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  • Cheryl Cole

21 dog-friendly patios in Vancouver to visit if you want to support local

These local coffee shops, breweries and restaurants all have outdoor space for your pup to join you.

In light of the recent restrictions on indoor dining in Vancouver, this month more than ever it's important to support your favourite local spots in the city, and luckily, you don't have to leave your pup at home to do so. Although dogs aren't allowed inside premises where food is being prepared or served, as per B.C. Public Health regulations, many Vancouver businesses take pride in being inclusive of our four-legged friends.

These 21 local businesses all have outside seating areas with space to keep your pup close to you, and love welcoming our furry friends. So if you feel comfortable with visiting a patio with your favourite four-legged household member, then these are for you.

However, if you'd prefer to support local from the comfort of your own home, ordering pick-up or takeaway to curl up and enjoy with your pup by your side sounds pretty good to us!

Coffee Shops


1. Prado Café Kits


Established in Vancouver and run by a four-time Canadian Barista Champion, first ever winner of the World Latte Art Championships, winner at the Coffee Fest Latte Art Championship, and four time top three placement for Canada at the World Barista Championships - if you're a coffee snob, you're going to be impressed.

To make things even better, they welcome your furry bffs to join you outside on their patio - perfect!


Address: 1809 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3B1

Tel: (604) 559-6638


2. Arbutus Coffee


Located in the heart of Kitsilano, Arbutus Coffee is one of the most treasured coffee shops in the city and has existed at the corner of 6th and Arbutus Street in one form or another since 1907.

Serving freshly-ground coffee, expertly-pulled espresso and house-prepared light meals, there's also outdoor space for your pup to join you.


These guys love meeting your dogs and you can see lots of their favourite furry regulars on their Instagram page.


Address: 2200 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3Y1

Tel: (604) 736-5644

3. 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters


With 3 different locations in Vancouver that all welcome dogs, 49th Parallel is very popular amongst locals thanks to their speciality coffee roasted in the Pacific Northwest (and their picture perfect turquoise cups, of course.) .


There's space to tie your pups up outside the Kits and Main Street stores, and your furry bestie can join you on the patio at their Downtown store. So you can enjoy a coffee and a delicious Lucky's Doughnut with your pup right by your side.

Downtown

Address: 689 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3

Tel: (604) 620-4905


Main Street:

Address: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G3

Tel: (604) 872-4901


West 4th

Address: 2198 West 4th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6K 1N6

Tel: (604) 420-4901


4. DALINA


Bringing a taste of Italy to our neighbourhood, Dalina uses only the finest quality espresso roasted right around the corner from its flagship location, and their Main Street location welcomes pups to safely join you outside on their patio while you enjoy one of the best cups of coffee in the city. As well as providing lots of safe spots along the outside of their storefront where dog-owners can safely tie up their pups, Dalina also has treats available for dogs inside.

Address: 687 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2V4

Tel: (604) 428-4364


5. Le Marché St. George


This local gem is described as "a general store, a café, and a home", and a quick look at their very aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed shows how much they loves dogs as it regularly features lots of adorable pups who stop by.


Dogs can join you outside this charming café and you can enjoy a coffee and the long list of tasty treats on their menu while having your favourite furry friend by your side.


Address: 4393 St George St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4A3

Tel: (604) 565-5107

6. The Laughing Bean Coffee Co.


Affectionately known as 'The Bean' to its many regulars, this East Van coffee shop promises to be your happy place thanks to its friendly baristas, cozy atmosphere, deliciously roasted coffees and fresh baked goods - and the fact they love dogs!


The team provides a water bowl on the patio for your pups, and a few places to tie your leash next to your table, and staff are more than happy to provide a treat for your furry bestie if you ask.


Address: 2695 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z5

Tel: (604) 251-5282

7. Coo Coo Coffee


Located in Yaletown, if you're looking to relax with great coffee after a walk around the sea wall with your pup, this is a great choice!


Your dog can join you on the patio while you soak up some Spring sunsgine and if you ask for water for your pup, staff will be happy to oblige.


Address: 477 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G2

Tel: (604) 558-3332

8. Andrews on 8th

Andrews on 8th is a locally owned, community-based coffee house located in North Vancouver with a dog-friendly space outdoors on their picturesque corner for your pup to join you - and the distinctive bright red picnic chairs really helps this gem stand out. Originally built in 1912, this building creates a unique and welcoming environment for its guests and offers delicious coffee and bites to eat, which can be enjoyed with your pup by your side!

Address: 279 8th St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1Y9 Tel: (604) 980-3088


Breweries


9. Red Truck Beer


Red Truck Beer loves welcoming your furry friends to their new, expanded patio in their sunny parking lot where there's plenty of picnic tables for you to enjoy a beer and some delicious food with your pup close by. And don't worry, there's plenty of umbrellas to keep your pups cool!


Red Truck also offers a fantastic 'puppy parking' area beside a series of tables on the upper patio with free doggy treats and water bowls.


Address: 295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-682-4733


10. Black Kettle Brewing Company


This North Vancouver brewery loves making our furry friends feel welcome. As well as water bowls and a little snack for any doggy visitors, their food truck will cook a 'doggy paddy' burger made with high quality meats for your pup to enjoy.

