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Patio Party - Experience the Ave in a new way

Friday March 14 , 2014

Summer in Edmonton always flies by so fast (after a very long and angry winter) but Edmontonians know how to maximize their summer experience by dining el fresco any chance they can.

(The Next Act Pub's upcycled pallet patio for the Winter Patio Party March 14-16 - photo from The Next Act Pub)

When the temperatures warm up consistently, there's a huge patio culture in Old Strathcona.

For the best views, check out the rooftop patios at O2's, The Billiard Club, The Black Dog Freehouse and The Buckingham.

People watching in the heart of Old Strathcona is enjoyed at The Next Act Pub, Accent Lounge, Julio's Barrio, Yianni's, The Tilted Kilt, Elephant & Castle, Naanolicious and The Pourhouse Beer Bistro.

Chill out with a cool treat or afternoon pick me up on the sidewalk bistro tables at Remedy, Second Cup, Starbucks, Block 1912, Dairy Queen, Cally's Teas, Choklat, Budding Rose Teas, Da Capo and more.

Relax in the enclosed patios at Famoso, Chianti Cafe & Restaurant, Cha Island Tea CoB's Diner, Maki Maki, Murrieta's Bar and Grill, and Packrat Louie.

And check out the hottest rides as you sit outside at MKT Beer Market, Artisan Resto Cafe, Empress Ale House, Under the High Wheel, Wunderbar, O'Byrnes, The Pint and Hudsons as they're located right on Whyte Avenue, Calgary Trail or Gateway Boulevard.

And this is just a sampling - there's so much to explore!

(The Pourhouse patio include some of the hottest seats on the Ave - photo from The Pourhouse)

We have so much fun here and love to make a full day of it! There's nothing better than late lunch on an enclosed patio, shopping for hot summer items, a relaxing coffee break under the umbrella shade, a live music or theatre performance, followed by a brew with a view. You can experience it all at the over 100 dining destinations and over 600 businesses in Old Strathcona.

What are your favourite Old Strathcona patios?