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Winnipeg’s Top 40 Patios For Sunshine Dining This Summer

Looking to catch some rays while dining at one of the city's great restaurants? Here are some of our favourite spots for patio dining in Winnipeg.

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.