Vancouver’s Best Patios
It might be a little late this year, but patio season is finally upon us in Vancouver. Luckily, we have a large selection of patios throughout the city, offering everything from fantastic views to peaceful gardens. Here are some of our favourite spots, all of them also happen to have great happy hour specials.
The Narrow Lounge1011 Mainland St.
Located in Mount Pleasant, The Narrow Lounge is a hidden gem with a welcoming backyard patio. You won’t find a sign to mark this cool little bar. Instead, look for a red light signaling that the bar is open. On a sunny day, Narrow Lounge’s shady patio is the perfect place to enjoy a selection of happy hour cocktails and pub food.
The Keg Yaletown1898 Main St.
The rooftop patio at The Keg Yaletown is one of the trendiest outdoor spaces in Vancouver. You can expect a wait here, especially during peak dining hours, but it’s well worth it for the comfortable atmosphere and Keg favourites. If you manage to catch happy hour, either from 4-6pm or 10pm-midnight, you’ll find both drinks and snacks on the menu.
The LOCAL Public Eatery2210 Cornwall Ave.
The patio at the Local Public Eatery is a Vancouver institution. Always packed, this patio offers a view of Kits beach, a selection of drink specials and some of the city’s favourite fish tacos.
Joe Fortes777 Thurlow St.
You’d never know it from the bustle at street level but the rooftop patio at Joe Fortes offers a peaceful dining experience for seafood lovers. While you can only enjoy the restaurant’s happy hour selection at the bar downstairs, this patio should be high on your patio wish list this summer.
Chill Winston3 Alexander St.
Located right in Gastown’s historic Maple Tree Square, Chill Winston’s patio offers a nice change of pace for summer cocktails and happy hour drinks. Unlike the majority of the patios on our list, which offer ocean views or trendy garden settings, you’ll find a view of cobble stoned streets and historic buildings surrounding the patio at this urban-chic gastrolounge.
Cactus Club Cafe English Bay1790 Beach Ave.
Sitting right on the sandy beach at English Bay, this Cactus Club location has one of the best views in the city. With views of the ocean and one of Vancouver’s busiest beaches, people watching or taking in the sunset on this busy patio never gets old. Best of all, you’ll find happy hour specials ranging from cocktails to wine to beer.
Black+Blue1032 Alberni St.
Tucked up on the third floor, you might not know about Black + Blue’s rooftop patio but it’s the perfect place for a happy hour drink or bite. It’s also a fantastic spot to enjoy the restaurant’s impressive surf & turf selections.