Guide To Patios in Kingston 2018

If you ask Kingstonian patio enthusiasts, they’ll tell you that patio season started weeks ago. Many of our favourite patios in Kingston have opened up and those that haven’t are showing signs of re-opening soon. Warm weather or not, it’s common to see people bundled up, enjoying their favourite pint or burger as early as April 1st, if not sooner. This year is no exception and made me realize, it’s time for an update to our Guide to Patios in Kingston. Check it out and let us know if your favourite outdoor spot was missed.

Photo Credit: Steve Brule

Coffee, Tea, Etc…

  • Coffee and Company (53 Princess St): a very small patio on a busy corner. Great for people watching.
  • Crave (166 Princess St.): a medium sized patio tucked into the hustle and bustle of Princess St.
  • David’s Tea (225 Princess St.): a cozy patio out back, away from downtown traffic.
  • Market Square (Brock and King): the new bistro seating area is hopefully just the start of things to come.
  • NORTHSIDE  ( 281 Princess St.): Inspired by the thriving cafe culture of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Old Farm Fine Foods (204 Barrie St.): Grab a quick local bite or a coffee and relax on this corner near Queen’s.
  • Pan Chancho (44 Princess St): not your average bakery, with a fantastic menu and a hidden patio to boot.
  • Sipps (33 Brock St): with approximately 16 seats, this quaint patio looks out onto Market Square.
  • Starbucks (121 Division St): a small(ish) patio within close proximity to Queen’s and the Student Village.
  • Starbucks (95 Princess St): a small patio with about 8 seats, located on a busy downtown corner.


  • The Alehouse Canteen (393 Princess St): a prime stop in the Hub, with a deck-like patio that seats 30.
  • Don Cherry’s Sports Grill (692 Princess St.): a good sized patio located near Princess and Bath.
  • Kingston Brewing Company (34 Clarence St): lots of seating for big crowds in the front and in the rear.
  • Menchie’s (241 Princess St.): this small patio is a great place to stop for a froyo on a hot summer night.
  • Red House (369 King St. E.): a small side patio off the beaten path with additional room out front.
  • Red House West (629 Fortune Cres.): grab a bite or drink after your kid’s hockey game at Invista.
  • Stone City Ales (275 Princess St.): heaters allow hard cores to start patio season early.
  • The Grad Club (162 Barrie St): with lots of seats on the porch and lawn, it’s a haven for those in the know.
  • The Iron Duke (207 Wellington St): this trendy haunt has a small patio for 20 that fills up fast.
  • The Mansion (506 Princess St): one of largest patios in ygk, it boasts a beach volleyball court and outdoor bar.
  • The Merchant (6 Princess St): at the foot of Princess, it’s a go-to for Kingstonians and tourists alike.
  • The Toucan (76 Princess St): heated, covered and tucked away from the street. Easily seats over 50.
  • Tir Nan Nog (200 Ontario St): seating for 50 on the steps of City Hall, and a great view of our waterfront.


  • Aji Sai Sushi (178 Ontario St.): Enjoy all-you-can-eat sushi down by the lake.
  • Amadeus (170 Princess St): Kingston’s best kept secret, seats 65 and is tucked away in the rear.
  • Apsara Angkor (189 Ontario St.): Thai and Cambodian food close to the water.
  • Atomica (71 Brock St): 20 lucky souls can sit outside here and feast on the sun and gourmet pizza.
  • Battery Bistro (1 Fort Henry Dr.): the only patio overlooking Lake Ontario and ygk.
  • Blu Martini (178 Ontario St.): A mixed menu from tapas to pizza and pasta just across from the lake.
  • Boston Pizza ( Princess St.): close to hotels & shopping, a good choice for a quick bite.
  • Cafe Le Matin (137 Princess St.): this newly renovated spot has a large patio right on Princess.
  • Casa Domenico (35 Brock St): fine Italian cuisine that’s served with a romantic view towards the Market.
  • Chez Piggy (68-Rear Princess St): hidden in a unique courtyard. Seating under the shade or stars.
  • Dianne’s Fish Shack (195 Ontario St.): A great waterfront to enjoy, steak, seafood or a great drink.
  • Dingaling’s (2511 Princess St.): enjoy the best wings in town on Princess St. in the west end.
  • Dox Restaurant: (2 Princess Street): arguably the second closest patio to our waterfront, with about 40 seats.
  • East Side Mario’s (417 Weller & 774 Gardiners): close to hotels & shopping, a good choice for a quick bite.
  • Frankie Pesto’s (167 Ontario St): an old fave, with great Italian dishes. Frankie’s covered patio seats 40.
  • Geneva Crêpe Café (297 Princess St.): a nice sized patio to enjoy a meal, a glass of wine or a latte.
  • Harper’s Burger Bar (93 Princess St.): a great place to grab a burger and a shake. Small but mighty.
  • Jack Astor’s (330 King St. E.): This franchise offers a sweet rooftop patio overlooking Market Square.
  • Juniper Café (370 King St. W.): the closest patio to the lake in ygk is located at The Tett Centre.
  • Kelsey’s (650 Gardiners Rd.): close to hotels & shopping, a good choice for a quick bite.
  • King Street Sizzle (285 King St): the Sheraton’s restaurant and patio have earned a solid reputation.
  • Le Chien Noir (69 Brock St): a true gem with an amazing local menu, and front and rear patios.
  • Lone Star (172 Ontario St): voted #1 in our poll in 2016, it’s close to the water and includes chips and pico.
  • Manhattan Bar and Grill (840 Princess St.): attached to the Econo Lodge, this patio serves upper Princess St.
  • Megalos (226 Princess St.): enjoy a meal or drink on this Princess St. patio before heading to the Grand.
  • Milestones (27 Princess St.): Another franchise in the downtown core offers a small patio on Princess St.
  • Montana’s (630 Gardiners Rd.): close to hotels & shopping, a good choice for a quick bite.
  • Olivea (39 Brock St): with Mojito Mondays, amazing views of the Market, and at least 30 seats.
  • The Public House (343 King St. E.): Close to the Market, a great place to stop for a meal or a pint.
  • Score Pizza (91 Princess St.): enjoy your speedily made pizza on this Princess St. patio.
  • St. Louis Bar & Grill (625 Fortune Cres.): grab a bite or drink after your kid’s hockey game at Invista.
  • Stooley’s (118 Division St): not quite a patio, the picnic tables have their charm.
  • Tango Nuevo (331 King St. E.): grab some delicious tapas or a bevvy close to Market Square.
  • The Grizzly Grill (395 Princess St): this patio seats 30 and has a prime view of the action in The Hub.
  • The Keg (300 King St): a covered patio with seating for 40, just around the corner from Market Square.
  • The Pilot House (265 King St): sheltered from the elements of the high seas, with seating for 20. Yarrrr!
  • The Queen’s Inn (125 Brock St): an unpretentious patio, with 30 places to park yourself for an afternoon.
  • The Works (298 Princess St.): enjoy your Tower-O-Rings on this downtown side street patio.
  • Tommy’s (377 Princess St.): a great place to grab a bite or a beer, late night or otherwise.
  • Windmills (184 Princess St.): one of the newest patios in Kingston, this spot seats about 20.
  • Wolfe Island Grill (1222 Hwy 96): by far one of the best lakefront patios. Totally worth the ferry ride.
  • Woodenheads (192 Ontario St): lots of seating in the front, and out back. Reservations are a must!

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