Nothing beats Summer in Vancouver. The city comes to life when the rainy days are behind us. We are expected to have an extra sunny and hot couple of months ahead—so start planning which patios you want to hit up accordingly.
Grab your squad and check out one of the many bustling patios the city has to offer.
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Best Patios In Vancouver
One of Vancouver’s most popular rooftop patios and it’s not hard to see why. It’s in a prime location, overlooking Robson Street. It’s like a garden oasis right in the middle of the downtown core. They also cook up some wicked food with seafood and steak being the focus. Check them out at 777 Thurlow Street.
The Roof at Black + Blue
A steakhouse with an awesome rooftop patio in the heart of Vancouver. This fancy spot is the perfect place to hit up on a Saturday night with friends. It’s located at 1032 Alberni Street.
Another rooftop patio that you will never want to leave. It’s part of the stunning Rosewood Hotel Georgia. It’s chic, modern and offers a wide variety of cocktails and tapas. They also have a fire pit in case it gets a bit chilly at night. Visit them at 801 West Georgia Street.
Tap & Barrel – Olympic Village
Their sprawling patio is what dreams are made of. Plus, it offers stunning views of False Creek. They serve up classic pub grub with lots of craft brews on tap. Find them at 1 Athletes Way.
TAPshack – Burrard Bridge
This patio has got a lot going on. While it’s small, it’s right along the seawall—making it the perfect spot to go people watching. You can also bring your pup along for the meal. Enjoy local wines & beers with an unsurpassed view of the harbour. They’re at 1012 Beach Avenue.
Tacofino – Gastown
The charming patio at Tacofino’s Gastown location is the place to be any day of the week. There’s something about the brick and string lights that makes it totally magical. Plus, who doesn’t love tacos? Get your fix at 15 West Cordova Street.
A beautiful seafood restaurant with West Coast, Latin and Japanese influences. Its sprawling patio paired with water views can’t be beat. Check it out at 1600 Howe Street.
The relatively new pub just unveiled a rooftop patio of epic proportions. It’s the only rooftop patio on Granville Street, and we have a feeling it’ll be the new place you’ll want to spend those Summer nights at. They’re at 670 Smithe Street.
A fun hangout with a serene patio that serves comfort food—what could be better? Oh, the fact that their patio is dog-friendly! Dig into seafood and classic pub fare while taking in the views of False Creek. They’re located at 610 Stamps Landing.
A casual spot to enjoy classic pub fare and drinks with friends. People watch on their patio nestled in the bustling Gastown. Grab a seat at 92 Water Street.
Mahony & Sons – Stamp Landing
This spot features Irish pub grub, live music and a great selection of both imported and local brews. Their patio is massive, making it the ultimate spot to soak up the sun and enjoy the Summer. They’re located at 601 Stamps Landing.
Get awesome views across from Kits Beach and take in all your surroundings. They have the usual pub favourites: burgers and fish tacos. Check them out at 2210 Cornwall Avenue.
Spend the day at Granville Island and then hit up this patio. It’s located right across from the Public Market and is a fun spot to unwind with a drink in hand. Their menu features all local Canadian ingredients—hence their name. They also serve up a wicked brunch—avocado eggs benny anyone? They’re at 1596 Johnston Street.
Cactus Club Cafe – English Bay
An obvious choice—we couldn’t leave this one out. Cactus Club has got a delicious menu of appies, salads, burgers and more. Enjoy specialized cocktails with a one-of-a-kind view along the seawall. Stop by here at 1790 Beach Avenue.
Lift Bar & Grill
Their patio overlooks Coal Harbour where you can watch seaplanes taking off and yachts docking. They serve Pacific Northwest fare and have an epic rooftop bar. Visit them at 333 Menchion Mews.