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Best Vancouver Patios 2022: Rooftop, Restaurants, With a View

Help support your local patios by discovering new spots, chilling at old favourites and soaking up a little vitamin D! Here is a list of Best Vancouver Patios (circa 2021) as determined by survey results conducted by PATIO Vancouver – an initiative between 15 neighborhood Business Improvement Associations, Phillips Brewing Co.VancityTourism Vancouver, Vancouver Hotel Destination Association and the City of Vancouver. I’ve also included some more interesting patios to check out for 2022 at the end of the post.

Credit: Tap & Barrel Bridges

Best Vancouver Patios Overall

  • Reflections: The Garden Terrace (Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
  • The Roof @ Black and Blue
  • Joe Fortes
  • Brix & Mortar
  • Seasons in the Park
Best Vancouver Patios 2021: Rooftop, Restaurants, With a View
The Roof @ Black and Blue / Credit: Black and Blue
Joe Fortes Patio Restaurant Vancouver
Joe Fortes
Brix & Mortar / Credit: Brix & Mortar
Seasons in the Park

Best Permanent Patios

  • Local Kits
  • Local Gastown
  • Tap and Barrel Olympic Village
  • Mahoney
  • Black and Blue

Best Vancouver Rooftop Patios

  • The Roof @ Black and Blue
  • Joe Fortes
  • Reflections: The Garden Terrace (Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
  • Darby’s Kitsilano

Best Hotel Patio

  • Reflections: The Garden Terrace (Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
  • H2 Tasting Lounge (Westin)
  • Pop Up Patio (Fairmont Pacific Rim)
  • Dockside (Granville Island Hotel)
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Fairmont Pacific Rim / Credit: Fairmont Pacific Rim
Credit: Dockside Hotel

Best Temporary/Extended/Curbside

  • Stable House Bistro
  • 33 Acres Brewing
  • Dachi

Best Garden Oasis

  • Reflections: The Garden Terrace (Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
  • The Roof @ Black & Blue
  • Minami

Best Vacation Vibe Patio

  • Las Margaritas
  • Reflections: The Garden Terrace (Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
  • Havana
  • Tocador

Most Romantic Vancouver Patios

  • Reflections: The Garden Terrace (Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
  • Robba Da Matti – West End
  • Brix & Mortar
  • The Roof @ Black and Blue
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Robba Da Matti

Best Vancouver Patios for First Dates

  • Minami
  • Water Street Cafe
  • Per Se Social Corner

Best Vancouver Patios for a Celebration: anniversary, birthday, etc.

  • The Roof @ Black and Blue
  • Joe Fortes
  • Havana
  • Ancora

Best Patio for Brunch

  • OEB Yaletown
  • Yolks – East Village
  • Cafe Medina

Best Pet-Friendly Patio

  • Red Truck Brewing
  • Mahony’s Tavern – False Creek
  • Tap and Barrel – Olympic Village

Best Family Friendly Patio

  • Rock Mountain Flatbread
  • Burgoo
  • Tap and Barrel

Best Designed Patio

  • The Roof @ Black and Blue
  • Reflections: The Garden Terrace (Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
  • Stable House Bistro

Best Back Alley Patio

  • Tacofino Gastown
  • Chupito
  • Gringo
  • Bimini’s Beer Hall

Best Patio Downtown Vancouver

  • The Roof @ Black and Blue
  • Cactus Club Convention Centre
  • Reflections: The Garden Terrace (Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
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Cactus Club Convention Centre

Best Patio West End

  • Craft
  • Cactus Club
  • Score on Davie
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Craft / Credit: Craft

Best Patio Robson

  • Joe Fortes
  • Forage
  • Ladure
  • CinCin
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CinCin / Credit: CinCIn

Best Patio Gastown

  • Local
  • Tacofino
  • Water Street Cafe
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Water Street Cafe

Best Patio W 4th

  • Simpatico
  • Las Margaritas
  • Sophies Cosmic Cafe
  • Kokomo

Best Patio Strathcona

  • Strathcona Brewing
  • Superflux
  • Belgard Kitchen

Best Patio Yaletown

  • The Keg
  • Earls
  • Yaletown Brewing Co.
  • Brix and Mortar

Best Patio Mt Pleasant

  • Burgoo
  • Anh and Chi
  • Sing Sing
  • Tocador

Best Patio Kerrisdale

  • Zubu Ramen
  • Bufala
  • Honolulu Coffee

Best Patio Cambie

  • Vijs
  • Biercraft
  • Public Plaza @ 18th (JJ Bean)

Best Patio Hastings Crossing

  • Nemisis Coffee
  • The Pint
  • The GPO

Best Patio Pt Grey Village

  • Burgoo
  • Four Olives
  • Browns Social House

Best Patio Olympic Village

  • Tap & Barrel
  • Craft
  • Ophelia

Best Patio Vancouver Chinatown

  • The Keefer Yard
  • Boxcar
  • Mila

Best Patio Coal Harbour

  • Carderos
  • Lift Bar + Grill
  • H Tasting Lounge

Best Patio East Van

  • Do Chay
  • Bells and Whistles
  • B-side / Say Mercy

Best Patio False Creek

  • Mahony’s Tavern
  • The Wicklow
  • Ancora
Credit: Ancora

Best Patio Kits Beach

  • Local
  • Boathouse
  • Lucky Taco
  • Cider House

Best Patio East Village

  • Yolks
  • Parallel 49
  • Dachi

Best Patio W Broadway

  • Colony
  • The Eatery
  • Nuba
  • Elwoods

Best Patio Marpole

  • Milltown
  • The Meat Up
  • The Yard

Best Patio Granville Island

  • Dockside (Granville Island Hotel)
  • Tap & Barrel Bridges
  • The Sandbar

Best Patio in Commercial Drive

  • Havana
  • Livia
  • Lunch Lady

Best Patio South Granville

  • Stable House Bistro
  • Bin 4 Burger Lounge
  • The Rise Eatery
  • Goodge Place

