It's Patio Season! Check Out These 15 Amazing Rooftop Patios and Terraces in Vancouver

By Matthew Kranabetter on Jul 8 2020

As the summer kicks into gear and COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease up, patio season is now upon us. Bagsort is here and wants to help fulfill all of your patio needs. There are tons of awesome patios to check out in Vancouver that are perfect for a cold drink on a hot day, some delicious food, and nice picture opportunities for you and your friends or family. Here are Bagsorts picks of 15 of the best patios and rooftop terraces in Vancouver!

1. Bridges


1696 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC

Operating on the western tip of Granville island in the heart of Vancouver, Bridges is serving up customers on their beautiful patio. The patio is right along the water looking at the fishing boats and all sorts of marine life activity. Bridges is known for their delicious seafood and fish which goes perfectly with their waterfront patio location.

2. Cardero’s


1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver, BC

Located right along the water at the Marina, Cardero’s serves up seafood, burgers, and comfort dishes on their spacious patio. The ambience is warm and calm making it a great place to have conversations with friends or family. The views from this patio are also top tier!

3. The Cambie


300 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

The Cambie is one of Vancouver’s oldest restaurants after being established in 1897. With affordable food and drinks this restaurant is good for not breaking the wallet to have a good time. With long daily opening hours feel free to check them out almost any time of the day!

4. Local


Local Gastown: 3 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC Local Kitsilano: 2210 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC

Whether or not you’re from Vancouver, chances are you have heard of Local from their wide presence across Canada. If not then it’s time to experience Local and check out either of their Vancouver locations. Local Kitsilano has a patio with a beach view while Local Gastown is in the area of a historic Vancouver downtown square. The crowd is mostly young and energetic making it a fun and entertaining atmosphere for a night out with you and your friends on their patio.

5. Gotham Steakhouse

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615 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC

Everything about this restaurant screams “upper class” and their patio definitely represents that. The patio has a mix of greenery and classy furniture making for an elegant experience. Enjoy a top notch cut of steak or any of the other menu items with a glass of wine or handcrafted cocktails at this patio.

6. Minami


1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC

Quiet and peaceful, this hidden garden patio at Minami is the perfect place to munch on some delicious Japanese food. Come get a combination of Japanese and West Coast cuisine and your taste buds will thank you later.

7. The Keg Yaletown

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1011 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC

While there are multiple Keg locations in Vancouver, the Yaletown location has a beautiful rooftop patio giving it the patio edge over the others. Getting to eat on this rooftop patio truly is a memorable experience and you feel away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Also you can expect high quality food no matter what you order off the menu.

8. Lift


333 Menchion Mews, Vancouver, BC

Lift up your expectations (pun-intended) at Lift and experience the city’s only waterfront rooftop patio. The views are beautiful on this rooftop patio where you overlook Stanley Park and the mountains. You also can use the views as an excuse to feast on some seafood too!

9. Pier 7

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25 Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver, BC

Pier 7 has stunning views of the city on this waterfront patio definitely worth going too. This restaurant offers a more upscale patio experience but there are great happy hour deals as well. There is also a sweet weekend brunch, and you really can’t beat those brunch patio views.

10. Cactus Club English Bay

1790 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC

Situated right along the beach, the Cactus Club Café-English Bay is a premier spot to enjoy a hot summer day in Vancouver. This patio offers great ambience and the can’t-beat views of the beach. This patio also doubles as a gorgeous spot to watch the sunset.

11. The Galley

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1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC

With amazing views of Jericho beach The Galley is a perfect patio spot to enjoy the summer time. Food offerings are your usual expected grill grub with burgers and fish as the main staples. This patio is also right next to the Jericho sailing centre if you want to start your day off there with a canoe, kayak, or other water rentals and then head over to The Galley for a bite to eat.

12. Prost Haus

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904 Granville St, Vancouver, BC

If you think to yourself, what types of food are Germans famous for? Well, if you ask yourself that question you most likely think of beer, pretzels, sausages, and much more, and all of this is served to you at Prost Haus. Snack on your favourite German delights and soak in this fun loving atmosphere at this enclosed rooftop patio. Prost Haus is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 but make sure to keep an eye out for when they re-open!

13. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse

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777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes has been around Vancouver for over 30 years and has won numerous awards since then for their top quality food. Their patio maintains that same quality with a beautiful rooftop garden and excellent service. Sit back, relax, and enjoy top notch food on a top notch patio.

14. Vij’s


3106 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

The name “Vij” might sound familiar to you, and that would be because you might have seen the owner, Vikram Vij, on Dragons Den or saw his cookbook online or at your local bookstore. As you might imagine, if the owner is creating top selling cookbooks then the food served at his restaurant must be good, and yes it is. You can order a variety of Indian cuisine and eat it all on a stunning enclosed rooftop patio with a calm atmosphere at Vij’s.

15. Reflections

801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC

This garden rooftop terrace is an amazing place to relax with it’s quiet and tranquil atmosphere. Revel in the vibrant and lush greenery with complementing soft lights maintaining a laid back feel of this rooftop terrace. Even in the evenings when it’s cooler there are heaters around the terrace keeping the area comfortable to enjoy the variety of tapas-style plates offered.