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Guide: 8 best pup-friendly patios in Vancouver

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It’s only fitting that we continue our Vancouver patio guide series by telling you about the best pup-friendly patios in the city. Dogs are humanity’s best friend, after all, so it’s about time we return the favour and make sure they are as comfy as possible while we kick back. Instead of picking them at random, we decided to go by neighbourhood.

Here are the 8 best pup-friendly patios in Vancouver.

TAPShack- Burrard Street Bridge


TAPShack on Beach Ave is a prime starting point for your walk along Sunset Beach Park. Swing by for a quick beer and a little food while your dog chills right beside you. Just try and pick a spot that doesn’t interfere with the bike path.

When: Monday to Thursday, 11AM-10PM, Friday/Saturday, 11AM-11PM and Sunday, 10AM-10PM
Where: 1012 Beach Avenue #1

Local- Kitsilano

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Another great location for before (or after) a stroll along the beach. Although you can’t bring your dog right up to the patio, there is a space in front of the restaurant that is perfect to hang out in the shade. We can also guarantee that they will get more than enough attention.

When: Monday to Thursday, 11AM-1AM, Friday, 11AM-2AM, Saturday, 10AM-2AM and Sunday, 10AM-1AM
Where: 2210 Cornwall Avenue

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MeeT on Main- Queen Elizabeth Park

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The open patio concept, paired with its proximity to Queen Elizabeth, makes this a top choice for us. Get tasty vegetarian fare and a couple of drinks before you spend 2 hours frolicking around.

When: Sunday to Thursday, 11AM-11PM and Friday/Saturday, 11AM-12AM
Where: 4288 Main Street

Biercraft- Commercial Drive


This Belgian gastropub is great for trying out a new beer while your dog lounges beside you. Also, it’s super close to Grandview Park and Victoria Park, in case you get tired of all the attention you’re getting on the street.

When: Monday to Thursday, 11AM-12AM, Friday, 11AM-1AM, Saturday, 10AM-1AM and Sunday, 10AM-12AM
Where: 1191 Commercial Drive

Tap and Barrel- Olympic Village

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A sprawling patio right beside the path makes this one of the best dog-friendly patios in the city. These guys are known for their great patios, so when in doubt, head to one of their locations.

When: Sunday to Thursday, 11AM-12AM and Friday/Saturday, 11AM-1AM
Where: 1 Athletes Way

Provence Marinaside- Cambie Bridge

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Just across the water from Tap and Barrel lies Provence Marinaside. A little more upscale, Provence does seafood forward French cuisine, so this is an ideal date night spot. Eat some lobster, then walk around either David Lam or Coopers’ Park. 10/10 experience guaranteed.

When: Monday to Thursday, 8AM-10PM, Friday, 8AM-10:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-10:30PM and Sunday, 9AM-10PM
Where: 1177 Marinaside Crescent

Six Acres- Gastown

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Probably our favourite patio in the city (spoiler alert!), Six Acres is small and right in the heart of Gastown. Great spot to tie your pooch up as you tie one on, just make sure you bring treats so they enjoy the experience as much as you will.

When: Monday to Thursday, 11:30AM-11:30PM, Friday, 11:30AM-12AM, Saturday, 10:30AM-12AM, and Sunday, 10:30AM-11:30PM
Where: 203 Carrall Street

Red Truck- Wildcard Pick

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While Red Truck isn’t necessarily close to anything, their massive lot and large patio make it easy for you to throw a ball around in between brews. So, it gets the nod from us. Keep doing you, Red Truck.

When: Sunday to Thursday, 11AM-10PM and Friday/Saturday, 11AM-12AM
Where: 295 E 1st Avenue

And there you have it! Our favourite patios to hit up when we’re out and about with a couple of our best friends. Spread the joy this summer.

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