It’s Patio Season!

Our local bars and restaurants may not be allowed to offer 2-for-1 martinis at Happy Hour, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a snack and a refreshing drink when you prefer not to entertain at home. Here are a few local establishments where you can enjoy a warm evening on the patio after work.

For our complete patio listing, click here.


Plank Restobar
67 Bronte Road   |

Diners rave about the pepper calamari, plank poutine and cauliflower fritters. A view of Bronte Harbour completes the ambience.

Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa
49 Bronte Road   |
An intimate, friendly destination for a modern Italian meal on the gorgeous patio overlooking Bronte Harbour.


Pepperwood Bistro
1455 Lakeshore Road   |
Intimate bistro tables offer the perfect place to enjoy the lake view and a pint from the onsite microbrewery.

Emma’s Back Porch
2084 Old Lakeshore Road   |
Feel like a weekend cottager at this laid-back patio right on the water with a fabulous panoramic view of the lake.

The Queen’s Head
400 Brant Street   |
In the centre of downtown Burlington, the patio sits on the lively corners of Brant and Elgin Street. Sit, sip and surf (Wi-Fi is available).

Spencer’s on the Waterfront
1340 Lakeshore Road    | 
Newly renovated, the patio offers a spectacular view of sparkling Lake Ontario.

The Beaver & Bulldog
2020 Lakeshore Road    |
Situated beneath downtown Burlington’s Waterfront Hotel, the Beaver & Bulldog offers relaxation on its spectacular waterfront patio.    


Paradiso Restaurant
125 Lakeshore Road east   |
With its Mediterranean menu and $5 select martinis and wines by the glass, it’s a truly inviting outdoor destination.

The Gingerman Social Eatery
335 Kerr Street   |
Can’t make it to Maine this summer? Simply pull up a seat at this patio and enjoy the signature Lobster Bisque!

Corks Restaurant
305 Lakeshore Road East    |
Sister restaurant to the legendary Season’s in Downtown Oakville, Corks serves Spanish and Portuguese American inspired food in traditional tapas style.

Julia’s Ristorante
312 Lakeshore Road EAST   |
Enjoy Julia’s “LataLiano” cuisine on the partially covered patio that’s complete with large, lush urns and planters.

Harper’s Landing
481 Cornwall Road   |
With live music and patio parties throughout the summer, this huge west facing patio is a popular destination.

Piazza Bistro
94 George Street   |
A rustic Italian cafe and restaurant with legendary meatballs and a patio that sits under a canopy of trees.

For our complete patio listing, click here.

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