Best Dog-Friendly Patios to Visit in Vancouver (2024)

7 Min Read
Jun 15, 2022

Summertime is the perfect season to enjoy the company of loved ones. And what better way to do that than by bringing your furry friend with you?

Whether you decide to go out for a drink or meal, these places are sure to provide welcoming spaces so both of you can enjoy the time together.

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1. Tap & Barrel

One of the best restaurants to visit with your puppy, they have multiple locations near the water with a great view. The staff at this place is super dog-friendly, and they could offer to bring treats, water, or some belly rubs for your pup. 

You'll be sure to enjoy your time with friends and family at the dinner table, sipping a craft beer or premium wines made in B.C., while Fido takes advantage of hanging out next door!

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2. The Parkside Brewery

If you looking for a dog-friendly patio in Port Moody The Parkside Brewery - is a great choice. It's located on Murray Street (also known as Brewers Row). They have a really cool pup-friendly patio set up with water bowls and turf so that your dog can enjoy it just as much, if not more than you. 

Also your pup could be featured on the company's Instagram page! They love celebrating furry friends who come by to visit.

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Location: The Parkside Brewery | Open in Google Maps 

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3. East Van Brewing Company

At East Van Brewing Co. staff offers unlimited pets and love, as well as a large curbside patio with picnic tables, and water bowls for them - ensuring any pup feels comfortable!

People review this brewery as a great spot with a good selection of beers and the lobster shack food is tops! Give it a go, the space is cozy and spacious, and everyone that works there is very nice.

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Location: East Van Brewing Company | Open in Google Maps 

4. Parallel 49 Brewing Company

The dogs are not allowed on the patio itself, but the brewery has a designated area for them near the fence where they will be secure and able enjoy some water while waiting till you finish your beer.

The staff here has been known not just to be friendly but also helpful when it comes time to make decisions about which brew will best suit whatever mood strikes throughout the day

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Location: Parallel 49 Brewing Company | Open in Google Maps 

5. Mahony's Tavern

Cool patio spot with a view over the marina and the city, good food, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and great happy hour selection. Worth a check out with groups or so.

And of course, another great part about this restaurant is that they have a dog-friendly section of the patio during the summer months.

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6. The Wicklow Pub

Great place, awesome dog-friendly terrace with an amazing view of the marina and the downtown. They also have umbrellas for shade and a water bowl for your furry friend.

According to comments, their patio is always worth the wait, so there might be a lineup to get the spot. 

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Location: The Wicklow Pub | Open in Google Maps 

7. Local Public Eatery

The perfect place to stop for a break on your way down from one of the many scenic walks along this beautiful coast.

Although you can’t take your dog right up to the patio, there is a place in front of the restaurant that is perfect to hang out in the shade. Both locations' staff are delighted to offer your pup some water and treats while you enjoy working your way through their cocktail menu.

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  • Gastown (3 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B2)
  • Kitsilano (2210 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1B5)

8. Six Acres

Fantastic little place right in the heart of Gastown. Six Acres is a great place to visit with
friends for some drinks and food to share.

This is a neat patio to visit with your pup while you enjoy some drinks and food.

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Location: Six Acres Open in Google Maps

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9. Beach Ave Bar and Grill

Is a new spot near Burrard Bridge with an unbeatable view. Great place to enjoy the sun and watch boat traffic going by.

Your dog can be tied up right beside your table, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a bite to eat while keeping an eye on your furry friend. Plus, with plenty of outdoor seating, you can enjoy the beautiful weather while you relax. So next time you're out for a walk with your dog, be sure to stop by the Beach Ave Bar and Grill!

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Location: Beach Ave Bar and Grill Open in Google Maps

10. Prado Cafe

Prado has several cafes in Vancouver and the surrounding area. They are very dog-friendly and serve great quality coffee, delicious baked goods as well as their tasty brunch options.

They welcome your furry friends to join you outside on their patio and share a bite together.

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11. R&B Brewing

R&B is all about creating a chill and friendly vibe where everyone can have a blast. They want you to feel totally at ease and enjoy the event with loads of fun, respect, and tolerance all around.

They absolutely adore having your furry pals on their patio! Just make sure they're on a leash and accompanied by someone at all times.

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Location: R&B Brewing Open in Google Maps

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12. Red Truck Brewing

Looking for a brewery that's just as dog-friendly as you are? Look no further than Red Truck Beer

They love welcoming furry friends to their sun-drenched patio, and there are plenty of umbrellas to keep your pups cool. So next time you're in the mood for a cold one, make sure to stop by Red Truck Beer with your four-legged friend in tow!

They even throw "Dog-friendly patio parties" during the warm season. Check them out

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Location: Red Truck Brewing Open in Google Maps

There are a lot of responsibilities that come with owning a dog, but it can be a very rewarding experience.

One important responsibility is making sure your dog behaves properly on a patio. By following some simple rules, you can help ensure that your dog is well-behaved and enjoys his time on the patio.

5 Tips for Successful Dog-friendly Patio Experience:

To ensure a fun and safe outing with your furry friend, it's important to follow some basic guidelines: 

  1. Make sure your dog is properly trained. This will help him know how to behave in different situations.
  2. Keep an eye on your dog at all times. This way you can catch him if he starts to misbehave.
  3. Be consistent with your rules. If you allow your dog to do something one time, he will expect to be able to do it again.
  4. Reward your dog for good behavior. This will help him understand what is expected of him.
  5. Ensure your pet is under the control - use a proper leash, harness or carrier. You should be able to keep your dog at
    ground level at all times.
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