Fracturing the slavish nine-to-five could be one of the greatest things to come out of our underpaid, over-working generation.
Match that with the freedom of the average office in 2018, and employees everywhere feel ready to work as hard as they can, at any time, anywhere.
Pair the flexibility (and inherent trust) with our absolutely delectable menu for eats here in Vancouver, and you’ve got a really strong reason to get some stuff done away from your desk.
On top of all of this, we’ve got some of the best summer weather on the planet. Chart-topping views, and astoundingly fresh air call for Vancouver eateries to step up their patio game. We’ve published plenty of patio lists over the years.
But here we’re looking for an office away from work, mixed with all those great things one would normally seek in an amazing patio atmosphere.
From private patios situations to lofty views and beyond, Vancouver has some of the best outdoor spaces to get some work done around.
Here are the 12 of the best patios in Vancouver that have WiFi.
Since rolling into our streets, Tacofino has opened multiple restaurant locations, including the fresh burrito bar in Yaletown. The patio is wonderful and has the WiFi and views you’ve come to expect from a top-tier Yaletown joint.
Address: 1025 Mainland Street, Vancouver
WiFi, an outdoor covered patio, and a sprawling selection of savoury and sweet eats, Dalina is a no-brainer if you’re in Chinatown and need to sit down and get some work done.
Address: 687 Main Street, Vancouver
The Chambar patio is one of the nicest treats in Vancouver city limits. With a wonderful view of East Van, due to it’s propped spot atop the hill of Gastown. This Stadium sky-train adjacent gastronomical perfection is a must eat, and with a workable patio, it’s a hot spot for a fancy bite for meetings or cramming on some spreadsheets.
Address: 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
The fantastical getaway lofted above the streets of downtown Vancouver has an incredibly diverse menu, and all the internet your AFK work might need.
Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
The moodiest and tastiest comfort food in Vancouver comes in the form of one of the best onion soups, and unarguably the best macaroni and cheese this side of the Atlantic Ocean. With an “old-wood” feel, comes a stick-to-your-ribs experience, and their beautifully built patio on Main St (corner of 15th) has the Internet signal you need to convince your boss it’s an acceptable place to disappear to.
Address: 3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Vancouver’s sentimental Joe Fortes seafood restaurant is just off of Robson street downtown. The patio, above the storefronts of the busiest shopping district Vancouver has, is a delightful menu to sink your teeth into, along with a patio where you can get some work done.
Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Get some of Vancouver’s best Irish pub fare with one of the best views you’ll ever have. One could easily spend a day responding to emails with this spot’s WiFi (which M&S told Daily Hive is very strong on their patio). The False Creek eatery makes a wonderful vista for work.
Address: 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
You might not even know it’s there because it’s so hidden away and private but the Rooftop at Black & Blue is a must for outdoor dining. Add a killer WiFi signal and a tasty menu, and you can easily make that call to your investors across the seas in the lap of luxury at this spot.
Address: 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver
The best restaurant in Vancouver that you’ve probably never heard of. This spot is located in the heart of the West End, hidden away on the ground floor of an apartment building. Their garden-like patio is the sweetest spot to get brilliant food, and the WiFi will make you feel like you’re doing work in a private eatery on the hills of Italy.
Address: 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver
The Keg Yaletown also boasts one of the prettiest open-air patios in the city. Sitting atop the Yaletown restaurant, the rooftop patio has delicious skylines and a wonderfully charming feel. Plus, knowing Yaletown clientele who can’t stop working, the WiFi is as strong as their mimosas.
Address: 1011 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Sit among the wealthy yachts and boats in Coal Harbour and feast upon some of West Coast’s best seafood and steak. Lift is a houseboat on steroids, as this floating eatery takes patio dining to a new level with their rooftop patio. You’ll likely want to use their Internet during the day, but if you need to get some work done after the sun falls you can’t beat sitting within the glow of the harbour.
Address: 333 Menchion Mews, Vancouver
What is one supposed to say about a patio that is nearly indescribable? The hidden gem in Yaletown could be the most beautiful dining experience around, let alone on a stunning patio. Brix is a dream come true and the most precious unassuming surprise you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating at. Throw in some strong internet signals, and you’ve got a flawless wonderland to work in.
Address: 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver