Best Vancouver Rooftop Patios

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The Roof

Rooftop patios seem to be a little hard to come by here in Vancouver. To make things easy, we’ve put together a list that will help you find the best of the best and those hidden gems scattered across the city.

The Roof (at Black & Blue)

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The Roof is the latest trendy spot from Glowbal Group to crop up in the city. Located on the top of  Black & Blue on Alberni Street, the patio is designed for the “sophisticated” late night crowd and is decorated with ultra modern furnishings and open pit table fireplaces. It also boasts Vancouver’s largest rooftop patio and has a completely separate menu from downstairs.

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 1032 Alberni Street
Phone: 604-637-0777

Joe Fortes

If you don’t know about Joe Fortes yet, you must live under a rock. The restaurant has been a Vancouver institution for over 27 years and a favourite rooftop patio for the business crowd. Joe Fortes serves a number of classic seafood dishes and a fantastic Caesar.

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Address: 777 Thurlow Street
Phone: 604-699-1940

Reflections

Tucked away on the rooftop of the fourth floor of the Georgia Hotel, Reflections is the kind of place you feel the need to dress up for. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is based on how you like to socialize; one thing is for sure, with their water features, teak couches, cabanas and fire pits, Reflections aims for the posh nightlife crowd.

Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-682-5566

Falconetti’s

You didn’t think all the patios on this list were going to be for the ‘upscale’ crowd, did you? Falconetti’s on the drive has pretty much everything you would want for a patio: good food (homemade sausage), relaxed atmosphere and a mountain and city view all on Commercial Drive.

Hours: 
Sunday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday, Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: 1812 Commercial Drive
Phone: 604-251-7287

Lift

Lift has the perfect rooftop patio to make a good impression on a date. Gorgeous views of Stanley Park, Canada Place and the North Shore, Lift is sure to impress and remind people just how great this city is.

Hours: 
Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 333 Menchions Mews
Phone: 604-689-5438

Darby’s

Darby’s patio is an unassuming bar patio with an impressive line-up of B.C. craft beers and decent food specials. It doesn’t hurt that the patio is sun-drenched most of the day and no one will give you a hard time for showing up in sandals and beach wear.

Hours: 
Sunday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday, Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: 2001 Macdonald Street
Phone Number: 604-731-0617

Keg Yaletown

When The Keg first moved into Yaletown, everyone complained that a “big box” restaurant was moving in. That didn’t stop people from making the rooftop patio one of the busiest in the city. It’s now a pillar of the Yaletown scene, and not to be missed (if you’re into that sort of thing).

Hours: 
Sunday to Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday, Saturday 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Address: 1011 Mainland Street
Phone: 604-633-2534

 

Know of any other best Vancouver rooftop patios that we missed?

 

Written and researched by Ryan Tessier, a food and drink contributor to Vancity Buzz. Connect with Ryan on Twitter @wanderguides.

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