Best patios in the West End

May 30 2016, 9:39 pm

Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver by crossing Burrard and heading westward to enjoy the relaxing West End and its many great patios.

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Beach Bay Café

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Photo courtesy Beach Bay Cafe + Patio

Not only does the former Raincity Grill spot house a refurbished, light-filled interior but it also offers diners a welcoming, 35-seat park-facing patio. With ocean views, Beach Bay Cafe’s patio is a terrific place to enjoy an al fresco weekend brunch (hello endless mimosas), lunch, and/or dinner.

Address: 1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7337
Twitter: @beachbaycafe

Cactus Club – English Bay

Residing along the sandy shores of English Bay, Cactus Club Cafe’s Beach Avenue locale has, inarguably, one of the best patios in the city. Offering spectacular ocean vistas, the waterfront setting is ideal for people watching, taking in the sunset, and sun seekers wanting a good dose of Vitamin D.

Address: 1790 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-2582
Twitter: @cactusclubcafe

The Blind Sparrow

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Photo courtesy The Blind Sparrow

During the warmer months this casual gastropub on Denman Street takes on a summery vibe thanks to its welcoming laneway patio. Grab a seat in the open air and you’ve got yourself sorted for the afternoon or evening.

Address: 751 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-687-1418
Twitter: @theblindsparrow

Teahouse Restaurant in Stanley Park

Set deep within Stanley Park near Third Beach, the Teahouse is a charming foodie destination. Whether you’re after brunch, lunch, or dinner, stop by on a warm summers day and take in all the gorgeous scenery that surrounds.

Address: 7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-3281
Twitter: @The_Teahouse

Score on Davie

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Apart from offering the most over-the-top Caesars (think everything but the kitchen sink atop a Caesar) this casual hangout on Davie Street is known for its laid back patio. Enjoy sunny times on their open air stretch of Davie street while digging into the pub’s comfort food.

1262 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-632-1646
Twitter: @SCOREonDaVIE

Upper Deck

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Photo courtesy Upper Deck

Davie Street’s Upper Deck restaurant is known for its Neapolitan-style pizza and sunny patio. On a sunny day, kick back in relaxed fashion and enjoy a wide variety of local craft beer, as well as the kitchen’s comforting fare.

Address: 1239 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-5761
Twitter: @UpperDeckDavie


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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
Twitter: @forageVancouver

Joe Fortes

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Photo courtesy Joe Fortes

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 on the restaurant’s signature seafood-focused dishes.

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

MARKET by Jean-Georges

MARKET by Jean-Georges’ delightful patio in Vancouver’s downtown core is a social gathering place for locals and visitors alike. The restaurant’s vibrant location and third floor vantage point grants amazing cityscape views.

 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-695-1115
Twitter: @MARKETjg_Van

The Roof at Black+Blue

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Photo courtesy Glowbal Group

Situated on the top of Black+Blue on Alberni Street, The Roof’s patio has been designed with a sophisticated late night crowd in mind. Indeed, the space has been decorated with ultra modern furnishings and open pit table fireplaces. Guests who are lucky enough to grab a seat on one of Vancouver’s largest rooftop patios, can enjoy a range of summery libations from the bar and appetizing plates from the kitchen’s menu selections.

Address: 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-637-0777
Twitter: @Glowbal_Group

The Boathouse – English Bay

Like its sibling restaurants, The Boathouse in English Bay has a striking waterfront view. Enjoy a relaxed meal at this casual seafood and steak joint, while watching the sun go down.

Address: 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-2225
Twitter: @BoathouseBC

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