Patio season is in full swing here in the South Shuswap, and we’ve got the low down on the hottest spots with the coldest drinks! So grab your sunnies and a few friends, because it’s happy hour!
Duffer’s Den Restaurant & Lounge
Duffer’s Den Restaurant & Lounge is located at the Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course and their patio offers a gorgeous view of the back nine with a covered and non-covered option. Open year-round, locals, tourists and golfers all enjoy the casual atmosphere. There is a family-friendly section and a lounge that features a bar, keno and pool table.
Their menu is a hearty one with salads, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and house specialities, including the delectable steak sandwich! Check out their full menu.
With a daily happy hour and speciality cocktails, there is no shortage of fun to be had. They will be ready with a cold one for you to enjoy after your golf game!
FINZ Bar & Grill
FINZ is a popular spot for delicious eats and yummy cocktails. They are located right on the water in Blind Bay and have their very own marina, so you can pull up by car or boat. FINZ has not one, but two spacious patios and even lake view bar seating! In total, the restaurant has 214 seats. The patios are all covered with fans, sunshades and heaters so you can enjoy the view no matter the weather.
The menu selection includes appetizers, salads, burgers, pizzas, seafood and steaks. They also bring in fresh oysters and fresh fish every Thursday for that real waterside dining experience.
In the mood for a cold drink? Their extensive bar menu features all the classics with signature cocktails, margaritas, martinis and so much more. Check out their full menu to get your mouth watering and be sure to make a reservation for this bustling tourist and local hot spot.
Bayside Marina & Grill
Across Blind Bay from FINZ, is another beautiful lakefront patio – Bayside Marina & Grill! Partially covered and set up for all kinds of weather, this cozy patio is based on a first come first served basis, so be sure to get your seat early on sunny days!
Their menu is known for delicious casual eats including mouth-watering burgers and fish & chips. There are also plenty of items perfect for the kiddies and a variety of appies for those who can’t decide on just one thing (we recommend the Bam Bam Prawns)! Check out their full menu.
If you need to cool down on a hot summer day, then you need to order the legendary Bayside Bulldog, just watch out for brain freezes!
There you have it! Three awesome patios to enjoy in the South Shuswap. We want to see where your summer adventures take you in the Shuswap, so be sure to tag your photos with #shuswapculture and #exploreshuswap. Our events calendar also features all of the local happenings.