All patios listed in alphabetical order.
❚ 529 Wellington’s lucky location sets its tables on a manicured lawn adjacent to the Assiniboine River. As if smart, beautiful food wasn’t enough!
❚ Historic architecture sets the backdrop for tea-inspired cocktails and swanky tapas on Amsterdam Tea Room‘s sidewalk patio. Transparent dividers and tree lights add sparkle.
❚ Order a variety of Winnipeg’s best eats right to your table on the hop Bijou Patio at the heart of the Exchange.
❚ A shimmering lake, towering trees and vibrant greenery provide the dreamy backdrop at FortWhyte Alive’s Buffalo Stone Cafe.
❚ Café 22’s chic Corydon patio provides contemporary Italian eats and perfect sideline viewing for all the action in Little Italy.
❚ Capital Grill & Bar’s two patio locations offer a comfy space to enjoy great plates with a touch of high-cuisine craftsmanship.
❚ Order up your nachos, request a bucket of beer or sip a margarita at longstanding Winnipeg Tex-Mex favourite Carlos & Murphy’s.
❚ Cibo Waterfront Cafe virtually hangs over the Red River at the end of a short stroll down Waterfront Drive through Stephen Juba Park.
❚ Colosseo Ristorante, a longstanding Corydon landmark for Italian food lovers, serves a view of street life with its spaghetti.
❚ Grab a gourmet ‘za, a cold pint from a sleek outdoor bar and a slice of riverfront dining on the banks of the Red and Assiniboine at The Common at The Forks.
❚ A retractable roof provides protection and new parking-lot patio offers more outdoor seating at Confusion Corner Drinks + Food.
❚ Weekend diners are treated to live music with their meal at Cork and Flame’s incredibly spacious patio.
❚ East Exchange District’s Corrientes offers South American flavour and a street-side seat amidst historical architecture and nightlife.
❚ Dug & Betty’s curbside window screams ice cream parlour, but French-inspired fast casual fare serves as a precursor to a sweet treat.
❚ Hy’s Steakhouse’s cushy patio offers tenderloin with a stellar view of legendary Portage and Main.
❚ Step through the gate to a brick-lined patio oasis at St. Boniface standout InFerno’s Bistro. Nosh on moules et frites and sumptuous salads.
❚ The pergola-covered patio of Juneberry re-imagines brunch with a creative menu and view of the Red.
❚ Be it cobblestones, umbrellas or abundant flower baskets, The Keg is a restful place to sip a cold bevvy.
❚ Enjoy a crisp pint and British-style Indian eats in front of the King’s Head Pub’s beautiful stone facade.
❚ Mexican eatery La Roca’s two-tiered setup welcomes backyard diners and rooftop-loving city slickers.
❚ Expanded picnic table seating adds to a lush floral sidewalk patio at South Winnipeg’s Nicolino’s.
❚ The Original Pancake House had us at “pancakes,” but it’s generous to offer all-day sunny-side seating.
❚ The Park Café’s hidden secret garden nestled in Assiniboine Park provides a verdant escape to match decadent brunch offerings.
❚ On the tranquil rooftop patio at Pasquale’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, dine on red-sauce pastas and pizzas amidst the aroma of fresh herbs.
❚ People-watching is as fun as enjoying perfectly prepared food and drinks at Peasant Cookery across from Old Market Square.
❚ Sitting beside Birds Hill Park, Pineridge Hollow is surrounded by a flourishing forest and all the critters that live in it.
❚ Near big-box shopping buffered by greenery, Preservation Hall flaunts its French influence with skill.
❚ Promenade Café & Wine, adjacent to the Esplanade Riel walking bridge, has arguably the most stunning view of Winnipeg’s skyline.
❚ Enjoy Resto Gare’s artsy décor, gorgeous flowers and live jazz music outside this 100-year-old train station.
❚ Come home to nest at The Roost’s rooftop patio on Corydon Avenue. Clever cocktails and small plates add to the charm.
❚ Twinkly lights transform The Ruby West’s cozy patio into a chic hideout, complete with seasonal cocktails.
❚ Steps into the heart of the Exchange, chomp on Saddlery on Market’s comfort-food cuisine on its shaded, curbside patio.
❚ Smith’s contemporary and comfy seating creates a relaxing, greenery-imbued oasis amidst the ever-present buzz of The Forks.
❚ Several of Stella’s six locations boast pretty patios; take to the rooftop at the Pembina location or nestle amidst a garden at CCFM.
❚ Enjoy French brasserie and bistro classics under the wide, white umbrellas of The Sunset Terrace + Bar, tucked beside the posh Fort Garry Hotel.
❚ Tavern United’s rooftop sofas offer a soft spot to relax after a day pounding the pavement downtown.
❚ Retreat from the hubbub of Corydon Avenue and grab a world-class slice at Tommy’s Pizzeria’s private courtyard.
❚ Maples and big, colourful flower boxes have replaced overgrown greenery at Wasabi on Broadway, creating a new-style garden vibe to pair with sophisticated sushi.