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Aug 21, 2008 06:29 AM

Patio search - Baldwin, Kensington, Queen W

I need a patio around the areast mentioned in the title of the post. Something casual, yet nice. For an idea on what I'm after, I really love the Allen's patio and Rebel House. Something along those lines would be great. Any suggestions?

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  1. On Baldwin WYSIWYG

    So head on over and allow the adventure of the hunt dictate your patio choice.

    I've rocked out on most of them and had a great time.

    Although, I can't remember, does Bodega have a patio? oooh geez louise, I have to go back to the Baldwin and hook it up!

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    1. re: virtualvelma

      What is WYSIWYG??

      The thing about Baldwin, and I haven't been for a while, is that it seems to be more about food. I want food, but with equal billing for drinks. And bar/pub type atmosphere. I find Allen's and Rebel House balance the two well.

      1. re: grandgourmand

        It's one of those interweb short forms: what you see is what you get.

        How about the backyard at Queen Mother or Last Temptation in the Market?

        1. re: Dimbulb

          I'm still catching up to IMO, IMHO, ISO, etc.

          I saw Last Temptation was listed in a Now magazine ranking of top patrios in Toronto. Good place for a drink? what's Queen Mother all about?

          1. re: grandgourmand

            Queen Mother is a southeast Asian restaurant with a great secluded backyard. I've gone for just drinks several times. Last Temptation has been there for ever right in the middle of all the vintage clothing shops. Streetside, shady, and they do a terrible pad Thai, but great atmosphere.

    2. this probably isn't what you're looking for... teeming with kensington hipsters and no food, but how can you say no to delirium tremens on tap?!?! ronnie's local in kensington doesn't have a problem with you bringing in food and the 3 cheese and peameal from goed eten across the street is pretty darn tasty though expensive to get a fill up on. then there's also big fat burrito and a few other places that would probably happily give you take-out.

      last temptation looks like a great place to relax though. it's far away enough from the main hubbub of kensington but still gets you some good atmosphere.

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      1. re: pinstripeprincess

        I could try to argue with delirium tremens on tap, but I'd lose.

        I'm taking a friend from out of town, who I haven't seen in a few years. Just for a few drinks after I'm done work, then some eating, but not necessarily at the first place. We'll walk around and see which of these places draws us in.

        1. re: grandgourmand

          Black bull seems to be the classic Queen West people-watching patio. . . . Some of the food there is passable, but for the most part its about taking in the sun, the beer, and the people watching.