Squamish's Best Patios for Al Fresco Dining
Squamish Patio Guide
Refreshing beverages and tasty bites on a patio with an amazing view is tough to beat. In Squamish, there is no shortage of awesome patios to kick back for an evening and plenty of them have expanded to offer more outdoor space than ever before! Check out the list below, and you may find yourself never dining inside again.
1. Largest Patio in Squamish: The Locavore Bar + Grill
Located close to mountain bike trails and the Squamish Valley Golf Course, the Locavore Bar + Grill is a convenient place to drop in and grab a wrap or sandwich and hang out after an adventurous Squamish day.
2. Best Patio for Cocktails and People Watching: The Copper Coil Still and Grill
Enjoy the recently expanded patio at the Copper Coil Still and Grill, featuring vibrant Stawamus Chief views and lots of people-watching potential. Be sure to sample their beverage selection and Cajun dining creations, their jambalaya is a Squamish favourite dish!
3. Best Patio for Socializing: A-Frame Brewing
Come for the fun. A-Frame Brewing springs alive in the evening with a great patio to mingle outdoors. Grab a bite from the taco food truck, sample the latest releases, and bring Fido along for the experience, dogs are permitted if leashed on the grass below the patio. #nowcheerstothat
4. Best Patio View of the Stawamus Chief: Howe Sound Brewing
Sit back and enjoy the view of the Stawamus Chief towering above your table. The partially covered, tree-shaded patio stays cool even on the hottest of days making it the ideal venue to order a wood-fired pizza, house burger, or fish and chips on a sunny summer day.
5. Best All-New Patio: Backcountry Brewing
Sip the day away on Backcountry Brewing's brand new curbside patio. The spacious, 20-person outdoor zone has an upbeat atmosphere and is full of laughter and plenty of fresh pours. Seating is first-come-first-served and fills up fast on weekends, plan your visit accordingly!
6. Most Scenic Patio in the Alpine: The Sky Pilot Restaurant at the Sea to Sky Gondola
Effective September 14, 2020 the Sea to Sky Gondola is closed until further notice. For updates check here. Ride the gondola and reap the reward of stunning 360-degree views of Howe Sound and the Sky Pilot massif. Sample fresh selections at the new sit-down eatery, featuring everything from salads and homemade soups; to juicy burgers and fish tacos.
7. Best Patio for a Post-Round Snack: Squamish Valley Golf Club
Finish off a round of golf or swing by for a meal surrounded by fairway views. The massive outdoor patio features an all-weather tent so you can dine outside, even on rainy days. Kids are invited to play in the grass in front of the patio as parents savour a delicious meal. Plan your visit on a Friday for all you can eat pasta. At this time indoor seating is closed, reservations are recommended.
8. Best Fine Dining Patio Experience: The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar
Stop by for a happy hour selection of craft cocktails and locally sourced menu features, while enjoying sunny downtown Squamish views. No matter which menu items you choose there is an emphasis on fresh, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients making the experience unique every time. Leave room for dessert, the lemon tart is out of this world.
9. Best Patio Entertainment: Norman Rudy's
Come for the avocado fries, stay for the lake, and mountain views facing Squamish's largest frisbee golf course. The spacious yard in front of the patio is always full of life with kids playing, and frisbee golfers having a great time. Who needs a TV when you have the great outdoors!
10. Best Patio For Catching Rays: Saha Eatery
Expand your palate with a delicious Lebanese meal in the Squamish sunshine, the location is perfectly placed to soak up the evening sun and has terrific alpenglow views late in the day. The location is peaceful and quiet so you can focus on quality conversation while you eat.
11. Best Intimate Patio: Pepe's Chophouse + Seafood
Spend an evening on Pepe's, charming, candlelit patio. The cozy space boasts some of Squamish's best cocktails and the delicious restaurant is a must-visit during any stay. Seafood fans will enjoy the always fresh, Salt Spring Island Muscles or Pacific Coast Seafood Cioppino. Recommendations are recommended.
12. Best Patio for Sipping Sangria: The Crabapple Cafe
In the heart of the vibrant neighbourhood of Brackendale, this quaint cafe features a quiet, sunny backyard patio just perfect for sipping Sangria. Their health-focused lunch menu is a crowd-pleasing delight, a must-visit early afternoon treat in Squamish.
13. Best Sidewalk Patio: Zephyr Cafe
Take in the atmosphere of downtown Squamish on Zephyr Cafe's sidewalk patio. The bar-style seating faces towards Cleveland Avenue, Squamish's main drive and you can sip coffee and you take a gander at the many one-of-a-kind shops all around you. Popular menu items include their healthy bowls and legendary Zephyr cookies.
14. Best Hidden Gem: The Backyard
Located at the base of the Valleycliffe Mountain Bike Zone, this local eatery could not be any closer to the trails. The recently expanded outdoor patio sits up close and personal with the Stawamus Chief and you can spot all three summits from your table. The menu features favourite pub-style choices plus an abundance of beer on tap.
15. Best Bike-Parking: RideHub Cafe
Ride to Squamish's only bike-themed cafe and park your bike on the miniature patio. The two-table space is small but satisfying and since the cafe serves mainly grab and go food it's a quick wait to nab an outdoor table. Mingle with other cyclists and enjoy a sandwich and a coffee before heading back on the trails.
16. Best New Patio: Fergie's Cafe
Perched at the confluence of the Cheakamus and Cheekye River, this once fishing lodge has been transformed into a local favourite eatery with one of the best views in Squamish. Their new evening menu is now available Friday and Saturday until 9pm and features shareables, sandwiches and lamb meatballs that will blow your mind!