To help you support our local restaurants, pubs, and cafes, we’ve done the research for you and put together a list of patios that are open! With the weather warming up and the sun making an appearance, patio season is upon us. Watch the social media pages of your favourite restaurants for updates as there will likely be changes over the coming days and weeks.
Last Updated: May 25, 2022
Patios that are open for business
Tucked away at the back of the top floor of Betulla Burning, this patio is small and intimate, making it a cozy or romantic option for a lunch or dinner outing. Heaters will keep you toasty on cool spring days as you savour Neapolitan pizza made in a wood-fired oven or dive into some freshly prepared pasta.
Browns Socialhouse offers one of the larger patios in town with partially covered and uncovered sections. The heaters are hot, the taps are cold, and they’re serving up all of your favourite dishes, so stop by to say hi and stay a while on the patio.
CrossRoads Brewing & Distillery
If you want to enjoy craft beer with your patio experience, head to CrossRoads Brewing & Distillery. They have already fully set-up their large outdoor patio overlooking George Street in the heart of the downtown. Heaters and propane fuelled fire pit tables will keep you warm and large canopies will keep you dry during spring showers. Grab your favourite pizza, sandwich, or salad to pair with your craft beer of choice.
Buskers Rock Merch and Venue
If you’re craving some authentic diner eats, head to the patio at Buskers Rock Merch and Venue. Dig into a hamburger and fries or try one of their breakfast features. Keep an eye on their social media channels for opening dates.
Earls is a popular spot in Prince George year-round and its patio is always hopping in the summer. It’s not quite summer weather yet, but the uncovered section of the patio is open and staff are ready to serve you all of your favourite brunch, lunch, and dinner items.
White Goose Bistro
This French Restaurant serves up a wide range of delicious made-from-scratch meals that you can now enjoy from their food truck. Although there is no patio yet, you can still enjoy the sunshine while eating your meal at the White Goose Bistro food truck. Keep an eye on their social media for updates regarding the patio!
Nancy O’s offers a sunny patio equipped with lots of fauna. Enjoy a quick lunch or an elaborate dinner served with picturesque cocktails.
If you want to sit and enjoy a deeply flavourful third wave coffee from Ritual CoffeeWorks, you can grab your coffee and a regular, vegan, or gluten-free treat to go with it and then head outside to sit at one of their colourful teal tables. They don’t have a patio per say, but sidewalk seating is a great option for enjoying a coffee!
Second Cup Coffee Co.
Another place where you can sip on a coffee and stay instead of getting it to go is Second Cup at Parkwood Place. The outside of the coffee shop is lined with small tables and chairs so you don’t have to go home to enjoy your coffee and baked treat.
Amigo’s Taco Shop
This go-to for Mexican food has set-up sidewalk seating along the storefront of their downtown location so you can enjoy your meal in the spring sunshine. As is always the case, you can also grab your meal to go.
Prince George Golf and Curling Club
The Prince George Golf and Curling Club is open for the season and so is the large patio attached to the club’s restaurant. It’s the perfect spot to relax and have a bite and a drink after a round or two of golf or on a sunny day if you’re not a golfer.
The Keg offers a patio that’s bordered on the sides facing the street by glazed decorated glass, making the experience semi-private. They’re offering seating on a first-come, first-served basis. There are only 10 tables available, but if you don’t get a spot, you can head to one of the other patios on this list.
As the days get warmer, you might find yourself having more ice cream cravings. And if you like to support locally made products, then Frozen Paddle is for you as they serve up locally made uniquely flavoured ice cream options.
If you’re craving BBQ but don’t want to fire yours up, head to the patio at Montana’s. It’s spacious and covered and you’re going to love enjoying BBQ without putting in the work to make it. They offer everything from ribs and steaks to hand-held BBQ classics and even have seafood dishes.
The Makerie offers a quaint little patio with ample room to stretch those creative muscles. Enjoy a drink and pastry from their coffee bar before choosing a craft from their craft bar!
The BX Pub
The BX Pub has a little patio tucked to one side of the building that you might miss if you don’t look closely as it’s shaded by trees. Radiant heat has being added to the patio, so it’ll feel like you’re on a sun destination vacation! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.
Ice Cream Express
Another local favourite for ice cream is the Ice Cream Express, which is located by the Strike Zone. They serve up a range of delicious ice cream flavours and offer colourful outdoor seating.
The Canadian Brewhouse & Grill
The patio on the roof of The Canadian Brewhouse is one you’ll want to check out . There’s plenty of room to space out on this large patio and you can order drinks from the bar. Watch their social media for updates.
Red Robin Parkwood
If you’re craving a delicious burger and bottomless fries from Red Robin, you can enjoy them on their patio, weather dependent. So if the weather is mild, dry, and warm, chances are their patio will be open for service. Call ahead if you’re not sure and keep in mind that seating is first-come-first served.
Cimo Mediterranean Grill
Cimo’s, as it’s affectionately called by locals, has a beautiful little patio located at the front of the restaurant. They’re working on ensuring the patio is well heated before opening it to customers. Watch their website and social media for updates! Then you can bundle up and enjoy homemade pasta patio-style.
Moxie’s Grill & Bar
Moxie’s offers a private patio to the side of the restaurant. So make sure to watch their Facebook page for updates and stop by once their patio is up and running so you can enjoy all of your favourite meals in a more social setting.
As the Alpine Pub is located in the Hart! So watch for it to open up and then head there to enjoy some bevvies and traditional pub food at one of Prince George’s longest standing neighbourhood pubs.
Nelly’s Pub is also located in the Hart. When their patio opens, head on over for pub food and drinks!
The Black Clover
Word on the street is that The Black Clover has built a patio on their roof, making them only the second food service establishment in Prince George to offer a rooftop patio. Watch their Facebook page or Instagram feed for an opening date.
Northern Lights Estate Winery
The Bistro at the Northern Lights Estate Winery is open. So there’s plenty of time to get excited for their chef’s yummy creations paired with their delicious fruit wines. As with the other restaurants, keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram pages for updates and stop by to pick-up some wine.
Outdoor seating is open at multiple Starbucks locations. They offer space outside of their storefront or on their patios for people to sit and enjoy a carefully crafted drink.
House of Ancestor Conference Center and Cafe
House of Ancestors is serving up different bannock dishes, delicious roasted vegetable paninis, and sweet treats! Soak up the sun their brand new patio while enjoying one of their dishes or carefully crafted drinks.
Trench is serving up all your favourites! Enjoy the sun, grab some drinks from the tap room, and relax. Be sure to keep an eye on their social media for specials.
Article contributed by Christina Doll, City of Prince George