Yaletown is a top destination for patio season. The dense neighbourhood’s ideal location, right on False Creek and tucked next to the heart of Vancouver’s downtown, means no shortage of foot traffic, so Yaletown restaurants thrive here. While indoor dining is just fine in Vancouver’s rainy season, as soon as the sun comes out, Vancouverites want to celebrate. Luckily, no matter the occasion, there’s a Yaletown patio to relax on.
If you’re looking to dine al fresco, here are our picks for Yaletown’s top patios.
WildTale celebrates fresh seafood and delicious drinks in a polished, approachable setting, and their intimate 40-seat patio right on Mainland is as stylishly appointed as you might expect. If you stay for late-night happy hour (10 PM to close), don’t worry: they’ve got outdoor heaters to keep you warm.
Summer is prime patio time, but Vancouver weather doesn’t always cooperate. Thankfully, Banter Room’s covered patio is a gem in any season. The energy here is lively, and bottles of Moët are on special every Thursday. You don’t need an occasion to celebrate—it’s Friday Junior!
We’ve mentioned super stylish Minami as one of Yaletown’s top dining destinations, but did you know that they’ve got a hidden patio as beautiful as their Aburi sushi? Unlike Mainland’s other patios, which are right on Yaletown’s iconic brick walkways, Minami’s back patio is surrounded by a lush and tranquil garden.
If it’s waterfront ambiance you seek, look no further than Ancora. This airy, open patio boasts a fantastic view of Granville Island just across False Creek, and the upscale Japanese-Peruvian food is sure to impress your guests.
One patio would be lovely enough, but two? That’s right: it might seem unassuming from Homer St, but Brix & Mortar’s heritage brick facade conceals a beautiful patio AND a courtyard. Just prepare for your dining companion to swoon.