Explore Squamish - August 10, 2018

Squamish's Best Patios for Al Fresco Dining

Photo: Howe Sound Brew Pub

Squamish's Best Patios for Al Fresco Dining

Cold drinks and finger food on a patio with an amazing view is tough to beat. Here in Squamish, there is no shortage of awesome patios to kick back for an evening. Check out the list below, and you may find yourself never dining inside again.

1. Best Local Hangout: The Locavore Bar + Grill

Located close to mountain bike trails, a golf course and the turnoff for Garibaldi Provincial Park, 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 vibrant views and people watching potential at the Copper Coil Still and Grill's patio. Be sure to sample their beverage selection and Cajun dining creations, their jambalaya is a Squamish favourite dish! 




















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3. Best Patio for Socializing: A-Frame Brewing

Come for the fun. A-Frame Brewing comes alive every evening of the week and is home to a taco food truck. It's a well-known place for meeting and mingling. #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. 

































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5. Best Date Night Patio: Pepe's Chophouse + Seafood

Expect decadent food, a full beverage menu and a quiet, romantic place to enjoy conversation with your meal. Seafood lovers will enjoy the Salt Spring Island Mussels.

6. Most Scenic Patio in the Alpine: The Summit Restaurant at the Sea to Sky Gondola 

Ride the gondola or hike your way to the summit and reap the reward of stunning 360-degree views of Howe Sound and the Sky Pilot massif.  Sample fresh selections from their cafeteria-style menu board, featuring everything from salads and homemade soups; to juicy burgers and crispy fries. 

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. Kid's are invited to play in the grass in front of the patio as parents savour a well-prepared meal. Plan your visit on a Wednesday for half-price appies or on a Friday for all you can eat pasta!

8. Best Fine Dining Patio Experience: The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar

Stop by for their happy hour selection of craft cocktails and locally sourced menu features, while enjoying sunny Stawamus Chief views. Leave room for dessert, the caramel poached pear is out of this world. 




































































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9. Best Patio Entertainment: Norman Rudy's

Come for the avocado fries, stay for the patio games, weekly live music, and endless unobstructed mountain views.

10. Best Patio For Counting Climbers: Match Eatery & Public House

Located at the base of the Stawamus Chief diners can enjoy food and drink specials while counting climbers making their way up the vast granite wall. Local's tip: their $10 weekend brunch menu tops the charts. 


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11. Best Patio Above the Trees: The Sea to Sky Restaurant at Furry Creek  

Please note the Sea to Sky Restaurant is closed until summer 2020. 

Dine above the treetops and look out towards Howe Sound. Each table is equipped with its very own sunshade and a unique fairway view so you can watch the golfers below. The menu includes everything from pizza and burgers to steaks and salmon so your whole party can be satisfied. 

12. Best Patio for Sipping Sangria: The Crabapple Cafe

In the heart of a vibrant, active neighbourhood this quaint cafe features a quiet, sunny backdoor patio just perfect for sipping Sangria. Their health-focused breakfast and lunch menu is a crowd-pleasing delight, a must visit early afternoon treat in Squamish.

13. Best Sidewalk Patio: Zephyr Cafe

Order fresh eats inside and sit outside, the patio features bar-style seating, tables and rope suspended chairs to keep you entertained. Popular menu items include their healthy bowls and legendary Zephyr cookies. 


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A-FRAME Brewing

Howe Sound Brew Pub & Firebread Restaurant

Match Eatery & Public House

Match Eatery & Public House

Norman Rudy's

Sea to Sky Gondola

Squamish Town Hub

Squamish Valley Golf Course

The Copper Coil Still & Grill

The Crabapple Cafe

The Locavore Bar & Grill

The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar

The Sea to Sky Restaurant at Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Sky Pilot Restaurant at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Zephyr Cafe