Best Patio for Sushi

  • Miku
  • Minami
  • The General Public

Best Patio for Tacos

  • Tacofino Gastown
  • Las Margaritas
  • La Taqueria – Yukon St

Best Patio for Margaritas

  • Las Margaritas
  • Tacofino Gastown
  • Havana

Best locally owned / small business patio

  • Say Mercy! (B-Side Patio)
  • Twisted Fork
  • Federal Store

Best Patio to Beat the Heat

  • Cactus Club English Bay
  • Local Kits
  • Rain or Shine West 4th Ave

Best Vancouver Patios for a Glass of Rose

  • Joe Fortes
  • La Fabrique St-George
  • Dockside (Granville Island Hotel)
  • Sprezzatur
  • Bridges

Best Neighbourhood to enjoy Rose on the Patio

  • Yaletown
  • West 4th Ave
  • Downtown Waterfront
  • West End (English Bay)

Best Vancouver Brewery Patio

  • Parrallel 49
  • 33 Acres
  • Red Truck
  • Yaletown Brewing Co

Best Neighbourhood for Beer on the Patio

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Strathcona
  • West 4th

Best Neigbourhood for Sunny Patios

  • West 4th
  • West End
  • Mount Pleasant

Best Neighbourhood for Rainy Day Patios

  • Yaletown
  • Gastown
  • West 4th Ave
  • Mount Pleasant

Best Neighbourhood for Patios with a View

  • Downtown (Waterfront/Convention Centre)
  • West End (English Bay)
  • Kits Beach

Best Neighbourhood for People Watching Patios

  • Yaletown
  • Mt Pleasant
  • Kits/W 4th
  • English Bay / West End

Check out the PATIO map of over 300 Vancouver patios! It includes heated, covered and pet-friendly patios, plus patios that take reservations and are open rain or shine.

More patios to check out in 2022

The Vancouver Fish Company is located in one of the city’s top destinations for both locals and tourists – Granville Island. The restaurant boasts waterfront views and an expansive patio overlooking a lively marina, making it the perfect place to enjoy a drink (or two) from the meticulously curated drinks menu on a sunny afternoon. The exceptional food menu has also been carefully crafted to highlight the best seafood in the city, with all fish sourced directly from local fishermen and the majority of the seafood on the menu being Ocean Wise certified.

Alimentaria Mexicana, on Granville Island has a bustling wrap-around patio that doubles the capacity of the restaurant on sunny days. Heated, and covered with tropical straw umbrellas, with speakers playing upbeat Mexican music, the-slice-of-paradise patio is open year-round, giving diners access to the best people-watching on the island, while they dine on expertly-crafted dishes and sips.

Newly-opened Casa Mia has a sprawling patio at its location on the corner of Marine Drive and 22nd Street in West Vancouver. The Cucina and Mercato boasts wood-fired pizzas, hand-made pastas and more Italian eats, and is open from breakfast all the way until dinner. Browse the in-house Mercato to shop for Italian pantry items and delicacies to inspire your next at-home culinary creation, or indulge in a scoop of creamy gelato, or espresso to go.

Di Beppe is a young Italian restaurant with an old Italian soul, and their patio on Carrall Street is the place to go for a taste of Italy, whether you’re feeling pasta and pizza or a superb sandwich to go with your espresso. 

Farina a Legna’s patio is the perfect spot for North Shore diners to enjoy delicious wood-fired pizzas, hand-made pastas, Italian spritzes and brunch. 

Take a pause and celebrate Italian coffee culture on giovane cafe’s patio, which runs alongside the cafe on W Cordova Street. The signature yellow Vespa and sidecar make the perfect photo-opp for your next Instagram story.

Both of the Honolulu Coffee locations (Downtown and Kerrisdale) boast a resort-style feel, giving guests a taste of the tropics while they enjoy the cafe’s signature hand-crafted coffees, acai bowls and other bites.

Two years in the making, Juke Fried Chicken and The Chickadee Room have launched their new temporary patio on Keefer Street – the perfect spot to indulge in fried chicken and innovative cocktails while soaking up the energy of Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood. 

Enjoy Nuba’s signature Lebanese dishes, like their Najib’s Special cauliflower, al fresco on their Yaletown and Mount Pleasant patio locations. The Mount Pleasant location is perfect for a lunch break during a bike ride, while Yaletown’s street-side oasis is an ideal spot for people-watching.

Pourhouse’s temporary patio will return this year, inviting guests to enjoy their new burger-forward menu and signature cocktails in historic Gastown, steps from the steam clock.

Yuwa’s intimate heated patio overlooks West 16th Avenue and features cushioned chairs, lattice dividers, a large 11-foot umbrella and plenty of greenery.

Papi’s Seafood & Bar has an extended patio.

Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar’s patio is a great place for drinks and people watching.

Located adjacent to the city’s premier shopping district and steps away from the picturesque Coal Harbour seawall, the Mott 32 patio promises to be a coveted outdoor perch for travellers and locals alike.

Fable Diner & Bar

The gorgeous and spacious patios at Fable Diner & Bar (755 Richards St) is now open! Located in the heart of Vancouver at the Kingston Hotel, the patio is open at 9AM everyday and closes at 10PM.

There are 30 seats on the Oasis Patio and 30 seats on the Rooftop Garden Patio, reservations are available via their website/Opentable.

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