Summer is here and that means outdoor dining. Vancouver is blessed with an abundance of great patios. Some are great for people-watching, others are situated perfectly for patrons to dine while staring at the best mother nature has to offer. We bring you the very best in patio dining in our annual Vancouver Patio Guide.
Note: Click the link to see the list of all the great patios in each neighbourhood.
Whether you are in the mood for beer or bubbles, tapas or menu pairings, these downtown Vancouver patios offer you the best in summer lounging and daytime dining. With a combined 645 plus seating capacity, we will steer you in the right direction for your downtown patio destination this summer. Here are some of the best patios in downtown Vancouver. See our list of best downtown patios
Yaletown is packed with more patios than any other area in Vancouver. The highest concentration is on Hamilton and Mainland streets – they stretch through patio land like a red carpet. See our list of best Yaletown patios.
These patios take advantage of the beautiful scenery of English Bay and offer exquisite dining experiences. These patio hot spots have been chosen for individual reasons, but all the patios on this list make perfect resting spots after an adventurous day at the beach. See our list of the best patios in the West End.
It is all about fun in the sun and patios are a crucial element for those long summer days when you feel like kicking back and spending some time with friends. Oh, and just to clarify, we are labeling “Kits” only as far east as Burrard Street. See our list of the best patios in Kitsilano.
Gastown is a hub for nightlife here in Vancouver, with some of the city’s best bars, nightclubs and new venues cropping up on a monthly basis. But, let’s face it, one thing Gastown seems to be lacking is patio space. And while the sun is shining, patio space is priority number one. So, we’ve done all the heavily lifting for you to find all the hidden gems and best patios Gastown has to offer. See our list of the best patios in Gastown.
Commercial Drive patios are skinny, but there’s still lots to love about them. Some of the best meals in the city are served along East Van’s most colourful street. On a sunny afternoon you can wander up The Drive, chat with marimba players and magic crystal sellers, and park yourself on any patio that feels right. Here are 11 unique spots that are some of the best patios on Commercial Drive. See our list of Commercial Drive Patios.
The rapidly growing area of Mount Pleasant is home to some of Vancouver’s most eccentric shops, restaurants and people. From large corporate franchises to mom and pop establishments, this burgeoning neighbourhood offers diners the opportunity to eat and drink amongst a juxtaposition of new and old. Check out some of the best patios in Mount Pleasant. See our list of Mount Pleasant patios.
There’s nothing like going for a sunny bike ride/skate/walk/jog with friends through Stanley Park on a summer day in Vancouver. A great way to polish off that experience is by stopping for a cold one and a nosh at one of the nearby sun-drenched patios. Here are some of the best patios in Coal Harbour. See our list of Coal Harbour’s best patios.