Hidden patios in Vancouver

It’s no secret that Vancouverites love their patio season. And while we love a pop-up street patio, we also love a more permanent outdoor space. Here are five hidden patios to check out in Vancouver.


A relatively new addition to the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, Courtside continues to win over the community with the recent announcement of a courtyard. Available on a walk-in basis, the courtyard allows you to soak up the sun with your next order of Champion Chip Nachos at this basketball-themed bar. Want to know what makes this spot an absolute slam dunk? The courtyard is dog-friendly, so bring your four-legged pal to your next outing.

The Regal Beagle

From the outside, The Regal Beagle looks like your standard Kitsilano watering hole, with sports games on full volume inside and select outdoor seating in the front. However, tucked away through an unmarked door is a spacious back patio. This hidden outdoor spot boasts ample seating, plenty of greenery, and large umbrellas to keep you shaded in the summer.

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar

A patio like no other, Gotham Steakhouse & Bar’s patio will make you forget that you’re in downtown Vancouver. Mediterranean-inspired decor makes this spot a must-visit; plus, during happy hour, a unique menu and discounted prices are offered to patio diners—all while a house DJ keeps the party pumping.

Robba da Matti

While Robba da Matti has three locations and a solid customer base for each spot, one location takes the lead. The West End outpost feels like a hidden gem in and of itself; in a residential area and down a set of stairs, Robba da Matti is homey and intimate, with freshly made pasta being dished up daily. The covered patio offers privacy and is decorated with European charm.

The Narrow

The Narrow’s Tiki-inspired patio is seemingly the opposite of its interior, with bold, flashy colours serving the same go-to classics that you’ll find inside. A true hidden gem in the heart of Mount Pleasant.

Original article from straight.com