Best Mount Pleasant patios you should hang out at this season

Mar 29 2023, 11:00 pm

Mount Pleasant has long been a destination for folks looking for a chill vibe, but in recent years it’s also become somewhat of a food and drink haven in Vancouver.

With fantastic restaurant options, cool bars, more breweries that you can shake a stick at, and a general je ne sais quoi about it, Mount Pleasant is a go-to spot for patio season, too.

From oyster houses to craft breweries, here are some of the very best patios in Mount Pleasant you should definitely be hanging out on this season.

49th Parallel Café & Lucky’s Doughnuts


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Known for its excellent espresso-based drinks, local coffee roaster 49th Parallel on Main Street also has a welcoming side-street patio. Grab an iced latte, a sugar-coated Lucky’s doughnut, and enjoy the sweet sunshine at this neighbourhood hub.

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

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Smitty’s Oyster House

The former spot of the Five Point pub, this seafood house (which has its original location in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast) not only has oyster platters but it’s also got a killer patio, right on Main Street. Order the Po’ boy sliders and a pint and enjoy the primo people-watching spot.

Address: 3124 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-876-5810


Burgoo Bistro


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Burgoo’s Main Street outpost is home to an inviting, sun-laden patio. Situated right in the sweet spot for sunshine, along with the fact that the bistro-style restaurant dishes up a delicious mix of casual and hearty fare, makes Burgoo’s outdoor space a popular choice.

Address: 3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-873-1441

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Sprezzatura Restaurant


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Take a seat on Sprezzatura’s awesome patio and enjoy some quality pizza, antipasti, and wine. This is also the neighbourhood go-to for a sunny afternoon negroni or Aperol spritz, FYI.

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


JJ Bean


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Unquestionably one of Vancouver’s best coffee shop patios, the outdoor seating area at JJ Bean on Main Street is hard to beat. Grab a cup of joe and a snack, a patio seat, and watch the world go by.

Address: 3010 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-2326


Tocador Bar & Restaurant


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Cuban-inspired cocktails and bites on a patio? Sign us up. The patio at Tocador is small, but luckily it also opens up an additional street patio during the warmer months, too, making it that much easier to grab a Guava Spritz and platter of patatas bravas during sunny happy hours.

Address: 2610 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-2433

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The Narrow Lounge


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You’d be forgiven for walking straight past this hidden Mount Pleasant gem. This unmarked bar (watch out for the red light, which signals that the bar is either open or closed), is home to a secret but welcoming backyard patio. With strung-up lights and shady trees, this hideaway patio is the perfect place to chill on a slightly-too-hot summer afternoon.

Address: 1898 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-737-5206

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Anh & Chi


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Whether you want to soak in the sun or dine under romantic string lights, Anh and Chi’s patio is the perfect spot to enjoy the taste of award-winning, authentic, Vietnamese dishes and cocktails.

Address: 3388 Main Street, Vancouver,
Phone: 604-878-8883

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Browns Crafthouse Main Street

Whether you want to grab a quick bite, a full-course meal, or just a few drinks over happy hour, Browns Crafthouse is a classic spot for patio dining. The patio here is covered and is open during cooler months, too.

Address: 202 East 16th Avenue #202, Vancouver
Phone: 604-875-8416

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El Caminos


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El Camino has an extended patio where you can enjoy a variety of drinks and a wide selection of Latin American street foods from tacos, burritos, and other Latin American favourites. The huge patio here is covered, so it’s a great spot to chill even on rainy days.

Address: 3250 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-875-6246

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Pizzeria Grano

Pizzeria Grano serves plant-based pizzas, which can be enjoyed on its small but charming street-front patio. The patio here definitely gives off European vibes and is a definite must if you’re looking for both pizza and sun.

Address: 3240 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-876-5408

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Como Taperia


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Our favourite Spanish tapas joint has a great outdoor patio, but be warned that it can get very hot in this spot on late afternoons, as it’s west facing. Go for the anchovy stuffed olives or boquerones and a chilled glass of cava and you’ll forget all about the bright, bright sun.

