14 top patios in Vancouver you need to visit this summer

Apr 25 2019, 10:32 am

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There’s a reason we pay premium prices for our houses and parking spots folks, and that reason is that Vancouver is beautiful, and it’s often sunny and stunning to boot.

So naturally, in a city this unbelievably scenic and warm in the summer, there’s a ton of great patios to settle down on and enjoy a glass of rosé, plate of oysters, and a healthy dose of sunshine.

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Whether you’re after a delicious grub, a killer drink list, or top-notch people watching viewpoints, here are our top picks for patios in Vancouver.

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


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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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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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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Mahony & Sons – Stamps Landing


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This spot offers Irish pub fare, a great beer list, and most importantly, an absolute sun trap of a patio. Whether you’re coming by bike, foot, or Aquabus, Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing location is definitely worth one of your summer afternoons.

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

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This celebrated Yaletown sushi restaurant offers incredible eats and a delightful hidden patio to match. It’s intimate and surrounded by a beautiful garden – you instantly forget which neighbourhood you’re relaxing in once you sit here for a while.

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

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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Yaletown

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The Keg’s Yaletown rooftop patio is one of the most sought-after open air spaces in the city, spend an hour or two on it and you’ll understand why. Expect the classic Keg eats you know and love in a lively outdoor vibe.

Address: 1011 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-633-2534

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TAPshack – Burrard Bridge


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The TAPshack located under the Burrard Bridge near the seawall has a sweet patio with a view for people watching. A popular spot for those on wheels who need a mid-bike ride beer, TAPshack also has a long daily happy hour (2 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close), making it a great place to hang for an extended chill sesh.

Address: 1012 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-687-6455

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Tap & Barrel – Olympic Village


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This epic heated patio is open year-round, but its views of Science World, BC Place, and Rogers Arena are definitely best served hot in the summer. Tape & Barrels other locations have amazing views too, but this one has got to be our favourite.

Address: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-2223

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The Roof at Black + Blue


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A true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Black + Blue’s rooftop not only offers a great selection of food and drinks but also a great atmosphere with ample opportunity for people watching.

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

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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


The Local


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The Local Public Eatery is an obvious choice and it’s not hard to see why. Both of this spot’s Vancouver locations, Gastown and Kitsilano, boast a view of a bustling historic downtown square and a beachy landscape, respectively. Undoubtedly two of the best places to head with a bigger (and dare I say, rowdier ) group, Local definitely does patios right.

Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-3589

Address: 3 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Phone:  778-737-4277

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Cactus Club – English Bay


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New to feel like you’re stepping out to Miami Beach? Just take a seat at Cactus Club English Bay. Beachfront, water views, and palm trees – what more could you ask for during patio season? Other than sangria, of course.

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

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