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Top Patio Spots In The 604

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Top Patio Spots In Vancouver

There’s nothing better than sitting out on a patio to enjoy dinner, drinks and to socialize with friends and family. Now that the days are getting longer and Summer is well on its way, it can only mean one thing—patio season!

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There are so many beautiful sights to see in Vancouver and surrounding areas; that it’s hard to name just a few venues with superb views and a great ambience—but here’s our list of the top patios in the 604.


  • The Roof at Black + Blue, located at 1032 Alberni Street. One of the most popular patios has to be this third floor outdoor restaurant that is Vancouver’s largest rooftop dining destination.
  • Cactus Club Café, located at 1085 Canada Place. This is Cactus Club’s largest location and offers guests with panoramic views of Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains. The wrap-around patio gives diners a spectacular view of Coal Harbour and the Olympic Cauldron.
  • Reflections Rosewood Hotel Georgia, located at 801 West Georgia Street. In the heart of downtown Vancouver, this outdoor bar and lounge is situated on the hotel’s fourth floor. It offers guests a central fire pit, VIP private cabanas, illuminating lanterns and cozy blankets to keep warm on cooler evenings.
  • Joe Fortes, located at 777 Thurlow Street. This legendary seafood restaurant is equipped with a roof garden, outdoor fireplace and a living green wall. This patio is the perfect place to dine while taking in the scenery.
  • The TeaHouse, located at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park. Overlooking the Burrard Inlet, this patio offers breathtaking views in a tranquil setting. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, this is a go-to spot for dining.
  • Tap & Barrel, located at 1 Athletes Way. Situated in Olympic Village, this restaurant has a large patio that offers visitors an amazing view of False Creek. Tap & Barrel’s second location, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, also has a patio with an incredible view in Coal Harbour.
  • Bridges, located at 1696 Duranleau Street. Where better to go on a nice sunny day than Granville Island? Bridges offers guests a large patio with stunning waterfront views.
  • Lift, located at 333 Menchions Mews. This bar and grill offers a patio with panoramic views of the marina and Stanley Park. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, the views will not disappoint.
  • Chill Winston, located in Gastown across the Gassy Jack. Arguably the largest patio in Gastown and the perfect pre-party spot.


Top Patio Spots In Vancouver

North Vancouver

  • Altitudes Bistro, located at the top of Grouse Mountain. How can you beat this view? A great dining spot for those looking to get out of the city and escape—even if it’s just for one evening.
  • Pier 7, located at 25 Wallace Mews. This restaurant and bar offers all kinds of views from the bustling Port to Stanley Park. This is the closest dining spot to the water in North Vancouver. It’s built on the boardwalk of historic Victory Shipyards in the Lonsdale Quay waterfront area. Outdoor dining includes a fireplace and two heated patios.


 Top Patio Spots In Vancouver

West Vancouver

  • The Beach House, located at 150-25th Street. It’s one of the North Shore’s most celebrated landmarks. This restaurant and lounge offers a heated beachside patio with incredible views of the Burrard Inlet.
  • Boathouse, located at 6695 Nelson Avenue. This restaurant is situated in the picturesque Horseshoe Bay. Their heated and covered marina-side deck is open all year round and offers the perfect view to accompany your meal.


  • Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, located at 3866 Bayview Street. This restaurant’s patio is described as being both rustic and beautiful. Visitors will not only get a stunning view of the water, but also the busy Steveston boardwalk and Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Flying Beaver Bar & Grill, located at 4760 Inglis Drive. This popular spot offers both a covered and uncovered patio with waterfront views where you can watch the float planes taking off. They’re also well-known for their superb brunch menu.
  • Mandalay Lounge and Steakhouse, located at 3900 Bayview Street. A modern Euro-Asian restaurant that is situated right on Historic Steveston’s waterfront, where diners can take in the scenery and observe the bustling boardwalk while enjoying their meal.

Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster

  • Horizons Restaurant, located at 100 Centennial Way. Set up on Burnaby Mountain, it offers diners a stunning 360-degree view that is sure to impress. It offers the perfect setting amongst lush greenery, Japanese totem poles and beautiful flower gardens.
  • Joey Coquitlam, located at 550 Lougheed Hwy. This popular restaurant offers a casual dining atmosphere with a “secluded hide-out” type of patio to its guests.
  • Dublin Castle Neighbourhood Grill, located at 319 Governors Court. This New Westminster pub offers a casual dining experience with patio views of the Fraser River basin and eastern communities to as far south as Mount Baker.

Delta, Surrey, Langley

  • RiverHouse, located at 5825 60 Avenue. A restaurant and pub in Delta that provides visitors with a view of the marina to enhance their casual dining experience.
  • Washington Avenue Grill, located at 15782 Marine Drive. Situated in beautiful White Rock, this restaurant offers guests an upscale casual dining experience with a patio that overlooks Semiahmoo Bay.
  • Pelagos Greek Restaurant, located at 2728 O’Hara Lane. Conveniently placed right on Crescent Beach ensures you will get incredible views of the ocean while indulging in delicious Greek cuisine.
  • Milestone’s Grill & Bar, located at 20075 Langley Bypass. One of the most popular chain restaurants offers a casual dining experience with a bustling patio that is perfect for spending a summer afternoon or evening.

Whether you’re looking for a place to hang out for happy hour or to cuddle up for a cozy dinner date—these patios will certainly hit the spot.


Written by: Meagan Gill

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