Yaletown is the place to be during patio season. What it lacks in waterfront views, this neighbourhood makes up for in people-watching patios, and they often come with drink deals too.
Here are the best patios in Yaletown.
Per se Social Corner’s patio encourages patrons to enjoy an al fresco meal, and their eclectic dining options (wine bar, cafe, restaurant) means there’s much to choose from here.
Address: 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
The tiny but terrific patio is not only pretty in pink, but also a fun spot to enjoy Tacofino’s signature tacos, burritos, and cocktails, like a refreshing Michelada, all in prime Yaletown patio space.
Address: 1025 Mainland Street, Vancouver
With a welcoming 40-seat patio who wouldn’t want to sit and linger at this modern, seafood-focused restaurant. Savour a happy hour drink (or two), a plate of freshly shucked oysters, or weekend brunch out on WildTale’s open-air stretch of Mainland Street.
Address: 1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Modern Vietnamese for lunch or dinner is on the menu at this sibling-run newcomer to Yaletown. Their patio is a welcome addition to the ‘hood, pho sure.
Address: 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
A new addition to the patio guide this year, Banter Room’s stellar covered patio is a fantastic place to head for drinks, bites, and people watching.
Address: 1039 Mainland Street, Vancouver
The Keg’s Yaletown rooftop patio is one of the most sought-after open-air spaces in the city. Overlooking the warehouses on Mainland Street, coupled with a solid drink and beverage menu, The Keg’s comfortably furnished patio has an undeniable appeal.
Address: 1011 Mainland Street, Vancouver
As one of the longest running-restaurant/bars in the area, The Yaletown Brewing Company has become a staple location in Yaletown. Pick between the dining patio and the lounge patio at this spacious brew-pub.
Address: 1111 Mainland Street, Vancouver
This sibling spot to Yaletown Brewing Co. is “all about the hard liquor.” From Happy Hour to late night, enjoy yourself on this vibrant patio right in the midst of all the action.
Address: 1131 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Small, intimate, and surrounded by a beautiful garden, the patio at this revered sushi restaurant is a delightful space to sit out on and enjoy the delicious spoils served up. Creative and packed with flavour, Minami’s sushi is sure to leave patrons feeling truly satisfied.
Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver
For those who like to feast on seafood and sip on wine by the waterside, Provence is the perfect spot. Their sun-splashed patio overlooks the Marinaside, and is a great place to brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Address: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
The vibe at The Parlour is as fun as their inventive pizzas and other dishes, and you can keep the party going outside the restaurant on their cozy patio.
Address: 1011 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Enjoy terrific cocktails and unique Japanese-Peruvian fare with an upscale West Coast bent at the award-winning Ancora. They’ve got one of the most enviable patios in town, with a terrific vista of Granville Island and lots of water.
Address: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
Part of the Tap & Barrel family, it’s just on the southern edges of Yaletown before you cross the water, and is worth noting because of its beers, good eats, great views, and kicked back vibe.
Address: 1012 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Warm weather days at Homer Street Cafe should be cherished out on the restaurant’s sidewalk patio. With a lovely ambience, Homer Street Cafe’s patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a suitably boozy cocktail, as well as juicy cuts of rotisserie chicken that the restaurant is famed for. A row of planter boxes adds a touch of privacy.
Address: 898 Homer Street, Vancouver
Fayuca boats a fusion of Mexican and West coast fare. Home to a patio with palm trees, this place will make you feel like you’re not in Vancouver anymore.
Address: 1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
MeeT’s third location in Yaletown is off Mainland Street and has a large patio to fit you and all your friends. It’s perfect for getting your daily dose of vegan and vegetarian food while enjoying the nice weather.
Address: 1165 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Umberto Menghi’s Giardino Restaurant is home to a beautiful 80-seat garden courtyard-style patio. With the eatery’s red-tiled roof, stoned exterior, and lush garden, diners will feel as though they’ve been transported to Tuscany.
Address: 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver
The elegant sidewalk patio attached to Blue Water Cafe certainly makes for a fine dining experience. On hot, sunny days patrons can take shade under the sun umbrellas provided, while on cooler days they can enjoy the warmth radiating from the outdoor heaters.
Address: 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
With delicious Thai-inspired creations and reasonably-priced “appy hour” items, Urban Thai Bistro on Hamilton Street is great spot to head to when hunger strikes. In the summertime when the weather is fine, kick back on the restaurant’s enclosed patio and enjoy an evening of al fresco dining.
Address: 1119 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Brix & Mortar offers two floors of unique dining, and both a cozy glass-covered courtyard space and chic outdoor patio, which is illuminated by seven-tier glass chandeliers.
Address: 1138 Homer Street and 1137 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
With files from Jess Fleming