10 Tucked Away Patios in Vancouver

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10 Tucked Away Patios in Vancouver

By Olivia Lam

Patio season is here, but it's not as obvious at some locations—some of Vancouver's best patios are often hidden gems. Have you discovered these al fresco dining treats? Skip the lines and pop by one of these outdoor spots for a summer refreshment.

  • Minami Lounge Bar

    By Olivia Lam

    [Minami](http://minamirestaurant.com/)'s secluded patio is hidden at the back of the lounge bar. Their fresh Japanese dishes pair nicely with a summer breeze and a touch of sun.

  • Kitchen on Main

    By Olivia Lam

    Pick a warm day and take advantage of [Kitchen on Main](http://dev.kitchenonmainst.com/)'s backdoor patio. Their savory brunch dishes and meatball selection already have us drooling. This is truly an outdoor oasis.

  • Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen

    By Olivia Lam

    There won't be a sublime view of the Himalayas during this dining experience, but maybe you could settle for a patio seat out back? All the flavours of the Himalayas are waiting at this [quaint spot](http://gurkha.ca/zgrid/themes/10658/intro/index.jsp).

  • Brix Restaurant Wine and Bar

    By Olivia Lam

    At night, the [Brix Restaurant](http://brixvancouver.com/) turns its patio into a romantically lit courtyard. It truly is the best part of an even more fantastic restaurant—it's often booked for weddings too.

  • Adesso Bistro

    By Olivia Lam

    Enjoy your Italian fix surrounded by greenery and tall hedges. [Adesso Bistro](http://www.adessobistro.net/) will make you feel like you've been transported to an oasis away from the city.

  • CinCin

    By Olivia Lam

    Another Italian destination with a hidden patio—or covered and heated terrace to be more specific. [CinCin](http://cincin.net/) provides lovely up-scale dining in Vancouver's West End. Overlook the hustle and bustle while you enjoy a drink in style.

  • The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

    By Olivia Lam

    [The Sandbar ](https://www.vancouverdine.com/sandbar)has the perfect waterfront view of False Creek for patio season. And if you think you'll get chilly, they've got your back covered with a cozy fireplace and heaters. Head here if other Granville Island spots are packed.

  • Gotham Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar

    By Olivia Lam

    [Gotham Steakhouse](http://www.gothamsteakhouse.com/) opens its urban garden patio during the summer months. The high walls create a private atmosphere, so don't worry about all that city commotion—you'll be tucked away for it all indulging in a rich steak.

  • Kingston Taphouse

    By Olivia Lam

    [Kingston Taphouse](http://www.kingstontaphouse.com/) is a nice little surprise for those who think they're hitting up a regular ol' pub. Bring a friend or a special someone, because we heard the courtyard patio is the optimal setting for a date. You're welcome.

  • The Narrow Lounge

    By Olivia Lam

    Go past the dark indoor lounge, and you'll find [The Narrow Lounge](http://narrowlounge.com/)'s tiki-themed outdoor patio. Gather a few pals and make a stop here after work; their nacho plate will happily settle those snacky stomachs.

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