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Winnipeg’s Top 40 Patios


In a city affectionately known as “Winterpeg”, it’s not surprising that locals look for any available chance to soak up some sun. Hit up these 40 prime patios for a side of vitamin D with your meal.

529 Wellington sets its tables on a manicured back lawn adjacent Assiniboine River. As if smart and beautiful food weren’t enough!

Cocktails with a view of the skyline are on the menu at The Allen Restaurant‘s rooftop patio at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre.

The Beachcomber‘s expansive bar and patio offers people watching and a million dollar view of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

The beautiful, shady patio complete with a fountain makes Black Rabbit a prime spot for sun and sips in Osborne Village.

Feel miles away without leaving the city at Buffalo Stone Cafe at Fort Whyte Alive urban nature reserve. Dine on simple breakfast and lunch faves while overlooking one of Manitoba’s beautiful lakes.

Open wide for gargantuan sized taqueria fare at a rare front lawn table at Corydon’s Burrito del Rio.

Soak up the sun on the patio of Cafe 22‘s newly renovated Corydon Avenue location.

Order up your nachos and margaritas because Carlos & Murphy‘s is muy caliente.

Carnaval‘s Waterfront Drive location offers premium views of the river, Stephen Juba Park, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Across from well treed Provencher Park, Chaise Cafe & Lounge welcomes with its home-style deck spilling over with flowers. 

Cibo Waterfront Cafe virtually hangs over the Red River at the end of a short stroll down Waterfront Drive through Stephen Juba Park.

Enjoy a baseball game and river view from Clay Oven‘s best seats overlooking Shaw Park.

Colosseo, a Corydon Avenue landmark for Italian food lovers, serves a view of street life with its spaghetti.

Confusion Corner Bar & Grill‘s retractable roof blends outdoor fun with protection from the elements.

Take a street side seat amidst historical architecture at Corrientes in the Exchange District.

The Fyxx Espresso Bar offers a front row seat to Broadway’s lunchtime food truck action from a comfortable chair.

Step through the gate to a brick-lined patio oasis at In Ferno’s Bistro in St. Boniface.

Cobblestones, shade trees and umbrellas at The Keg on Garry Street transform this tony destination into a restful place to sip something cold.

Front street side tables at Mano a Mano deliver an Italian fix on the busy Corydon strip.

Mona Lisa‘s sidewalk cafe delivers Italian family recipes with so much love, homesick travellers will think they have been adopted.

Watch water buses come and go from Muddy Waters Smokehouse and lower bar. Better yet, cap off your finger-lickin’ meal by hopping aboard one.

A suburban sidewalk patio becomes a lush floral setting for sipping and savouring at Nicolino’s.

Considering The Pancake House had us at “pancakes”, it is mighty generous of them to offer all day sunny side seating in the center of the Forks’ action.

The Park Cafe‘s hidden secret garden offers fireside seating on cool evenings.

The people watching is as fun as the food and drinks at Peasant Cookery across from lively Old Market Square.

The palapas at Pier 7 Pony Corral have you covered rain or shine. Fire pit seating takes care of cool nights too.

Sitting beside Birds Hill Park, Pineridge Hollow is surrounded by lush forest and all the furry critters that live in it.

Kick back beneath red umbrellas and stylish sofas and enjoy a Pizzeria Gusto slice of street-side heaven.

Take in a stunning sunset view of downtown Winnipeg from a seat at Promenade Cafe & Wine.

Outside the 100-year-old train station, enjoy Resto Gare‘s artsy decor, gorgeous flowers, and live jazz.

Retreat from the bustle of Corydon Avenue to Ripe Bistro‘s private courtyard for a relaxing dining experience.

Grab a cerveza on fresh new hotspot La Roca‘s downtown patio.

The largest patio in the city, Rudy’s Eat & Drink is a stylish space that makes every hour happy.

Chef Adam Donnelly’s beautiful presentations draw foodies and beauties alike to the hip patio of Segovia.

Smith‘s contemporary and comfy seating creates a relaxing space amidst the buzz of The Forks.

Inhale the fresh, sweet scent of Stella’s fresh baking on an elm tree-lined street.

The best combination of indoor and outdoor dining can be found at Sydney’s Fine Dining at The Forks in its upscale sunroom.

Nibble on small plates at Tapastry, overlooking the 18th hole at Niakwa Country Club, and watch deer graze on the bucolic greens beyond the patio.

Tavern United‘s rooftop sofas offer a soft spot to relax after a day pounding the pavement downtown.

A view of turn-of-the-century architecture is combined with a point of view unfolding at the Winnipeg Free Press Cafe.

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