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  • Cheryl Cole

9 dog-friendly patios to visit this August in Vancouver

It's finally patio season! Here's a list of 9 of the best dog-friendly patios in Vancouver to visit this month.


It may be a little later than we expected, but patio season has finally arrived in Vancouver and if you want to soak up the sun with a few cocktails without having to leave your pups at home, we're with you!


Luckily, there's some great spots in Vancouver that allow you to keep your pup nearby so they don't have to miss out on any of the summer fun.


The City of Vancouver does not allow dogs on patios that serve food, but the curated list below offers the perfect spot to tie your dog up by your side while you grab a bite or a happy hour drink - and some restaurants will even give your dog water, treats, and plenty of shade from the sun!


Here are 9 of the best patios in Vancouver to enjoy with your furry besties this month.


1. 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 hot August 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

2. Red Truck Beer Company

Love beer and dogs? So does Red Truck Beer which is why they made their brewery super dog-friendly! They love welcoming your furry friends to their sun-drenched patio - don't worry, there's plenty of umbrellas for your pups. They offer 'puppy parking' with free doggy treats and water bowls at the brewery, as well as a park next door so bring your best friend along.


Address: 295 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-682-4733


3. 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

4. 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

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5. 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.


Right next door to Mahony's & Sons (which means the same, amazing view across False Creek and just as much sun!) the upper-level patio has an area specifically for your dog with lots of shade.

Address: 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver

Tel: 604-879-0821


6. 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.


Enjoying a craft beer in the sun with your pup by your side - sounds likes a perfect summer day to us! Address: 2601 Murray St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1X1 Tel: (604) 492-3911


7. The Parkside Brewery

Another great spot on Murray Street (aka Brewers Row), this one is also dog-friendly so if you fancy some bar-hopping with your pup in Port Moody, this is a great street for it!


They have a great pup-friendly patio set up with water bowls and turf so you know you're pooch will be enjoying it as much as you are, so you can proudly watch on while they lap up all the attention they deserve for being so cute!


Another bonus - your pup could also be featured on their Instagram page as they love celebrating their doggy visitors. Address: 2731 Murray St, Port Moody, BC V3H 3R5 Tel: (604) 492-2731


8. Beach Ave. Bar and Grill


This 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


9. Bridges Restaurant


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 Canada Tel: 604-687-4400

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