Best patios for cheap drinks and eats in Toronto

Those looking to have fun on the cheap this summer should head to these patios for great eats and great deals! Whether you’re looking for drinks or a meal with friends, these restaurants have your budget in mind. Here are the top patios for the money-savvy!

Green Room

414 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T3

Located in an alley behind Bloor West and Brunswick, Green Room is known for its cheap pints and cheap eats! The eclectic vibe extends to the full-service patio that is heated and seats about 40 people. This is the perfect patio for anyone on a budget.

Hemingway's Restaurant

142 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A8

Hemingway’s in Yorkville is well known for its rooftop patio and daily drink deals. The patio, which seats 190 people, is covered and heated, so it’s open all-year round! While it’s located in Toronto’s chicest neighbourhood, Hemingway’s has some great deals on craft drinks that will have you coming back for more!

The Office Pub

117 John St, Toronto, ON M5V 2E2

The Office Pub went the “no-frills” route with its street-side patio. The minimalist decor is probably what allows the menu to be so reasonably priced! The laidback patio is perfect for a quick pint and burger with friends.

Lou Dawgs Southern Sandwiches

76 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5B 1G6

Lou Dawg’s backyard patio is a great way to spend those cool summer nights. Not only is the Southern BBQ some of the best Toronto has to offer, but the weekly specials have people flocking to this King West spot. So, sit back, relax and enjoy a brew with your beef brisket!

El Furniture Warehouse

410 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X5

Everything on the menu at Queen Street Warehouse is priced at $4.95 and the patio is a prime people-watching location. A West-coast import, the venue also offers drinks on the cheap with shooters priced at $4.95.

Utopia Cafe Grill

586A College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B3

Comfort food on the cheap is what you’ll find on the menu at Utopia Cafe and Grill. The homemade burgers are not the only draw in the warmer months – the 40-seat backyard patio is also a hit with the locals. The cozy nature of the patio only sweetens the prices on the menu!

The Rosedale Diner

1164 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2L9

The Rosedale Diner first opened its doors in 1978, and the backyard patio is a favourite spot in the neighbourhood, and this location is a bit of a celebrity. Featured on Diner’s Drive ins and Dives, the patio has that backyard garden feel. Paired with a delicious and cheap menu, The Rosedale Diner is a go-to for penny-pinching Rosedale locals.

Java House

1-537 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B6

Java House’s patio is good for two things: sangria and pints! The weekly drink deals can be enjoyed on the sidewalk patio that has a strong local vibe. The patio is covered and open until midnight seven days a week.

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