There are so many reasons why we love summer time in Vancouver and rooftop patios definitely rank high. Sure, we’re no Toronto or NYC, but the few we have are worth boasting about. Here are the best rooftop patios to check out in downtown Vancouver:
7 Rio Brazilian Steakhouse
In addition to serving up delicious non-stop meat service, this all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse also has an awesome rooftop patio with views of Denman Street and English Bay! One of the few places in the city for authentic Brazilian churrasco (aka bbq.) Don’t forget to pair your dishes with a refreshing Caipirinha pitcher for some added Latin flaire!
Address |1122 Denman St, Vancouver
6 Market by Jean-Georges
Easy to miss but once you discover the rooftop at Market by Jean-Georges, you’ll keep coming back. Located on the third floor at the Shangri-La Hotel, Market by Jean-Georges feels more Provence than Vancouver and focuses on using seasonal ingredients to create dishes that are fresh and innovative. Not to be outdone, the cocktail menu is equally impressive with booze-free bevvies (we’re obsessed with the golden milk) for those staying off the juice.
The patio is open Thursday & Fridays, from 4-7pm with live music!
Address | 1115 Alberni St, Vancouver
5 The Keg – Yaletown
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.
Cocktail hour runs daily from 4-6pm and late night from 10pm-close.
Address |1011 Mainland St, Vancouver
4 Joe Fortes
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.
Legendary in Vancouver, service here is top-notch and for the winos – Joe Fortes has over 300 wines to choose from. Rose on the patio, anyone?
Address |777 Thurlow St, Vancouver
3 The Roof at Black+ Blue
Open rain or shine, year-round, The Roof at Black+Blue deserves praise for its decor. Ample seating, LED block chairs, and fireplaces fill up the space to create a cozy and intimate vibe. Happy hour runs daily from 2:30pm – 6:00pm.
Address |1032 Alberni St, Vancouver
2 Reflections: The Garden Terrace
To ignite serious FOMO, look no further than Reflections: The Garden Terrace at award-winning Rosewood Hotel Georgia. This spot is so chic and the perfect space to celebrate occasions both big and small from friends visiting from out of town to birthday bashes and even engagements.
Enjoy tapas-style sharing plates and some of the fanciest cocktails in the city.
Address |801 W Georgia St, Vancouver
1 D/6 Bar & Lounge
On top of the Parq Casino and Douglas Hotel with picture-perfect views of the Vancouver skyline and BC Place, you’ll find D/6 Bar & Lounge. This swanky joint is open daily from 11am – late and serves up lunch, dinner, and snacks (including boozy popsicles!!)
Address |39 Smithe St, Vancouver