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Drink and Dine At The Best Winter Patios In Vancouver

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Photo: Black + Blue

Who says you can’t patio hop in the Winter? Luckily for us in the West Coast, our seasons are a lot milder than those across the country.

That means, with a covered patio, a couple heaters and maybe a blanket or two—you’ll be more than comfortable dining and drinking at these Winter patios in Vancouver.

Best Winter Patios In Vancouver

The Keg in Yaletown


A sprawling patio open all-year-round, making it the perfect place to meet up with friends over dinner and drinks. Of course, The Keg is one of the best spots to get a good steak and some garlic mashed potatoes. Or if you’re feeling seafood, they’ve got a lot of offerings as well. During the Winter season, their patio is completely heated so you can stay warm while enjoying all the people-watching of the Yaletown crowd down below. Find them at 1011 Mainland Street.



A quaint little spot in Chinatown, with a whole lot of character. It’s a triple threat, being one part health-food store, one part eatery/coffee shop and one part bar. Their adorable patio is a cozy spot to take in the bustling neighbourhood while indulging in some tasty eats. The menu has everything from soups and salads to tuna confit and roasted turkey with a truffle aioli. Discover this little gem at 687 Main Street.

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The Roof at Black + Blue


Feeling luxurious? This is the spot for you. Their renowned rooftop is the place to be no matter the season. With a large fireplace and comfortable seating, you’ll feel as comfortable as if you’re in your own living room, but a whole lot more fancy. They’re best known for their steaks and comfort food, so dig into some tasty cuisine while taking in the views and atmosphere. It’s located at 1032 Alberni Street.

Tap & Barrel


All of their locations have an awesome heated patio for you to sit back, relax and enjoy some food and drinks with friends. With classic pub fare, you can’t go wrong. They have something for everyone with a pulled bacon poutine, pesto chicken linguine, wood-board pizzas and a variety of burgers and sandwiches. Their spicy tuna burger is to die for. Of course they have an awesome array of craft beers on tap. Find them at 1 Athletes Way, 1055 Canada Place or 8 Lonsdale Avenue.

Lift Bar & Grill


Head over to this popular joint with waterfront views, multiple heaters and even a fire pit. It’s a great spot to soak up the scenery while enjoying some delicious cuisine in a lively atmosphere. Get your fill of garlic prawns, crab cakes, oysters and sushi at this mostly-seafood eatery. Find them at 333 Menchion Mews.

Cactus Club Cafe


A classic favourite for Vancouverites, but also a great spot to enjoy the patio scene. With heaters, this spot will keep you warm and offer a variety of tasty eats and creative cocktails. While all their locations are great, their spot in Coal Harbour offers awesome views and a large patio. Dig into favourites like their classic flatbread, raincoast salad, spicy tofu bowl or duck sandwich. Check it out at 1085 Canada Place.


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