Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: Patio Time on Robson Street


Cactus Club

The following article was submitted by the Robson Street Business Improvement Association

Summer time is synonymous with patio time #onRobson. The longer, warmer days mean more time spent outdoors and patio hopping – day or night – is among our fave summer activities. Extended lunch hours and dedicated happy hours are totally acceptable in summer, right?

Whether you prefer to be right where the action is, or in a more secluded, quiet space or enjoy a view from up top, there is an ideal patio space awaiting you. Below you’ll find a roundup of our top patio picks on Robson Street for you to experience.

Cin Cin


Award-winning CinCin has a terrific terrace, now open all year round, overlooking Robson Street, providing a serene, fine-dining experience. From the food and drink, to the ambiance and service, CinCin will not disappoint.

Joe Forte's

Joe Forte’s Seafood and Chop House

Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House is an iconic spot for visitors. Just steps off of Robson Street, this much-loved restaurant offers both a street level patio and a rooftop garden with a great view. Don’t miss out on buck-a-shuck oysters during their popular Happy Hour (4 to 6 p.m.) or their Late Night Menu (9:30 to 11 p.m.).

Cafe el Nido

Cafe Il Nido

Worth discovering is Cafe Il Nido, a hidden gem tucked away in the corner of the historic Manhattan Building. Serving up inventive Italian cuisine, this spot will remind you of dining al fresco in the comfort of your own beautiful backyard oasis.



Did you know that Earls has not one, but two spacious patios?! The front patio offers a more lively experience overlooking Robson Street, while the back patio offers a more relaxed atmosphere, great for business meetings. Front or back, unwind over a cocktail or two or three. Earls also offers Happy Hour (3 to 6 p.m.) and a Late Night menu (9 to close).

Cactus Club

Cactus Club

Literally surrounded by hustle and bustle, Cactus Club has an outdoor patio right on Robson Street, a perfect perch for people watching.  Passionfruit Bellinis, anyone? – they’re new to Cactus Club’s 98 Days of Summer menu.

Across the street, Milestones offers a small on-street patio, perfect for a quick bite or drink to refuel between cruising the shops. Plenty of daily drink specials to take advantage of too.



Abode, located on the sunny side of Robson Street offers a front row seat to the action, along with a menu of modern comfort food. Daily drink and appetizer features for Happy Hour (3 to 6 p.m.) also available.

Let the patio hopping begin!

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