It's patio season in Vancouver!
Here in Vancouver, it’s patio season, and with the weather beginning to warm up, it’s looking like a summer full of delicious food, refreshing cocktails, and breathtaking views at some of the city’s trendiest patios!
Bring your closest friends together, go out to a patio, and take advantage of everything Vancouver has to offer. The Pacific Northwest’s breathtaking sights and sounds can be enjoyed while you relax in the sun and catch up with friends and family over a delicious meal or drink.
We’ve rounded up the 20 best patio restaurants in Vancouver to help you make the most of your endless summer. The hardest part will be choosing where to go.
Our picks for the best patio restaurants in Vancouver
Come and enjoy the breathtaking views of Coal Harbour and North Vancouver with a wrap around patio at Miku. Enjoy some of the most creative artisan beverages and famous Aburi food while people-watching as the cruise ships come in. Here you will find a totally unique eating experience that is created by fusing traditional Japanese flavours and methods with regional, west coast ingredients.
Located at the highest point in Vancouver, Seasons in the Park is known for it’s spectacular views. Enjoy grilled local salmon or Fraser Valley chicken on their restaurant patio while you admire the view of downtown Vancouver on a sunny evening.
If you haven’t checked out Reflections Garden Terrace, now is the time! Surrounded by vibrant flowers and greenery, this makes for the perfect ambience. This is the ideal date night location, complete with light tapas, creative cocktails, and soft lighting.
4. The Sandbar
Tucked away on Granville Island is The Sandbar, a seafood restaurant with food as great as its views. The patio sits right under the Granville Bridge making for a unique and interesting dining experience. Pair that with the ocean views and you have one of the best restaurant patios in all of Vancouver.
This rooftop patio is a plant-lover’s dream with whimsical décor and a large collection of foliage surrounding the tables. Stop in for their happy hour from 2:30 to 5:00pm everyday and see for yourself why The Roof has one of the best patios of any Vancouver restaurant.
If you’re looking for a tranquil haven in the middle of downtown Vancouver, look no further than Minami. Their Aburi dishes of meats and seafood combined with Japanese and West Coast influence, take you on a journey of your own. Combined with traditional sake and specialty cocktails you’ll leave feeling fully immersed in Japanese culture.
Located in a quiet neighborhood street, Home St Cafe makes for the perfect date night location, with its historic charm that forms the ambiance of the entire venue. Known for its fire engine red rotisserie, this restaurant serves the best in roasted proteins – you can smell the deliciousness from across the street. Join them for happy hour everyday from 2:30pm-5:30pm.
The Tap & Barrel in Olympic village has a large patio overlooking the ocean and sunset views at the right time of day. Come in the evening for a post-work cocktail or gather on the patio for Sunday morning brunch. Either way, you’ll have the ocean wind blowing through your hair.
Enjoy a cocktail or a hand-crafted meal on the seawall at Ancora. This restaurant specializes in Peruvian-Japanese fusion, a unique mix of two robust cuisines. Join them on their patio for their happy hour from 2:30 to 5:00pm to take advantage of $2 oysters and $8 glasses of rose.
Crafts English Bay location also deserves a spot on our list. Their patio has it all: ocean views, daily drink specials, and an old-school very photogenic VW van. Stop by on Sunday for all-day happy hour featuring food and drink starting at $4.
Located on the other side of the seawall in Coal Harbour is Cardero’s, an elegant restaurant serving up fresh seafood and comfort dishes. Their patio is heated, covered, and has views of the mountains on the North Shore. It’s an ideal choice for rainy days or lunch break rendezvous.
Not only does LIFT have a menu full of regionally sourced fare, they also have an award winning patio to boot. With fireplaces for colder evenings and mountain views, LIFT is a great choice for an intimate dinner date with that special someone in your life.
Also in the area is the infamous Cactus Club in Coal Harbour. This highly sought-after patio restaurant is located right next to the Vancouver Convention Centre and is a perpetually lively and packed place to be, no matter what time of day it is.
If you’re in to people-watching, then the Coast patio may be the best pick for you. Their patio is situated in the front of the restaurant on Alberni street, making for ample opportunities to observe passerby’s while you enjoy your meal of freshly prepared seafood.
15. Italian Kitchen
Italian Kitchen on Burrard has a charming Tuscany-inspired patio with bright red umbrellas and flowers that bloom in the spring. Although the heated patio of this Vancouver restaurant can be enjoyed year round, it’s especially pleasant on a warm summer evening after work.
If you’re a lover of fresh seafood and a rooftop balcony on a summers day, then Joe Fortes is for you. With a range of dishes focused on natural flavors and the finest ingredients, Joe Fortes brings elegance to your plate.
If food and drinks in the forest is more your thing, then Stanley Park Brewing may have the patio for you. This restaurant is located in the heart of Stanley Park and has a large patio with plenty of space for social distancing.
18. The Victor
The Victor at Parq Vancouver is certainly one of the most unique patio restaurants here in the city. The patio overlooks the hotel’s beautifully manicured terraces, as well as BC Place. Come in the evening to see the famous arena all lit up while you enjoy a dinner crafted by world-class chefs.
19. Sing Sing
Sing Sing is the hot new spot that’s taken Main Street by storm. The have an eclectic menu of pizza and pho and an open-air dining situation that makes the whole place feel like one big patio. Order a beer and a kimchi grilled cheese and you’ll see why Sing Sing is a cult favorite here in Vancouver.
20. Earls on Robson
What this Vancouver patio lacks in size, it makes up for in charm. Head to the back of the restaurant and you’ll find an intimate patio setting surrounded by high rises with socially distanced tables, lush plants, and adorable twinkling lights.
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