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Calgary’s Best Rooftop Patios

Patio weather has arrived, which means it's time to start spending the majority of your post-work hours outside. Here's a rundown of the city's best spots to enjoy a few cocktails in the fresh air

The weather is definitely changing here in Calgary and with that most YPs are susceptible to a little case of spring fever. For those days when the air is warm and the sun is shining bright, there is nothing better than few cold ones on a rooftop patio with friends. The following are our favourite rooftop patios in the city: 

Broken City
Known for its eclectic crowd and live alt-rock shows, this is a great pub perfect for hanging out; especially in the summertime with their rooftop patio. Considering their location it is a great option for casual after-work drinks. 613 – 11th Ave. SW.

Vin Room 
For the wine loving YP, Vin Room has a great rooftop. With large umbrellas and comfortable seating it’s hard to not lose track of time. We suggest enjoying a bottle of chilled rose or bubbles and perhaps indulging in some fresh oysters. 2310 – 4th St SW.

Located in the heart of Calgary’s downtown, WEST boasts the city’s largest rooftop patio. Filled with many of the city’s YPs there are a variety of cabanas to chill at, several bars to choose from and the music will keep you dancing throughout the night. 225 – 7th Ave SW.

1410 World Beir Haus
Although not complete yet, 1410 will be opening its rooftop patio this summer. Already a hub for many YPs the patio is sure to be a destination spot to enjoy some rays and indulge in one of their specialty beers. 1410 – 17 Ave SW. 

Molly Malones
Located in Kensington this, Molly Malones is a non-pretentious pub serving up pints and pub grub. The rooftop is a great place to chill throughout the afternoon and into the evening. 1153 Kensington Crescent NW.

Starbucks in Mission
For those casual afternoons where the strongest beverage you’re interested in are of the caffeinated variety, the Starbucks in Mission has a great rooftop.  Sip your iced coffee as you watch the hustle and bustle of 4 st below. 2219 – 4th St SW.

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