Best patios in the Tri-Cities

May 15 2017, 5:03 am

If you’re looking for an open air venue beyond the Vancouver city limits where you can soak up the sun, here’s where you can find the best patios in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody (AKA the Tri-Cities).

Cactus Club Coquitlam

With a ton of seating, a covered area, and umbrellas galore, the wraparound patio at Cactus Club Cafe’s Coquitlam location is a great spot to kick back and relax on a warm summer’s day.

Address: 110-101 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam
Instagram: @cactusclubcafe

JOEY – Coquitlam

JOEY Coquitlam’s casual 79-seat patio is prime real estate on a sunny day. The L-shaped, open air spot features a fire pit and over head lamps, which provide just the right amount of light for when an afternoon of drinking turns into an evening of drinking.

Address: 550 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Instagram: @JOEYRestaurants

The Gillnetter Pub

Sitting on the banks of the Pitt River, the patio at the Gillnetter is a local favourite. With a seafood forward menu, as well as traditional pub classics, it’s the perfect spot (if you’re 19+) to sit and sip the afternoon away. They even have an AYCE breakfast buffet on Sundays for $13.95.

Address: 1864 Argue Street, Port Coquitlam

Earls Port Coquitlam

Earls Poco is a popular spot for sun seekers. The 140-seat patio offers endless sunshine and a relaxed vibe. Under strung up lanterns and umbrellas, enjoy Earls’ solid menu choices, along with a refreshing beverage or two.

Address: 2850 Shaugnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Instagram: @EarlsPoco

The Burke Beer House

It’s a bit smaller, but The Burke Beer House’s covered 20-seat patio is a great place to hang out and linger, especially on a sunny afternoon. Grab a seat and tuck into comforting dishes, and complete your meal with an ice cold pint.

Address: 2099 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam
Instagram: @theburkebeerhouse

Yellow Dog Brewing

Photo courtesy Yellow Dog Brewing

Photo courtesy of Yellow Dog Brewing

Situated among several industrial buildings on Murray Street, family-run Yellow Dog Brewing not only boasts an impressive open concept space but it also features a welcoming yard. While it’s not a traditional patio, the area is surrounded by trees and complete with picnic tables.

Address: 1-2817 Murray Street, Port Moody
Instagram: @YellowDogBeer

John B Neighbourhood Pub

A staple in the neighbourhood for nearly four decades, John B has 86 beers on tap and brings live music four nights a week. They take a spin on traditional bar food to bring something for everyone, and have a big patio ready for you to take in the sun.

Address: 1000 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
Instagram: @johnbpub

Brew Street Craft & Kitchen

Photo courtesy Brew Street Craft & Kitchen

Photo courtesy Brew Street Craft & Kitchen

Residing in the space that once belonged to the Golden Spike Pub, Brew Street Craft & Kitchen features a fresh, locally sourced menu, 100 beers on tap, and a sunny patio. The outdoor space features fire pits, couches, and a scattering of tables and chairs.

Address: 3224 St. John’s Street, Port Moody
Instagram: @BrewStPortMoody

Orrange Kitchen + Bar


“Killer cocktails, kick-ass eats, and nothing but love.” That’s what you’ll find at Orrange – just throw in some sun and your patio is complete.

Address: 111-1125 Nicole Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Instagram: @orrangekitchen