The best patios in Vancouver

the patio at 1931 gallery bistro at the vancouver art gallery

Vancouver lives for the outdoors, whether it’s hiking, biking, or relaxing on a patio – sipping, eating and preferably with the sun shining. That explains why we have so many and why this list was very difficult to pick the best of the best, but here it is (in no particular order)…

22 Mahony’s Tavern

False Creek

All the traditions of a casual Irish pub, with the west coast stylings of good food and even better views.  Mahony’s Tavern in False Creek is a summertime classic and the perfect destination to hang out at on the water. It’s located right on the False Creek seawall so it’s the perfect meeting spot by boat or fuel pitstop on a stroll along the water.

Where | 601 Stamps Landing
Website | Instagram

the patio at Mahony's Tavern
Photo Cred | @mahonystavern

21 Fairmont Pacific Rim

Coal Harbour

Born out of Covid restrictions, Coal Harbour’s Fairmont Pacific Rim (Pac Rim to locals) set up a beautiful patio right outside, in collaboration with Westbank, who’s dedicated to beauty, art and architecture. There is an elevated food truck, live music, IG-worthy backdrops and rosé that flows all day.

Where | 1038 Canada Place
Website | Instagram

the patio at fairmont pacific rim in Vancouver
Photo Cred | @fairmontpacific

20 Reflections: The Garden Terrace


Known as the garden oasis in the heart of the city, Reflections is one of the most beautiful patios that will whisk you away to a far away place (probably in some classy European town).

Where | 801 W. Georgia Street
Website | Instagram

reflections garden terrace at the rosewood hotel georgia
Photo Cred | @rosewoodhotelgeorgia

19 H Tasting Lounge

Coal Harbour

With views of the harbour and north shore mountains, a whimsical setting and some of the boujeest cocktails and afternoon teas, H Tasting Lounge is a must for a sun-drenched day in your Sunday Best.

Where | 1601 Bayshore Drive
Website | Instagram

the patio at H Tasting Lounge at Westin Bayshore in Vancouver
Photo Cred | @htastinglounge

18 1931 Gallery Bistro


The 1931 Gallery Bistro is one of Vancouver’s best hidden gems.  Located at Vancouver’s iconic Art Gallery, the bistro offers dine-in or take-out options and artsy takes on classic cocktails.

Where | 750 Hornby Street
Website | Instagram

the patio at 1931 gallery bistro at the vancouver art gallery
Photo Cred | @1931gallerybistro

17 Cactus Club Cafe

English Bay / Coal Harbour / Yaletown

Cactus Club is a Vancouver staple, as any local will tell you. They’ve somehow managed to get some of the best real estate in the city, so views and people watching are especially exciting.

Where | Multiple locations
Website | Instagram

the patio on the beach at English Bay Cactus Club in Vancouver
Photo Cred | @cactusclubcafe

16 CRAFT Beer Market

English Bay

Newly(ish) opened with the amazing views of English Bay, we have a feeling CRAFT will be the hot spot of the summer, because who doesn’t love beer, burgers, pizza and beach?

Where | 1795 Beach Avenue
Website | Instagram

the patio at Craft Beer Market Vancouver
Photo Cred | @craftbeeryvr

15 Lift Bar + Grill

Coal Harbour

Possibly one of the most underrated patios, Lift gets its name because it’s literally on stilts in the harbour. A great place for some snacks, wine and enjoy the backdrops of the west coast.

Where | 333 Menchion Mews
Website | Instagram

the patio at Life Bar + Grill in Vancouver
Photo Cred | @liftbarandgrill

14 Brewhall

Olympic Village

A brew house, arcade, games room, lounge, restaurant, patio, basically Brewhall is your one-stop shop for fun. It’s also a rare brewery that actually uses fresh and local ingredients in all their menu items.

Where | 97 E. 2nd Avenue
Website | Instagram

4 people posing for a picture with beers at Brewhall in Vancouver
Photo Cred | @brewhall

13 The Roof at Black + Blue


Black and Blue’s The Roof has been a staple in Vancouver for a very long time and it’s no wonder why. The garden oasis rooftop patio is so warm and welcoming with fireplaces, a retractable roof, and fabulous cocktails. You’ll immediately feel like you’ve traveled somewhere else.

