Best hidden patios in Vancouver to find this summer

Jul 13 2020, 10:25 pm

Whether you’re hiding from your ex, life’s responsibilities, or absolutely nothing at all, there’s no denying that Vancouverites love themselves an out-of-sight outdoor space, which is why this list of the best hidden patios in Vancouver is 100% necessary.

This city has an awesome array of secluded, enclosed, and elevated outdoor spaces, so we’ve compiled a handy resource of the top tucked away spaces in Vancouver to hit up when the sun is shining brightly or on a dreamy summer night.

Here’s where to find the eight best hidden patios in Vancouver.

1931 Gallery Bistro


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The Vancouver Art Gallery’s new restaurant offers dining service and grab-and-go options, but one look at this tucked-away patio and you’ll definitely be tempted to stay and devour your eats.

Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver


Gotham Steakhouse & Bar


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Gotham Steakhouse offers diners an urban garden oasis complete with a ton of lush greenery. Hidden to folks just passing by on Seymour Street, we can’t think of a better spot to enjoy a perfectly cooked steak on a summer’s day.

Address: 615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-605-8282

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Giardino Restaurant


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Umberto Menghi’s Giardino Restaurant is home to a beautiful hideaway, 80-seat garden patio. With the eatery’s red-tiled roof, stone exterior, and lush garden, diners will feel as though they’ve been transported to Tuscany.

This spot reopens for dinner service on July 15, 2020.

Address: 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-2422

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This celebrated Yaletown sushi restaurant offers incredible eats and a delightful hidden patio to match. It’s intimate and surrounded by a beautiful garden – you instantly forget which neighbourhood you’re relaxing in once you sit here for a while.

Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-8080

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Cafe Il Nido


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The romantic courtyard patio at Cafe Il Nido is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and some traditional Italian food. This spot just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Robson Street and offers a getaway from the city.

Address: 780 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-6436

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The Narrow Lounge


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It’s super easy to miss this hidden gem located in Mount Pleasant, but here’s a tip: look for the red light. This signals whether The Narrow Lounge is open or not, and if it is, we urge you to head to the backyard patio which comes complete with kitschy decor and trees.

Address: 1898 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-737-5206

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Joe Fortes


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Joe Fortes is an institution in the Vancouver food scene that brings a lot with it, including an unmatched rooftop garden patio barely visible from the street. This awesome spot comes with expert service and a relaxing paradise-like atmosphere.

Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-1940

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Privé Kitchen + Bar


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This kitchen, bar, and karaoke spot has it’s patio open and operating, and you do not want to miss out on a chance to enjoy this 2,000 sq ft outdoor space. One look at this spot and it’s no wonder it’s on the list of best hidden patios in Vancouver.

Address: 200 – 1001 W Broadway, Vancouver


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