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Best hidden patios in Vancouver

Daily Hive Staff May 22, 2018 9:21 am 4,598

With a collection of secluded, enclosed and elevated outdoor spaces in the city, we’ve compiled a handy list of the best hidden patios in Vancouver to hit up when the sun is shining brightly.

Here are the best hidden patios in Vancouver.


Photo courtesy Forage

Photo courtesy Forage

This popular farm-to-table restaurant on Robson Street is home to a cute and cozy concealed patio. Boasting picnic-style furniture, Forage’s inviting outdoor space will make you feel like you’re out in the wild.

Address: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-661-1400

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Cafe Barney

The South Granville location has a secluded patio you may not know about. The patio complete with plants makes a great location for food and chatting with friends.

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Gotham Steakhouse & Bar

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Surrounded by lush green plants, Gotham Steakhouse offers diners an urban garden oasis to retreat to on warm, sunny days. The eatery’s south-east facing patio gets plenty of golden rays on its patio.

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

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Photo courtesy Minami

Small, intimate, and surrounded by a beautiful garden, the patio at this revered sushi restaurant is a delightful open airspace to sit out on and enjoy the delicious offerings served up. Creative and packed with flavour, Minami’s sushi is sure to leave patrons feeling truly satisfied.

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

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It’s easy to forget exactly where you are when you step foot onto this beautifully laid-out, hidden patio at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Reminiscent of outdoor spaces found in L.A., New York, and Miami, Reflections, surrounded by soaring buildings, is the ideal urban oasis. With its own private elevator to the fourth floor, it can be tough for some to find on their first visit, so simply ask the hotel staff to point you in the right direction.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-673-7043

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Cafe Il Nido

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If you’re looking for a secluded place to enjoy a summery glass of wine and a light bite downtown, check out Cafe Il Nido. Although the unassuming spot is just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Robson Street, the eatery offers a quiet, leafy sanctuary to unwind in.

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

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The Narrow Lounge

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You’d be forgiven for walking straight past this hidden gem. Located in Mount Pleasant this unmarked bar (watch out for the red light which signals that the bar is either open or closed), is home to a welcoming backyard patio. With strung up lights and shady trees, this hideaway patio is the perfect place to chill on a sunny afternoon.

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

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Kingston Taphouse & Grille

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You wouldn’t necessarily know it from the street, but the independently owned and operated, Kingston Taphouse and Grille boasts a fantastic inner courtyard that seats around 30 people.

Address: 755 Richards Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-7011

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Adesso Bistro

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Nestled among the trees in a residential neighbourhood on Haro Street, about a block and a half past Denman, Adesso Bistro offers patrons a secluded al fresco dining experience. Tucked out of the way, it’s no wonder that people are surprised when they stumble upon this little beauty. Flaunting beautiful hanging flowers, the bistro’s 50-seat patio is the perfect place to perch oneself on a summer evening, whilst tucking into an antipasti platter. Reservations for the patio are required.

Address: 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-9975

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Giardino Restaurant

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.

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

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Joe Fortes

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Lined by a beautiful blooming garden and a living green wall, Joe Fortes’ rooftop patio provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Robson Street below. Sun-drenched, the iconic space is a wonderfully peaceful spot to indulge in the restaurant’s signature seafood-focused dishes.

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

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The Keg – Yaletown

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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 beverage and food menu, The Keg’s comfortably furnished patio has an undeniable appeal.

1011 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-633-2534

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With files from Jess Fleming and Hanna McLean. 


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