It's a hot summer day and your friends are trying to drag you on an afternoon pub crawl, but you'd rather be outside. So what do you do?
Rather than spending your afternoon sweating in a bunch of beer dungeons, show you group this map! Pub and brewery crawls are so last year, be the change! You're gorgeous just like your city, so why waste away inside? Get out there and enjoy the view.
For your ease of adventure we've gone ahead and compiled an epic 17 stop patio crawl into two maps so you can get out there and seize the day!
Map 1 which is linked here will start off in Coal Harbour, leading you all the way into Gastown, and then across the board into Yaletown. We really recommend some comfortable shoes if you plan on doing this whole map in one go!
1. Lift Bar & Grill // 333 Menchion Mews
Go for: Gorgeous rooftop patio views, their happy hour between 3-6pm, and their thirsty Thursday drink specials (25% off all cocktails).
2. Ebisu // 827 Bute St
Go for: 7 Days a week happy hour from 3-6pm and 9pm-close, $4.50 drinks & $13.99 pitchers, a great low key setting while still being in the middle of downtown.
3. Joe Fortes // 777 Thurlow St
Go for: Rooftop patios, cheap happy hour drinks and food, you're also allowed to bring your own wine too!
4. Black+Blue // 1032 Alberni St
Go for: Cocktail hour, boujee drinks, the perfect patio setting for your next date night.
5. Chill Winston // 3 Alexander St
Go for: Larger patio group accommodations, rare or usually hard to find restaurant menu items, and go for the experience because it's going to be closing down this September! More info here.
6. Gringo // 27 Blood Alley Square
Go for: Extremely cheap food, Intimate and casual atmosphere, definitely a great hidden treasure in Gastown.
7. The Cambie // 300 Cambie St
Go for: Massive open seating patio, late business hours, great spot for casual drinks with friends or a chill night out.
8. The Westin // 433 Robson St
Go for: Poolside terrace lounge vibes, happy hour DJ and drink specials. A great place to take someone from out of town or surprise someone who doesn't know about it!
9. Homer Street Cafe // 898 Homer St
Go for: Brunch, fried Nutella and banana monte cristo sandwiches, tasty in house cocktails, super cute patio and decor so you can flex for the gram'.
10. The Keg // 1011 Mainland St
Go for: Scenic patio, supreme steak and lobster, date night or a formal night on the town.
Halfway there! If you've gone this far, had drinks at every single stop, AND can still read the directions on this map then you're definitely a pro. But for those looking to achieve that hero status, you can follow part two of our map here!
11. Yaletown Brew Pub // 1111 Mainland St
Go for: Craft fresh beer, to-go beer growlers, large patio accommodations, perfect place for cracking a couple cold ones with the boys!
12. Paulies Kitchen + Distillery // 1131 Mainland St
Go for: Freshly distilled vodka and gin, $10 brunch menu, craft cocktails, vintage prohibition era vibes, amazing Italian food.
13. Tavern at The New Oxford // 1141 Hamilton St
Go for: Pub trivia, karaoke Wednesdays, arcade games, really the ideal setting for catching up with some old friends.
14. Earls Yaletown // 1095 Mainland St
Go for: Cheap happy hour food and drinks, cute casual lunch dates, the upstairs V2 lounge makes for a great night out on a Friday night!
15. The Parlour // 1011 Hamilton St
Go for: Punch bowls bigger than your head, entirely gluten free pizza menu, stylish casual dinner settings which make for a great starting spot for birthdays!
16. Guu Garden // 888 Nelson
Go for: Mega pints of beer, cheap and sharable Japanese food, large rooftop patio for larger party accommodations, this place truly is a gem hidden in the middle of downtown!
17. Score on Davie // 1262 Davie Street
Go for: Dinner ceasers (no really, like your whole meal will be on your ceaser), pre beach drinks, fun place to start your weekend shenanigans off.
18. The Beach Bay Cafe // 1193 Denman St
Go For: Breathtaking views of English Bay, cute lunch dates, cheap highball happy hour drinks, and the only place to get a frosé in Vancouver. The ideal place to end such an epic patio crawl.
If you completed this list then you are a patio LEGEND. And If you're still thinking about it, share this map with your friends and get started already before summers over!