8 Family-Friendly Patios Around Vancouver

Tracy Peternell September 16, 2021
Family Friendly Patios Vancouver

Patio season is still going! The smell of summer and good patio food is still in the air and the sound of laughter and clinking glasses reminds us that life should be lived outside. The question of where to find a good family-friendly patio has been on my various mom-groups sites more than once – so I’m here to end the agony and fill you in!


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Tap & Barrel

Olympic Village & Convention Centre Vancouver, & North Vancouver

When it comes to Vancouver views, Tap and Barrel has you covered from all angles. With locations located in Olympic Village, the Vancouver Convention Centre and Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver, the Tap and Barrel offers breathtaking views from each of their three patios and top-notch patio experiences. The menu is modern, delicious and offers a variety of kids’ options. Olympic Village patio is open year-round. Visit tapandbarrel.com for addresses, hours and menus.

Salsa & Agave

Pacific Street Vancouver

Located near Vancouver’s popular Yaletown district, this family-favourite patio features an authentic Mexican dining experience with great views of classic Vancouver street-life. Offering a large menu of Mexican classics and “gringo-style” options, you’ll enjoy a unique meal while experiencing the quaint vibe of a restaurant that’s been named one of Vancouver’s top picks for family-friendly patios. Visit salsaandagave.com for a closer look.


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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company

Kitsilano & Main Street Vancouver

Featuring two Vancouver locations in Kitsilano and on Main Street, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company offers fantastic pizza, (always a hit with kids), and lively patios perfect for people watching. You’ll enjoy a laid-back atmosphere, friendly staff and a whole lot of yumminess for the kids. Offering a kids’ play area, TVs, craft beer and vegan options, this patio is a hit with families for obvious reasons. Visit rockymountainflatbread.ca for more details.


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Las Margaritas


Located in the heart of Vancouver’s popular and vibrant Kitsilano, the Las Margaritas award-winning patio has a famously good reputation for lunch, dinner or snacks with the family. Comfortable and cool, this patio has been around for years (since 1994!) and never disappoints. Featuring a huge menu of Mexican classics and kid-friendly fare, you can pick up some of their world-class salsa to take home as you leave. Follow up your patio session with a stroll down to Kits beach and your afternoon or evening is complete! Visit lasmargaritas.com to read all about it.

St. Augustine’s Craft Brew House and Kitchen

Commercial Drive Vancouver

Located on Vancouver’s popular “Drive”, St. Augustine’s offers over 60 tap beers from locally sourced micro-breweries, a great menu full of kid-friendly faves and a patio that offers all the best Commercial Drive has to offer. Go for a stroll, check out the local shops and then stop for a meal on this patio. You won’t be disappointed. Visit staugustinesvancouver.com for location and menu.


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Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Another classic Commercial Drive favourite, Havana offers all the best of Cuba including a lively patio with all-day sunshine and great views. Inspired by the “colours, tastes and culture of Old Havana, Cuba”, this family-friendly patio is a must-eat destination. Vibrant music and a mix of Cuban and west coast cuisine make this Vancouver institution a great family night out destination. Check out havanavancouver.com for more information.

Parkside Brewery

Port Moody

Located just outside Vancouver, the Parkside Brewery has earned popularity on what has affectionately been called Brewery Row. Featuring a great play area for kids and a lively atmosphere, this brewery is kid and adult friendly alike. Although some reviews claim there are too many kids here, this is exactly why we families love to hang out here. Adult fun with a family-friendly feel. Your kids may even meet some new friends! Visit theparksidebrewery.com for details about their craft beer and menu options.


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Pajo’s on the Wharf 


Most families love good fish and chips! Pajo’s on the Wharf in Steveston, about 30 minutes south of Vancouver provides just that and a whole lot more. A great patio located right on the Wharf, you’ll enjoy marine views of sea animals, birds, fishing boats and more all in the quaint and popular tourist destination of Steveston. Floating right on the water, this jewel of a patio is a great place to take a break during a day walking the boardwalk and checking out the sites of Steveston. Visit pajos.com for more details and other locations around Vancouver.

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