There is one thing everyone loves in the summer, rooftop patios. If you’re looking for the best rooftop patios in Toronto to enjoy day or night, you’re in the right place. We’ll be going over all of our top picks ranging from ritzy rooftop locations with amazing views, to more casual spots that still have that unique rooftop vibe.
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Here’s Top Toronto Club’s top picks for the best rooftop venues in Toronto.
Lavelle is our top pick for rooftop patio spots for two reasons, day and night. With a chill lounge vibe at night and a rooftop pool party vibe during the day you can sip on tasty drinks from the top of King West with an incredible view of the fashion district from above. This spot caters more so to a mix of young professionals and mature business professionals, so expect a diverse yet classy crowd.
Next on our list is The Porch, located at the top of Rock N’ Horse Saloon in the entertainment district. This one of a kind patio boasts a nice wooden patio decor, and is our top pick for day drinking and food. This spot in particular is well known for being a go-to lunch/brunch spot where you can enjoy mimosas or huge fishbowl drinks and cocktails early in the day. The porch plays a mix of Top 40 and lends itself to more of a casual crowd of young professionals.
Next we have KOST, the boujee brunch spot you see everyone hitting up in the summer.
This rooftop patio is arguably one of the best patio views in the city, up there with Lavelle. We love this spot both for enjoying brunch and day drinking while soaking up the sun on the patio. The demographic here is a mix of young professionals ages 21-30 and features a very modern and forward decor. If you’ve never been to KOST it’s a spot you have to hit at least once this summer.
The Rooftop (Broadview Hotel)
The Rooftop, located on the roof of the Broadview Hotel is a sleek and sunny rooftop patio that features a huge bar, and a pretty view of the Toronto skyline from across the Don River.
This particular spot is well known for it’s high end eats with a menu developed by the owners of Table 17. This isn’t your typical spot for drinks, but we had to include it for it’s amazing view of the lake, and the food. This is more of a classy and high-end rooftop restaurant with a slightly more mature crowd, but is worth checking out if you’re looking to enjoy something nice to eat with your cocktails and drinks.
The Drake Hotel (Sky Yard)
Next on our list is a classic Queen Street supperclub spot that most who are familiar with if they’ve ever gone out to party on Queen West. The Drake Hotel, but for all intensive purposes, we’re strictly talking about the rooftop patio. With premium drinks and food this casual spot lends itself well to the eclectic hipster vibe of Queen West. The Drake Hotel Sky Yard really is a spot best enjoyed at night with it’s outdoor bar, standing tables, benches and dope lighting.
Looking for a rooftop that specializes in Italian cuisine? Look no further, this is that spot. Gusto 101 is best known for its pizza, pasta, and drinks that you can enjoy on the rooftop of Portland street in the heart of the fashion district. This spot is a more of a restaurant vibe than it is a day drinking spot, so if you’re looking for good eats on a beautiful summer day be sure to check Gusto 101 out.
Next we have the quaint Beverly Rooftop which features Mexican eats on a small rooftop. This is a lesser known spot but is a great spot to hit if you’re looking to sip on cocktails during the day and enjoy Tacos on the side. This spot has a nice ambiance with a nice view of the CN Tower, despite its small size.
Next pick is one that is located in Yorkville for those of you looking to switch it up from the typical southern core spots. The Pilot’s is a large steel rooftop patio (The Flight Deck) with an interesting history. The Pilot offers up some high end eats if you’re looking for a nice place to eat while still keeping that bar vibe going. This venue is also well known for its cocktails and white sangria. A solid choice for anyone looking to eat and drink.
Bar Hop Brewco
Next we have Bar Hop Brewco which is a well known micro brewery that features a nice rooftop patio setting to enjoy some of Toronto’s most popular craft beer. This rooftop spot is somewhat similar to the porch with it’s plank deck flooring, large outside bar, and huge variety of tasty menu items to snack on while you sip on Bar Hop’s selection of beer. We like this spot because it’s unique and offers great value to anyone
Last but not least we have another Yorkville rooftop patio spot, Hemingway’s Restaurant. This venue is one of Toronto’s longest running patios and is very popular amongst young professionals because it’s well known for its tasty but inexpensive eats. With a wide selection of draft beer, this is a solid spot to hit if you’re looking for an casual rooftop patio vibe that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
That concludes our list of favourite rooftop patios in the city. With a mix of casual and classy spots all around the city, you’ll be sure to find a spot you can call your own to enjoy this summer. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new articles, patio openings, updates, and special offers!
If you’re looking for something else, check out one of our other articles which cover other great spots to hit this summer in Toronto!