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5 Best Patios & Rooftop Bars To Enjoy This Summer While The Sunshine Lasts

best patios in vancouver

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The best way to soak up summer before it comes to an end is to go patio hopping.

Luckily, Vancouver is home to an abundance of must-visit patios and rooftop bars, where guests can enjoy good food and drinks with a view.

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Best Patios in Vancouver

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Discover this quaint patio in the heart of Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood. Guests can enjoy an intimate meal that blends together traditional French cooking and innovative west coast cuisine seamlessly. It’s also the perfect place to sit out on the patio and enjoy a glass or two of wine, along with charcuterie, a cheese platter and chili dusted calamari during their Happy Hour, which is on Tuesday to Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: 216 Abbott Street, Vancouver

Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant & Brewpub

Find this hidden patio tucked away in the jewel of Vancouver, also known as Stanley Park. It’s immersed in lush nature and is an idyllic place to stop after taking a stroll along the iconic seawall. Make sure to catch their Happy Hour menu, which is on Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. They offer a Tour Around The Park beer flight for under $7, with four 5oz beers of your choice.

Location: 8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver

Seasons in the Park

This popular eatery is nestled in the serene Queen Elizabeth Park. The patio offers up some of the most stunning views of the city you can find, which is what keeps guests coming back time and time again. Their menu has a wide selection of delectable eats, including their slow-roasted BBQ ribs, gnocchi pomodoro, seafood linguine carbonara and duck confit.

Location: West 33rd Avenue, Vancouver

The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant


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This rooftop patio is the place to be if you’re a seafood lover. Dig into everything from sushi made fresh to order and fish & chips to fried oysters, ahi tuna poke and crab cakes. They have some other options beyond seafood, like wood-fired pizza and steak. The beloved Granville Island spot also offers sweeping views of False Creek and English Bay.

Location: 1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver


You can’t let summer go by without spending an evening on this Instagram-worthy patio in the heart of the downtown core. Their to-die-for menu includes something for everyone, with items like west coast oysters, crispy brussels sprouts, veal sweetbreads, Wagyu steak tartare, wild mushroom risotto, vegan pan-seared cauliflower and Haida Gwaii halibut.

Location: 590 West Georgia Street, Vancouver


For more must-try eats in Vancouver and beyond, check out our Food and Drink section.

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