As the rain clouds part and summer rolls around, we're all getting ready for fun, sun-filled events around Vancouver. There is no shame in admitting that we want to continue the indoor love affair we had with our dogs, and bring them out with us as we socialize with humans!
If you hate leaving your pup behind when you go out for a beer on weekends, check out these dog-friendly patio recommendations for chill summer hangouts in Vancouver with your bestie.
Dog Friendly Patios in Vancouver
If you’re driving by Granville Island, there’s no way you can miss Bridges Restaurant. This long-time favourite is housed in a vibrant two-story building right next to the harbour. Both their inside and outside dining areas have great atmosphere and views! This is a perfect place for date night or casual patio drinks with friends! Best part of Bridges is they allow your furry friend to sit with you on the patio. What could be better than good food and drink, an amazing view of the water, and relaxing with your pooch?
The Wicklow Pub
Dogs seem to love their upper-level patio. There is plenty of shade for them to relax while you chow down on food made with pride, care, and sustainability at The Wicklow.
Union’s motto is “it’s good to share,” and we agree! Share with your doggo that is. Located in Chinatown, The Union showcases the bold flavours of Southeast Asia and serves up dishes like noodle bowls, curries, and bánh mì. They also have a unique weekend brunch menu. Stop by on a Sunday to enjoy an all-day happy hour (happy day?) with you pup hanging out by your feet.
Red Truck Brewing
Beer, the patio, the space … everything is great! Grab a cold one and enjoy delicious grub with your pupper. There's an area with umbrellas, water, and treats for your dog to escape the midday heat beside a chilled-out version of you. If you feel like biking over with your doggo, they also have free bike parking and are conveniently located on the bike route.
Dog Friendly Patios in Richmond
Milltown Bar & Grill
Milltown is situated on a little island right beside the Vancouver International Airport. This rustic, wood-accented bar is a great place to find well-priced, good-sized portions of Canadian comfort foods! Their indoor seating and FOUR patios are now open and socially distanced. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Fraser River with your pup in tow!
Britannia Brewing Steveston
With a great selection of house brew, tasty food, and friendly service, Britannia is a perfect find! This lovely little space may be smaller, but it’s worth waiting for seats due to its very friendly staff and patio that allows dogs. If you’re a beer enthusiast, you’ll be able to enjoy taste testing some of Britannia's very own brews with your pup by your side.
Looking for a dog snack to bring with you?
Take a look at some of Kafka’s yummy fresh dog meals. All of our fresh dog food is made from whole, North American ingredients and packaged in convenient resealable packs. What’s better than a dog-friendly patio? Spending time on a dog-friendly patio while both you and your pup enjoy delicious food!
Dog Friendly Patios in Burnaby
Steamwork Brewery & Taproom
Steamwork has opened up their patio so that customers can enjoy their brews and has a very cool “Bring Your Own Grub” (BYOG) policy! All of their tables are socially distanced and you can find their menu electronically. Bring your dog (remember he or she needs to be well-behaved by your table and on-leash), some great food, and enjoy their award-winning variety of beers.
Dog Friendly Patios in North Vancouver
Tap & Barrel
Not only do they have delicious food and a fantastic view, but they are also dog-friendly. Tap & Barrel owners seem to love the water! All 3 of their locations (Olympic Village, Coal Harbour and Lower Lonsdale) are waterfront. If you love supporting local, they also have a cool on-tap program exclusive to craft beer and premium wine made in BC. Order a craft beer or premium wines made in B.C. while your four-legged bestie hangs out next to you.
Black Kettle Brewing Company
From the North Shore and want to stay there? No problem! Black Kettle has got you covered. Named one of BC’s most welcoming breweries, Black Kettle gives a peek into the laid back lifestyle of North Shore residents. You'll feel cozy and comfortable in their lounge among their plush sofas, communal long tables and wooden canoe anchored to the ceiling, and the open plan space allows you to keep an eye out for your pup while you grab a quick beer. The beer list is focused on five or fewer styles, which allows you plenty of time to focus on what matters most: your dog!
Dog Friendly Patios in Langley
Trading Post Brewing
Did you know that “Fort Langley” was a trading post founded back in 1827. The Trading Post embraces this history and offers an amazing range of beers made by a B.C. master, Tony Dewald. They offer great food made from fresh, local ingredients to enjoy with their brews. They also recently added turf to their patio and offer water and treats for your furry friend!
Dog Friendly Patios in Coquitlam & Port Moody
This fun, local brewery is indeed “parkside” in the lovely city of Port Moody. Located on well-known “Brewer’s Row”, Parkside Brewery fosters a friendly community around lively get-togethers, good brews, and relaxing in the sun. This would be a great place to stop with the pup after a day exploring all the wonderful hikes, trails, and waterfronts that Port Moody has to offer.
Also located on “Brewer’s Row”, Moody Ales was founded by homebrewers Adam Crandall and Dan Helmer. This fun little spot serves award-winning beers as well as weekly experimental and small batch brews. Their patio, located at the quiet end of the street, is a perfect place to enjoy their beers with your furiend. Your dog may even be featured on their Instagram page as they love to celebrate their “Moody Dogs”.