Looking to enjoy patio season but want to stay dry? These covered patios offer the perfect escape from the drizzly weather, and many of them have regular happy hours! So whether you’re in search of a cozy cafe or wanting to go bar-hopping, here are 12 of the best covered patios you’ll find in Vancouver.

Mum’s The Word 

This Commercial Drive spot has it all – from coffee to local brews, to cocktails. And its covered patio is a great extension of the laid-back vibes of its indoor space, surrounded by twinkly fairy lights.

Where: 1301 Commercial Drive

The Charlatan 

Whether you’re going for brunch or just a couple of beers on the Drive, the outdoor covered patio at The Charlatan is one of the best we’ve found in the city. And their daily happy hour specials are pretty hard to beat!

Where: 1447 Commercial Drive

Anh and Chi

Finally, we come to one of our top picks for heated patios in the city by far. Not only did Anh and Chi usher in a new era of contemporary (and vegan) Vietnamese cuisine to the city, but they’ve also set a new standard for how you get to enjoy it – surrounded by beautiful vines, twinkling lights, and a fire pit. Our only advice? Come hungry and do not skip out on the spring rolls.

Where: 3388 Main Street

Brix and Mortar

The glass-covered courtyard patio at Brix and Mortar is the epitome of date night. White tablecloth-clad tables are surrounded by romantic vines, garden lights, and a giant chandelier. Oh, and it’s a heated patio – so a great pick for those chillier days ahead!

Where: 1137 Hamilton Street

JJ Bean – Cambie Street

Located in the heart of Cambie Village, this JJ Bean cafe offers the perfect spot to chill with a cup of coffee or giant muffin on its outdoor covered patio, which is split into two seating areas. The retractable roof allows for guests to stay dry, and overlooks the public plaza on Cambie and West 18th!

Where: 3399 Cambie Street

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And now, for one of the city’s top tropical-themed spots. Inspired by the colours and culture of Havana, Cuba, this restaurant & bar boasts eats and drinks that are just as vibrant, as well as a large covered patio that’s perfect for lounging at in any weather.

Where: 1212 Commercial Drive

Banter Room

As the name suggests, Banter Room is the perfect spot to link up with friends for a chat over some delicious, crafty drinks. Try some brunch specials like the Cornflake Fried Chicken & Waffles or Breakfast Bruschetta, or hit up their daily happy hour.

Where: 1039 Mainland Street

El Camino’s

With a ton of fresh, flavourful Mexican and Latin American fare, you can’t go wrong at El Camino’s. Whether it’s during their daily happy hour, weekend brunch, or for a couple of discounted margs on Mondays, you’re pretty much guaranteed the best time. And their covered patio is perfect for enjoying it all.

Where: 3250 Main Street

R&B Ale & Pizza House

Knock back a couple of lagers or sours under chilli pepper lights at one of Mount Pleasant’s most iconic breweries. Whether you’re going out on a Friday night or meeting friends after work, the vibes are laid back, retro, and incredible for patio hopping.

Where: 1-54 East 4th Avenue

Marche Mon Pitou

March Mon Pitou is the quintessential Parisian cafe experience in Vancouver. The South Granville location has several cute outdoor tables with heaters overhead and offers the perfect location to enjoy a croissant or Croque Madame and people-watch.

Where: 1387 West 7th Avenue

The Roof at Black + Blue

If it’s one thing that the Glowbal Group knows best – it’s how to create an amazing patio dining experience. And The Roof at Black + Blue is no exception, with one of the best patios in the city. With hanging vines and delicious sips all around you, it will definitely keep the summer vibes going.

Where: 1032 Alberni Street, 3rd floor


Vij’s is a Vancouver staple for amazing Indian food, inventive plates and cocktails, and bright & airy covered patio. If you’re ever craving some decadent curries or refreshing summer cocktails, you know where to look.

Where: 3106 Cambie Street

And that’s a wrap on some of the best covered patios to try around the city. Enjoy!