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The top 10 patios in The Beaches

beaches torontoPatios in The Beaches will have you soaking up the sun only steps from Lake Ontario. Whether you're in search of a casual watering hole to throw back a couple pints or a classier establishment where you can sip some chardonnay, The Beaches has something for you.

Here, in no particular order, are my picks for the the top patios in The Beaches.

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Murphy's Law
Murphy's Law has one of the best, and only, rooftop patios in The Beaches. It gives diners an aerial view of the area, allowing them to take in a view of both the downtown skyline and Woodbine Park. Murphy's sidewalk patio is also a great option, but can get a little noisy due to its proximity to the streetcar tracks.

Whitlock's, known for its buffet brunches, has a mid-sized sidewalk patio in the heart of The Beaches. It has minimal decor and outstretched awning that provides some much needed shade.

beaches torontoMullins
Mullins is a old and faithful Upper Beaches haunt. The pub's sidewalk patio is not the largest, but it's a great option if you're in the area. It serves up all the pub standards and has a welcoming crowd of regulars.

Hogtown Smoke
Hogtown boasts a cozy backyard patio furnished with rustic wooden tables. If you want to feel like you're at a good old-fashioned summer barbecue, this is the place to be. Grab a beer, some brisket and soak up the sun. You won't regret it.

The Stone Lion
The patios at The Stone Lion are tried and true Beaches favourites. Though the name has changed, the two patios that once belonged to Lion on the Beach have remained the same. If you're looking to mix and mingle with locals, this is where you'll find them.

Salty Dog
The Salty Dog may not be known as the classiest establishment, but its patio claims some prime Beaches real estate and is large enough to fit you and a number of friends. If you've got a larger group it may be your best bet in the area.

beaches torontoSauvignon
Sauvignon is one of the most upscale patios on offer in The Beaches. The restaurant boasts an impressive wine list and a menu with everything from veal osso bucco to poached Nova Scotia lobster salad. If you prefer the finer things in life, this is the patio for you.

Outrigger flaunts a large, sun-drenched patio in the east end of The Beach. With pub grub, branded umbrellas and classic patio furniture, this casual space is the place to be when the warm weather rolls in.

Veloute Bistro
Veloute's patio is in the back of the restaurant and boasts a charming garden around its perimeter. The upscale menu offers fine dining favourites like beef tartar and braised lamb shank.

The Loop
The Loop has an expansive sidewalk patio in the Upper Beaches. With enough seating to comfortably seat sixty, this is place to go if you're with a larger group. The menu is filled with pub favourites like wings and nachos.

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Did I miss any? Add your favourite Beaches patios to the comments.

by Alice Prendergast via blogTO

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