5 Calgary Patios to Hit for an Amazing Date this Summer

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Calgary patios are READY for you Date Nighters! Time to bust our your favourite sunnies, your tanks tops, winter boots and whatever else you have in your closet because, let’s be real, this is Calgary. Rain, snow or shine, it’s patio time for many local restaurants and cafes. Here are 5 spots where you need to sip a cocktail with your date this year! 

Photo by Chakalaka Canada


Take in the energy of 17th Ave on Chakala’s brand new Rooftop Island Patio that just opened this month! It has the energy of a luxurious tropical destination where you can indulge in creative cocktails and globally-inspired menu options totally unique to Chakala. This is one of the coolest new Calgary patios! Click here for reservations. 

Photo by Sammie Cafe


This brand new restaurant is tucked into the heart of Marda Loop, adding even more charm to this gem of a neighbourhood. Dig into Sammie Cafe’s extremely creative, delicious and very instagrammable brunches and burgers before indulging in a stacked dessert! Tables are currently first come first serve. 


Iconic for their incredible chic, colourful and bold vibe, Calcutta’s side patio is always bumping during the warmer months. Enjoy their famous kati rolls, curries and more on their front patio opening soon! You truly can’t go wrong on either of their amazing Calgary patios. To save your spot ahead of time, book your resos here

Charbar patios
Photo by Charbar YYC


Located in the stylish Simmon’s Building along the Bow River, Charbar is one of those places that immediately and welcomingly warps you to what feels like a different city. It’s their fresh, locally sourced ingredients that root you in Alberta and that work so well with their Argentinian-influenced menu. Click here to book your next date!

Rooftop Patios
Photo by Rooftop YYC


You’ve likely heard rumblings about this one — a passion project being supported by the controversial local public figure Brett Wilson, from Dragon’s Den. There’s still a lot of mystery around the official opening dates, the menu and the works. From what we know, it’s reminiscent of an elegant Las Vegas ultra lounge seemingly with a dance floor, a stage, expansive seating and bars decorated with beautiful hanging plants. Keep on eye on @rooftopyyc on IG for more details to come about this super exciting space.

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