PATIO CITY is a new column that seeks out and celebrates the outdoor spaces that have helped Vancouverites endure a tough year. (Prefer takeout? We’ve got you covered here.)
SEATS: 70 | HEATED: PARTIALLY | COVERED: PARTIALLY
This elevated sidewalk patio is a tried and true people-watching perch. It’s located across the street from Grandview Park in the heart of the Commercial Drive neighbourhood. The action is first come, first served, so no reservations can be had. It’s open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner.
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
SEATS: 42 | HEATED: YES | COVERED: YES
We’re digging the newly expanded patio at Boulevard, one of our favourite meeting spots in the downtown core. Hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to close.
SEATS: 6 | HEATED: NO | COVERED: PARTIALLY
This tiny, all-organic vegan market restaurant on Commercial Drive has three tiny tables for two on its sidewalk patio. It is open from 9am to 8pm.
Hart House Restaurant
SEATS: 45 | HEATED: PARTIALLY | COVERED: PARTIALLY
Hart House’s 45 seat patio is very spaced out with some tables situated on the sprawling lawn if weather permits. Reservations can be had, Tuesday through Sunday, including weekend brunch service.
SEATS: 12 | HEATED: YES | COVERED: PARTIALLY
Yuwa’s intimate heated patio seats a total of 12 guests overlooking West 16th Avenue. It features cushioned chairs, lattice dividers, a large 11-foot umbrella and plenty of greenery.