06/02/2015 04:50 EDT | Updated 06/02/2015 05:00 EDT

Calgary's Best Patios You Definitely Have To Dine On This Summer

Turn your back on your barbecue and let someone else do the work!

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Ahhh, summer. That glorious time of year when the temperatures in Calgary climb high enough to make you want to peel off the wool socks, slip on some sandals, and venture outside to see what the city has to offer.

No summer would be complete without long afternoons and evenings spent on a patio with friends and family, sipping suds and noshing on nibbles.

Calgary is home to a growing number of awesome patios that offer creative drink menus, prime people watching and a place to work on your tan.

We've compiled a few of our favourite place to dine al fresco, but be sure to let us know in the comments below which ones we missed:

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