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Lesser Known Restaurants and Bars with Patios of the West Side

Kitsilano August 28, 2017

Summer in Vancouver.

It’s when everybody wants to get outside, tourists flock to the city, and the sounds of happy hour fill the air. Beer cans are cracked open, cocktails are poured, and umbrellas are opened across the cities plentiful patios and garden eateries. There is a very small window of time for a Vancouverite to experience the charm of these patios in the sun, so get to experiencing this list of local restaurants and bars with patios while you can.

The west side of the city is particularly well suited for patios, with easy beach access and the green of the trees.

However, many patios can be hard to find. Here’s a list of our favourites.

LOCAL Public Eatery | @localkits | Cornwall and Yew

On sunny days this Kitsilano beach eatery is packed with locals and University students. With views of Kits beach and only steps from the water, it is the perfect place to grab a drink after a day in the sun.

Las Margaritas Restaurante y Cantina | @lasmargaritasbc | West 4th and Maple St.

This area of Kitsilano doesn’t have a lot of patios due to building and street proximity, but Las Margaritas is a gorgeous exception. With incredible food and cantina style decor, you can grab a cream-cheese filled jalepeno pepper with chipotle dip and pair it with one of the extensive selections of Tequila or an inventive margarita. Although it is missing the ocean views, the Mexican cuisine and decor more than makes up for it on this hidden gem of a patio.

Darby’s Public House | @Darbys_Kits | West 4th and MacDonald

A secluded patio, Darby’s Public House seats up to 50 at charming wooden tables. Feeling like craft beer? This is the place for you. An expertly curated craft beer selection is one of the best in the city, and when your choice of beer is paired with the local cuisine and summer sunshine you have an incredible patio experience not to be missed.

The Galley | @GalleyPatio | Jericho Beach

A list about patio gems in the city would not be complete without a mention of The Galley in Jericho Beach. With stunning views of Stanley Park, the North Shore Mountains, and Bowen Island, you simply can’t go wrong after a day at the beach watching the sun set over the water and enjoying a cocktail or glass of wine.

The Naam | @naamrestaurant | West 4th and Stephen Street

Open seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, the Naam provides vegetarian friendly fare and is known for it. What is a secret from many in the city, however, is the secluded patio at the back that is only accessible by going through the restaurant. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this patio is a true gem.

There are many incredible spaces in Vancouver, and these are a few favourites of the west side. Whether you are looking for ocean views, a specific atmosphere, or a secluded, quiet space for a glass of wine, there are plenty of options with these hidden gems. Tell us, what are your favourite hidden patio gems in the city?