Hastings Sunrise is an up-and-coming area brimming with great bars and restaurants to serve the strongly millennial crowds flocking to the neighbourhood, including those with excellent patios for memorable summer nights. To the west, adjoining neighbourhood Strathcona has a similar vibe, and some notable patios to boot.
Here are the best patios Hastings Sunrise and Strathcona have to offer.
What could be better than enjoying pizza and a glass of wine al fresco? Campagnolo Roma’s charming little patio is the perfect space for doing just that, with friends. They also serve up delicious espressos, brunch, and a selection of craft beers as well.
Address: 2297 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
The Slocan claims to have the best patio in East Vancouver. Facing onto Slocan and East Hastings Streets, it’s prime people watching territory and is within walking distance to the PNE. Enjoy classic pub fair like burgers and fries and “two fisted sandwiches,” as well as all-day breakfast and a solid selection of craft beers.
Address: 2715 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Platform 7 is right at the busy intersection of Hastings and Nanaimo, but has a gorgeous, secluded patio in the back. While it might stretch the meaning of the word “patio,” this garden oasis is a great spot to eat a fresh sandwich (and maybe a cheeky vegan pastry) and sip some Stumptown coffee.
Address: 2331 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Located at the famous Waldorf Hotel, Nonna’s Table offers Italian inspired food and a patio with umbrellas facing onto East Hastings Street. With a happy hour that can’t be beat, Nonna’s Table has a decent beer and wine selection, along with a handful of cocktails.
Address: 1489 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
With sandwiches, salads, and snacks galore, The Tuck Shoppe offers an exclusive little patio in front of the sidewalk off Union Street. Dive into a kale and cauliflower salad, a pork belly Cubano, and an ice cream sandwich, all while taking in the sights and sounds of Strathcona.
Address: 237 Union Street, Vancouver
The Poor Italian serves up classic Italian food like lasagna, gnocchi, and ravioli, all created in-house. Combine that with a fantastic patio, and an award-winning wine list that features over 250 vintage wines from around the world, and you have a recipe for a lovely summertime dinner.
Address: 3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Finch’s Market boasts a small, European-style sidewalk patio where you can enjoy a house breakfast with prosciutto, eggs, toast, and tomato, an avocado and walnut salad, and an assortment of sandwiches. After you’re done eating, you can peruse the grocery store for a curated selection of goods. A little slice of hipster heaven in the heart of Strathcona.
Address: 501 East Georgia Street, Vancouver