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Thursday, June 25, 2015

The top 10 patios in Bloordale and Bloorcourt

burdock torontoThe top patios in Bloordale and Bloorcourt will have you relaxing outside of music venues and sipping cocktails in secluded backyards. With patios as eclectic the neighbourhoods they're in, you're sure to find something up your alley.

Here, in no particular order, are my picks for the top patios in Bloordale and Bloorcourt, with a few from the Junction Triangle thrown in for good measure.

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If you don't want to shell out the cash to see a show at one of the city's many prestigious music venues, the patio at Burdock is a great option. You have all the necessities: a good crowd, beer, and menu featuring all the pub necessities. Plus, because the restaurant doubles as a venue, music will almost always be within earshot.

Hurricane's is a tried and true options for sports fans in the area. With laid back plastic patio furniture and enough room for 25, you'll be in good company while you cheer on the Jays.

Looking for somewhere to celebrate Taco Tuesdays? Try the backyard patio at Kitch. Serving up everything from jerk chicken tacos to fully loaded nachos, you can't really go wrong. With very little decoration, the food takes centre stage in this outdoor space. Just don't mind the train that passes by on the other side of the fence.

3 Speed
The backyard patio at 3 Speed may get you off of Bloor West, but it won't keep you away from the crowds. A local favourite, you'll find twenty and thirty-somethings sipping house lager and sharing charcuterie boards.

farmers daughter torontoFarmer's Daughter
The sidewalk patio at Farmer's Daughter gives a subtle nod to gardening with its decor. Featuring unpainted picnic tables and watering cans mounted on the wall, it makes for a charming place to grab brunch (add a squid ink caesar if you're feeling adventurous) . There is also plenty of shade provided by umbrellas, if you happen to forget your sunscreen.

Bar Neon
Bar Neon offers a no fuss, no muss place to relax on a summer night. With low slung chairs, picnic tables and very few decorative flourishes, this place lets the cocktails do the talking.

The mid-sized patio at Ciro's is another old and faithful in the area. The space features touches of greenery and gives drinkers and diners a bit of seclusion with a high fence. Expect to see locals chatting over pints and poutine.

The Gaslight
The Gaslight has a scenic backyard patio, different from anything else in the area. With hanging lights, a rustic-chic design and a healthy dose of plant life, this is the perfect place to sample a new craft beer or nibble on some bar snacks.

northwood torontoNorthwood
This expansive patio is ideal for larger crowds. It features long communal tables and a menu chock full of sharable apps. Drinks are also not in short supply, Northwood has an extensive drink menu offering almost every libation you could ever want from coffee to cocktails.

Boo Radley's
This casual rooftop patio is a hit with locals. Serving up pub food and pints, it makes for a pretty ideal kick back spot in the summer.

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Did I miss any? Add your favourite Bloordale and Bloorcourt patios to the comments.

by Alice Prendergast via blogTO

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