Beautiful patios for sunset viewing in Vancouver's West End

It’s a sunny day in Vancouver’s West End and you’ve been working or shopping up a storm all day, so why not relax and watch the sunset on one of these gorgeous patios? Grab a drink and let the beauty of the city end your day on a high note.

The Boathouse Restaurant - CLOSED

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1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Y9

When it comes to beachside dining, it doesn’t get more picturesque than The Boathouse. The elevated patio overlooking English Bay is the perfect scenic locale to enjoy a romantic dinner date or an evening with friends. Unsurprisingly, the seafood-forward menu is focused on world-class fish dishes that are executed in an elegant-yet-casual manner. Local oysters, seafood chowder, fish tacos, salmon burgers and grilled fresh fish are just some of the tasty options on offer. The patio is equipped with heat lamps and blankets so you can enjoy outdoor dining almost all year round.

Guu With Garlic

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1698 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C7

The second Guu to open in Vancouver has one of the best patios West End. The always-popular Izakaya-style spot offers a solid beer and a crowd-pleasing fusion menu, making it a great place to enjoy a sunny afternoon lunch with friends or co-workers. Do some people watching on Robson as you taste one of the finely crafted sake-infused cocktails and devour some delectable dishes like the Guuu’d Curry or tuna tataki.

Cactus Club Cafe

3
1790 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC V6E 1V3

The classic West Coast chain has a prime location on Beach Avenue, overlooking English Bay and offering a gorgeous view to enjoy at any time of day. The restaurant also boasts green building leadership certification and an Ocean Wise menu, so you can love every minute of your meal with a clear conscience. Visit during Happy Hour to enjoy $4 drink specials.

Acacia Fillo Bar

4
1103 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M7

Hailed as one of the best-kept secrets in the West End, Acacia’s flower-filled patio will make you want to keep it that way. The vegetarian-friendly menu has plenty of meat-free options to ensure that no omen in your party will feel left out. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant specializes in home-cooked Mediterranean and delectable fillo pastry dishes stuffed with savoury fillings.

Allstar Wings & Ribs

5
808 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Y4

A must for wing lovers, All Star offers over 200 flavours, so you’ll have plenty of reasons to keep coming back. Opened in 2003, the casual pub has multiple dining areas throughout the space, including a brilliant sunlit patio that’s perfect for a relaxing day or night out. If you love hot wings, some of theirs also deliver Armageddon-level heat. If you're feeling extra bold, order your wings coated in "Extinction Level" save and be prepared for some serious spice.

Adesso Bistro

6
1906 Haro St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1H7

The beautiful enclosed patio is a great reason to visit Adesso, but there are many more attractions at this charming neighbourhood trattoria. The menu features traditional Italian dishes (pizzas, pastas, risotto, gnocchi) complemented by an extensive wine list with many varieties available by the glass or half bottle. Start with an antipasti platter for two and be sure to finish with a traditional Italian dessert; the tiramisu is a sweet indulgence you're sure to remember.

Abode

7
1223 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C3

Part of the Blue Horizon Hotel, this all-day gem on Robson has one of the best patios to enjoy when the weather is behaving. Even if the patio is closed, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer a great view of the street, the people and the rain. The menu is sure to satisfy all your cravings with everything from coffee to craft beer, breakfast staples, soup, salads and desserts. It’s also a great place for early risers as the coffee bar opens at 6:30 am every day.

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