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Downtown Vancouver Patio Guide


Monday, June 4th, 2007 — 10:04pm PDT
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This weekend we were dying for some patio times and really couldn’t think of anywhere to go. We didn’t want the usual place so I Googled to see what I could come up with. I found had success at VancouverPlus and the Georgia Straight’s Patio Guide [Straight.com]. We ended up at Tanpopo, which I learned has a surprisingly big rooftop overlooking Denman Street.

The Straight’s Patio Guide is a little outdated (from 2005 and 2006) so I’ve decided to list it up here, including Google Maps to make things that much easier.

Just click on the neighbourhood (I’ve only included a few, sorry) and you’ll be magically transported to a list of establishments with patio drinking/dining. Feel free to comment, or add any more names to the list.

Downtown

BREAD GARDEN – Street-level patio. 889 W. Pender
[Google Map][Website]

CANADIAN MAPLE GOURMET DELIGHTS – Street-level patio. 769 Hornby
[Google Map][Website]

CASSIS BISTRO – Patio. 420 W. Pender
[Google Map][Website]

CACTUS CLUB CAFE – Small street-level patio. 1136 Robson
[Google Map][Website]

CINCIN – Above street-level balcony. 1154 Robson
[Google Map][Website]

DIVA AT THE MET – Street-level patio. 645 Howe
[Google Map][Website]

DON FRANCESCO RISTORANTE – 40-seat solarium. 860 Burrard
[Google Map][Website]
EARLS – Heated patio above street/balcony level. 1185 Robson
[Google Map][Website]
GALLERY CAFE – Patio seats up to 250 people. 750 Hornby
[Google Map][Website]
GOTHAM – Hidden patio/courtyard. 615 Seymour
[Google Map][Website]
IL GIARDINO – Open-air inner courtyard. 1382 Hornby
[Google Map][Website]
JOE FORTES – Rooftop garden patio. 777 Thurlow
[Google Map][Website]
KINGSTON TAPHOUSE & GRILLE – Hidden rooftop deck. 755 Richards
[Google Map][Website]
LE CROCODILE – Street-level patio. 909 Burrard
[Google Map][Website]
LUPO BAR CAFFE – Street-level patio. 1016 W. Georgia
[Google Map]
MONA’S LEBANESE CUISINE – Courtyard patio. 1328 Hornby
[Google Map][Website]
REX ROTISSERIE & GRILL – Patio with waterfall. 1055 Dunsmuir
[Google Map][Website]
ROSIE’S ON ROBSON – 60-seat sidewalk patio. 298 Robson
[Google Map][Website]
SAVORY COAST – Rooftop deck 1133 Robson
[Google Map][Website]
TSUNAMI SUSHI – Rooftop deck 238-1025 Robson
[Google Map]

West End

BOATHOUSE – Large rooftop deck, English Bay views. 1795 Beach
[Google Map][Website]
BRAVO BISTRO – Seawall-level patio. 500 Denman
[Map][Website]
BREAD GARDEN – Small street-level patio. 812 Bute
[Google Map][Website]
CARDERO’S – Coal Harbour patio, park and mountain views. 1583 Coal Harbour Quay
[Google Map][Website]
DENMAN STREET FREEHOUSE – Small patio. 1780 Davie
[Google Map][Website]
FIDDLEHEAD JOE’S – Seawall-level patio 1012 Beach
[Google Map][Website]
FISH HOUSE IN STANLEY PARK – Decks with views of park and beach. 8901 Stanley Park Dr.
[Google Map][Website]
FOGG AND SUDS – Above street-level patio, covered. 202-1323 Robson
[Google Map][Website]
FOUNTAINHEAD PUB – Street-level 20-seat patio. 1025 Davie
[Google Map][Website]
HAMBURGER MARY’S DINER – Street-level patio. 1202 Davie
[Google Map][Website]
LIFT BAR & GRILL – Patio with park and mountain views. 333 Menchion Mews
[Google Map][Website]
MARIA’S TAVERNA – Sidewalk patio. 1037 Denman
[Google Map]
MILESTONES – Non-smoking patio. 1210 Denman
[Google Map][Website]
OLYMPIA – Street-level patio. 998 Denman
[Google Map][Website]
PACIFIC CRAB CO. – Balcony with English Bay views. 1184 Denman
[Google Map][Website]
PROSPECT POINT CAFE – Large 250-seat deck with Lions Gate Bridge view. Stanley Park
[Google Map][Website]
ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL – Outdoor dining in private yard. 1523 Davie
[Google Map][Website]
SEAWALL BISTRO – Seawall-level patio with park and mountain views. Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore
[Google Map]
SEQUOIA GRILL – Patio in the heart of Stanley Park. Ferguson Point, Stanley Park
[Google Map][Website]
SPOTTED PRAWN BISTRO – Patio dining. 1055 W. Hastings
[Google Map]
SYLVIA’S – Patio with English Bay views. Sylvia Hotel, 1154 Gilford
[Google Map][Website]
TANPOPO – Rooftop patio. 1122 Denman
[Google Map]
TC LIONS PUB – Street-level patio. 837 W Hastings
[Google Map][Website]
TRUE CONFECTIONS – Street-level dessert dining. 866 Denman
[Google Map][Website]
WHITE SPOT – Non-smoking patio. 1616 W Georgia
[Google Map][Website]
ZIN RESTAURANT & BAR – Street-level patio, 1277 Robson
[Google Map][Website]

