08/10/2017 16:55 EDT | Updated 08/11/2017 12:04 EDT

Amazing Patios In Ottawa To Enjoy The Last Of Summer

Come for the views, stay for the people watching.

Tavern on the Hill
Tavern on the Hill, Ottawa

Ottawa, quite simply, comes to life during the summer. While the city doesn't shy away from cold weather (how could it, really?), the first glimpses of sunlight offer up a whole new perspective on the capital — and you better be sure you take advantage of it.

In fact, Ottawa is home to some of the greatest patios in the country, thanks to views of the river, Parliament Hill and the general good vibes all around the city. Amongst all the Canada 150 hoopla, you're bound to get out at some point, so why not plan for an outdoor beverage or four?

Take a look at our list of the best patios in Ottawa that can help you enjoy the rest of your summer.

Local Lansdowne

Where: Unit 107 - 825 Exhibition Way (Landsdowne Park)

The vibe: Youthful, with a hint of a craft beer snobbery

A pint costs you: $5.50 to $7.50

Heart & Crown ByWard Market

Where: 67 Clarence St. (ByWard Market)

The vibe: Tourists, to be sure, but also locals who like being in the middle of the action

A pint costs you: $6.50 to $8

Copper Sights and Sounds (Andaz)

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Where: 325 Dalhousie St. (ByWard Market)

The vibe: Upscale, business-casual, chic

A pint costs you: $7 to $14 (though the cocktails tend to be more popular)

Pub Italia

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Where: 434 Preston St. (Little Italy)

The vibe: Soccer fans, birthday parties and general good-time goers

A pint costs you: $7.50

Pure Kitchen

Where: 357 Richmond Rd. (Westboro)

The vibe: Veggie-friendly folks (whatever that means) out for a meal, students and girls' nights

A pint costs you: $7

Tavern on the Hill

Where: 1223 Alexandria Bridge (Major's Hill Park)

The vibe: Families and daytrippers during the day; dates and parties at night

A pint costs you: $8.90


Where: 356 Richmond Rd. (Westboro)

The vibe: Casual, sports fans

A pint costs you: $6.95 to $8.50

Mill St. Brew Pub

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Where: 555 Wellington St. (Ottawa River)

The vibe: Casual, fun, relaxed

A pint costs you: $7.50

The Whalesbone

Where: 231 Elgin St. (City Hall)

The vibe: Boisterous, happy and loud — you know, the way you get after eating oysters

A pint costs you: $6.95

El Camino