Get Cozy this Winter at Vancouver’s Heated (and Covered!) Patios

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Baby, it’s cold outside! But thanks to awnings, heaters and cozy blankets, patio season is still alive and well at many restaurants Vancouver. So cozy up – here’s a list of eateries and bars with outdoor where you can enjoy Happy Hour or eat a hearty meal without catching a chill!

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With a stunning view of both Coal Harbour and Stanley Park, the two-story patio at Lift Bar Grill View is a coveted place to sit with a glass of wine and a cozy blanket – perfect for a date! With heaters and a fire pit available on the patio, you can take in the stellar views all year round. Enjoy their happy hour specials daily from 3 till 6 pm.

Address: 333 Menchion Mews | Website 

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Reflections Winter Patio opening is one of the season’s most anticipated events. Located on the fourth floor of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, The Garden Terrace transforms into a magical winter oasis to enjoy the colder months in comfort. 

Address: 801 West Georgia Street | Website

Photo via Cardero’s Facebook page


With views of the Marina and Stanley Park, Happy Hour is always scenic at Cardero’s. Conveniently located right on Coal Harbour, this marina-side restaurant is just off the Seawall. Cozy up under blankets and heaters while enjoying great food and drink.

Address: 1583 Coal Harbour Quay | Website

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The Distillery Bar + Kitchen

Located in the heart of Yaletown, The Distillery Bar + Kitchen has two heated patios where you can people-watch over a bottle of wine and flavourful pasta. But before you settle down outside with a cocktail or for brunch, check out the art deco decor and the impressive chandelier above the bar. This eatery and bar pay homage to the 1920’s Prohibition-era in beautiful style.

Address: 1131 Mainland Street | Website

Yaletown patio

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The Keg Yaletown

The Keg Yaletown boasts a heated patio with a fantastic city skyline and mountain view, which makes for a scenic brunch or happy hour in the heart of Yaletown. Enjoy the view over brunch or cocktails with friends!

Address: 1011 Mainland Street | Website

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The Boathouse Kitsilano

The Kitsilano location of The Boathouse offers visitors and locals a year-round Kits Beach  with their heated patio. Rain or shine, a meal or drink at the Boathouse will feel like a beach day. An extensive Happy Hour menu makes for wanting to come back again and again.

Address: 1305 Arbutus Street | Website

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Steamworks Brewpub

Steamworks has one of the larger covered patios in Downtown Vancouver. It’s a good spot to watch a football or hockey game, have brunch, or check out Happy Hour. They also have Canada’s only steam-powered brewery right on site, so be sure to enjoy one of their seasonal craft beer offerings.

Address: 375 Water St | Website

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MARKET by Jean-Georges

Located on the third level of Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, MARKET offers a casual, but upscale menu with seasonally and regionally focused ingredients. Their meals come out looking lovely and the patio will protect you from any elements, winter or summer.

Address: 1115 Alberni Street, 3rd floor | Website

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Dalina is a popular cafe in the Chinatown district, serving up brunch and Italian inspired food. Their menu selection is always changing and everything is made in-house on a daily basis. Be sure to grab a latte or one of their hearty salads and relax on the patio with a book or for a catch up with friends.

Address: 687 Main Street | Website

Image via Pier 7 Facebook page

Pier 7 Restaurant

If you’re wanting to combine a Seabus trip with a patio brunch or Happy Happy, be sure to check out Pier 7 Restaurant. While you’re normally facing the North Shore mountains when visiting Vancouver, this is you opportunity to enjoy the view of the Downtown Vancouver skyline.

Address: 25 Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver | Website

Image via Glowbal Restaurant Group

The Roof at Black + Blue

With its third floor, rooftop placement, the aptly named The Roof at Black + Blue features an impressive view of the city with an equally hip and cozy vibe. Combine that with an excellent steak, a glass of red, and good company, and you’re all set!


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