Rain in Vancouver is pretty much a given in any season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good patio or two. So we thought we’d go ahead and share some of the best covered patios around town to escape to this spring.

The Charlatan 


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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

El Camino’s


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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


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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. Speaking of, there’s also Electric Bicycle right next door if you want to make a night of it.

To sweeten the pot during the week, they have Industry Nights every Monday with local DJs spinning and pints for $6.50.

Where: 1-54 East 4th Avenue

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CRAFT Beer Market


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We think CRAFT False Creek and English Bay are both top-notch when it comes to their patio game. The location in English Bay has a cozy second floor with a heated patio and retractable roof with stunning views of the ocean. Because happy hour by the beach is not just for summer!

And once the CRAFT location at False Creek re-opens on March 27th, guests can check out the revamped spot, complete with a large covered patio perfect for lounging any time of day or night. And a new airstream seating just inside!

Where: 1795 Beach Avenue



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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

Banter Room


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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. There are also plenty of late-night (post-11 pm!) snacks to fuel your next night out if you’re looking for places that are open late.

Where: 1039 Mainland Street

The Roof at Black + Blue


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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

Marche Mon Pitou


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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

Honeybrew Strudel Bar


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In case you needed another reason to check out Honeybrew’s strudels and brews, we’ve got one for you. Their covered patio has plenty of space for groups of any size, plus fire pits that add to the bar’s cozy ambience. Enjoy a customizable coffee beverage and a classic strudel, or a Spicy Mango Margarita if that’s the vibe.

Where: 785 Davie Street

Brix and Mortar


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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

Giardino Restaurant


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A garden patio at one of Vancouver’s top-notch Italian restaurants? Sign us up! Giardino boasts an incredible lush outdoor patio that makes you feel like you’re dining in a forest in northern Italy. Enjoy a Tuscan-style plate and a flight of gelato surrounded by beautiful greenery and twinkling fairy lights.

Where: 1328 Hornby Street

Seasons in the Park


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Maybe one of the most iconic patios in the city, Seasons in the Park offers incredible views no matter where you’re sitting. After an afternoon walking around Queen Elizabeth Park or exploring the conservatory, treat yourself to an unparalleled vista of the city (adorned in colourful foliage) as you enjoy your meal. It’s always the season for Seasons.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, 33rd Avenue

The Secret Garden at H Tasting Lounge 

If you’re splurging on a special occasion meal, you might as well go all the way with a themed dome dining experience. The covered patio at H Tasting Lounge takes outdoor dining to a whole new level, with heated dome dining, innovative, themed cocktails and treats, ornate cherry blossom decor, and sweeping views of the harbour.

You can book a table online.

Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive

Anh and Chi


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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

That’s a wrap on covered patios for now, Vancouver. Cheers!