Pull out your sandals and sunglasses, round up your like-minded piggy friends, and caution your liver: patio season is here!

In anticipation of the Vancouver summer sunshine, (it’s just around the corner, I swear) I have compiled a list of my favourite patio destinations. A few enticing pictures too. And in addition, I have listed some establishments that will be new experiences for me; all of which have been highly recommended by trustworthy piggy sources. And yes, I admit, I too can’t believe I’ve never been to many of these!

If you think I’ve missed something, please feel free to share your favourite with me – the longer this list, the better. After all, patio season is my favourite time of year and one cannot do too much “research”!

Happy wining, dining and sun basking, Piggies! Here we go:

 

BEEN THERE; LOVED IT:

The Vancouver Art Gallery Café
Located at 750 Hornby Street in Vancouver
http://www.thegallerycafe.ca/

This is easily one of my favourite after work spots. Sip on something bubbly while listening to live music: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 4:30pm-8:30pm (until the end of September).

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The Keg Yaletown
Located at 1011 Mainland Street
http://www.kegsteakhouse.com/

A side of steak with your cocktail? Always a tempting offer for a piggy!

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Lift Bar & Grill
Located at 333 Menchions Mews in Coal Harbour
http://www.liftbarandgrill.com/

Enjoy a spectacular view of Stanley Park. This is Coal Harbour at its best.

Thanks for the photo (and the dinner!) Charles Zuckermann.

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Reflections in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Located at 801 West Georgia Street in Vancouver
http://www.rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com

Treat yourself to a delicious cocktail on this uber trendy 4th floor patio.

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Joe Fortes Restaurant
Located at 777 Thurlow Street in Vancouver
http://www.joefortes.ca/

It’s a classic; a favourite for all Vancouverites.

joe fortes

The Ouisi Bistro
Located at 3014 Granville Street, Vancouver
http://www.ouisibistro.com

The small courtyard in the back is one of my favourite brunch destinations; the perfect start to a day strolling down South Granville.

Tap & Barrel
Located at 1 Athletes Way in Olympic Village
http://www.tapandbarrel.com/

I go for wine and the view. This patio is Olympic Village at its finest.

The Beach House Restaurant & Lounge
Located at 150 25th Street in West Vancouver
http://www.thebeachhouserestaurant.ca/

Watch the world stroll by on the West Van seawall. And for goodness sake, have a mimosa at brunch!

beach house

Good Wolfe Kitchen + Bar
Located at 1043 Mainland Street in Yaletown
http://www.goodwolfe.ca/

Word on the street is that Good Wolfe will have an oyster shucker out on the patio this summer; it’s dinner and a show! The cherry on top for this Yaletown destination.

 

I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY:

Brix Restaurant
1138 Homer Street in Yaletown
http://brixvancouver.com/

Bridges Restaurant
1696 Duranleau Street at Granville Island
http://www.bridgesrestaurant.com/

Adesso
1906 Haro Street in the West End
http://www.adessobistro.net/

Cactus Club at English Bay
1790 Beach Avenue in Vancouver
www.cactusclubcafe.com

Chill Winston
3 Alexander Street in Gastown
http://www.chillwinston.com/

Pier 7 Restaurant
25 Wallace Mews in North Vancouver
http://www.pierseven.ca/

Pirate Pub
#1-1012 Beach Avenue in Vancouver
http://www.burrardbridge.com/PiratePub/home.html

The Roof at Black & Blue
1032 Alberni Street (Third Floor) in Vancouver
http://www.glowbalgroup.com/

The Boat House Restaurant
1795 Beach Ave in English Bay
http://boathouserestaurants.ca/

Local Public Eatery
2210 Cornwall Avenue in Kitsilano
http://localkits.com/

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