As the cooler weather continues to creep up on us, we turn our attention to finding Vancouver’s best covered patios, where enticing cocktails and delicious bites can be enjoyed well into the evening, despite a light patter of rain and a temperature drop.
Situated right under the Granville Street Bridge, The Sandbar is home to a comfortable and covered patio, which boasts striking views of False Creek and yonder. Whether it’s for a family brunch or a romantic dinner, Sandbar’s dining experience is top notch.
Address: 1535 Johnston Street #102, Granville Island
Located on Commercial Drive, Fets Whisky Kitchen is a southern-inspired kitchen that accentuates its whiskey along with its fried chicken. Unwind after a long day with some whiskey tasting on Fets’ inviting covered side-walk patio.
Address: 1230 Commercial Drive
Tucked away in a residential neighbourhood on Haro Street, about a block and a half past Denman, Adesso Bistro offers patrons a secluded al fresco dining experience. Situated off the beaten track, it’s no wonder that people are surprised when they stumble upon this great find. With beautiful hanging flowers and a surrounding garden, the bistro’s covered patio is the perfect place to perch oneself of an evening. The restaurant takes a modern approach on traditional Italian food from the Ligurian region, which includes fresh fish and seafood.
Address: 1906 Haro Street
Phone: 604-568-9975 (Reservations required for patio seating)
The Keg’s Yaletown rooftop patio is one of the busiest in the city. Overlooking the warehouses on Mainland Street, coupled with a solid drinks and food menu, The Keg’s partially covered patio, which by the way is open all-year-round, has an undeniable draw.
Address: 1011 Mainland Street, Yaletown
Located in South Granville, Joey Broadway’s partially covered rooftop patio is a fantastic spot to retreat to on a hot summers day. Equally it is a great place to hang as the cooler weather sets in, thanks in large part to the restaurant’s outdoor heaters. Sporting a range of lunch and dinner items, an array of enticing featured cocktails, and a cluster of tables and chairs, Joey Broadway’s all-weather outdoor area is comfortable, inviting, and a great place to linger.
Address: 1424 West Broadway
Sporting a small but cozy awning-covered pavement patio, The Whip Restaurant and Gallery is a great spot to drop by for a beverage or two. Pull up a seat on the road-side patio while, and tuck into a range of comfort foods, with options abound for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
Address: 209 6th Avenue East, Vancouver
With an adjustable rooftop, The Roof at Black and Blue is the perfect spot for an after work cocktail, or a quick business lunch — regardless of the weather. The outdoor space has been is decorated with ultra modern furnishings and open pit table fireplaces. Guests who are lucky enough to grab a seat on one of Vancouver’s largest rooftop patios, can enjoy a range of beverages and meals from the kitchen’s extensive menu.
Address: 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver
The patio at Miku’s waterfront location has unparalleled views of Canada Place. The restaurant’s name literally translates to “beautiful sky”, and the ownership has certainly done what they can to put that into play when designing the restaurant.
Address: 200 Granville Street, Canada Place
Staffed by Deaf and hard of hearing servers, not only has this novel eatery completely integrated sign language into the dining experience but also offers diners a range of delicious Mediterranean inspired dishes, and a warm and welcoming interior, in addition to a sweet (and cosy) first floor awning-covered patio.
Address: 2340 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
The Boathouse has a tradition of setting up its restaurant locations with stunning waterfront vistas, and this goes for its Kits location too. Patrons who frequent the Arbutus Street digs are rewarded by beautiful views of the beach and water from the restaurant’s second floor covered patio.
Address: 1305 Arbutus Street