No more sitting indoors — it’s patio season. It’s time to soak up some sun, and to make your life a bit easier, Vancity Buzz has created a list of the best patios in the West End to enjoy. Get away from the busy hustle of downtown Vancouver and cross Burrard and westward to enjoy the relaxing West End, and its many great patios.
Visit the West End’s branch of Boathouse, with a beautiful patio facing English Bay. This dockside restaurant specializes in seafood and steak. The branches have a tradition of featuring a waterfront view, whether it’s English Bay, Coal Harbour or Horseshoe Bay.
Address: 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
With an adjustable rooftop, this is the perfect spot for an after work cocktail, or a quick business lunch — regardless of the weather. Visit at cocktail hour every day from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Address: 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver
The Fountainhead Pub features a great patio space on Davie Street, known to be a great spot for people watching. Pick from 16 different beers on tap, and join in for comfort food or weekend brunch.
Address: 1025 Davie Street, Vancouver
Try some local craft beer at the UpperDeck Kitchen and Taphouse in the heart of Davie Village, in a patio that overlooks Davie Street from above. UpperDeck is also famous for its Neapolitan style pizza.
Address: 1239 Davie Street, Vancouver
Score on Davie has a fair-sized patio that offers lots of sunshine. Try one of their 30 different bottles of beer from around the world, or if you’re real hungry, the colossal Checkmate Caesar.
Address: 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver
With both rooftop and sidewalk patios available, Joe Fortes completes any summer day with its seafood menu and happy hour, between the hours of 4 to 6 p.m. Specials including $1 oysters, $5 glasses of wine and 50 per cent off the bar menu. Its upstairs rooftop garden also features a living green wall and fireplace.
Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
The Tea House at Stanley Park is a charming restaurant deep within the park near Third Beach. From lunch, brunch to dinner, stop by on a lovely summer day out biking the Stanley Park seawall.
Address: 7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Market By Jean-Georges is located in the third floor of the Shangri-La Hotel offers four distinct dining atmospheres. Its vibrant location serves a great view for its terrace, overlooking downtown.
Address: 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Cactus Club Cafe’s English Bay location has, arguably, one of the best patios in the city – built right on the beach. This spot is perfect for anything from people watching to taking in the sunset and annual fireworks.
Address: 1790 Beach Avenue, Vancouver