22 fantastic dog-friendly patios in Vancouver

May 3 2023, 7:30 pm

Vancouver may be an outdoorsy city with plenty of pups, but it’s also notorious for not being very dog-friendly when it comes to transit, dining, or home rentals.

This is why dog-friendly patios are such a big deal here – the moment the weather turns warm, there’s nothing else quite like bringing your four-legged friend along with you for a patio drink.

Lucky for us, there are quite a few eateries in and around the city with pup-friendly policies, which means your pooch can enjoy patio privileges alongside you.

We don’t like to leave our four-legged friends at home and we know you feel the same. So next time you decide to go out for a coffee or a meal along with your pup, check out these joints that provide a welcoming space for your pup.

Here are our picks for the best dog-friendly patios in the city.

Downtown

Relish the Pub

There’s a little something for everyone at Relish, including your furry companions. Dogs are welcome on their patio, so you can enjoy this spot’s pub fare and refreshing drinks without needing to leave the pup at home.

Address: 888 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-1962

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East Van

Superflux Beer Company

Our canine friends are allowed inside for once, but just in the front bar area or the outside patio. Speaking of dogs, try Superflux’s hot dogs, especially during its Hot Dog Happy Hour where you can get the feature hot dog and 12 oz draft beer for $15.

Address: 505 Clark Drive, Vancouver

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Uncle Abe’s

 

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Uncle Abe’s made waves when it announced its dog-positive patio and a special menu just for dogs. Its “dogtails” also have a version for humans so you and your pup can have matching drinks.

Address: 3032 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-788-6120

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The Arbor

The Arbor is known for its delicious plant-based menu and zen garden, but did you know the front bar patio is dog-friendly? Get here early as seating is limited.

Address: 3941 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-3256

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East Van Brewing Co.

East Van Brewing has a large curbside patio that’s complete with picnic tables, as well as umbrellas to provide shade for you and your pup on the sunniest days. The dog-loving staff is also on hand to provide water bowls to make sure your four-legged friend feels as comfortable and happy as you are.

Address: 1675 Venables Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-3822

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False Creek

Mahony’s Tavern False Creek

 

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Mahony’s Tavern has a dog-friendly area on its patio, but it’s first come, first served. Nothing wrong with getting there a little early though and enjoying the water view, watching the boats go by, with a drink in hand.

Address: 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Phone: 604-876-0234

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The Wicklow Pub

 

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If Mahony’s is full, check out The Wicklow Pub next door, as it also has a dog-friendly patio. It’s a great place for brunch, happy hour or just a casual drink with a gorgeous view.

Address: 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-0821

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Provence Marinaside

For something a little more upscale, enjoy some French cuisine at Provence Marinaside near the Cambie Bridge. This spot has a roadside patio open on days with nice weather where you can bring your dog. If you go on Wednesday, you might be able to catch a live jazz performance too.

Address: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-4144

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Gastown

6 Acres

 

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6 Acres is a British gastropub in the heart of Gastown. This spot is proud of its dog-friendly patio and isn’t shy to welcome four-legged friends.

Address: 203 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-488-0110

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Kitsilano

The Cider House

 

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If you’re in Kitsilano, go to The Cider House. Refreshing ciders with your dog on the patio? Yes, please! Did we mention that this spot’s menu is 100% vegan?

Address: 1602 Yew Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-1975

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Kokomo

 

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Bring your pup to Kokomo’s bright pink dog-friendly patio in Kitsilano and enjoy a refreshing smoothie or a fresh, healthy plant-based bowl or wrap. It’s right in the heart of Kits, so if you’re looking for a shopping break or lunch after hitting the beach, this is a great spot.

Address: 2028 Vine Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-5017

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Mount Pleasant

Good Co. Bars

 

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Dogs are good company, can we agree on that? So does the Good Co. Bar Main Street location. You can leash your dog underneath the table on their beautiful wooden roadside patio. There are options for everyone, including those with dietary restrictions.

Address: 2904 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-565-6246

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Sprezzatura

 

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Dine al fresco with your best furry friend at Sprezzatura in Mount Pleasant, a casual Italian restaurant with a focus on pizza rather than pasta.

Address: 265 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-876-6333

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Tacofino Ocho

There’s lots of room for you and your pup at Tacofino Ocho’s roadside patio, as it stretches pretty far up the block. Get fired up, as this location specializes in char-grilled meat and veggie dishes.

Address: 8 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-709-0015

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49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

 

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All three 49th Parallel locations are super dog-friendly, and both the Kitsilano and Main Street locations provide space to tie your furry friend near you. The downtown location lets you have your pup on the patio so you can enjoy a cup of coffee with your pooch right beside you.

Address: 689 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-4905

Address: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-872-4901

Address: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-420-4901

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Main Street Brewing

This Mount Pleasant brewery has temporary patio tables set up for the summer, so both you and your pup can enjoy its craft beers in the sunshine. It also offers a water bowl so your pal doesn’t get thirsty.

Address: 261 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver

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33 Acres Brewing

This local favourite has a spacious seasonal patio that also happens to welcome four-legged friends. Grab a glass of your favourite brew and invite your pup along for an afternoon in the sun.

Address: 15 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver

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Uncle Abe’s

 

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At this Main Street bar, dogs aren’t only welcome but encouraged. Uncle Abe’s offers a dog play area on the patio, special treats, as well as Vancouver’s first “dogtails” – non-alcoholic cocktails for your canine friends.

Address: 3032 Main Street, Vancouver

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River District

Dogwood Brewing

 

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It’s no surprise that Dogwood Brewing is pro-dog – it’s in the name. Not only does it encourage you to bring your puppy to the patio, but Dogwood also supports fundraisers for animal charities and hosts dog-friendly comedy nights too.

Address: 8284 Sherbrooke Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-325-3693

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Strathcona

Container Brewing

 

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Container Brewing loves dogs; they even have a section on their website about it. Dogs are definitely welcome on the patio here. Check out Container’s Instagram highlights to see more canine guests who have come to visit. The tasting room itself serves small snacks, but the brewery has also partnered with a food truck, should you require a little more substance.

Address: 1216 Franklin Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-404-0657

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Strathcona Beer Company

The three Ps – pizza, pups, and patios – make for a winning combo at Strathcona Beer Company. The tasting room is vibrant, and from time to time, there’s live music to entertain the crowd.

Address: 895 Hastings St E, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-9050

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UBC

Biercraft Wesbrook

 

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Biercraft is known for its selection of Belgian beers. Now you can enjoy a flight with your pupper by your side on their dog-friendly patio. It is also conveniently close to Pacific Spirit Park, so you and the dog can go for a little adventure before or after the drink.

Address: 3340 Shrum Lane, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-2437

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