Best Patios in Vancouver

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‘Tis the season for outdoor dining! Here are the best restaurant patios in Vancouver. Please note: this list is strictly focused on quality of patio, not food.

Best Patios in Coal Harbour

Lift Bar & Grill

Lift Bar and Grill Coal Harbour

333 Menchions Mews | 604-689-5438 $$$ | West Coast

Arguably one of the best spots for a patio, Lift has you right on the water, overlooking Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. Visit website

Cardero's

1583 Coal Harbour Quay | 604-669-7666 $$$ | West Coast

Perched atop Coal Harbour's Marina, Cardero's is a prime spot for a drink and a view. Watch the seaplanes land and take off with the North Shore's beautiful mountains in the background. Visit website

Cactus Club (Coal Harbour)

1085 Canada Place | 604-620-7410 $$$ | West Coast

This is the largest Cactus Club to date, and for a reason. Enjoy panoramic views of the North Shore and Stanley Park while sitting right next to history - Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Cauldron. Visit website

Best Patios in Downtown Vancouver

Black + Blue

Black and Blue Roof Patio

1032 Alberni St | 604-637-0777 $$$ | Steakhouse

Dining outside on The Roof, Black+Blue’s third floor outdoor restaurant, will set you up for a nice view of the Vancouver skyline. Visit website

Market by Jean-Georges

1115 Alberni Street | 604-695-1115 $$$$ | French

Enjoy a cocktail and a meal at Market Terrace - an outdoor patio in the heart of downtown Vancouver with complete protection from the elements. Visit website

Miku

70 - 200 Granville St | 604-568-3900 $$$ | Japanese

Enjoy sushi with a view at Miku's. Their Canada Place-view gets even better once you try the food. Must try: The Chirashi Tart. Visit website

Joe Fortes

777 Thurlow St | 604-669-1940 $$$ | Seafood

The roof at Joe Fortes is a coveted spot in early spring and summer. Enjoy the luscious greenery, outdoor fireplace and a view of Vancouver's skyline. Visit website

Vancouver Art Gallery Cafe

750 Hornby St | 604-688-2233 $$ | Lunch

Take a breather from the hustle and bustle of downtown and enjoy a glass of wine at the Art Gallery patio. Classical music and beautiful floral arrangements complete the experience. Visit website

Reflections at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Reflections at Hotel Georgia

801 W Georgia St | 604-682-5566 $$$ | Lounge

Located within the inner courtyard of the Hotel Georgia's 4th floor, Reflections delivers a laid-back vibe with a fire pit and water features. Perfect for a pre-cocktail. Visit website

Mahony & Sons

1055 Canada Pl | 604-647-7513 $$ | Irish Pub

Located right in the Vancouver Convention Centre, the unobstructed view of the North Shore mountains is breathtaking. Grab a sweater for slightly chillier spring nights. Visit website

Best Patios in False Creek & Granville Island

Edible Canada Bistro

Edible Canada Patio at Night

1597 Johnston St | 604-682-6681 $$ | West Coast

Celebrate the best of Canadian cuisine on Edible Canada's patio in the heart of Granville Island. Visit website

Bridges

1696 Duranleau St | 604-687-4400 $$$ | Seafood

The large patio at Bridges has the perfect view of False Creek. You can't get any closer to the water than this. Visit website

Dockside

Dockside Patio Granville Island

1253 Johnston St | 604-685-7070 $$$ | Seafood

Right by the water, guests can enjoy panoramic views of False Creek, Yaletown and the North Shore mountains. Visit website

Tap & Barrel

1 Athletes Way | 604-685-2223 $$ | West Coast

Best Patios in Gastown and Chinatown

The Keefer Bar

135 Keefer St | 604-688-1961 $$ | Lounge

The heart of Chinatown might perhaps be an unlikely place for a patio, but the Keefer Bar does it right. Prime spot for people watching. Must try: One of their famous cocktails. Visit website

Chill Winston

Chill Winston Gastown Patio

3 Alexander St | 604-288-9575 $$ | Lounge

Reminiscent of European city squares, this is Gastown's most famous (and soulful) patio. Visit website

Best Patios in Kitsilano & Point Grey

The Galley (Jericho Sailing Center)

1300 Discovery St | 604-222-1331 $$ | American

Located right by Jericho Beach, the Galley patio has one of the best views in the city - from downtown Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island in the distance. Visit website

LOCAL Public Eatery

2210 Cornwall Ave | 604-734-3589 $$ | West Coast

Overlooking the popular Kits beach, this is where the locals hang on sunny days, between dips. Expect a line-up. Visit website

Best Patios in North and West Vancouver

Pier Seven

25 Wallace Mews | 604-929-7437 $$$ | Seafood

Built on the boardwalk in the waterfront of the Lonsdale Quay area, the patio at Pier Seven gives you a panoramic view of Vancouver and Stanley Park. Visit website

Altitudes Bistro

6400 Nancy Greene Way | 604-980-9311 $$ | West Coast

Enjoy the ultimate panoramic view atop Grouse Mountain - the Peak of Vancouver. Visit website

The Beachhouse

150 - 25th St | 604-922-1414 $$$$ | Seafood

Located a few steps from Dundarave Beach, the Beachhouse patio offers spectacular views of Burrard Inlet. Visit website

Best Patios in West End

Desperate to find a scenic patio that also serves good food in Vancouver's West End? Amid the tourist traps, here are options that will delight your palate and your senses.

Cactus Club (English Bay)

1790 Beach Ave | 604-681-2582 $$ | West Coast

This Cactus Club location is right by the seawall, watch out for bikes as you enter. The busy patio overlooks beautiful English Bay. Visit website

Beach Bay Cafe and Patio

1193 Denman St | 604-685-7337 $$ | West Coast

Best Patios in Yaletown

The Keg (Yaletown)

1011 Mainland St | 604-633-2534 $$$ | Lounge

The rooftop patio at the Keg oversees the hustle and bustle of hip Yaletown. Visit website

Provence Marinaside

1177 Marinaside Cres | 604-681-4144 $$$ | French

The patio at Provence Marinaside is right by the seawall. Great for people and marina watching. Visit website