Come Play Outside: Patios in North Vancouver to Try this Season

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Patio season has started early in North Vancouver this year and just in time for some great spring weather! In light of the recent COVID dining restrictions, the Shipyards District restaurants are opening up and expanding patio spaces for your safe enjoyment.

Luckily, the Shipyards District has an incredible selection of patio and expansive picnic areas! Our small business community will need our help during this time. So, let’s do our part to support our favourite brunch, lunch and dinner spots while getting outside to soak up some Vitamin D.

Here is our list of open patios in The Shipyards District. Wide-open spaces, summery cocktails and postcard-worthy views await!

 

Raglans

 

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Few places evoke the feeling of summer as well as Raglans – this surf-style atmosphere offers great tunes, tacos and did we mention fishbowl drinks…

15 Lonsdale Ave.
Monday to Friday 4pm-10pm | Saturday & Sunday 10am-10pm
raglans.ca

 

Shipyards Coffee

Take the coffeehouse experience outside! Located steps from the Lonsdale Quay waterfront and seabus, this community favourite offers fresh coffee and is the perfect location for a post-brunch seaside stroll.

123-156 Carrie Cates Court
9am to 4pm, seven days a week
shipyardscoffee.com

 

Streetcar Brewery

Sunshine is on tap! The craft beer flights are flowing on this patio with an industrial vibe. A hidden gem, in the heart of Lower Lonsdale.

123A 1st St East
12pm to 9pm – seven days a week
Streetcarbrewing.square.site


Mythos Taverna

 

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Escape to the island of Mykonos with original Greek recipes! The North Shore News named this North Vancouver’s favourite greek restaurant multiple years in a row. Experience a rustic family feel and patio outdoor seating.

132 West 3rd Street
Sunday to Thursday 4pm-9pm | Friday & Saturday 4pm-9:30pm
mythostaverna.ca

 

Pier 7 Restaurant

 

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Enjoy a 180-degree view of the Vancouver Harbour with world-class boat-to-table seafood. Pier 7’s lively bar, cozy dining room and 2-level year-round heated patio make it the perfect spot for brunch, lunch or dinner on the North Vancouver waterfront.

25 Wallace Mews
11:30am-11pm, weekdays / 10:30am-11pm, weekends
pierseven.ca

 

Green Moustache Organic Cafe

 

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Enjoy 100% organic plant-based meals. This delicious eatery is located just steps away from the beautiful Jack Loucks Court so you can enjoy your smoothie or meal on their patio or take away to dine in the cheery blossoms.

117 West 1st Street
Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm | Sunday 11am-3pm
www.greenmoustache.com

 

Fishworks

Seafood classics and a fantastic wine list! Experience fine dining, a West Coast menu and a beautiful ambience on this Lonsdale Avenue patio.

91 Lonsdale Ave.
4pm to 9pm – seven days a week
www.fishworks.ca


The Polygon Gallery

 

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Grab a table and soak in the spectacular view al fresco at the award-winning Polygon Gallery. Happy hour service will run Wednesday through Sunday starting at 2 pm featuring tasty snacks by @nemesis.coffee, craft beer, BC wines and local cocktails.

101 Carrie Cates Ct.
Wednesday & Friday-Sunday – 10-5pm | Thursday – 10-8pm
www.polygon.ca


Larry’s Market

 

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Dine-out with healthy vegetarian eats from Canada’s first vegetarian grocery store! They have a must-try kombucha-slushie machine, a grab-and-go counter and a plant-based deli. Enjoy outdoor seating or have a picnic in one of many surrounding The Shipyards District outdoor open spaces.

140-125 Victory Ship Way
6:30am to 10pm – seven days a week
https://www.larrysmarket.ca/

 

Greenleaf Brewery

 

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Watch the Seabus come in and out while tasting local craft beers and kombuchas at this micro-brewery located in the Lonsdale Quay.

108-123 Carrie Cates Ct.
Sunday to Thursday 11am-9pm | Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm
www.greenleafbrew.com

 

Lift Breakfast Bakery

 

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This dreamy spot is a breakfast cafe by day, Italian restaurant by night and a very charming neighbourhood favourite. Offering mouth-watering pastries, artisan bread and all the iced coffee to pair perfectly with the Lower Lonsdale city vibe.

101 Lonsdale Ave.
Tuesday to Sunday 8am-4pm
https://www.liftonlonsdale.ca/

 

Seaside Provisions

Sophistication, chic and a raw bar make this the perfect spot for seafood lovers. Boasting a frequented Happy Hour, and a swanky, chic set-up, their small patio sits in the heart of the Shipyards. Oh, and did we mention the Bruch Tower?
125 Victory Ship Way
Wednesday to Friday 3pm-10pm | Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm & 3pm-10pm

https://seasideprovisions.com/


Burgoo Bistro

This patio is the place to come for comfort food and to experience the heart of The Shipyards District! Try crafted cocktails, or selected beer and wine options to pair with your meal of French Onion Soup, Grilled Cheese, or Beef Bourguignon for the ultimate Burgoo experience.

