Vancouver's Top 5 Spots for Eating Outdoors Slideshow


Walk into Havana and you walk into old Cuba. With Nuevo Latino cuisine and traditional Cuban cocktails, this cultured and well-loved spot on Commercial Drive is the perfect place to stop for a pitcher of sangria with friends.

Joe Fortes

Joe Fortes' rooftop patio is lush with a well-maintained garden and a view of the busy Robson Street. With Blue Plate lunch specials and a phenomenal list of oysters to choose from, Joe Fortes has become synonymous with after-work cocktails and fantastic seafood fare.


Located in Steveston Village, Pajo's is a local institution. Their location is a floating barge at the docks, so you can enjoy their delicious fish and chips while gently bobbing up and down on their barge patio.

Guu Garden

Guu Garden is an upscale Japanese izakaya that boasts a paradise above the bustling business and entertainment district in Downtown Vancouver. Their patio is the perfect getaway after shopping on Robson with its wide seating and grill-it-yourself items during the summer. Their dishes are affordable, delectable, and perfect for sharing!

The Teahouse

Saving the best for last, the Teahouse is nestled in Stanley Park, where you can watch the sun set with the most beautiful, unobstructed view in the city. Their food is just as delectable as the view, with a good mix of tapas, surf, and turf. If you're looking to impress, this is the perfect place!