With the surprisingly good weather that's graced Vancouver in the past week or so, it's finally starting to look like summer. That means no more googling "rainy day activities" for hangouts, or scrolling through pages and pages of Netflix to see what you haven't watched already.
To help you get in the summer spirit, we compiled a list of restaurants with amazing waterfront views. What else says summer than drinks and appys with friends or a loved one? The sun is slowly beginning it's descent down the horizon, a shade of pink gracing the sky and water in front of you. To your left and right, you see the harbour and the water. It's filled with people, old and young, smiling and basking in the summer light. Yeah, pretty sweet right? Now go take an Instagram, so people know you were there.
1. Pier 7 // 25 Wallace Mews Road
A beautiful restaurant at Lonsdale Quay, be sure to check out their $12 lunch menu that takes place weekdays!
2. Miku // 200 Granville St #70
Amazing sushi and a few right at Waterfront? Sign me up and get me a roll!
3. Provence Marinaside // 1177 Marinaside Crescent
Their brunch is a sure-fire winner. Highly recommended are their chicken crepes, and their mimosas are to die for.
4. The Beach House // 150 - 25th Street
The Beach House makes for an amazing date in West Vancouver. After a meal, a romantic walk down Ambleside never hurts.
5. Ancora // 1600 Howe St #2
Classy decor, an extensive drink list and seafood so fresh that you just found Nemo.
6. LIFT Bar and Grill // 333 Menchions Mews
A laid-back atmosphere mixed with a rooftop bar, LIFT is the perfect place to grab a drink after work.
7. Beach Bay Cafe // 1193 Denman St
Located right by English Bay, Beach Bay Cafe has a well-priced menu and is an excellent alternative to Cactus Club.
8. Tap and Barrel // 1055 Canada Pl #76
Also boasting a location in North Vancouver, try their Tuna burger. It's seriously a game-changer.
9. Cactus Club // 1790 Beach Avenue and 1085 Canada Place
Also right by English Bay, Cactus Club is reliable and sits right in the heart of the beach. Their Harbourside location is no slouch either.
10. Cardero's Restaurant // 1583 Coal Harbour Quay
Cardero's has a fresh seafood menu that's perfect for sharing. The restaurant is always fun and flirty with live music every day of the week.
11. Dockside Restaurant // 1253 Johnston St
Comfy outdoor seating that overlooks False Creek, Dockside is an ideal place to laze around and nurse a drink (or two).
12. Bridges // 1696 Duranleau St
The iconic yellow building that sits at the foot of Granville Island, the outside will be bustling with boaters and market-goers alike.
13. Five Sails // 999 Canada Place
Crisp white decor and a view that mixes both water and mountains into one grand spectacle, you'll find the experience nothing short of relaxing.
14. Bella Gelateria // 1089 Marinaside Crescent and 1001 W Cordova St
Two locations close to a breathtaking waterfront stroll, I'll be damned if good gelato and a sunset isn't a great way to spend a sunny summer evening.
15. Troll's // 6408 Bay Street
An adorable 'mom and dad' restaurant that sits in the heart of Horseshoe Bay, their fish and chips are serious winners.
16. Go Fish // 1505 W 1st Ave
Speaking of, Go Fish is a renowned fish and chips place. The wait is guaranteed to be worth it with a batter that melts in your mouth.
17. The Galley Patio and Grill // 1300 Discovery St
Faster, more casual food in the English Bay area, their Jamaican chicken jerk burger is highly recommended.