West End’s Beach Bay Cafe & Patio Primed For Pride, Fireworks, Open Air Cinema

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The GOODS from Beach Bay Cafe & Patio

Vancouver, BC | Summer in the city is a special time for Vancouver’s vibrant West End. The neighbourhood comes alive with an explosion of colour on the streets – and in the sky – for the Celebration of Light fireworks festival and the annual Pride Parade. Situated on the corner of Denman and Davie streets, in the very heart of the lively beachfront neighbourhood, Beach Bay Café and Patio is the best place to celebrate summer festivities with friends and family.

“We love our home in the West End and when it comes to summer festivals, our patio has the best seats in the house,” says Beach Bay Café’s newest member of the team, Chef Michael Winning. “We pair our spectacular views with amazing menus and customized cocktails, so locals and visitors can fully experience the fun vibe of our neighbourhood.”

On July 23, 27 and 30, the skies of English Bay will be illuminated with fantastic fireworks displays when the international Celebration of Light competition comes to the city. To celebrate, Beach Bay Café is offering an unforgettable view and an exclusive four-course patio menu, created by Chef Winning, on each of the fireworks evenings ($90 per person, plus tax). As the sky-bound spectacle unfolds only steps away in English Bay, diners at the 6:30pm or 8:30pm seatings will tuck into a seafood plate for two under the stars, followed by a choice of starters such as big eye tuna tataki with tuna poke, sweet pepper guacamole and tamari citrus drizzle; then mains including crispy chicken breast with seared scallops, preserved lemon, and squash barley mushroom hash; and finally, delicious desserts like frozen amaretto praline parfait.

On Sunday, July 31 the neighbourhood streets will be alive with a rainbow of colourful floats for one of North America’s biggest LGBT celebrations. The annual Vancouver Pride Parade winds down Denman Street and along Beach Avenue – turning Beach Bay’s patio into front-row seats for the liveliest street party of the summer. In honour of Vancouver Pride 2016, Beach Bay’s award-winning Bar Manager Adrian Lindner has crafted a bold and refreshing cocktail aptly named the Pride Collins – a refreshing combination of rhubarb, lemon shrub, gin and soda.

Visitors heading to Stanley Park’s Open Air Cinema (sunset on Tuesdays throughout the summer) can pick up a picnic from Beach Bay’s take-out window and enjoy the city’s best fish and chips at the al fresco movie theatre. Open for brunch and lunch, Beach Bay Café’s summer hours are 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 3pm, Sundays. Happy Hour is 3pm to 5pm every day and dinner is served 5pm to 10pm daily. To reserve patio seating for the special Celebration of Light set menu, call 604.685.7337.

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1193 Denman St.| Vancouver, B.C.
Telephone: (604) 685-7337 | Email: info@beachbaycafe.com
Web: www.beachbaycafe.com | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Brunch — 11am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday and 10am to 3pm, Sundays
Happy Hour — 3 to 5pm, Daily | Dinner — 5 to 10pm, Daily

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The People Who Make It Happen

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Michael Winning – Executive Chef
Adrian Lindner – Bar Manager

About Beach Bay Cafe

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Situated on Denman Street, just steps from the ocean at English Bay, Beach Bay Café & Patio offers fresh West Coast cuisine in its natural habitat. Proudly partnering with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program, the team is pleased to use sustainably sourced ocean-friendly seafood to create simple and delicious dishes that can be enjoyed al fresco on the patio or inside the warm and welcoming restaurant.

Showcasing the freshest local ingredients of each season, Beach Bay’s West Coast inspired menu combines intricate flavour combinations with casual and comforting Canadian staples. Behind the bar, award-winning mixologist Adrian Lindner is placing the West End on the map as a destination for creative cocktails. His artfully crafted drinks menu offers a range of accessible and delicious cocktails that provide a multi-sensory experience, with bold ingredients such as pepper (in the Sunburnt Ginger) providing a unique twist on traditional recipes. The curated wine list includes hidden-gem wineries, unique boutique vineyards, and classic contemporary winemakers, accompanied by plenty of bubbles for celebrations.

Reflecting our pure and simple food philosophy, the newly refreshed interior is bathed in natural light and is softened by pale wood accents throughout. Bringing the outdoors inside, new touches include locally sourced timber and a soft colour palette that works in harmony with the artwork that adorns the walls, such as the large vintage sepia photograph from 1910 that portrays the historic English Bay neighbourhood.

In spring and summer the restaurant spills outside onto the heated patio for guests to soak up the stunning views over sunny lunches, and to enjoy evening cocktails while the sun sets over the bay. Popular with locals as a neighbourhood spot at the bustling cross-roads of Davie and Denman, Beach Bay Café & Patio is also a delight for visitors to discover when exploring English Bay – the fish and chips take-out window being the perfect way to enjoy a beach picnic.

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