If there’s one thing our city does well, it’s outdoor dining featuring scrumptious menus. With summer finally here, what better way to enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine than by lounging on Vancouver’s best patios! From swanky chic to tucked away, the Lower Mainland offers some of the best patios with the coolest vibes. Check out our curated list to find your next favourite spot to relax, nibble and sip.
Roof top dining doesn’t get any better than Joe Fortes. This steak and seafood institution nestled just off Robson Street on Thurlow delivers consistently delicious West Coast fare, and their spacious patio overlooking the famed shopping district on Robson is outfitted with its own bar, umbrellas, and heaters.
For late-night drinks and grilled meat-and-seafood dining, The Roof at Black + Blue Steakhouse in the heart of downtown on Alberni Street features open pit fireplace tables. Its distinctly modern vibe for a sophisticated experience is courtesy of the Glowbal Restaurant Group.
Minami’s hidden patio in Yaletown is like stepping into a private garden. Relax in a true urban oasis while dining on their signature flame-seared sushi, made to perfection by trained Japanese chefs with Ocean Wise fare.
The Galley Patio & Grill
Take in Vancouver’s breathtaking beach and mountain views from The Galley Patio & Grill at the Jericho Sailing Club. Known for their beachside vibe, Burger Bar, and locally crafted beer and BC wine list, The Galley is the perfect chill spot to while away an afternoon or take in the sunset.
Cozy up in complimentary blankets under the Granville Street bridge at The Sandbar on Granville Island. Enjoy the fresh seafood-inspired menu by Chef Cooper Green on their covered, elevated patio; complete with fireplace and views of the boats passing in False Creek Harbour.
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Image credit: Glowbal Group