Patio season is well underway, with sunny patio weather finally here in Vancouver. So needless to say – it’s a great time to make some resos at your local patios, or venture off in search of a new favourite! From lush garden patios to rooftop spots, to cafes with a view, here are 20 of the best patios to visit in Vancouver this summer.

Lavantine Restaurant & Bar

We’re starting with the newest addition to Vancouver’s rooftop patio scene, situated on the roof of the AZUR Legacy Hotel – AKA the newest 5-star boutique hotel in the city. The restaurant draws from the rich flavours of the Levant region, offering visitors bites inspired by those found in Turkey, Greece, Iran, and beyond – and sips at the Skybar inspired by Arabian folklore.

Where: 833 West Pender Street


Situated in South Vancouver just south of Kerrisdale, Okini is a more upscale spot with an elevated menu of Japanese-inspired fare and innovative cocktails, yet it still manages to have a comfortable dining atmosphere. Outside, there is a garden patio surrounded by vibrant flowers and shade to keep you cool during the summer months.

Where: 1864 West 57th Avenue



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Consider this your sign to finally check out Chupito if you haven’t already – AKA Vancouver’s coolest back-alley patio, situated behind sister bar Cantina 189. Known for its intimate vibes, incredible cocktails, margarita chupitos, and Mexican-inspired bites, you really can’t go wrong here.

Where: 322 West Hastings Street, enter through the back alley

The Stable House Bistro 

This neighbourhood bistro and wine bar is straight out of a dream, and feels like a well-kept secret every time we visit. Situated in South Granville on West 13th, the intimate bar has a beautiful outdoor patio that leads to an even larger space on the adjacent South Granville Plaza West – so you’ve got options!

Where: 1520 West 13th Avenue

The Keg Steakhouse – Yaletown

The Keg in Yaletown is a must-visit for its covered rooftop patio, which has a variety of bar, booth, and lounge seating to choose from. Sip on a refreshing happy hour bevie from 4 to 6 pm, or indulge in a special occasion dinner. Or both!

Where: 1011 Mainland Street

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Located on Cambie Street, the rooftop patio at Vij’s enjoys sun through its glass ceiling – and most importantly – some of the best Indian food in the city.

Where: 3106 Cambie Street


Speaking of fantastic Indian food, Lila is the city’s newest spot for modern Indian fare, with a veggie-forward menu. The new spot is brought to our plates by the teams at Vij’s and Acorn – two of the most renowned restaurants in the city.

Its garden patio is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Main, perfect for a happy hour hang or cozy dinner.

Where: 3941 Main Street

The Parker Rooftop

When it comes to rooftop views, there are few places more scenic than The Parker Rooftop. Visitors can enjoy refreshing sips and inventive bites, all accompanied by sweeping views of the city from the ninth floor of The Parker Hotel (formerly Vintage Park Hotel).

Take your pick from three sprawling outdoor patios and a wide selection of delicious sips – or try them all!

Where: 1379 Howe Street, 9th floor

Milano Coffee Roasters 

This one’s more of a balcony than a traditional patio, but it’s perfect for sitting outside with some coffee and pastries as you soak up some sun. Plus, it overlooks Jonathon Rogers Park – so it’s got a great view to go with it.

Where: 156 West 8th Avenue


The menu at Dachi changes from day to day, which makes for a thoroughly exciting dining experience every time you go. All of their ingredients are sourced from independent, local farmers – which means every dish is a unique creation. Come for the wine and sake, and stay for the relaxed, colourful patio.

Where: 2297 East Hastings Street

Caffe Barney on Granville 

This brunch spot in South Granville is the perfect place to unwind with a beer or glass of wine after a long day on its back patio – which feels like you’re stepping into a completely different place! Definitely an ideal neighbourhood patio if there ever was one.

Where: 2975 Granville Street

CRAFT Beer Market – False Creek

It probably goes without saying why CRAFT False Creek is on this list. Its large, sprawling patio is conveniently located by the water and seawall, and has plenty of happy hour specials twice a day from Monday to Thursday. This includes $5 highballs, $6 house wines and cocktails, and rotating taps for $7.

Where: False Creek and English Bay locations

Sing Sing Commercial 

We all know that the OG Sing Sing location on Main is an incredible summer spot, but the expansive patio at the beer bar’s newest location is perfect for groups, dates, and hangouts of all kinds – including ones with dogs!

Where: 1191 Commercial Drive

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

Where: 1-54 East 4th Avenue


Looking for a solid happy hour hang? Look no further than Social on Commercial Drive – complete with shareable bites, bowls, and sips. Grab some brews or specialty cocktails and charcuterie, and you’re all set.

Where: 1812 Commercial Drive

Mum’s The Word 

Ready for another Commercial Drive pick? Mum’s The Word is a great hangout spot for many reasons – the first of them being the options. You’ve got coffee, local brews, and craft cocktails to choose from, all in a laid-back atmosphere with quirky decor and twinkly fairy lights outdoors. Plus, this patio is covered – so you’re prepared come rain or shine!

Where: 1301 Commercial Drive

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


A Kitsilano staple, the main draw of Darby’s is their rooftop patio – the perfect gathering spot for after-work drinks or a weekend pit stop before the beach. Consider this a great option if you’re looking for a more casual dining option that doesn’t skimp on views or sunshine.

Where: 2001 MacDonald Street

Narrow Lounge

Now we come to the smallest patio on this list – so consider yourselves lucky if you manage to snag a spot here! It may surprise you to know that Vancouver’s favourite speakeasy bar actually has an outdoor dining area, but we promise it’s as intimate and decked out in decor as its interior. Enjoy some happy hour burritos and sips, or treat your next date to a surprise!

Where: 1898 Main Street

Mercato di Luigi

If you’re looking for a quiet neighbourhood patio – consider checking out Mercato Di Luigi – a one-stop shop for groceries, fresh pasta, pastries, and dessert.

Where: 580 East 12th Avenue

Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions 

We’re capping off this list with a vibrant, retro-themed patio in Mount Pleasant. With creative cocktails, retro decor, laid-back vibes, and tasty charcoal-grilled BBQ, the 70s-inspired bar & grill technically has two patios to choose from.

Where: 67 West 6th Avenue

So there you have it, patio enthusiasts! A mix of upscale and casual patio dining options to consider this summer.