Year-Round Patios in Vancouver

Year round patios Vancouver

Photo: Distillery Bar + Grill

Autumn brings a dip in temperature, but us Vancouverites love to sit at a patio all year round. Here are some patios to sip, eat and people-watch from — no matter the season!

As summer comes to a close, there’s still the want and need to be outside. Particularly in the climate of 2020. A great thing about Vancouver — particularly the Downtown core — is that there are many restaurants with year-round patios. There’s just something about enjoying a nice meal or drinks with your partner or bubble besties on a patio.

Pssst! Remember to make a reservation!

Year round patios Vancouver

Photo: Lift Bar Grill


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 — and perfect for a date! With heaters and a fire pit available on the patio, you can take in the stellar views all year round.

Address: 333 Menchion Mews | Website 

Year round patios Vancouver

Photo: Cardero’s


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

Year round patios Vancouver

Photo: Provence Marinaside

Provence Marinaside

Located where Davie Street meets False Creek in Vancouver’s popular Yaletown neighborhood, a visit to Provence Marinaside transports you to the South of France without the jet lag. Bring your appetite for brunch, lunch or dinner on the patio with your bubble.

Address: 1177 Marinaside Crescent | Website

Distillery Bar + Grill | Photo via

Distillery Bar + Grill

Located in the heart of Yaletown, The Distillery Bar + Kitchen has two covered and heated patios where you can people-watch over a bottle of wine and flavourful pasta or a hearty brunch with mimosas. Make sure to admire the art deco decor and the impressive chandelier above the bar — his eatery and bar pay homage to the 1920’s Prohibition-era in beautiful style.

Address: 1131 Mainland Street | Website

Year round patios Vancouver

Photo: The Sandbar

The Sandbar Restaurant

Serving up fresh seafood in a warm sophisticated atmosphere, The Sandbar offers lunch or dinner with a view in the heart of world-famous Granville Island. Sandbar’s animated open kitchen gives the guests the “Granville Island Market feeling” plus a view of the chefs as they prepare their seafood creations.

Address: 1535 Johnston St. on Granville Island | Website

Year round patios Vancouver

Glowbal at Telus Garden | Photo: Glowbal Group


The patio situation at the namesake and flagship of Vancouver’s Glowbal Restaurant Group is 100% Instagram-worthy. The birdcage style of the tables at the Glowbal at Telus Garden‘s year-round patio is perfect for you and your bubble. Glowbal is also home to Canada’s only custom-built Robata grill — so you know your meal of choice will be grilled to perfection.

Address: 590 West Georgia St. | Website

Year round patios Vancouver

Photo: Steamworks Brewpub


With one Downtown’s largest covered patios, Steamworks is a good spot to catch a game of your sport of choice, 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

Things to keep in mind:


  • Plan ahead — make sure you get a table for the time you want by making a reservation.
  • Restaurant staff are working hard in a “new normal” — remember to leave a good tip!
  • Respect the policies of establishments you visit
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often and well
  • Getting around: Face coverings are now mandatory on all TransLink services; buses, SkyTrain and SeaBus. Read about TransLink’s Safe Operating Action Plan (SOAP).
  • Remember to adhere to Dr. Bonnie’s Good Times Guide
  • We’re all in this together!


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