We name these the Top 10 Patios of 17th loosely, as there are just too many to cover.
Trolly 5 Restaurant & Brewery
If you’re feeling a mid-day brewery tour, this is probably the easiest to access. The three stories of the latest in 17th Ave eateries includes their own massive tanks full of hoppy goodness, and a track of growlers making its way around the pub. Their sidewalk patio is the ultimate location for prime people watching, and a bonus upper level with the same open, airy feel overlooking 17th.
National on 17
It’s hard to believe someone may not have heard of or frequented National on 17th, but if you’re unfamiliar here’s a brief rundown: wrap around porch with large communal tables, heaters for the evening chill, and 25 cent/oz happy hour from 3 to 6pm.
A two minute walk down the street will get you lost in the floral and herbs on Cibo’s tucked away patio. If you’re looking for something a little quieter with a killer happy hour special, look no further than $5 pizzas Monday to Saturday from 3 to 5!
The Roosevelt offers refined American style food, classic cocktails, wine and beer right next door to The George, perfect for emergency brunch.
1410 World Bier Haus
If you’re looking to patio with a group, 1410 has a rooftop patio with capacity for 60. If you’re smaller and looking to people watch, there’s also a smaller street-level one right on 17th. This ones a little further, a full 9 minute walk door-to-door…
Una Pizza + Wine
Una’s patio is small but mighty. Keep an eye on their twitter account for wait time updates, as they don’t take reservations. Sustainable seafood, hormone free and organic meat, free range eggs, local produce, and their very own urban farm with honey bees are some of the conscientious perks of the UNA menu.
If you’re looking for a more casual, burger & fries stop, Clive Burger is it. A whole 280 meters away from The George, you’ll find 100% Natural Alberta Beef and fresh hand cut ingredients, topped with a Village Brewery pint if you so wish.
Jamesons Irish Pub
A 17th Avenue staple, Jamesons offers a small picnic-style patio with a Monday to Thursday reverse happy hour from 9 to close, and classic and modern pub fare with traditional Irish flare.
Home & Away
If you can’t grab a spot on the street-level patio at Home & Away, there is also window and booth seating along the open window covered wall. Stop by for a game of Skeeball or Pop-a-Shot, or just to watch the game over their selection of local brews.
Ship & Anchor
This large patio has enough picnic tables to seat 140 people, right on 17th Ave. There’s often a live band or local DJ, and 30 beers on tap.