15 Scenic Patios You Should Visit This Summer in Edmonton

15 of the most Scenic Patios in Edmotnon

Confederation Lounge at the Mac

It is not hard to find great scenic views around Edmonton. But where can you go to dine with a view in YEG? With our lush river valley in the summer, the architecture of Old Strathcona and downtown, a few rooftop locations, and Edmonton’s other lush green spaces, you have a several options for scenic patio dining!

Some of these patios will take you to natural landscape views, urban or skyline views, or patios which nestled in the trees and grass. And among these patios, you’ll find all sorts of cuisine from fine dining and pub food to craft beer, cocktails, and coffee drinks.

Confederation Lounge at the Mac

 

There are so many ways in which the Hotel MacDonald is a scenic dining location: from the hotel’s iconic hilltop location, stunning exterior architecture, and its beautiful interior décor, you may think it couldn’t get any better! But you can also take in views of the river valley and south Edmonton as you enjoy the fine dining of the Hotel MacDonald’s Confederation Lounge. Smudge is the only pup allowed on this patio

Confederation Lounge at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald: 10065 100 St.

Phone: (780) 777-9818

Arcadia Brewing Co.

The new Manchester neighbourhood of downtown Edmonton has its first patio spot through Arcadia Brewing Co. The patio space gives off European vibes and is where you can taste their beers which give off serious YEG vibes; try Arcadia’s The Coliseum Blonde Ale or Go Back to The…West Coast IPA. Your pups are just as welcome on this patio as you!

Arcadia Brewing Co.: 10712 120 St. NW

Phone: (825) 512-5164

Le Petit Iza

You will find Le Petit Iza above the Sugarbowl Café, allowing the restaurant to look over the North Saskatchewan River Valley and parts of downtown Edmonton. The patio is a stylish environment where you can host an intimate gathering with a beautiful view. They offer an Apéro menu from 2pm-5pm, and a Bistro menu 5pm-close.

Le Petit Iza: 10926 88 Ave NW 3rd floor

Phone: (780) 435-0083

Brew & Bloom

Brew & Bloom offers beautiful scenes inside and out on their patio. This hidden but well-known gem is off Jasper Avenue and is easy to find because of their patio: it is fully decorated with flowers in hanging and arching above the seating area. The patio’s aesthetic flows right into their classy brunch and café menu features. Dogs are welcome!

Brew & Bloom: 10550 115 St. NW

Phone:(780) 707-0827

 

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Alchemy Bar

This newer Edmonton cocktail bar can provide sweeping skyline views from the JW Marriott hotel. Alchemy Bar is a speakeasy lounge in an intimate setting with some of the most uniquely beautiful décor! But the smaller lounge opens into a large patio with amazing views of Edmonton’s downtown.

Alchemy Bar: 10344 102 St NW

 

The Greenhouse Restaurants

This premiere dining experience offered by the Greenhouse family of restaurants is a uniquely Edmonton way to dine on the patio this summer. There are three river valley restaurants in the group at three golf courses/parks along the North Saskatchewan: Rundle Park, Victoria Golf Course, and Riverside Golf Course. You could even take your Greenhouse food to go as a picnic box and find your own scenic patio area in the river valley!

The Greenhouse Restaurants

  • The Greenhouse at Rundle: 2909 113 Ave NW; Phone: (780) 496-4710
  • The Greenhouse at Victoria: 12130 River Valley Rd NW; Phone: (780) 442-1636
  • The Greenhouse at Riverside: 12130 River Valley Rd.; Phone: (780) 496-4710


Riverside Bistro at the Courtyard Marriott

Located in the downtown core on the banks of the river, the Marriott Hotel provides plenty of stunning Edmonton views. You can enjoy these without staying there at their Riverside Bistro. The relaxed atmosphere of their patio is an excellent way to unwind with a view after work or a day out shopping. And if it rains, Riverside has domes read-to-go!

Riverside Bistro: 1 Thornton Ct NW

Phone: (780) 945-4747

Culina on the Lake & Culina Muttart

Culina’s group of cafes and restaurants around Edmonton offer exceptional scenic views of some quintessential Edmonton landmarks. You can take Culina to go from their Oliver Exchange location in the historic Brewery District or enjoy your food and drink with a view of the Muttart Conservatory and downtown, or at Hawrelak Park next to the lake.

Culina to Go: 12019 A 102 Ave Oliver Exchange Building,

Phone: (780) 250-7044

Culina Muttart: 9626 96a St. NW

Phone: (587) 498-9752

Culina on the Lake: Hawrelak Park Lake Pavilion – 9330 Groat Rd.

Phone: (780) 250-7044

The Patio at the River Cree

There are several dining options at the River Cree Resort & Casino, but The Patio allows you to dine under open prairie skies. Take to their patio in the day to enjoy some sun or take advantage of their rural location and dine at night under the stars.

The River Cree Resort & Casino: 300 East Lapotac Blvd., Enoch

Phone: (780) 484-2121

 

Villa Bistro

You can grab a chair at Villa’s downtown patio for lunch, dinner, or cocktails. As you do, you are surrounded by gorgeous old architecture, hidden away from the business of Jasper Avenue, and presented with a delicious menu of pastas, appetizers, salads, handhelds, pizzas, and entrees.

Villa Bistro: 11520 100 Ave NW

Phone: (780) 497-7784

 

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Spotlight Cabaret

In the heart of Old Strathcona, this rooftop patio is a popular hangout spot for people from all around Edmonton. This is due in part to their “roaring 20’s” atmosphere, combined with live entertainment, like burlesque, drag, improv, comedy, and live music. Outside on the roof, you’ll get a view of Old Strathcona in the foreground, and downtown Edmonton in the background.

Spotlight Cabaret – Stage, Kitchen, Cocktails: 8217 104 St. NW

Phone: (780) 760-0202

Parlour Kitchen & Bar

Parlour Kitchen & Bar: 10334 – 108 Street (Capital Blvd)

Phone: (780) 990-0404

Masonic Hall at Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton’s Masonic Hall is the patio to hit up this summer for scenery you really can’t get anywhere else in Edmonton. The family-friendly stop in the park has outdoor seating on 1905 Street and offers fair favourites like fries, soda, and hotdogs. Masonic Hall is a great place to rest your feet and enjoy a snack, back in time, after a day of exploring Fort Edmonton Park. The newly renovated Fort Edmonton Park opens on July 1st, 2021.

Fort Edmonton Park: 7000 143 St. NW

Masonic Hall

Belgravia Hub

The centrally located Belgravia Hub provides a beautiful dining experience inside and outside of their café, from a stylish dining room to a greenhouse-inspired patio deck, to a backyard-style treed-in patio. In these cute spots you can try their lunch, dinner, dessert, and wine (this one is extensive!) menus. But if you’d just like to stop in for a quick cup of coffee, they can make you all the café classics: Americanos, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Macchiatos, and more.

Belgravia Hub: 7609 115 St.

Phone: (780) 756-3344

 

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Little Brick Café & General Store

Little Brick’s park-style patio is a beautiful and treed-in picnic spot where you can sample all their café favourites. Little Brick has a wide selection of hot and cold coffee drinks, fresh-baked cookies, and pastries, as well as homemade lunch foods like soup, salad, and sandwiches. This patio is pup friendly.

Little Brick Café & General Store: 10004 90 St. NW

Phone: (780) 705-1230

 

 

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