Address:201 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-3100

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Sing Sing


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Beer, pho, and pizza are not typically paired together, but over at Sing Sing, it really works. Here, you can enjoy all of them and more out on the sunny patio. Sing Sing generally opens up its garage-style doors in the summer months, too, making the entire inside space feel a bit like a terrace. This spot also opens up some temporary street patio space later in the summer too.

Address: 2718 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9556


R&B Ale & Pizza House


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R&B Ale & Pizza House has a patio where you can enjoy some of the best beers in the city, as well as snacks, salads, sandwiches and of course, pizza. The patio here is sadly not dog friendly, but when it adds additional street patio space later in the season, dogs are welcome to join their owners there.

Address:1-54 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-0275

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La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop


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La Taqueria has a huge patio space, perfect for soaking up the sun while enjoying a variety of items on the menu like tacos, burritos and so much more. This spot is also perfect for a margarita, Mexican beer, and other cool drinks.

Address: 2450 Yukon Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-2549

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The Lido


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The Lido is one of the neighbourhood’s best watering holes. Not only is it a reliably good spot for a drink, but there is also a truly great hidden side garden patio situation, perfect for warm summer nights.

Address: 518 East Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-5436


The General Public

Sister restaurant of Kitsilano’s The Eatery, General Public has innovative sushi dishes, sake margaritas, and a really great street-side patio for sunshine and people-watching.

Address: 3289 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-4676


Nemesis Coffee


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With two other locations in Vancouver, Nemesis is dominating the coffee and croissant game in this city. The Mount Pleasant location on Great Northern Way is huge and also has a large outdoor patio right out front of Emily Carr University.

Address: 555 Great Northern Way, Vancouver


Forecast Coffee


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This cafe, in a former Starbucks location, serves coffee as well as beer, wine, and some cocktails. The spacious street-side patio is the perfect place to transition from an afternoon coffee to an early eve glass of wine.

Address: 2980 Main Street, Vancouver


Mercato di Luigi


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Run by the same folks as popular Italian joint Ask for Luigi, the recently opened Mercato operates in the former Oh Carolina space. With a lovely garden patio space both out front, facing 12th Avenue, as well as along the side of the building, this spot is ideal for sunny afternoons and fresh pasta.

Address: 580 E 12th Avenue, Vancouver


Bar Susu

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Run by the same folks behind Published on Main and Novella, Bar Susu is a natural wine bar and space for small plates located on Mount Pleasant’s 6th Avenue. The patio here is truly exceptional, with an awning for rainy days, charming bistro chairs, and a really good location for people-watching.

Address: 209 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver


Faculty Brewing


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Faculty’s small side patio is great for those looking to grab a flight from the craft brewery. It also tends to open up more street patio space later in the season.

Address: 1830 Ontario Street, Vancouver


Electric Bicycle


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One of the neighbourhood’s many breweries, Electric Bicycle has a colourful and spacious patio out front. Head here for fun beers, snacks, sunshine, and some sushi from its food program Sushi Radio.

Address: 20 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver


Steamworks – Mount Pleasant

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This massive taphouse is relatively new to the neighbourhood but has already become pretty popular among folks looking for a big patio to hang out on. It’s covered, too, meaning it’s good for all seasons.

Address: 2275 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-394-2275


Slim’s BBQ


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Slim’s has a sort of hidden back patio behind the restaurant, which means it’s a great destination to head to for bowls of mac n’ cheese, pitchers of sangria, and lazy afternoons.

Address: 2301 Main Street, Vancouver


Uncle Abe’s


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Probably one of our favourite patios of all time, Uncle Abe’s patio space is right out front and shared with neighbour spot Mitra Canteen. This means you can enjoy a pint of beer and a platter of chicken shawarma at the same time, which, to us, is heaven.

Address: 3032 Main Street, Vancouver


Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions

This newish spot has a retro, 1970s-feeling interior as well as two amazing patios: one in the front and one in the back. Head here for fun cocktails (slushie sangria!) and hot dogs on one of the coolest patio spaces in the city.

Address: 67 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver


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