It always sucks to be walking your dog around Vancouver on the weekend, seeing an open table at a great brunch spot, and then being told that they can’t accommodate your pooch. Dog-friendly patios in Vancouver aren’t as common as you might expect given how many people here have furry friends.

Dogs aren’t legally allowed inside establishments that prepare and serve food in BC, although there are plenty of patios which either bend the rules for outside or have an area to tie up your pet nearby. Here are 16 of the highest-rated patios you can take your dog along to in Vancouver this summer!

Dog-Friendly Patios in Vancouver, BC

Score on Davie

1262 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N3

“They allowed my small dog near patio / on patio . 😌 Thank you”

Six Acres

203 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

“Great food and drinks, amazing happy hour and very cool cozy historic vibe. Totally kid friendly (inside) and dog friendly (outside).”

Maxine’s Cafe & Bar

1325 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Z7

“Super dog friendly patio. Great service!”

a doggo outside a restaurant in vancouver that allows dogs on the patio

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Pourhouse Restaurant

162 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2

“Dog friendly patio. Went for happy hour with our dog. Great food and appies. I had the tater tots, super yummy.”

Portland Craft

3835 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P1

“Great service and food, the staff is great. They have a dog friendly patio.”

TAPshack Coal Harbour

1199 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5

“Great place for drinks dogs allowed on patio.”

Tap & Barrel Olympic Village

75 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1

“Great spot, huge patio with dog friendly spaces, staff are friendly and professional, great food and beers, and prices very good at happy hour.”


4444 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R2

“Best nachos and dog friendly restaurant.”

dog confused why he can't come into the restaurant with his owner

Mahony’s Tavern | False Creek

601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Z1

“Great patio with wonderful views. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Also dog friendly and very accommodating for my furry friend. See you guys soon”

Provence Marinaside

1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3

“Also I really like how it’s a dog friendly restaurant they even have bowls of water out for them.”

The Wicklow Pub

610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Z1

“The staff is great about it and even brought a bowl of water out for our dog!”

The Main

4210 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9

“Owe it all to the amazing waiter, I’d go back just for him!! Also dog friendly!”

OEB Breakfast Co.

1137 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3

“Food was delicious, dog friendly patio ❤️”

Beach Ave Bar and Grill

1012 Beach Ave #1, Vancouver, BC V6E 1T7

“My dog got some love and attention while chilling too.”

a puppy doing a floofy stare

Greenhorn café

994 Nicola St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2C8

“A few tables outside that are dog friendly.”

The Cider House

1602 Yew St, Vancouver, BC V6K 3E7

Cute spot right near the beach. Dog friendly patio and the patio has heaters. They offer a good selection of ciders with plenty of unique flavours.”

Have you tried any of these Vancouver dog-friendly restaurants? If so, let us know your review on social and we can add it to the article!

BC’s Procedures for Taking Pets to Restaurants and Eateries

  1. Update the establishment’s sanitation plan to reflect an operator’s responsibilities around sanitation procedures. The plan must be submitted to and approved by an EHO before pet dogs are allowed into outdoor dining areas.
  2. Ensure food or drinks are not prepared, nor any utensils stored, in the outdoor dining areas.
  3. Provide a separate entrance where a pet dog can enter without going through any indoor areas of the establishment to reach the outdoor dining area.
  4. Ensure a pet dog is under the control of its owner using a leash, harness or carrier and kept at ground level at all times. In addition, the operator should post a sign at the entrance to the outdoor dining area, stating, “Dogs are permitted in outdoor dining areas and owners are responsible for controlling their dogs at all times”.
  5. Ensure a pet dog does not eat or drink from the establishment’s reusable dishware or utensils.
  6. Ensure surfaces that have been contaminated by animal waste (e.g., feces, urine or vomit) or other by-product are cleaned and sanitized immediately by staff of the establishment in an area separate from the establishment’s dishwashing area.
  7. Require any employee who comes into contact with a pet dog, its accessories, serving containers for the pet dog or animal waste wash their hands before undertaking any of their regular work duties. An employee’s hygiene instructions must address hand washing after handling or dealing with a pet.
  8. Ensure employee clothing is free of dog dander, fur or body fluids.

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