There are a number of great patios in Vancouver, and some of them even allow dogs! What’s more, the city affords some of the most incredible patios with views in the country.
For one thing, the city offers some spectacular ocean vistas, which are ideal for romantic sunsets and happy hour cocktails. With that being said, some of the eateries and bars in Gastown close early, and therefore you can’t stay too late.
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Sadly, this doesn’t bode well for anyone looking to lock eyes with a new love while sipping rose under the stars. Alternatively, it won’t work for a group of people looking to party all night long outside. And, sometimes it’s simply nice to relax outside with friends.
Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best late night patios to keep the date, party, or hang out going in Gastown this summer.
Best Late Night Patios
El Furniture Warehouse Hastings
Owned by the Warehouse Group, this pub specializes in cheap eat and good times. So, if you are looking to score a meal for only $5, this is the place to be. They also have a vast assortment of alcoholic beverages to sip while you dine. Of course, its also an ideal place to enjoy a patio with friends until late.
The Clough Club
While the drinks aren’t exactly cheap, they are delectable and utterly creative. Indeed, Clough Club provides an inspired indulgence. From their expertly crafted cocktails to their carefully selected wines and beers, the menu offers a bounty of flavourful experiences. What’s more, this stylish lounge prides itself on having skilled bartenders. “Brands need bartenders, but bartenders do not need brands – make sure you always keep it like this!” cites a liquid letter on their website.
This fun establishment is centered in the very heart of Gastown. Of course, it was extremely popular under its former owners when it was the Chill Winston; however, it has since changed hands and still sees ample traffic. For one, the location is hard to beat: the patio is literally in the centre of the action. Therefore, it is the perfect nocturnal vantage point for people watching while you sip on your cocktail beneath the stars.
The Lamplighter Public House is ran by the Donnelly Group; however, the Gastown establishment has been a local watering hole for a long time. As such, it is a popular place to hit up on a Friday or Saturday night. With that being said, it also makes for great drinks and food during the week, too.
Rowdy, wild, and totally fun, the Cambie Hostel is an awesome place to party with friends or meet new people. In fact, since it is a bar/hostel, it is also a great place to meet people from across the globe. It serves a variety of beer as well as classic pub fare. Furthermore, it has a fairly large, fun patio, which adds to its urban allure!
The Flying Pig
The Lamplighter and Cambie are fun places to party; however, The Flying Pig offers a refined dining experience. Without being pretentious, this delectable eatery serves up a well-appointed roster of West Coast cuisine. From mouth-watering Haida Gwaii Halibut to Salt Spring Island Mussels & Frites, the restaurant keeps things locally inspired. What’s more, they pair their tasty morsels with top-shelf wines, beers, cocktails and liquors, so you won’t go thirsty.