Where |1032 Alberni Street
Website | Instagram

the roof patio at black and blue restaurant in vancouver
Photo Cred | @bandbsteak

12 The Victor

Entertainment District

On top of the Parq Casino and Douglas Hotel with picture-perfect views of the Vancouver skyline, BC Place, next to a pond, you’ll find The Victor. A swanky surf n’ turf restaurant that has expanded their patio for extra enjoyment this summer.

Where | 39 Smithe Street
Website | Instagram

The Victor rooftop patio at Parq Vancouver by the pond
Photo Cred | @thevictorvancouver

11 Seasons in the Park

South Cambie

Located in one of the most beautiful parks in Vancouver – Queen Elizabeth – Seasons in the Park is an icon and a beautiful destination for charcuterie, wine and views of the city from afar.

Where | Queen Elizabeth Park, W. 33rd Avenue + Cambie Street
Website | Instagram

a patio table at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver
Photo Cred | @seasonsinqepark

10 Joe Fortes

Robson Street

With one of the best happy hours in the city, an oyster bar and a garden rooftop patio made to soak up all of the sunshine – it’s no surprise Joe Fortes is a popular hangout, especially during the summer months.

Where | 777 Thurlow Street
Website | Instagram

patio tables at Joe Fortes Vancouver
Photo Cred | @joefortesvan

9 The Keg


The place to see and be seen, the rooftop at The Keg in Yaletown is always in hot demand and open year-round. In addition to the surrounding urban skyline, many set their eyes on The Keg for its happy hour specials.

Where |1011 Mainland Street
Website | Instagram

people laughing sitting at a patio table
Photo Cred | @shitmimisays

8 Brix & Mortar


Brix has not one, but two patios and one of them is so beautiful that people get married there.  Chandeliers, greenery and exposed brick are the perfect setting to any patio day (or night).

Where | 1137 Hamilton Street
Website | Instagram

the patio at Brix and Mortar Vancouver
Photo Cred | @brix_vancouver

7 Earl’s Robson

Robson Street

Another underrated patio spot in Vancouver is Earl’s on Robson. The back patio rooftop feels just like a backyard with chill vibes and the best happy hour in town.

Where | 1185 Robson Street
Website | Instagram

summer drinks on a patio at Earl's
Photo Cred | @earlsrobson

6 Joey Shipyards

North Vancouver

Joey Shipyards is one of their newest locations and latest addition to the up-and-coming shipyards space in Lower Lonsdale. Elevated above the water with views of downtown and all your fav Joey food and drinks.

Where | 125 Victory Ship Way
Website | Instagram

a girl sitting on a patio in front of the water
Photo Cred | @ckjerside23

5 Local Kits


Kits Beach’s local watering hole (hence the name Local) is a hot spots, even if you don’t live in Kits and actually cross a bridge. If you’re looking for great Caesars, amazing handhelds and a good time, this is it.

Where | 2210 Cornwall Avenue
Website | Instagram

the patio a The Local Kits
Photo Cred | @localpubliceatery

4 The Beach House

West Vancouver

West Vancouver’s best spot, just got even better (and bigger) with an extended oceanside patio to accommodate more sun-chasers, where you can find peace and serenity outside the city.

Where | 150 25th Street, West Vancouver
Website | Instagram

the patio at Beach House Restaurant
Photo Cred | @beachhouserestaurant

3 Dockside

Granville Island

Canopies and yachts and sunshine, oh my. Dockside feels like somewhere in the south of France, without the plane ticket and the 9 hour travel. Perfect for some Sunday Funday mimosas.

Where | 1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Website | Instagram

the patio at Dockside restaurant Vancouver
Photo Cred | @docksidevancouver

2 Glowbal


Feel free as a bird sitting in a giant birdcage. The Glowbal Group is a legendary in Vancouver and this patio is one of the reasons why. It’s class and style and one of the best weekend brunches, with complimentary mini donuts and smoothie shots.

Where | 590 W. Georgia Street
Website | Instagram

the birdcage patio table at Glowbal Restaurant in Vancouver
Photo Cred | @glowbalrestaurant

1 Giardino


One of the oldest restaurants in Vancouver, Giardino’s garden patio knows what perfection is.  A tuscan-inspired experience from the decor and artwork to the mediterranean dishes, it’s truly a magical spot.

Where | 1328 Hornby Street
Website | Instagram

the patio at Giardino's Vancouver
Photo Cred | @giardinovan

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