Best rooftop patios in Vancouver
By Vancity Buzz
The Roof at Black+Blue
Located on the top of Black+Blue on Alberni Street, The Roof’s patio has been designed with a sophisticated late night crowd in mind. Indeed, the space has been is decorated with ultra modern furnishings and open pit table fireplaces. Guests who are lucky enough to grab a seat on one of Vancouver’s largest rooftop patios, can enjoy a range of beverages and meals from the kitchen’s extensive menu.
Lined by a beautiful blooming garden and a living green wall, Joe Fortes’ rooftop patio is a wonderfully peaceful and sunny spot to enjoy the restaurant’s signature seafood-focused meals. With such a tranquil setting it’s easy to forget that the Joe Fortes patio sits above the hustle and bustle of Robson Street.
The Rooftop Cantina
Recently opened on the corner of Granville and Smithe, The Rooftop Cantina, located above The Roadhouse Country Bar, offers one of the largest rooftop patios in the city. Not only that, it also charges some of the most reasonable prices for food and drinks (check out their happy hours deals). Kitschy in appearance with lawn furniture, astro-turf, strung up lights, and pallet benches and tables, The Rooftop Cantina boasts a fun and boisterous atmosphere.
Darby’s Public House
[Darby’s](http://www.darbyspub.ca/) patio is a non-pretentious 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 you won’t be frowned upon for showing up in sandals and beach wear.(http://www.darbyspub.ca/)
Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar
Over in North Van, Pier 7’s adjoining top floor patio may not be considered by some as a roof top space, as its technically not situated on the roof, but it does, however, boast some pretty phenomenal elevated views. Overlooking Vancouver Harbour, Pier 7’s top level patio offers diners expansive views of the water and downtown Vancouver, in addition to tempting plates of fresh fish and oysters.
The Vancouver Club
With a sizable wooden deck, a variety of seating options, vege gardens, delicious cocktails, and superb views of Coal Harbour, the rooftop patio at the Vancouver Club is a haven of sorts, especially on a warm summers eve. To get onto this rooftop there is a big catch however, you must either be a member of the Vancouver Club or know a member to get in.
Located in South Granville, Joey Broadway’s partially covered rooftop patio is a fantastic spot to retreat to on a hot summers day. Sporting a range of lunch and dinner items, an array of enticing featured cocktails, and a cluster of tables and chairs, Joey Broadway’s outdoor area is comfortable, inviting, and a great place to linger.
The Keg Yaletown
The Keg’s Yaletown rooftop patio is one of the busiest in the city. Overlooking the warehouses on Mainland Street, coupled with a solid drinks and food menu, The Keg’s sunny patio has an undeniable draw.
Reflections Lounge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia has a beautifully laid-out patio, where specialty cocktails and light edible fare can be enjoyed. While some may question Reflections legitimacy as a rooftop patio (it’s located on the hotel’s 4th story landing not the roof), it does lay claim to this title as there are no structures above it. Reminiscent of outdoor spaces found in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, Reflections Lounge, surrounded by soaring buildings, is the ideal urban oasis.