Updated: Jun 8
The sun's out and these local dog-friendly patios are ready to welcome you and your pup.
The sun is shining, the temperature is a lot more manageable and hitting up your local patio is looking more appealing than ever. And what makes a great thing even better? Bringing your dog along, of course! Luckily, there's lots of great dog-friendly patios around Metro Vancouver that are perfect for spending a fun afternoon with your pup by your side. 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. So if you're already planning your next patio day, these 12 Metro Vancouver businesses all have outside seating areas with space to keep your pup close to you, and all love welcoming our furry friends, so you should be able to find one nearby in this list.
1. Uncle Abe's
Uncle Abe's is a beloved spot in Vancouver for dog owners looking to enjoy a delightful patio experience. Not only does this place welcome four-legged companions with open arms, but it also goes above and beyond by providing a dedicated dog menu, tempting treats, and refreshing water bowls. To top it off, the patio is thoughtfully equipped with heating and a protective cover, ensuring a cozy and comfortable setting. The rave reviews from enthusiastic members of GoDoggo only add to the allure of this place, making it an absolute must-visit destination for you and your furry friend this summer. Here, your pup will have the chance to socialize with other dogs, as this establishment has become a popular hub for dog owners seeking delightful outings.
Address: 3032 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G5
2. Mahony's Tavern
Located on the water at False Creek, this Irish pub has one of the most popular patios in the city in the summer months thanks to its incredible views. Perfect on a bright afternoon as it gets lots of sun, this patio is equipped with huge umbrellas so your pup can get plenty of shade while they're tied up right beside your table. This location also offers a water bowl for your pup, so they can stay hydrated during your visit.
Mahony's Tavern also has a special sectioned-off patio just for dogs and their humans, so be sure to let staff know that you have a dog with you to access it.
Address: 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-0234
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.
Perfect for a bright summer's morning, Arbutus Coffee serves freshly-ground coffee, expertly-pulled espresso and house-prepared light meals and 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
This North Vancouver brewery is hugely popular with the local dog community, and loves to make 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.
Owners can purchase blankets for 5 bucks to make their pooch a little bit more comfortable on the outdoor patio space, and there's no traffic so it's a peaceful experiences for any dogs who aren't fans of too much noise!
Address: 720 Copping St, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3N2
Tel: (604) 537-8959
5. Beere Brewing Company
Beere Brewing, nestled in the heart of North Vancouver, stands as another cherished destination for dog owners seeking a delightful experience.
Here, you and your furry companion can revel in the inviting ambiance of their covered and heated patio, thoughtfully designed to ensure your utmost comfort. As you unwind, your pup will be pampered with water bowls and delectable treats, adding an extra touch of indulgence to their visit. Whether you prefer to savor a flight of their exceptional craft beers or indulge in a refreshing kombucha, Beere Brewing stands as a steadfast symbol of dog-friendly hospitality in North Vancouver. Don't miss the chance to make memories with your beloved pooch at this local gem.
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
Located in Burnaby, Olivo Cafe is a charming destination for dog owners seeking a delightful outing with their furry companions. This hidden gem is known for its welcoming atmosphere and dog-friendly patio, where both humans and their four-legged friends can relax and enjoy the surroundings.
The cafe's menu offers a delectable array of options to satisfy every craving. From specialty drinks that awaken the taste buds to aromatic coffees that provide the perfect pick-me-up, Olivo Cafe ensures that every sip is a moment to savour. For those seeking something more substantial, their Mexican-inspired menu features mouthwatering tacos filled with flavourful ingredients that will transport you to the streets of Mexico. And if you have a sweet tooth, their assortment of pastries and desserts will surely satisfy any sugary craving.
Address: 3871 N Fraser Way Unit 17, Burnaby, BC V5J 5G6
Just because it's a hot day doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a hot coffee, and this Burnaby café has the perfect outdoor patio to enjoy one with your pup by your side. The outdoor seating area also has huge umbrellas to keep you both shaded and comfortable while you enjoy one of the most popular cups of coffee in the Vancouver area.
Address: 4359 East Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 2J7
A great spot on Murray Street (aka Brewers Row), this brewery is super 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!
10. 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
This summer is the perfect time to visit downtown PoCo brewery and restaurant as Patina received Fraser Health approval for having dogs on its recently expanded outdoor patio. The sun-soaked patio which expanded on to a city lane last summer is very spacious with plenty of space for you and your pup to relax and spend the day together.
Address: 2332 Marpole Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A2 Tel: (604) 474-0025
Nestled in the neighbourhood of Fremont Village, on the north side of Port Coquitlam, Northpaw Brew Co stands as a craft brewery that not only delights beer enthusiasts but also welcomes our four-legged friends with open paws. With their dog-friendly patio, this brewery offers a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for both humans and their canine companions. At Northpaw Brew Co, the culinary delights perfectly complement their exceptional brews. The brewery serves an enticing selection of oven-baked pizzas, Jamaican patties, German pretzels and more!
Address: 2150-570 Sherling Pl, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 0J6
This Langley brewery's 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 makes this perfect for a sunny day, and 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
With a name like this, it's not surprising that this White Rock brewery loves dogs as much as they love beer, and are more than happy to welcome your furry friends to their outdoor seating area. This dog-loving brewery also feature a Dog of the Week on their Instagram page, so be sure to snap some pics of your pup while you're there enjoying some ice cold beers on their spacious patio!
Address: 1515 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z6 Tel: (604) 385-1364
If you live near Maple Ridge or are spending the day there with your pup in the near future, this new patio is a must-visit. Not only is the spacious outdoor area dog-friendly, but Silver Valley Brewing also provides water and treats for any furry visitors, so they can also have a refreshing drink and a snack while you're enjoying your own! Address: 11952 224 St #104, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6B3 Tel: (604) 380-1222
Situated in Pitt Meadows, Foamers' Folly Brewing Co is a haven for beer enthusiasts and dog lovers alike. With its spacious and covered dog-friendly patio, this brewery offers the ideal setting for a relaxing afternoon with your furry companion by your side. As you settle into the comfortable outdoor seating, you'll be greeted by an impressive array of beer options that cater to every taste preference.
Whether you're a fan of hoppy and bold flavours or prefer the tangy zest of sours, or even crave the refreshing notes of fruity ales, their extensive range of beers will leave you spoiled for choice!
Address: 9221 122a Ave, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2E9
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