Best patios in Olympic Village to check out this season

Apr 15 2022, 4:00 pm

Vancouver’s Olympic Village is a top-notch destination to indulge in quality food and beverage, for locals and visitors alike.

Located in Southeast False Creek, this neighbourhood boasts some incredible waterfront patios, and some terrific sun traps tucked along its streets.

Here are some of the best patios in or around Olympic Village.

The Flying Pig — Olympic Village


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The Flying Pig in Olympic Village has a cozy patio where you can sit and enjoy some comfort food. You can make reservations for the patio online, or show up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Address: 127 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-569-1111

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Tap & Barrel — Olympic Village


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One of the best large patios in the city, Tap & Barrel’s Olympic Village location is right on the water with views of the rest of the city. They’ve got a huge beer list as well as an extensive menu of other dishes just made for enjoying in the sunshine.

Address: 75 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Phone: 604- 685-2223

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With several other locations that also have patios, Tractor is a great spot for a healthy lunch and some vitamin D. The Olympic Village location is quite spacious, making it a great spot to dine outside.

Address: 1751 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-343-1590

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Terra Breads


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Terra Breads has everything from pastries to breakfast to sandwiches to salads, making it an excellent spot for a lunch in the sunshine. The Olympic Village location is spacious and right on the waterfront, too.

Address: 1605 Manitoba Street,Ā Vancouver
Phone: 604-877-1183

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Ophelia Mexican Kitchen

With great cocktails, authentic Mexican cuisine, and a welcoming patio, it’s no wonder Ophelia is one of our top choices for outdoor dining in this neighbourhood.

Address: 165 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-800-5253

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CRAFT Beer Market

CRAFT Beer has one of the biggest patios around, which is a good thing because its beer list is massive and deserves some time. They’ve also got cocktails, wine, and an extensive menu ā€“ plus a killer happy hour deal.

Address: 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-709-2337

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Nook — Olympic Village


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In the mood for some good Italian food? Make your way over to Nook in Olympic Village for some mouthwatering pizza, pasta, and burrata. The patio is first-come, first-served, but worth waiting for if you can get a spot.

Address: 195 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-6248

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With a street-side patio, extensive burger menu, and a large selection of local craft beer, Brewhall is a must-stop for patio seekers. Order the curly fries and you’re basically in heaven.

Address:Ā 97 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-709-8623


Faculty Brewing Co.

Faculty Brewing, the self-proclaimed “open-source, green-practice driven, friendly & inclusive craft brewery,” is a hidden gem on the edge of Olympic Village and Mount Pleasant. They’re a busy spot on nice weekends, so you might have to wait for a patio spot, but it’s worth the wait.

Address: 1830 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778- 716-6794

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JJ Bean — Olympic Village


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With a few tables and chairs outside and some of the best coffee in the city, JJ Bean’s Olympic Village location is a great spot for a sunny afternoon pick-me-up. Plus, this location is right across from a dog park so expect to see lots of cute four-legged furry friends.

Address: 188 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604- 559-8965


Bao Down


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Serving up some incredible bao buns ā€“ with fixings like fried chicken with kimchi and braised pork belly ā€“ Bao Down also has a great little patio out front. Order a pitcher of sangria with a couple of friends and you’ve got a perfect patio situation.

Address: 115 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-5226


Gusto a Taste of Italy

This Italian delicatessen, gelateria, and pizzeria also has a surprisingly good patio out front. Stop by for some gelato, an espresso, or a cannoli and enjoy an afternoon of people watching in the Olympic Village plaza. Oh, and they do Aperol Spritz for happy hour, too ā€“ do with that information what you will.

Address: 610 Salt Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-874-8786


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