3 Lonsdale Ave.
Monday to Thursday 11am-9pm | Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm
www.burgoo.ca

 

Anatoli’s Souvlaki

 

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Looking for a family-run destination showcasing authentic Greek cuisine & cocktails? Take your palate on a greek vacay and bask in the sunshine of their charming patio.

5 Lonsdale Ave.
11:30am onwards – seven days a week
thegreekbyanatoli.com/

 

Farina a Legna

 

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This funky charming Italian pizzeria offers handmade pasta, wood-fired pizzas and house-bottled cocktails. The quaint patio is tucked into a Lower Lonsdale side-street adding to the cobblestone eatery feel – a lovely spot to enjoy a beautifully bottled Aperol Spritz, a short glass of Prosecco, or a house white wine.

119 2nd Street East
Tuesday to Friday 4pm–9pm | Saturday & Sunday 12pm-9pm
https://www.farinaalegna.com/

 

Caffe Artigiano

 

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Coffee with a view – just steps from the Burrard Dry Dock Pier and situated in The Shipyards this cafe has one of the best spots to sit and enjoy your morning with an unobstructed view of the Downtown Vancouver skyline!

100 – 125 Victory Ship Way
7am to 8:30pm – seven days a week
caffeartigiano.com

 

The Cheshire Cheese

 

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One of the few patios on a second story overlooking the harbour, this is the perfect place to people-watch! Serving up fresh, local seafood and traditional British dishes.

2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, 123 Carrie Cates Ct
Monday to Thursday 11:30pm–7:00pm | Friday to Sunday 11:30am–8:00pm
cheshirecheeserestaurant.ca

 

JL Sushi Kitchen

A great little sushi spot tucked into Lower Lonsdale, this gem is known for friendly service, delicious sushi and food lovely presentation. They have a small patio but are located just three blocks from the waterfront where picnic view spots are endless.

140 Lonsdale Ave.
Tuesday to Friday 11:30am-9pm | Saturday & Sunday 12pm-9pm
https://jlsushi.ca/


Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier – Lobby Restaurant

 

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The Lobby Restaurant has a fantastic west coast menu with locally sourced ingredients, not to mention a popular happy hour and a patio next to the historic Pipe Shop.

138 Victory Ship Way
6:30am to 10pm, seven days a week
lobbyrestaurant.ca

 

Winston

 

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Mouth-watering brunch and a New York vibe – Winston has set up their patio for the season! They have a full espresso bar with different coffee roasters featured, as well as beer and wine.

228 Lonsdale Ave.
8AM to 2PM – seven days a week
winston-on-lonsdale.com


Butter Lane Bake Shop

High tea by the sea! Butter Lane Bake Shop is located in Lonsdale Quay Market. With a view of the pier and a dockside patio, this premium boutique bakery specializes in hand-crafted buttery baked sweet treats and cakes.

123 Carrie Cates Court
10am to 5pm – seven days a week
www.butterlanebakeshop.com

 

The Gull

 

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If you are looking for a modern burger + beer pub vibe, this is the place to go. The bar has a nautical theme and a 30-year history as a Shipyards District staple.  Unwind sipping quality spirits with house-made syrups on their patio.

175 East 1st Street
Tuesday to Friday 12pm-10pm
https://thegull.oftendining.com/

 

Meat at O’Neills

A friendly family-run spot where you can savour slow-roasted meat and all-day breakfast sandwiches. This eatery has a small patio but is also a short walk from Waterfront Park – an ideal place for a sunny day picnic.

144 Lonsdale Ave.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10am-6pm | Thursday & Friday 10am-7pm
https://bit.ly/2QnuXCi


Tap & Barrel

 

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Known for the incredible views of the waterfront, Tap & Barrel Shipyards was voted “Best Patio” by Populist two years in a row. Their expansive menu offers over 36 craft beers on tap, 16 different varieties of wine, and an extensive cocktail menu that’s always changing seasonally.

8 Lonsdale Ave.
Monday to Friday 11am-11pm | Saturday & Sunday 10am-11pm
tapandbarrel.com

 

JOEY Shipyards

 

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Looking for breathtaking views of the Burrard Inlet? There are two floors of amazing dining with an upper and lower patio that overlooks the waterfront. Enjoy craft cocktails and a world-class menu.

125 Victory Ship Way
Sunday to Thursday 11am-11pm | Friday to Saturday 11am-12am
https://www.joeyrestaurants.com/location/joey-shipyards

 

Nook

 

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Escape through the flavours of Italy! This local favourite has some of the best pizza in North Vancouver, made with fresh ingredients. Located in a picturesque spot just steps away from our famous yellow crane.

#160-150 Victory Ship Way
Wednesday to Sunday 12pm-onwards | Monday & Tuesday 5pm-onwards
nookrestaurants.com

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If an outdoor picnic is more of your thing you can grab some take-out from one of our neighbourhood restaurants and a couple of craft beers to enjoy in one of the City of North Vancouver’s Alcohol allowed zones.