Sometimes it feels like a crime to leave your dog at home on a sunny day while you enjoy some food and drink on a patio. So it’s a good thing Vancouver has some great dog-friendly patio options so you and your pet can refuel with a cold drink on a hot day.
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Technically, the City of Vancouver doesn’t allow dogs or any pets on patios where food is being served, due to health concerns.
However, plenty of places provide the perfect tie-up space for your pooch to spend some time with you while you grab some food, they even provide water, treats, and shade for them.
The Score in Vancouver’s west end is known for their crazy collection of Caesars but they’re also dog-friendly. This haunt has a great patio where you can tie up your pooch, they even get some free water, and of course a whole lot of love from passersby while you try out one of their Caesar concoctions.
Address: 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver
The Burrard location of this Vancouver joint has a great patio for your dog. Situated under the Burrard Bridge along the seawall, it’s the perfect mix of sun and shade. As part of the Tap & Barrel restaurant group, you know the TAPShack has tasty food options like their house-made spiced tortilla chips and salsa, the PB&J burger, and their famous fried pickles. Your four-legged friend will love the shade and closeness to the water as you stop in for a bite here.
Address: 1-1012 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
This cozy tavern is semi-hidden along the seawall and has an amazing view overlooking False Creek. The upper-level patio has an adjacent shaded area specifically for your pooch, so you can keep on eye on them and watch the sunset over the water. You’ll definitely want to hit up this place for some seafood and a rest for your dog.
Address: 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Right on False Creek, this casual Irish pub’s sun-drenched patio offers a gorgeous waterfront view. On the far west side of the patio, a number of tables offer you the ability to have your dog tied up right next to your table. The umbrellas provide the perfect amount of shade for your four-legged friends and they provide free bowls of water to quench your dog’s thirst.
Address: 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
With two great locations in Kitsilano and Gastown, the Local is a great place to grab a bite to eat with your dog in tow. Both places offer a dog-friendly area where they provide water and you can tie your pooch up. While your dog relaxes, you can grab one of their Caesars or margaritas served in a tiny boot!
Address: 3 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Just steps away from the seawall, Provence is a Yaletown favourite with a sun-drenched patio and stunning views of the False Creek. The restaurant provides a place to leash your dog outside of the patio, and with multiple water dishes around they won’t go thirsty. Your pet will love this place for all the head pats they’ll get from passersby, and you’ll love their brunch sold until 3 pm.
Address: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
The Lamplighter Public House’s Water Street corner location makes their patio a draw during the day and the evening. The shade provided by numerous trees lining the block means your beloved dog will have the perfect area to relax while you try out their extensive cocktail list and nibble on some food.
Address: 92 Water Street, Vancouver
Jules Bistro has one of the cutest sidewalk patios in the city for both you and your pet. You’re allowed to tie up your dog on the outside of the patio while you dine on some casual French food. Jules offers your pup shade, fresh water and some treats.
Address: 216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
The retro decor of JJ Bean in Mount Pleasant makes this one of the best coffee shop patios in Vancouver. The sidewalk patio offers an area where you can tie up your pooch while you drink your morning java, they even provide water so your dog can drink with you. Try one of their lattes or a London Fog.
Address: 3010 Main Street, Vancouver
Colony Bar on Main Street in Mount Pleasant has a great sidewalk patio. Not only can you people watch, but your dog will feel right at home where you can tie them up right beside your seat. Colony provides endless water for your dog and plenty of shade so they can nap. Try out the Colony Bar’s awesome brunch options and one of their brunch Caesars.
Address: 2904 Main Street, Vancouver
Behind in Red Truck’s parking lot lays the sunny patio perfect for a beer in the middle of summer. You can tie up your dog in a section of the patio beside a series of tables, the umbrellas will protect your pooch from the sun and they’ll get all the water they want. Meanwhile, you can drink a beer and hang out here.
Address: 295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Parallel 49 has some killer hops and an even better sidewalk patio to enjoy them on. If you don’t want to leave your dog alone at home but really want a beer, you can bring your dog with you to Parallel 49’s patio and tie them up just outside. While you sip on a flight of beers your four-legged friend can sip on some water.
Address: 1950 Trumph Street, Vancouver
BierCraft pours over forty different kind of brews, and with this patio, you’ll definitely want to try them all. On a nice sun, day bring down your dog and tie up on the patio beside your table. With plenty of shade to go around, your favourite pet will enjoy lounging while you have some drinks and food.
Address: 1191 Commercial Drive, Vancouver