Tucked away from Vancouver’s busy streets are some of the city’s best kept rooftop patios, and if you blink, you may miss them. Before summer disappears, make sure to check out these warm weather gems.
Joe Fortes – Right at the corner of Robson and Thurlow is this Vancouver staple. Inside, you will be greeted by a large winding staircase that’s surrounded by classic wood finishings, white linens and old school charm. After you make your way up the staircase, you can make your way onto the rooftop patio. The beautiful landscaping that takes up about half of the space creates the perfect vibe to sip on some bubbles, or a cold pint, while you suck back some fresh oysters.
Lift Bar & Grill – A more serene atmosphere for those looking for something a little more romantic. Perched over the marina, across from Stanley Park, this rooftop patio is a somewhat off-the-beaten-downtown-path and after one visit, you may also join the list of people that call it a local haunt. If you’re in the mood for something to eat, Lift has a great menu. Should you be there to just quench your thirst, order something cold and enjoy the hot sun beating down.
The Keg – The Yaletown Keg has an enormous rooftop patio that never seems to have a dull moment. Even on a rainy day, you may find some people taking advantage of the fresh air, underneath the covered area of the patio. Sit at the bar, or at a table by one of the outdoor fireplaces and you’ve got yourself a recipe for the perfect after work adult pop. On a hot summer day, the wait can be quite long, but there is the option to start indoors and move outside as space becomes available.