August brings some serious heat, and what better way to spend an evening after teeing it up than enjoying some crisp refreshments on some of Kamloops’ local patio hot-spots.
We’ve gathered a collection of local venues to give you a selection of post-round watering holes. From link-side lookouts to rooftop retreats, here’s a glance at some popular patios to wind down at.
Black Iron at Tobiano
Located above the 10th tee, the Black Iron patio at Tobiano overlooks sweeping views of the expansive golf course, including panoramic views of Kamloops Lake and architecture of the front nine that carves through the desert-like backdrop.
The perched patio at Black Iron is where you can enjoy locally sourced food, or sip through a collection of regional wines including vintages from Monte Creek Ranch Winery and Privato Winery. Whether you’re finishing your round or just stopping through, unwind and settle in where life slows down at Tobiano.
Monte Creek Ranch Winery
As Kamloops’ most recognizable winery, Monte Creek Ranch’s vibe stays true to the countryside feel with an open tasting area along the banks of the South Thompson River. Enjoy the assembly of award-winning wines, paired with tasty cuisine and charcuterie.
Suitable for hosting large parties, the patio at Monte Creek Ranch Winery hosts a number of passing wine tours and the occasional stop from local musicians. The unhurried pace at Monte Creek Ranch reminds guests to relax and soak in the calm summer nights in Kamloops. A must visit when meandering through the Thompson Valley.
Match Eatery + Public House
With one of the largest square footage patio space in Kamloops, Match Eatery and Public House combines the perfect mix of ambiance and high-energy, showcasing outdoor fire pits and a lively sports-bar feel. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite or staying for the night, the friendly staff at Match will be happy you joined.
Get the conversation flowing with a great selection of draught beer and tasty pub-style eats, and if you’re feeling lucky, take a spin at Cascades Casino next door with live blackjack and roulette tables.
Noble Pig Brewhouse
As the original micro-brewery, The Noble Pig Brewhouse sets the standard for exterior gathering spots in Kamloops. The large patio has a rustic feel that showcases existing edges from a pool and matches the culture of the brewery. Old-fashioned lanterns and hanging lights create a space that feels like home.
A collection of locally crafted brews and ciders are the main attraction, and regionally sourced cuisine is quickly becoming the perfect counterpart. It’d be a shame if you came and left without trying the famous Pulled Pork Mac n’ Cheese.
KeekWillie at Rivershore Golf Links
Overlooking the par 5 finishing hole, Rivershore’s Keekwillie patio serves up a 19th hole gathering spot with a large deck that wraps around the clubhouse. Pitchers of beer are plentiful and might go down best with the local favourite Classic House Burger.
Other notable mentions
Red Collar Brewing Co.
A local micro-brewery in the heart of downtown with an expansive patio perfect for those warm summer nights. Serving up some of the tastiest craft beers and ciders in the interior, Red Collar invites guests to try their collection of summer flights while lounging out back on the well-lit patio. The old-fashion brew room carries the vibe onto the patio, with plenty of bench seating and lounge areas. Settle in for the night and go bottoms up at Red Collar.
As the lone rooftop patio, Carlos O’Bryans sits atop the bustling Victoria Street downtown and is consistently one of Kamloops’ most popular summer vistas. There’s plenty of room for the gang at this Irish themed pub and the patio comes complete with a large fire pit to keep you warm when the sun is down.
Sip back and relax on the many local patios Kamloops has to offer. Whether it be taking in BC’s newest wine region or enjoying a newly created craft beer concoction, these local hideaways are the perfect way to close out your night.