5 Best Patios in Kelowna

It’s no question that summers in the Okanagan are scorching hot; Now that we’re nearing the tail end of the season, there’s no better time to cool off than with a refreshing drink on one of the best patios in Kelowna. But with so many fantastic outdoor spaces to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go for happy hour. Don’t worry! We’ve narrowed it down to 5 of our favorites.

1. Smack Dab
Described by the restaurant as “pub food with a twist” or “premium casual dining,” Okanagan residents love Smack Dab for their delicious cuisine and extravagant patio. Located directly beside the water, Smack Dab’s outdoor area is complete with 150 seats and exceptional views of Okanagan Lake. Trying to decide where to go to grab drinks & snacks? Just pick Smack Dab!

You’re Invited: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Evening Drinks & Munchies
What to Eat: Smack Dab Crazy Fries, Wild Mushroom & Brie Grilled Cheese, the Greek Pizza
What to Sip: Bad Tattoo Brewing Tramp Stamp Pale Ale, Tree Brewing Pineapple Moon Hefeweizen

2. Oak & Cru
A fabulous new location to meet up with your friends after work, Oak & Cru Social Kitchen & Wine Bar is the Okanagan’s latest waterfront restaurant which of course, offers a gorgeous patio located on the lake. Drop by for gorgeous (and comfortable!) outdoor seating and experience the delights of a true local experience. Oak & Cru gathers its atmosphere inspiration from all over the valley, including over 200 wineries along with artisans and purveyors alike.

You’re Invited: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Evening Drinks & Munchies
What to Eat: Shroomtata, Aryland Benny, Old Grandad Wings, Farmcrest Chicken
What to Sip: Mt. Boucherie Merlot, Tantalus Reisling, Fresh & Local Cocktails

3. Basil & Mint
Located in the city’s vibrant Pandosy area, Basil & Mint is a fabulous restaurant that boasts beautiful outdoor comfort. From the contemporary furniture options to the exquisite décor, even the flooring is outstanding on the Basil & Mint patio. The restaurant’s mission is to provide a true West Coast dining experience in a vibrant environment. With their atmospheric authenticity also comes menu inspiration from locally grown and sourced ingredients from British Columbia. When you’re looking for great places to eat and drink in town, this is a fabulous choice!

You’re Invited: Dinner, Brunch
What to Eat: Aranchini, Grilled Fraser Valley Bone In Pork Chop, BBQ Chicken, Smoked Mozzarella & Red Onion Wood Stone Pizza
What to Sip: Carefully selected local & global wines

4. Doc Willoughby’s Public House
When you’re looking for great pubs to watch the game after work or for awesome Saturday night meet-ups, Doc Willoughby’s is definitely the place to be. Their stellar downtown location is perfect for people watching so grab a spot right on the sidewalk! This popular hangout in the valley also hosts plenty of live music shows and of course has delicious food & drink options.

You’re Invited: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
What to Eat: Bacon Jalapeños, Breakfast Quesadilla, Chasmar Burger
What to Sip: OK Spring Pale Ale, Good Lookin’ Caeser, Volcanic Hills Pinot Gris

5. Train Station Pub
For trendy restaurants with great patios in Central Okanagan, Train Station Pub is an exceptional choice and one that won’t disappoint. The outdoor seating space has misters to keep you cool on hot summer days and lots of comfortable seating for you to enjoy a refreshing beverage. The pub often hosts live music events and has some of the best appies in town.

You’re Invited: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
What to Eat: Caribbean Calamari, Glazed Salmon Bowl, Pakora Benedict, Walnut Fudge Brownie
What to Sip: Steamworks Pilsner, Sandhill Syrah, Cucumber Gin Cosmo, Salted Caramel Coffee

Locals love spending their free time at Kelowna’s trendiest restaurants and patios. From hand-crafted cocktails to unique appies and entrees, nothing is off limits to these venues. Come see for yourself what all the fuss is about! And if you need recommendations on great dining & drink options in the Okanagan, our real estate agents at Kelowna Life know all the hot spots you just HAVE to try. From entertainment advice and of course, finding your new home in the valley, we’ll be happy to talk to you more about why living here feels oh so fabulous.

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