Kingston’s hidden patios

By Visit Kingston

Whether you are looking for a caffeinated beverage or a delightful ambiance to enjoy some tunes, these tucked away patios offer the perfect blend of sunshine and tranquility in Kingston.

Kingston Brewing Company

34 Clarence St.

Kingston’s oldest brew pub, Kingston Brewing Company, has not one but two patios! If you venture down the alleyway to the right of the restaurant, you will find a charming courtyard patio. Enjoy a freshly brewed pint and one of their famous burgers with friends or family.

Open: Sun–Thurs (11:30 am – 10 am), Fri–Sat (11:30 am – 1 am)

Contact: 613-542-4978

Baja Craft Kitchen

253 Ontario St. Suite A

Tucked away in an alley on the corner of Ontario and Princess Street, you will find Baja Craft Kitchen’s tree-shaded patio. Magnificent views of Lake Ontario and a slow, coastal vibe make for a relaxing space to enjoy one of their many speciality tacos or cocktails.

Open: Mon – Sat (11:30 am – late)

Contact: 613-766-1694

The Toucan

76 Princess St.

Looking for a place with an authentic Irish pub vibe? Head to The Toucan. Located in the limestone alley of Rochleau Court, The Toucan’s heated and covered patio provides a historic atmosphere. Sample one of their 22 drafts or their daily food special.

Open: Mon – Sun (11 am – 2 am)

Contact: 613-544-1966

Chez Piggy

68 Princess St.

Searching for unique and flavourful dishes? Or planning an evening out with someone special? Chez Piggy has been serving up fresh, locally sourced food on their patio for over 40 years. Their courtyard patio, located inside the historic Rochleau Court, will whisk you away to an enchanted place.

Open: Mon – Sat (11:30 am – 9 pm), Sun (10 am – 9 pm)

Contact: 613-549-7673

BSE Skate Shop + Coffee Bar

225 Princess St.

BSE Skate Shop + Coffee Bar is one of the hippest stores in Kingston – and you don’t have to be a skater to enjoy what it has to offer. Sip on an iced pistachio matcha or iced coffee from their coffee bar while surrounded by greenery and string lights on their quiet and serene back patio.

Open: Mon – Fri (10 am – 6 pm), Sat (10 am – 5 pm), Sun (11 am – 5 pm)

Contact: 613-766-2259

Musiikki Café

73 Brock St.

Musiikki’s brick and limestone enclosed patio is a place of respite from the bustling downtown streets of Kingston. As a café specializing in coffee and whiskey, they offer a unique range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for you to enjoy. The patio comes to life at night with live music, providing an unforgettable and engaging live music experience.

Open: Everyday (2 pm – 2 am)

Contact: 613-542-2233


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Amadeus Cafe

170 Princess St.

A quick glance inside Amadeus Cafe will reveal a cozy, family-style restaurant. Travel to the back of the restaurant, and out onto what may be Kingston’s best patio secret, our very own beer garden (biergarten in German). You will feel like you have stumbled onto a European outdoor café. Say cheers over a schnitzel and a pint of German or Austrian beer.

Open: Tue – Thu (4 – 8 pm), Fri (4 – 10 pm), Sat (noon – 10 pm)

Contact: 613-546-7468

The Backyard Patio Bar & Grill

285 Queen St.

The Backyard Patio Bar & Grill offers a summer-inspired dining and drinking experience. The open-air patio features a variety of seating which includes lounge areas, fire tables, and a bar. Stop by to drink with friends or family while soaking up the sun.

Open: Wed – Fri (4 – 10 pm), Sat – Sun (noon – 10 pm)

Contact: 613-530-2550

NORTHSIDE espresso + kitchen

281 Princess St.

Sample tasty Australian-inspired food and drink at NORTHSIDE espresso + kitchen. Their alleyway patio is a sunny space to enjoy their breakfast, coffee, treats, and boozy drinks. Savour seasonal produce and local flavours in a high-spirited atmosphere.

Open: Tue – Sun (8 am – 3 pm)


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Wooden Heads

192 Ontario St.

Eat gourmet, fire-baked pizza in style on Wooden Heads’ courtyard patio. The rustic, brick-lined area provides an authentic atmosphere to enjoy their Italian cuisine. Along with pizza, try their unique tapas, salad, and pasta menu offerings.

Open: Mon – Sun (11:30 am – 11 pm)

Contact: 613-549-1812

Delightfully Different Tea Room

197 Wellington St.

Enjoy afternoon high tea at Delightfully Different Tea Room’s garden patio. This charming space is in the courtyard of historic Martello Alley, decorated with greenery and local artist’s work. Pair your tea with their homemade soups, quiche, sandwiches, salads, and delectable desserts. A tea-lover’s paradise awaits you.

Open: Wed – Sat (10:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Contact: 613-766-5966

Pan Chancho Bakery

44 Princess St.

The well-known Pan Chancho Bakery offers outdoor seating on their backyard patio during the warm, summer months. Sample one of their freshly baked items or go all in for their classic brunch dishes on the patio. It is the perfect space for those looking for local Kingston charm and unforgettable sweet treats.

Open: Mon – Sat (8 am – 5 pm), Sun (8 am – 3 pm)

Contact: 613-544-7790

Black Dog Tavern

69 Brock St.

Tucked away in the brick and limestone-lined corridors between Brock Street and Princess Street, Black Dog Tavern’s hidden patio offers a tranquil spot to enjoy their flavourful dishes. Whether you’re looking for a nice meal or just a drink and appetizers, this cozy courtyard patio makes for the perfect summer escape.

Open: Mon – Thur (11:30 am – 9 pm), Fri (11:30 am – 10 pm), Sat (10 am – 10 pm), Sun (10 am – 9 pm)

Contact: 613-549-5635

Searching for more patios in Kingston? Check out Patios you need to hit up, volume 1 and Patios you need to hit up, volume 2.