The Dog Neighbourhood Pub & Restaurant (425 Church Street) when you're in the mood for comforting pub fare and a great selection of craft and import beers. Choose a spot on either the garden or rooftop patio.
If you're looking to shift your perspective, the elegant rooftop patio at The Chase (10 Temperance Street, Fifth Floor) is the place for you. Enjoy sweeping views of the city as you sit back and sip a signature cocktail like the Casa Blanca (Absolut, St. Germain, cinnamon syrup, grapefruit & lemon juice, tonic) -- it's the perfect blend of summer sweetness and fall spice. What better way is there to toast to the shifting of the seasons? Teetotalers will enjoy their Temperance Cocktails -- like their Spicy Thai Mule with lemongrass, Thai chili, lime juice and ginger beer. There are patio heaters to make chilly evenings cozier.
We hope these Toronto patios help you make the most of what remains of patio season before it gets packed away for another year.