Nothing beats a refreshingly cold beer enjoyed outdoors on a sunny afternoon. With a bounty of great patios dotted in and around the city, we’ve complied a list on Vancouver’s best, where you can throw back a pint or two.
Not only does Tap & Barrel offer a progressive beer program along with tasty comfort food, but is also offers its patrons a sizable patio to enjoy such libations on. No matter which Tap & Barrel location you visit (Olympic Village, Coal Harbour and North Van) you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to sitting outdoors.
Beer drinkers will wonder why they waited so long to visit Darby’s Public House in Kits. This non-pretentious bar patio is open from Monday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and boasts an impressive line-up of B.C. craft beers and decent food specials. It doesn’t hurt that the patio is sun-drenched most of the day and you won’t be frowned upon for showing up in sandals and beach wear.
Address: 2001 Macdonald Street
Located at Stamps Landing, this casual Irish-themed pub boasts arguably one of the best outdoor patios in the entire city. Enjoy a pint of Guinness on the 250 seat patio, which overlooks False Creek and is drenched in sunlight for most of the day.
Address: 601 Stamps Landing
In addition to a comfort-driven food menu, Craft Beer Market (located in the historic Salt Building in Olympic Village) also serves a variety of draft brews on tap, a whopping 140 as a matter of fact. While Craft Beer Market is known for its rustic, high ceiling interior it also boasts a pleasant outdoor patio, which is the perfect place to “cheers” with friends.
Address: Salt Building, 85 West 1st Avenue
Home to an expansive outdoor patio in Coal Harbour and a range of local craft and imported beer, The Mill is great spot to enjoy a laid-back libation or two.
Address: 1199 West Cordova Street
This casual truck stop-style diner attached to the Red Truck Brewery is an ideal spot to enjoy a drink or two with friends on a sunny afternoon. Sip on a range of Red Truck beers, which include the company’s Lager, Ale, IPA, ISA, Blonde, and Belgian Triple brews, on the diner’s 35-seat outdoor patio.
Address: 295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Home to one of Davie Street’s most sought-after side-walk patios and a wide range of rotating craft brews (Philips Brewing Company, 49th Parallel and Steamworks), The Score on Davie is a great place to plonk yourself and sink a beer or two.
Address: 1262 Davie Street