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Best patios in Gastown 2015

DH Vancouver Staff May 14, 2015 1:41 pm

Gastown’s cobblestone roads and historic buildings are the roots of this city, so what better place to wind down on a patio during a summer day? Enjoy a drink at one of the greatest patio locations in the area listed below, and get to know the history behind this city.


The Cambie

The Cambie Patio

Image: The Cambie

The Cambie is known for its cheap drinks, but in the summer it also becomes known for its spacey patio. This place is often said to give a “hostel vibe,” giving you more reason to sit back and relax.

Address: 300 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-688-9158

Chill Winston


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It’s hard to miss Chill Winston, year after year it makes the list because it’s probably the most prominent patio in Gastown. Chill Winston offers plenty of sunlight, a great view onlooking the red cobblestone roads of Gastown and an ideal place for people watching.

Address: 3 Alexander St, Vancouver
Phone: 604-288-9575

The Charles Bar


Image: The Charles Bar

The Charles Bar was quick to move into the Woodward’s building and picked a perfect location. With a sun drenched patio during the afternoon and early evening, Charles Bar offers some great food and drink options and if you want to move inside to watch the game, many booths have their own personal TV’s.

Address: 136 W Cordova St, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-8040

Water St. Café


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Water St. Cafe offers you a staple view from its patio. Located directly across the street from the Gastown Steam Clock, this restaurant has been featured in TV shows and movies over time. Water St. Café is part of the historic Edward Hotel, which dates back to 1906.

Address: 300 Water Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-689-2832



Image: Steamworks

Steamworks has a patio located steps away from Waterfront Station. The all-year long patio is great for those looking to grab a pint or a snack before jumping on the Skytrain. But you won’t want to rush out of there — you’ll want to check out Steamworks’ beer menu which has expanded through their use of a steam-powered brewery.

Address: 375 Water St, Vancouver
Phone: 604-689-2739

Six Acres

Image: Six Acres

Image: Six Acres

Six Acres is in a friendly spot inside the Alhambra building, the oldest brick building in Vancouver. They house a cozy little patio right where Gassy Jack, the first resident of Vancouver, built his saloon in the 1800s.

Address: 203 Carrall St, Vancouver
Phone: 604-488-0110

Black Frog Eatery


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Black Frog Eatery sits near the Gastown Steam Clock a bit more distant to noisy Water Street. Enjoy a relaxing patio and watch Gastown’s charm from a distance. You can also spot sails on the waters from the Black Frog patio.

Address: 108 Cambie St, Vancouver
Phone: 604-602-0527


Image: Tacofino

Image: Tacofino

One of Vancouver’s most famous food trucks established a permanent restaurant not long ago. Tacofino is Gastown’s newest addition. Built with a two-way entrance, you can enter from W Cordova Street for its walk-up window menu, and through Blood Alley Square for its patio.

Address: 15 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-7907

DH Vancouver Staff
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