Picture it: it's a warm summer evening. The string lights and stars are glittering. Snatches of laughter and song fill the air as you sip on a full-bodied glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. It's getting late, but you're pumped up and know the night has just begun. Beautiful weather calls for nighttime patio adventures to celebrate the season.
New to London? We’ve got you. If you’re a local, you may be familiar with some of these nightlife patios, but have you been to them all? Support one of your tried-and-trues or try something new!
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Joe Kool’s specializes in real food made in-house with a variety of options available at lunch and dinner. Don’t miss out on their Kitchen Sink Pizza, which is one of the most popular dishes for the past 38 years. Joe Kool’s is a London favourite, with a patio and nightlife scene that attracts people of all ages. Right next door from Joe Kool’s is Toboggan Brewing Co. that serves up delicious pub fare, such as their carne pizza and street tacos. Their patio is warm, inviting and appealing to any age group. What makes it unique? Toboggan features an onsite brewery plus a pub, store, live entertainment venue and restaurant all in one.
Looking for a casual spot to enjoy your night out? Check out Chuck's Roadhouse for great service, cold drinks, and their large menu of wings, burgers and much more. The large patio is centrally located on Richmond row so you won't miss out on any of the fun that downtown has to offer!
Wink’s Eatery patio offers casual dining with pub-style food. Their large menu is popular for their chicken wings, nachos, wraps, salads, shareables and veggie options. Their patio is intimate and secluded, located just off the main strip on the corner of Albert and Richmond Streets, and features beautiful lighting, lattice for added privacy, umbrellas and seating. With live music, karaoke nights and events like Rock'n'Roll Bingo and trivia, Wink's always delivers a good time!
Union Ten Distilling Co. is known for its award-winning, stone-fired pizzas, naturally crafted spirits and for being London’s only sand beach patio! The atmosphere has the feeling of a warm summer night in Muskoka with their picnic tables, Muskoka chairs and fire pits. Dip your toes in the sand as you sip on a fruity house-made cocktail under the light of the moon. Union Ten's spirits are distilled in small batches right onsite. Wanting to enjoy the smooth taste of their local artisan spirits at home? Purchase a cocktail kit, mixes and syrups, or a bottle of whatever lifts your spirits and get it to go!
London Brewing has rotating pop-ups partnering with a variety of restaurants and food trucks serving up delicious food for any palette. The patio feels laid back, inclusive, fun and family-friendly, where you can enjoy a craft beer, stunning outdoor art murals and the musical stylings of incredible local performers. With the addition of more picnic tables, lounge chairs and bigger tables more people can enjoy this great spot. Their back patio is covered, heated, winterproof and rainproof making patio season all-season!
Powerhouse Brewing Company carries on the legacy of our London-strong manufacturing roots, infused with a little modern power-up. Powerhouse serves up chill vibes, cool nights and cold brews. Their menu features a tasty twist on classic brewpub fare with popular items such as Powerhouse smoked chicken wings, pulled pork and brisket sandwiches. The patio is perfect for everyone: dads, moms, kids and even dogs; the perfect neighborhood patio!
Paradigm Spirits Co. is a craft distillery producing spirits from repurposed grains formerly used by Kellogg's at their iconic destination. A highly curated cocktail menu, most featuring Paradigm whisky, gin and vodka, along with an upscale food and shareables menu await. The first floor comprises of the beautiful production distillery, a tasting room, cocktail bar and a covered patio along with a retail shop. The second story includes a private event space, a heated balcony and kitchen. The patio is Moroccan inspired and upscale but still casual and comfortable.
Rated the best outdoor patio 10 years running, Barney's and The Ceeps is an institution in Downtown London. This spacious outdoor patio, open every day at noon was renovated to create a vibrant destination for those who appreciate nightlife with style and where many go to see and be seen! It's the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a pitcher of sangria or their signature Frank Sinatra cocktail. To find out more on why theirs is one of the Forest City's most popular patios, check out this Patio Season blog installment.
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