The SEC Summer Patio Guide

Take out the sunglasses and break in the sandals, it’s the season we’ve all been waiting for… summer! While our summers may be short, they are notoriously beautiful and Edmontonians know how to make the most of it. Besides being a Festival City, summer in Edmonton is synonymous with patio season! Think about it, how do you celebrate summer in Edmonton? Here’s a hint: you take advantage of one of South Edmonton Common’s 18 patios, situated conveniently around major destination points such as the Cineplex, Fashion District, and major roads for easy accessibility.

So whether you are simply visiting the city, enjoying dinner before the movies, or taking a leisurely shopping break, rest assured there is the perfect patio at South Edmonton Common to please your palate. Here are just some of the great patios that await you:

The Rec Room

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Did you know that The Rec Room has not only one but TWO patios? Take your pick on the downstairs patio with surround sound TVs and high top dining or make your way upstairs for serious quality lounging. Tip: Make an afternoon of it with games then fun on the patio!



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A staple in South Edmonton Common, Earls’ dreamy patio feels like an oasis on a busy summer day. Tucked behind carefully landscaped greenery, your attentive server will help you pick out the perfect spread for whatever you’re craving whether it’s burgers and fries, steak frites, or Hawaiian coconut prawns. Plus, Earls’ Happy Hour is a customer favourite! Stop by between 3pm-6pm or 9pm-close every day for even more amazing deals!

Lazio Cafe

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Kick back and relax – you’re at Lazio! In Italy, coffee is a lifestyle so you know you will be taken care of here. Tip: Enjoy a silky gelato milkshake of your choice to cool down on warm summer day. You won’t regret it.

Blaze Pizza

Photo credit: Blaze Pizza

What’s better than fast fire’d pizza? Simple! Fast fire’d pizza on a patio. Customize your toppings from choices of cheese, vegetables, to protein, and be amazed by just how fast an open-flame oven cooks your pizza. Don’t forget the Buffalo sauce drizzle! Tip: visit Blaze on Mondays for an easy 15% off your pizza!


Photo credit: Haweli Canada

One of the newest restaurants to grace South Edmonton Common is Haweli, a contemporary Indian kitchen and bar that has all the charm of a Haweli (a place of tranquility and beauty). The chefs take inspiration from all regions of India and offer your taste-buds an experience it will love. Tip: Catch the latest sports game broadcasting on all the screens in Haweli. You won’t miss a second here!

Milestones Grill + Bar

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After a long but accomplished day of shopping at MEC, Best Buy, and Saks Off Fifth, you need a patio where you can truly lounge. We have just the place for you: Milestones. Not only is their white chocolate cheesecake a bite of heaven, their patio just might take the cake too!

So, which one will you be visiting first? Let us know by tagging us in your social media posts at @southcommonyeg on Instagram and Twitter and South Edmonton Common on Facebook! In the mean time, check out our extensive patio list below!

We’ll see you and your shopping finds on the patio!