Since Phase 3 of the COVID-19 restart plan was announced we have seen more restaurants shift their business model to offer online ordering. In addition, they have applied for patio extensions to increase their seating capacity. Gastown BIA announced the launch of PatioTown, the largest patio area in the whole city. This was put into place in to attract more people to the area amid the COVID pandemic.
Below is a list of the great patios you can enjoy as you stroll down Gastown!
3 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B2
As you enter Gastown, you can’t miss Local Eatery’s massive patio at the iconic Gastown intersection.
Here is a look down the side of their extended patio!
7 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9
To the right of Local, you have The Portside Pub. Their maritime-themed pub was designed for sailors and fishermen and their patio portrays it nicely!
210 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
As you make your way south down Carral Street past Gassy Jack you’ll find the Irish Heather, a family-owned Irish Pub.
212 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1
Sandwiched between The Irish Heather and Blarney Stone is recently opened San Patricio Burrito Company who make nontraditional burritos
216 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1
Next door you’ll find The Blarney Stone. This is one of the oldest running Irish Pub in Vancouver and arguably one of the most recognized.
8 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1C9
Continuing down Carral to the corner of Cordova you will find a cute pizzeria, Debeppe, a relaxed Italian style cafe & restaurant.
221 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
Heading back North on Carral Street towards Gassy Jack and Maple Tree Square you can find one of the newest restaurants in Gastown with a great vibe, The Greek by Anatoli. Great greek food and a nice selection of drinks.
203 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
Next door is Six Acres, a cozy spot in one of the oldest brick buildings in Gastown!
2 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2
Directly next door and at the corner of Water Street and Carral you’ll find great brisket Brisket, ribs, mac’n cheese, and great corner to people watch 🙂
53 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1
Continue west on Water Street and you’ll find a massive addition to The Old Spaghetti Factory. The restaurant opened in Gastown in 1970 and has been busy ever since. They have some really great deals for lunch.
92 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K8
At the corner of Abbott, you’ll find a few restaurants where you can enjoy beer, casual dining, and fine French dining. The Lamplighter Public House is one of the city’s busiest pubs. Enjoy friendly service, local pub fare, and a large selection of craft beer and cocktails. They have a great selection of arcades too!
216 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K8
Next door you’ll find Jules. A restaurant that offers an authentic French bistro experience.
The next new patio is in an odd place, not for everyone. The famous Blood Alley has allowed for businesses to open up and here you’ll find Salt Tasting Room, they do not have a patio, however, they specialize in artisanal cheese, small-batch cured meats, and a dynamic array of wines, beers, and Sherries.
27 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver, BC V6B 0C4
Gringo Gastown is an upbeat, inexpensive taco bar with good food & drinks.
101 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1
Continuing south on Abbott and across the street at West Cordova is La Casita Gastown. Great Mexican dishes and delicious margaritas.
102 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2
On the corner of Water Street and you’ll find the Flying Pig. They deliver authentic food based on the West Coast.
131 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4M3
A great place to wind down, relax and play some board games. They have a great happy hour and nice drink specials.
They have a private patio in the back, perfect when you want some privacy.
131 Water St #205, Vancouver, BC V6B 4M3
As you walk down the side of this restaurant you’ll enter a beautiful, small plaza. Following the steps up takes you to the Cottage Deli who’s patio overlooks the North Shore.
162 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2
Another of my favourites, just South of the Steam Clock, Gastown’s Pourhouse took note to century-old styles of drinking and dining. The 100-year-old building was built in 1910 and they say ‘Every piece in Pourhouse has a story.’
300 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6
As you arrive at Cambie, the patio at Waterstreet Cafe welcomes you. Located across from the steam clock in the heart of historic Gastown, in a building that was built in 1906.
Their second patio goes south and accompanies their takeout window!
108 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M8
Kitty-corner from Water Street Cafe at the end or beginning of Cambie is the Black Frog Eatery. You’ll find a great selection of beers, tasty food, and nice people, and the view is great!
375 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8
And now for some beer. As you exit Gastown, at the corner of Water St. and Seymour stands one of the first Craft Breweries in Vancouver. Steamworks. Working there from 2004 – 2006 I had the opportunity to help start their patio expansion. Its a great addition and now they’ve taken over some of the parking stalls which offers more room and better views!
We hope you get to enjoy Patiotown and restaurants in Gastown, we’ll be adding a few more patios on this list, so stay tuned!