Over the past few years, the number of breweries and brewpubs in Vancouver has seriously increased.
During patio season there’s nothing like grabbing a cold beer with friends and enjoying all that a patio has to offer. If you’re not sure where to go to enjoy both a patio and a beer you’re in luck.
Check out these brewery and brewpub patios this summer in or around Vancouver.
Parallel 49 has some killer hops and an even better patio to enjoy them on. Try their Filthy Dirty IPA or their Ruby Tears Northwest Red Ale. Head down to their patio for a pint or a flight for a night out with friends.
Address: 1950 Triumph Street, Vancouver
BierCraft pours over forty different kinds of brews, and with this patio you’ll definitely want to try them all. The side street patio offers a view of Commercial Drive that’s perfect for street watching and checking out the neighbourhood.
Address: 1191 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Craft houses the largest selection of draft beer in Canada, with over 100 national and international pours to choose from. The patio has a view of Olympic Village and Vancouver from across False Creek.
Address: 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
The patio at Dockside is hard to beat for its scope and views. Settle in and soak up the sunshine and enjoy the vista of Yaletown’s skyline and the North Shore Mountains, all nestled alongside False Creek. During patio season it’s hard to beat one of Dockside’s seasonal beers like their Strawberry Blonde and Smoked Honey Lager.
Address: 1253 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver
Red Truck has a summer truck concert series that you’re not going to miss. Enjoy some tunes and their classic brews on their patio all summer long. The covered patio is perfect no matter what the weather is, and don’t forget to try their most popular brew the Red Truck lager.
Address: 295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
This gastropub offers over 40 kinds of bottled beer and has a rotating beer list. The cozy patio faces out into the heart of Gastown, be sure to check it out and indulge in a beer or two with some of their mini burgers.
Address: 203 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Bells and Whistles located on Fraser and East 17th Avenue and boasts 19 rotating taps. Help Christen this new wrap-around patio on Fraser and enjoy a beer while chowing down on their delicious all-day breakfast burgers with onion rings.
Address: 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
The brews at R&B are named after iconic Vancouver places and things like their Dude Chilling Pale Ale, Stolen Bike Lager, and their Vancouver Special IPA. You can stop and get your growlers filled here or stop and enjoy their patio to take in the sites of East Van.
Address: 54 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Tap & Barrel
Tap & Barrel have three outposts in Vancouver, and they all take patio life to epic levels. Each outpost has patio options for customers who want to sip on wines (all barrelled) and beers (all taps) and the popular restaurant’s west coast casual fare.
Address: 1055 Canada Place (Convention Centre), Vancouver
Address: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Address: 8 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Situated among several industrial buildings on Murray Street, family-run Yellow Dog Brewing not only boasts an impressive open concept space but it also features a welcoming yard. While it’s not a traditional patio, the area is surrounded by trees and complete with picnic tables.
Address: 1-2817 Murray Street, Port Moody
From Twin Sails patio you can watch the Skytrain roll by while you enjoy the summer weather. This brewery offers views and enough picnic tables for everyone to enjoy patio season. Head on down to this patio and grab one of Twin Sails hilariously named beers like their Participation Ribbon brew or Diamonds Are For Never.
Address: 2821 Murray Street, Port Moody
Parkside has picnic-style communal tables on their patio so you can grab a seat and make some new friends while sippin’ on a cold beer. They make beers of all styles and limited edition brews. Try out their Dawn Pilsner or Dusk Pale Ale and grab a bite to eat from one of the many food trucks that stop by.
Address: 2731 Murray Street, Port Moody
Check out Moody Ales in Port Moody for a perfectly sunny patio on a hot day. This patio has more than enough room for a large group of your friends. Enjoy one of their tasting flights, or check out one of their seasonal taps like their Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen that’s perfect for patio season.
Address: 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody
Residing in the space that once belonged to the Golden Spike Pub, Brew Street Craft & Kitchen features a fresh, locally sourced menu, 100 beers on tap, and a sunny patio. The outdoor space features fire pits, couches, and a scattering of tables and chairs.
Address: 3224 St. John’s Street, Port Moody