Best Brewery and Brewery Terraces in Vancouver

Vancouver might as well be called the brewery city, as far as we’re concerned.

With dozens of breweries and brewpubs right here in the city, and more opening all the time, it really is a good time to be alive for the beer drinker.

There’s nothing quite like having a cold beer with friends and soaking up the sun during terrace season.

From small side patios to sprawling situations, these brewery patios are the best in Vancouver.

Parallel mixing 49

Parallel Courtesy 49

Parallel 49 has killer hops and an even better patio to enjoy them. Plus, the brewery just reopened its massive 100-seat beer garden for the summer – even more of an incentive to visit the brewery and soak up the rays.

Address: 1950 Triumph Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-558-2739

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craft beer market

CRAFT is home to the largest draft beer selection in Canada, with over 100 domestic and international beers to choose from. The patio offers views of the Olympic Village and Vancouver across False Creek.

Address: 85 1st Ave West, Vancouver
Call: 604-709-2337

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Red Truck Brewing Co.

Red Truck often features live music on the weekends, and the brewery has great food options that go well with the beer (think hot dogs and foot fries). The covered patio is perfect whatever the weather, especially with the classic Red Truck lager.

Address: 295 1st Avenue East, Vancouver
Call: 604-682-4733

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Bells and whistles

Bells and Whistles has two locations in the city and has 19 rotating taps. The Fraser location features a large wraparound patio where you can soak up the sun and sip on a selection of local craft beers.

Address: 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-620-7990

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R&B brewing

R&B beers are named after iconic Vancouver places and objects, such as Dude Chilling Pale Ale, Stolen Bike Lager and Vancouver Special IPA. You can stop in and get your growlers filled here or stop in and enjoy the patio and the vibe of the industrial setting.

Address: 54 4th Avenue East, Vancouver
Call: 604-874-2537

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Faucet and barrel

Tap & Barrel – Olympic Village/Facebook

Tap & Barrel has three outposts in Vancouver, all of which deliver patio life to epic levels. Each location has patio options for guests to sip wines (all on tap) and beers (all tap) and the popular restaurant’s casual West Coast fare.

Address: 1055 Place du Canada (Convention Centre), Vancouver
Call: 604-235-9827

Address: 1 Athletes Road, Vancouver
Call: 604-685-2223

Address: 8 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Call: 604-638-2339

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Faculty Brewing

This “open-source, green-focused, friendly and inclusive craft brewery” in East Van has a secretly awesome little patio tucked away off the side, only open on a seasonal basis. Pouring some really solid beers as well as local kombucha from Oddity Kombucha (which is brewed in the same space), Faculty is a go-to spot for a drink on the terrace.

Address: 1830 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Call: 778-716-6794


E-Bike Brewing

With rainbow-painted picnic tables and irreverently named beers — think T-Bex Peach Witbier and Lizard Wizard West Coast IPA — Electric Bicycle is a great place to soak up the sun. It also offers three types of grilled cheese sandwiches to soak up all that beer, so you’ll never go hungry.

Address: 20 4th Avenue East, Vancouver
Call: 604-709-9939



This Italian and West Coast-inspired brewery serves pizza in addition to its wide range of craft beers. Luppolo also has a sneaky patio along the side of its tasting room, with a few picnic tables and covered seating.

Address: 1123 Venables Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-255-4997

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Strange Fellows

Not only does Strange Fellows Brewing have a large, spacious patio, but there are also often food trucks parked right outside, so you can get grub to go with your beer. Some of its most popular beers include Talisman Lager and Jongleur Beer, two stellar choices for a sunny patio.

Address: 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Call: 604-215-0092

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If you are an IPA fan, Superflux is the place to be. With a beautiful and spacious interior, cool can designs, and a covered patio with plenty of space, this is one of our top picks for East Van Breweries.

Address: 505 Clark Drive, Vancouver


Container brewing

Container Brewing is tucked away in an industrial area in East Van, but this brewery is not to be missed! With some really solid craft beers and a terrace in the sun, it’s a great place to spend an afternoon. Also, the Burdy food truck is usually parked out front and serves chicken and parmesan sandwiches.

Address: 1216 Franklin Street, Vancouver
Call: 778-404-0657



This iconic Vancouver brewery has its first brewery in Gastown and its bar in Burnaby, but this summer Mount Pleasant will also host a brand new Steamworks site. The place looks huge with an even bigger patio to rival the one in Gastown, but both places are great choices for a beer on the patio.

Address: 375 Water Street, Vancouver


Strathcona Beer

Serving pizza and beer, Strathcona Beer is a go-to spot for a reason. The brewery also frequently collaborates with other local businesses, such as its Dank Mart Blue Candy Ale from earlier this year. The place also has a large patio, of course.

Address: 895 East Hastings Street, Vancouver


With files from Hanna McLean and Daryn Wright

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