Patio season has arrived in Ottawa and the last thing you should be doing is delaying your time in the sunshine by struggling with where to go. What’s better than a patio with optimal sunshine potential? A rooftop patio with a view.
Here are some of the top spots in Ottawa to sip in the sun.
Location: 297 Dalhousie St.
Atari’s view of Dalhousie and Clarence St is gorgeous. The rooftop’s tiki hut vibes will have you dreaming of your next Caribbean vacation. The rooftop has a satisfying, distant view of Parliament. Bonus points if you attend at sunset.
If the rooftop has a wait, there’s still an Instagram-worthy photo op inside. The friendly bartenders will be happy to coach you with where you should position yourself to nail a picture with their massive sign, “Same as it never was.”
Copper Spirits and Sights at Andaz Hotel
Location: 325 Dalhousie St.
The Andaz Hotel is one of our favourite rooftops on this list. Andaz gives you a skyscraper view of Ottawa’s downtown. It’s breathtaking!
We can’t help but dream of a diamond proposal in a champagne glass at sunset.
With this stunning view, you’ll likely wonder if you are in Ottawa or New York City?
The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill
Location: 283 Elgin St.
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What is now home to the #FoxAndFeather on #ElginStreet has been many things after it stopped being a private girls’ school. Look closely and you may spot some #QueenAnneRevival details on the original #house-like building, including some #terracotta brick work. In the first photo, you can see #StJohnTheEvangelistChurch in the background. From @chrisarrrrr’s website: 🏬 “Saikaly’s first Rainbow on Elgin opened around 1945 and it was dramatically modernized in 1952. 283 Elgin, by-the-by, is the current location of the Fox & Feather and is the site of the Harmon Apartments(c. 1912-13). “The restaurant (not the building, which remained with the Saikaly family) was subsequently sold to Eddie Malouf. On June 4, 1965, the restaurant went up in smoke. Following a brief stint as a book store (Don White & Sons) after the renovation, Elgin Street’s establishment as a restaurant destination was just too much to ignore. It then became My Cousin’s Restaurant, then Swagman Jack’s, and now the Fox & Feather.” https://www.historynerd.ca/2014/06/30/a-double-rainbow-during-rush-hour-at-elgin-and-queen/ 🏬 #Ottawa #613history #igersOttawa #instaOttawa #ElginStreetOttawa #MacLarenStreet #MaclarenStreetOttawa #CentretownOttawa #DowntownOttawa #myOttawa #LoveOttawa #heritagebuilding #brickbuilding #restaurant
The Fox & Feather on Elgin is a 130-year old heritage building, having been home to many different restaurants over the years. Now, it’s an epic rooftop patio find.
Location: 73 York Street, Byward Market.
Sens house is conveniently immersed in the Byward Market. Sports fans rejoice, they won’t leave you high and dry on game day. You’ll have a great view of the game with their sixteen foot projector screen.
This sports pub has a 1500 square foot rooftop patio, with a retractable roof that opens with the push of a button.
Location: 357 Richmond Road, Westboro
Pure Kitchen not only has a killer patio – but incredible vegan food. Vegans rejoice, and non-vegans do not stress, you can rebel and add real cheddar to your burger or poutine.
Enjoy delicious eats with a patio overlooking Richmond Road in Westboro.
Location: 356 Richmond Road, Westboro
Churchills is right across the street from Pure Kitchen in the adorable neighbourhood of Westboro. Their rooftop patios overlook one another.
Another great thing about Churchills’ is their colossal Caesar. Its mouthwatering design features a celery stick, a hefty pickle and the piece-de-resistance: a hunk of beef jerky.
Churchills’ colossal caesar
We hope that we have left you breathless with the hidden patio gems in Ottawa. May your patio season be long, and your drinks be cold. Happy patio hunting!
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