10 Great Vancouver Patios to Spend Your Dwindling Days of Summer


September is here, but that doesn’t mean Vancouver’s sunny beer-drinking patio days of summer are over (thank you, global warming).

Patio season is still in effect, which is great for both business and people looking to make the most out of the gorgeous weather we’ve been spoiled with. Here’s a short list of just a few bars and restaurants with awesome patios that are open now while the weather’s still great.

Vancouver Patios
  • The Galley Patio & Grill

    1300 Discovery Street , Vancouver

    The Galley is a casual dining spot with fantastic views that overlook Jericho Beach, Stanley Park and the downtown Vancouver skyline. It can get a bit chilly on cooler days and hours of operation are reduced to sunset throughout the month of September.

  • Gallery Café & Catering

    750 Hornby Street , Vancouver

    Elevated above the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Gallery Café has a secretive comfort to it. The outdoor garden patio serves as a relaxing sanctuary from the city, while elevated above the gallery for a birds-eye view overlooking the bustle of Hornby Street.

  • On the edge of the Fraser River, this second Romer’s Burger location in Vancouver is set on a beautiful spot and features both a fully-outdoor patio as well as an enclosed and heated atrium for when it’s a bit chillier this fall.

  • Chill Winston

    3 Alexander Street , Vancouver

    Located in the heart of Gastown, the Chill Winston patio is massive but always slammed on sunny afternoons – especially when people are looking to squeeze the most out of the nice weather this month. When you do get a spot outside, the patio is perfect for people-watching over drinks and an awesome lunch or dinner menu.

  • Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

    777 Thurlow Street , Vancouver

    Also overlooking the city is the patio at Joe Fortes on Robson Street, where the seafood and steak is effing phenomenal. It’s no wonder the place attracts a pretty decent list of celebrity clients who make sure to stop by while in town including Kevin Costner, Bradley Cooper, Zac Efron, and Kate Beckinsale if name-dropping means anything to you.

  • Bridges Restaurant

    1696 Duranleau Street , Vancouver

    Bridges features what is easily one of the nicest patios in Vancouver, located on Granville Island and boasting some pretty sweet views of False Creek and English Bay. The Bridges patio is also arguably one of the biggest in Vancouver to accommodate the amount of visitors to the area.

  • The Mill Marine Bistro & Bar

    1199 Cordova Street West , Vancouver

    This place claims to be home to Vancouver’s largest outdoor patio, even though Bridges might actually that title. The patio here is definitely a nice one as guests can overlook Coal Harbour while enjoying healthy European bistro and pub grub. If it gets a little chilly, head inside for a cozy and casual atmosphere.

  • Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

    1095 Hamilton Street , Vancouver

    If you’re looking for seafood and a nice patio, Blue Water Café is located in Yaletown. It features a streetside patio completely wrapped in lush gardens for feeling of secluded privacy along Hamilton Street.

  • Dockside Restaurant

    1253 Johnston Street , Vancouver

    “Casual fine dining” is what’s offered at Dockside Restaurant, which features what is definitely one of the coolest patios in Vancouver. It’s located on Granville Island and offers panoramic views of False Creek, with an outdoor fire pit to help you keep warm on chilly fall evenings.

  • Lift

    333 Menchions Mews , Vancouver

    The patio here overlooks Coal Harbour and is still going strong this September where guests can enjoy modern west coast surf and turf with amazing views. LIFT is open for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday and early for their popular Sunday brunch.

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Pete Richards
Pete Richards

If Star Wars and Van Damme had a baby, it would be me.