Four seasons. Four different fashions. And four months that most of us dread every year. Although enjoying a drink on a patio during the winter may seem like an invitation for hypothermia, these heated patios keep the good times toasty all year round with refreshing drinks and tasty eats. Grab your toques and scarves because we’re going to help make the transition to winter a little more pleasing. Here are our top choices for Toronto’s best heated patios where you can enjoy the outdoors without the frost bite.
The Cactus Club’s attention to detail is evident throughout their menu. Their head chef, Iron Chef Champion Rob Feenie, offers an elegant, globally inspired cuisine, matched with an extensive fine wine list designed by award-winning sommelier Sebastien Le Goff. With a fully retractable snow-melting roof, the delicious food, extraordinary surroundings, it’s a truly hot spot this winter.
Drake Sky Yard
An incredibly cozy night outdoors at the Drake Sky Yard’s rooftop patio. Although only partially protected from the elements, it leaves the opportunity to star gaze on a clear winter night. At Drake Sky Yard, the sky’s the limit.
“Weather-permitting” is no longer within your vocabulary. The enclosed rooftop patio offers a bird’s eye view of swanky Yorkville for those year-round social gatherings. Feel the cool breeze and spend some quality time in the open air as you sip from one of 24 beers on tap, or perfectly mixed cocktails.
The Broadview Hotel
The Broadview Hotel gives you one of the most stunning views of the Toronto Skyline and the Don River with it’s 360° glass facade, pyramidal skylight, and expansive rooftop terrace. It pairs its culinary past with a modern twist.