Argyle Bar & Grill
It's always sunnier on Argyle Street. That's not scientifically proven, but this rooftop patio definitely holds onto that ball of light longer than its neighbours. So while you're sweating out last night's hangover, why not opt for $4.25 mimosas and Caesars on the weekend. Come on, it's time for round two.
1575 Argyle Street, 492-8844
Take a trip to Dartmouth, where liquid lunches are embraced. Kick off the ye olde afternoon at this Irish pub with a slew of brews. With Guinness on tap, you may find yourself questioning how the hell you guzzled so many pints. But as the saying goes, when in Dartmouth (or something like that).
69 Alderney Drive, 464-0764
Salt, tequila, lemon. Repeat. Nachos, salsa, eat. Repeat. A classic motto when sizzling on Mexi's rooftop oasis. Seriously guys, bring a hat (or sombrero) cause much like the Mexican spices, this place heats up. So cool down with a margarita after this long day of repetition, you've earned it.
5471 Spring Garden Road, 422-7672
The Red Stag
They may not take your order in Gaelic, but this pub keeps Maritime tradition alive. The Stag's rooftop patio grants guests a bird's eye view of the waterfront, onward. Sip on some ice cold Keith's in the sun, just avoid calling upon passersby below, they may get a glimpse up your waiter's kilt.
1496 Lower Water Street, 422-0275
Resto Urban Dining
One of Bedford's newest eateries, a family-run, family-friendly spot offers double the pleasure, and double the sun with TWO patios, both a street-level hot spot and a rooftop, sun-catching escape.
1516 Bedford Highway, 832-1088
Seaport Farmers' Market
Look up, wayyyyy up, above the labyrinth that is pier-side market and you'll find one of the best views of the harbour, ever. Though the sweet smells and smiling vendors do get the cool summer breeze flowing through the building, there is very little that tops a retreat to the roof.
1209 Marginal Road, 492-4043
Your Father's MoustacheWhen it comes to choosing the perfect patio, you must ask yourself one question. Where am I going to get the most sun for the longest period of time? The answer is always YFM. Sipping on a specialty drink or a Rockbottom brew, on this substantial rooftop patio, it is easy forget you're downtown.