5 Sun-Soaked Patios of Cranbrook

August 8, 2019 | Cranbrook Tourism

What's the best part of summer? Is it...

  • That brilliant warm light carrying us into the evenings?
  • T-shirts and shorts being dinner attire?
  • Crisp beverages on a patio?
  • The cool breeze through shaded trees?

Well, we like ALL of those things, and as luck would have it, Cranbrook + Summer = Warm evening light, Patio meals, and ice cold drinks.

"So... Where are the Patios at?"

Just a sample of what's available, here is our list of the best patios in Cranbrook.

1. Hot Shots Cafe

Pergola covered seating, accompanied by speckled tables and enough shade to keep your temperature balanced. Offering wine, local craft beers, a plethora of handcrafted drinks, smoothies & more. Open for breakfast through past dinner, this patio even welcomes furry friends!

2. Sweet Gestures Chocolate Shoppe

Oh yes, you heard that right - Your coffee, ice cream, or decadent treat could be enjoyed in their beautiful oasis outside in their back yard... Complete with an apple tree! Bring a bag and they are yours to take home.

3. Firehall Tap House

Cranbrook's' only establishment with TWO patios, this is a location not to miss. 20 beers on tap and a filling menu to accompany your beverage, sit atop the restaurant or out in front with overflowing views of the restored Fire Hall.

4. Don Cherry's

Connected to the Prestige Resort, this patio has comfy furniture and late evening sun. Their menu is full of great sharing items as well as special summer drinks like sangria and bellinis.

5. The 19th Hole

Nestled on St. Eugene Resort, the 19th Hole is home to a sunny patio with terrific views of the surrounding golf course. Appetizers, burgers and more, there's a little bit of something for everyone!

6. Fort Steele 

NEW this summer, the Windsor Hotel (at Fort Steele) has an attached patio. Travel back in time and sip on an exclusively brewed beer based on the original 1800s recipe. This beer is aged naturally and preservative-free! Only found at Fort Steele!

Warm evening light, Patio meals, and ice cold drinks are just a few things that make patio surfing in Cranbrook great.