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.
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.
Coal Harbour • 76-1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Olympic Village • 75 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Shipyards • 8 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
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.
295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
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.
Location: 19 Union Street, Vancouver
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.
610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
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!
720 Copping St #106, North Vancouver, BC