Gastown

ALIBI ROOM – Street-level patio. 157 Alexander St.
[Google Map][Website]

CHILL WINSTON – Large street-level patio. 3 Alexander
[Google Map][Website]

DEIGHTON’S WELL – Sidewalk Patio. 131 Water St.
[Google Map][Website]

INCENDIO – Street-level patio. 103 Columbia
[Google Map][Website]

IRISH HEATHER BISTRO – 45-seat glass solarium. (Shares tables in Blood Alley with sibling Shebeen Whiskey House). 217 Carrall
[Google Map][Website]

JULES BISTRO – Street-level patio. 332 Water
[Google Map][Website]

SIX ACRES – Street-level patio. 203 Carrall
[Google Map][Website]

SO.CIAL – Street-level patio. 332 Water
[Google Map][Website]

WATER ST. CAFE – Street-level patio. 300 Water

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16 comments

  1. fotoeins says:

    Wow, nice collection of places; thanks.

    But now what this screams next is for you both to cover all of these places, and for you to come up with rankings: ambience, food, service, etc.

    No?

  2. brendwal says:

    Wow, what a collection! How do you do this with a fulltime job!? ;o)
    Nice job Miss604!

    -fellow Surrey dude….now in Van.

  3. Jenny says:

    but do they have nice washrooms? ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. Rebecca says:

    I’ll let you cover that one ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. Duane says:

    Really cool guide. Think you can make one map with them all on them though? I think that would be useful to get a quick idea.

  6. David says:

    Thanks for this! Pam loves to eat outside, so I’m linking to your permalink fo future reference.

  7. Dubesor says:

    Not sure if they’re already mentioned, but here are two Toronto-style (read: large, wooden, rooftop-type) patios.

    1) Davie Village Cafe right beside Shoppers on Davie/Thurlow.
    2) Joe’s Bar on Broadway/Cambie

  8. Rebecca says:

    For sure, I’ll try to add to it as we go along… and maybe even toss in one big map for Duane ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. christina says:

    two points:

    Okada Sushi (in your downtown list) has not had its patio open for two years due to disputes with building management. Looks like it won’t be open again this summer.

    An overlooked restaurant in your West End list – The Parkside, on Haro west of Denman. Beautiful food, beautiful patio.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the update !

    Oh we’ve been meaning to check out The Parkside – it’s tucked away and gets lost amidst the apartment buildings but seems very interesting.

  11. Mom604 says:

    Note to Becky and John: Don’t forget Mom604’s patio. Open every evening through the summer and all day weekends! (hint…hint….) No need to make any reservations.

  12. Dubesor says:

    Just had my anniversary dinner at Parkside a couple of weeks ago – it *is* a great patio over there.

  13. Zacko says:

    You need to check out the Davie Village Cafe AKA The DVC
    This place is Davies best kept secret.

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