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13 must-try patios in and around Victoria you have to check out this summer

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Spring has sprung and the summer has just begun!

Patio season is upon us and there’s nothing better than soaking up the sun with a good drink and some snacks.

For this summer, we wanted to compile a list of must-try patios — so all you have to do is pick a favourite or two and look up their happy hours!

Without further ado, here are 13 patios you must check out this summer:

CRAFT Beer Market

If you haven’t had the chance to check out this hot new joint in town, now’s your chance!

CRAFT has a huge outdoor patio as well as an open, covered patio for you to choose from — either way, you’ll be getting the fresh air.

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  • Where: 450 Swift Street
  • When: Open 7 days a week, hours vary

Finn’s Seafood Restaurant

Built in 1882, and now home to a popular seafood and cocktail restaurant, this place contains more than just buckets of history!

Enjoy some fresh oysters and treat yourself to their classic lemon tart for dessert.

  • Where: Hartwig Court 1208 Wharf Street
  • When: 
    • Sunday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Local

The Local is known for its good vibes, outdoor patio with views of the ocean, and their massive TVs to get your sport fix!

Whatever it is you’re looking for, The Local can help!

  • Where: 1205 Wharf Street
  • When: 
    • Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.

The Surly Mermaid

This beautiful, oceanfront hangout spot sets their focus on fresh, creative, and delicious ingredients — an experience you can count on every time!

  • Where: 9851 Seaport Place #1b, Sidney
  • When: Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ferris’ Grill & Garden Patio

Cozy and quality — that’s their mantra!

The covered, open-air garden patio is calling our name.

  • Where: 536 Yates Street
  • When:
    • Sunday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Superflux {Cabana}

Late-night kitchen and lots of beer on tap — this rooftop bar is a must for those summer feels.

Head up the stairs and say hello!

  • Where: Upstairs, 804 Broughton Street
  • When: Open 7 days a week, hours vary

Boomtown

Described as a chill and fun, unfussy and leave-your-bullshit-at-the-door type of place — go chill and have some top quality food with your friends!

  • Where: 950 Yates Street
  • When: Open 7 days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

LURE Restaurant & Bar

This casually elegant restaurant has a waterfront patio — there’s nothing better!

Stop by to enjoy their local seafood, delciously crafted cocktails, and wine.

  • Where: 100 Harbour Road
  • When: Open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Belleville’s Watering Hole & Diner

Sprinkled with funk and happiness, this cool and casual bar has a huge menu and is open late!

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  • Where: 427 Belleville Street
  • When: 
    • Sunday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

The Drake Eatery

The Drake’s patio is a relaxed extension of their space that overlooks the historical Market Square.

Known of their massive selection of beer rotations, The Drake should 100% be a part of your summer plans!

  • Where: 517 Pandora Avenue
  • When: Open 7 days a week from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Rooftop Patio at The Strath

The entire space is a patio, so we couldn’t leave this one out!

Rooftop is a summer exclusive in Victoria — don’t miss out on all of the great specials happening.

  • Where: 919 Douglas Street
  • When:
    • Monday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Friday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Il Covo Trattoria

Feeling a bit of a fancier atmosphere?

Il Covo has a beautifully tailored and private garden patio to fulfill all of your Italian daydreams.

  • Where: 106 Superior Street
  • When: Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Overlook their stunning countryside and sip on flights of refreshing, award-winning cider… what more could you need?

  • Where: 2487 Mt St. Michael Road, Saanichton
  • When: Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Did we miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments!

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