There's no traffic, and owners can purchase blankets for 5 bucks to make their pooch a little bit more comfortable on their outdoor patio space!


Address: 720 Copping St, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3N2

Tel: (604) 537-8959


11. Camp Beer Co.


Camp Beer Co prides itself on offering a fun and inclusive spot for customers to bring their animal companions. Its large south facing patio is super dog-friendly with water bowls, a waste station and free treats from the Camp Beer Co staff, as well as an assortment for purchase.


Picnic tables, fire pits, and a grassy area for your pups to enjoy too, a trip to this Fraser Valley brewery will definitely get you excited for your next camping trip.


If you do take your pup along, you could also end up on featured in the adorable 'Camp Dogs' highlight reel on the brewery's Instagram page, so be sure to tag them!


Address: 19664 64 Ave, Langley City, BC V2Y 3J6

Tel: (604) 427-4287

12. R & B Brewing Co.

Located just off Main Street, R&B Brewing Co. has been brewing high quality, hand crafted ales and Lagers in the heart of East Vancouver's historic Brewery Creek district since 1997, and offers a unique, fun, and dog-friendly experience for locals to enjoy. There's picnic tables on their two outdoor patios to chill with your four-legged friend, and pups at R&B will be met with excitement and lots of pets and love from all of the staff, who also offer dog treats and water for pups passing by and joining their owner for a beer.

Address: 1-54 E 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1E8

Tel: (604) 336-0275

13. East Van Brewing Co.


The dog loving staff at East Brewing Co. are on hand to offer unlimited pets, and love, and the large curbside patio with picnic tables and umbrellas, as well as water bowls provided for them, ensures any pup feels comfortable.


If you prefer to grab some drinks and take them home to enjoy, there's also some indoor space at the front door where dogs are free to hang out whilst their owner browses the extensive collection.


Address: 1675 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H1

Tel: (604) 558-3822


14. Moody Ales

This popular spot in the heart of Port Moody is as proudly dog-friendly as they come - they even have a highlight reel on their Instagram page featuring some of the adorable 'Moody Dogs' that visit their patio.

Dogs are allowed on both the upper and lower patio, with plenty of picnic tables and space on the lawn area to chill out, and Moody Ales also provide water bowls to every table with a dog, as well as treats for any four-legged guests.


Address: 2601 Murray St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1X1 Tel: (604) 492-3911

Restaurants


14. Mahony & Sons False Creek


Located on the water at False Creek, this Irish pub has one of the most popular patios in the city thanks to its incredible views. This location is perfect on a bright afternoon as it gets lots of sun, but with huge umbrellas your pup get get plenty of shade while they are tied up right beside your table.


Mahony & Sons also has a special sectioned-off patio just for dogs and their humans, so be sure to let staff know you have a dog with you to access it.


Address: 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-0234


15. Beach Ave. Bar and Grill


This relatively new bar and grill has replaced TAPshack near Burrard Bridge - and the amazing patio is still dog-friendly! So you can try out some new West-Coast-inspired food and refreshing drinks, and still bring your pup along to this sun-soaked spot along the seawall.


Thanks to the great location, your dog can be tied up right beside your table so if you need a quick rest during your next dog walk, you know where to stop!


Address: #1 - 1012 Beach Avenue

Vancouver, BC V6E 1T7

Tel: (604) 676-2337


16. The Arbor

Located on Main Street, this fast, casual vegan eatery offers amazing local food made from scratch, with a sneaky wine list and two patios - a zen garden patio, and a small, dog-friendly patio out front.


At the time of writing this article, the zen garden is temporary closed, but their small bar-style outdoor patio is still open and has space for your pup to be by your side while you enjoy a drink!

Address: 3941 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2

Tel: (604) 620-3256


17. Bridges Restaurant

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An iconic restaurant on Granville Island since opening in 1980, the views of the city skyline, north shore mountains and the marine activity of False Creek makes this one of the most popular patios to visit in Vancouver - especially when the sun comes out.

To top it all, when seated along the waterfront, your pup can be tied up right beside your table!


Address: 1696 Duranleau Street Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4 Tel: 604-687-4400


18. Local

This one is doubly good as there's two great locations to choose from. Both of Local's locations in Kitsilano and Gastown have large patios that offer a dog-friendly area.


The friendly staff at both places will happily provide water for your pup while you work your way through their cocktail list, and you can tie your pup up in the shade so they don't feel left out!

Gastown

Address: 3 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Tel: 778-737-4277


Kitsilano

Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-734-3589

19. The Wicklow Pub

Possibly one of Vancouver's best kept secrets, this patio is tucked away but is definitely worth a visit if you want somewhere that will welcome your furry best friend.


With amazing views across False Creek and lots of sun to soak up, the upper-level patio has an area specifically for your dog with lots of shade.

Address: 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver

Tel: 604-879-0821


20. Tap & Barrel Olympic Village

Any Vancouverite will know that the Tap & Barrel patios are some of the best around, and the Olympic Village location is one of our favourites. Located on the False Creek seawall, this location has it all. The same huge selection of beers and wines, great views across the water AND they will place dog owners on tables near a tie-up space alongside the patio fence.


This means your pup can be close by the whole time and get lots of your attention while you work your way through the extensive drinks menu, without any guilt!

Address: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-2223

Want to find more dog-friendly locations in Vancouver?


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