13 hidden patios in Vancouver you need to visit this summer

May 7 2019, 10:54 am

Whether you’re hiding from your ex, life’s responsibilities, or absolutely nothing at all, there’s no denying that Vancouverites love themselves a well-hidden patio.

This city has an awesome array of secluded, enclosed, and elevated outdoor spaces, we’ve compiled a handy list of the top tucked away outdoor spaces in Vancouver to hit up when the sun is shining brightly.

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The Arbor


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This made-from-scratch plant-based eatery and bar has an awesome patio tucked off Main Street. Head here to enjoy some grub among the greenery, strings of lights, and colourful outdoor furniture.

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

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Kingston Taphouse & Grille


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There’s a tropical oasis behind the scenes at Kingston Taphouse and Grille in downtown Vancouver, and you’ve got to make a point to enjoy it this summer. Palm trees, fountains, and good drinks, what more could you ask for?

Address: 755 Richards Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-7011

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Gotham Steakhouse & Bar

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Gotham Steakhouse offers diners an urban garden oasis complete with a ton of lush greenery. Hidden to folks just passing by on Seymour Street, we can’t think of a better spot to enjoy a perfectly-cooked steak or lobster cobb salad on a summer’s day.

Address: 615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-605-8282

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Giardino Restaurant


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Umberto Menghi’s Giardino Restaurant is home to a beautiful hideaway, 80-seat garden patio. With the eatery’s red-tiled roof, stone exterior, and lush garden, diners will feel as though they’ve been transported to Tuscany.

Address: 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-2422

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This celebrated Yaletown sushi restaurant offers incredible eats and a delightful hidden patio to match. It‚Äôs intimate and surrounded by a beautiful¬†garden ‚Äď you instantly forget which neighbourhood you‚Äôre relaxing in once you sit here for a while.

Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-8080

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Cafe Il Nido


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The romantic courtyard patio at Cafe Il Nido is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and some traditional Italian food. This spot just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Robson Street and offers a getaway from the city.

Address: 780 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-6436

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Via Tevere Pizzeria


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This much-loved East Vancouver pizza and pasta spot actually boasts a quaint hidden patio too. Via Tevere does not take reservations on its patio, but it’s open from Tuesday to Sunday at 5 pm so be sure to stop in an check out this cozy hidden space.

Address: 1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-1803


D/6 Bar and Lounge


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This awesome hidden rooftop patio offers guests a menu of eats like sushi, salads, paninis, wings, charcuterie, and flatbreads daily from 11 am to 9 pm. D/6’s lounge has been fitted with a fully-stocked outdoor bar along with a fully-enclosed area so patrons can enjoy the space on rainy days too.

Address: 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-683-7277


Market by Jean-Georges


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Market by Jean-George at the Shangri-La Vancouver will be officially opening its hidden garden terrace on May 9. This outdoor lounge is tucked away from sight but its spacious area, weekend brunches, and happy hour from 3 to 6 pm keep people coming back for more.

Address:¬†Market by Jean-Georges in the Shangri La ‚Äď 3rd floor of 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-695-1115

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The Narrow Lounge


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It’s super easy to miss this hidden gem located in Mount Pleasant, but here’s a tip: look for the red light. This signals whether The Narrow Lounge is open or not, and if it is, we urge you to head to the backyard patio which comes complete with kitschy decor and trees.

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

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Reflections: The Garden Terrace


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This elegant outdoor lounge, located in the inner courtyard of the Hotel Rosewood Georgia’s fourth floor, is known for its outdoor bar, light tapas-inspired dishes, and magical laid-back vibe.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-673-7043

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Joe Fortes


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Joe Fortes is an institution in the Vancouver food scene that brings a lot with it, including an unmatched rooftop garden patio. This awesome spot comes with expert service and a relaxing paradise-like atmosphere.

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

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Guu Garden


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Did someone say $9 Mega beers? Head to this hopping izakaya for brews the size of your head, Japanese tapas, sake, and a sweet patio tucked away above the hustle of Nelson Street.

Address: 888 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-0855


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