Nothing makes a sunny day better than lounging on a patio with a cold and delicious drink in hand. From Cochrane’s best patios to grab-and-go Alberta beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages, you’ll find it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.
Don’t sleep on these 3 great ways to stay hydrated in Cochrane, no matter your drink of choice.
1. Visit the best boozy patios in town
Head to Fallentimber Meadery and take a tour of the fermentation process and the honey house. Nestled in the scenic foothills just outside of Cochrane, Fallentimber has one of the best patios and spacious grounds surrounded by forest for you to kick back and enjoy a glass of mead.
In downtown Cochrane, discover a broad range of craft beers at Rocky View Brewing Taproom, handcrafted at Canadian brewery Rocky View Brewing Company. Work your way through their 12 beers on tap as you hang out on their awesome backyard patio and partake in karaoke, trivia, and live music nights.
Rain or shine, you can knock one back on Half Hitch Brewing Company’s covered, dog-friendly patio. The Canadian brewery features something for everyone to quench their thirst, from classic Alberta beer to specialty creations. Don’t forget to check out the daily specials to find an incredibly satisfying meal and beverage combination.
2. Get your grab-and-go drinks
Host your own get together or relax after a busy day with our top selections of Alberta beer, wine, and spirits. Stop by Whispering Dutchman Distillery for a bottle of their award-winning Triple Distilled Double Century Vodka or Lemon Lavender Gin to try with your next mixed drink.
Need a boozy gift? Krang Spirits will stock you up with whisky, vodka, liqueurs, slate coasters, whisky glasses, and gift boxes. They even do custom laser etchings to customize your gift.
If a glass of vino is more your style, Vinestone will pop your cork! The shop is full of unique wines, beers, and spirits for you to try at their tasting bar and take home to pair with your next charcuterie board.
Don’t be fooled by the name—Beer Den will set you up with impeccably paired wine as well as your next craft beer. Fill a growler with one of their 16 choices, or grab cans or bottles. Just add your own patio!
Can’t decide where to sit and sample? Take a cruise with Brewz ‘n’ Booze Tours. Experience the best local craft breweries and distilleries on a full-day VIP experience. You’ll get round-trip luxury transportation and entertainment, as well as a feast to fuel you through tours and tastings. Don’t forget your swag bag full of goodies!
3. Stay caffeinated at local cafes
In the heart of downtown, visit Cochrane Coffee Traders for a menu of must-haves for coffee lovers. Settle down on their outdoor patio and try espresso drinks and brewed coffee, paired with decadent baked goods or menu items.
To bask in the sun, head over to one of Cochrane’s best patios at Good Earth Coffeehouse. You’ll find local art and occasional live music performances to take in while you sip and snack.
The buzz around town is you need a drink
Whether you’re starting your day with fresh java or kicking off happy hour, Cochrane has the best spots to fill your cup. Find the closest patio by downloading the Explore Cochrane App,! Once you have the App, select “Dine” from the three bars on the top left corner, use the Filter (top right) and select “Patio”, and view the map(bottom) to plan your next patio date with Cochrane Tourism!