If you’re not already heading out to that fancy white-themed dinner we wrote about earlier this week, well… sorry we can’t help you there. What we can suggest is that you console yourself over a drink and bite at one of the city’s newest patio additions instead.
Mahony & Sons
Given that there has been such an onslaught of new openings around YVR as of late, there’s certainly no shortage of options when on the hunt for a place to catch some post-work rays. For starters, make your way over to the brand new Mahony & Son’s locale at Stamps Landing. They’ve only just officially opened the doors to reveal their massive, revamped space (featuring multiple patios that seat up to 300 – and that’s just outside). Leave the car at home (trust us, you’ll want to) and nab a waterfront spot overlooking False Creek and Yaletown action (you can take the Aquabus home later). Delve into their never-ending list of beers on tap (16) and by bottle (15 and counting), and feast on a menu that draws extensively from local providers with an emphasis on healthy comfort food.
Pier 7 Restaurant
Though not totally new (but new enough), we think you ought to grab the Seabus and head over to check out North Vancouver’s Pier 7 Restaurant (right at the base of Lonsdale Ave.) for some seriously good eats with a killer view. This North Shore hot spot has garnered quite the following and boasts multiple floors of sun-drenched space. Score a spot overlooking the wharf and be sure to have those sunnies handy as you’ll need them – it is a blessed location. We love their calamari, fish tacos, and happy hour selection (featuring oysters) from 3pm to 7pm daily.
If you’re on the hunt for something a little laidback and tucked off the beaten track, we recommend you pop by Left Bank’s laneway patio off Denman Street. We wrote about our recent night out here, and loved the ambiance this 20-seater had to offer – complete with an ever-changing LED light system, greenery, and a hot cocktail list to keep you occupied.
Finally, though not quite open yet, you’ll definitely want to plan on heading down to Chambar at their newly renovated location (566 Beatty Street) where they’ll now be able to host you on a discreet patio in Gastown. Aside from the always-exceptional service, amazing food, and atmosphere, Chambar is a constant in a sea of change in this city. The latest shift a few doors down has allowed them to revamp their look (not too much though) and expand to include more seating – as well as a spectacular rooftop patio for larger parties and buyouts.
What patio are you most excited to check out? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.