It’s time to make the most of Vancouver’s patios!

What better way to experience the new normal than by enjoying the sun on Vancouver’s new and existing patio spaces. With so many new patios being made available by the City, here is our shortlists of must-visits.



Location: Kitsilano, 1809 West 1st Avenue

An eatery serving contemporary Canadian fare & creative cocktails in a stylish, modern setting. With a focus on meats of every kind, from local seafood to game and classic cuts, all served with eye-popping or unusual accompaniments. Think mussels in bright orange chorizo oil, and strawberry tart with charcoal meringue and thyme icecream.

Photo credit: AnnaLena


Beaucoup Bakery and Café

Location: South Granville, 2150 Fir Street

If just want to sit in the sun while enjoying a coffee and a pasty, head to Beaucoup Bakery & Café. Specializing in exceptional French-inspired pastries and childhood favourites. The croissants have been cited as the city’s best in publications such as Vancouver Magazine.

Photo credit: Beaucoup Bakery


Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar

Location: Downtown, 845 Burrard Street

Vancouver’s Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar provides a distinctive showcase for the celebrated culinary vision of Executive Chef Alex Chen and redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style. With an innovative approach that blends a respect for the past with a celebration of the present, Chen’s seafood-focused menu is grounded in classical technique and training, while artfully infusing casual West Coast flair and creative hints of his international influences.

Photo credit: Boulevard Kitchen


The Distillery Bar & Kitchen

Location: Yaletown, 1131 Mainland Street

Situated in the heart of Yaletown in the historic Soho Building, the Tasting Room of The Distilling Company offers guided tastings, a delicious menu of comfort food and west-coast classics.

Photo credit: The Distillery Bar & Kitchen


El Camino’s

Location: South Main, 3250 Main Street

El Camino’s showcases lively Latin American street food. Think margaritas, tacos, arepas and bocadillos.

Photo credit: El Camino’s


The Lions Pub

Location: Coal Harbour, 888 Cordova Street

An English style pub with wood panel and brass decor, great food and drinks. Steps from the Coal Harbour waterfront!

Photo credit: The Lions Pub


Milano Gastown

Location: Gastown, 36 Powell Street

With West Coast roots and Italian soul, Brian and Linda Turko, the founders of Milano Coffee, have been making days a little better by sharing their passion for artisan coffee and espresso in Vancouver for over two decades. A master roaster, trained in the Torrefazzioni method, Brian Turko has been honored with four gold medals from the International Institute of Coffee Tasters for his espresso blends. It’s time to enjoy Vancouver’s outdoors in Italian style.

Photo credit: Milano


Provence Marinaside

Location: Yaletown, 1177 Marinaside Crescent

Provence Marinaside, situated where Davie Street meets False Creek in Vancouver’s popular Yaletown neighbourhood, is a great place to meet your friends or relax with family. Choose to sit at the bar or on the patio and watch the action in the marina or on the seawall.

Photo credit: Provence Marinaside


Lucky Taco

Location: Kitsilano, 1685 Yew Street

Lucky Taco is a semi-authentic taqueria, located steps from the beach in the heart of Kitsilano. Tacos and small plates prepared with well-raised meats, sustainable seafood, and local seasonal produce‎, Mexican and local beers, and weekend brunch of Mexican classics, are all on offer a Lucky Taco.

Photo credit: Lucky Taco


Main Street Brewing Company

Location: Mount Pleasant, 261 East 7th Avenue

Tucked into a historic old brewery building, Main St. Brewing has beers run the gamut; from core brands, Main Street Pilsner, Naked Fox IPA and Kingpin Pale Ale to one-off, experimental brews, and our ever-revolving cask beers.

Photo credit: Main Street Brewing


Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar

Location: Gastown, 601 West Cordova Street

Situated right next to waterfront station, this roomy joint, with an equally roomy patio, provides stiff drinks and tasty meals for any occasion.

Photo credit: Rogue Kitchen Wetbar


Steamworks Brewing Company

Location: Gastown, 375 Water Street

The Gastown Brewing Company, which is located onsite and brews Steamworks beers, uses steam to fire its kettles. The instant heat of steam allows for greater brewing finesse, and most importantly great tasting beer. Whether you’re in the mood for a thirst-quenching lager or a full-bodied Stout, they’ve got a beer to please your palate. Speaking of palate, food doesn’t take a back seat at Steamworks, with favourite being their wild BC salmon dishes and lean Lamb Tenderloins.

Photo credit: Steamworks Brewing Company


The Union

Location: Chinatown/Stratchona, 219 Union Street

The Union, led by Chef Lisa Henderson, dishes up the firecracker flavours of Southeast Asia using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The extensive bar menu is known for its spirit-forward cocktails infused with house-made juices.

Photo credit: The Union


Water Street Cafe

Location: Gastown, 300 Water Street

The Water St.Café, established in 1988, is a Gastown cornerstone overlooking cobbled streets and the world-famous steam clock. Their summer sidewalk patio is ideal for people watching and enjoying the true flavour of Gastown.

Photo credit: Water Street Cafe


Want to discover more Vancouver restaurants that have re-opened? Head to ComeBack to Flavour, where you can search for open restaurants, bars and cafes by cuisine and location.


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