Looking to spend some quality time outdoors in the presence of good food and good friends this summer? We’ve put together a list of 10 great patios that will quench your thirst for excellent outdoor atmosphere. From breezy balconies to vineyard views, you’ll be sure to enjoy these fabulous patios whether you are out on a date, or just relaxing with friends. From White Rock to Harrison Hot Springs, we have found some great patios scattered throughout the Fraser Valley. Our usual feature is ‘5 Great’ things/places, but there are so many for this, we’ve chosen 10 to check out!
15069 Marine Drive, White Rock. 604.538.8152
With plenty of places to choose from along the water in White Rock, it can be tough to decide where best to conclude your day of shopping, or relaxing at the beach. Cielo’s shines not only because of its amazing patio, but also because of its intimate, romantic atmosphere. Seafood specialties (including a fresh oyster bar!) complete the perfect White Rock dining experience. For dessert, try their Crème Brule– it’s heavenly.
9194 Glover Rd, Fort Langley 604.888.4487
Located on the main strip of Fort Langley, Beatniks Bistro offers great food and a huge heated patio that sparkles with white lights at night. Perfect for those summery afternoons, and clear summer evenings. Beatniks is open for lunch 7 days a week and dinner Thursday through Sunday, with menu selections based on seasonal and local ingredients. All day breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday from 9AM.
1064 216, Langley 604.530.1736
Escape to the country for an afternoon of exceptional French-inspired cuisine while overlooking the vineyards of Domaine de Chaberton. While you’re there consider a tour of the award winning winery; they run everyday this summer at 2pm & 4pm (weather permitting).
#102 46675 Yale Rd East, Chilliwack 604.392.4444
The most laid back patio on this side of the bridge. Serving up Jamaican favourites such as ackee and plantain chips, along with western favourites like quesadillas and ribs – this menu is sure to satisfy any hungry appetite. Whether you’re seated on the patio, or inside the restaurant, you’ll be sure to love the Caribbean atmosphere and bright splashes of teal and orange throughout. Use the mango infused butter on the johnny cakes – you won’t be disappointed.
7160 Oliver St, Mission 604.820.1009
This spacious party patio overlooks the Fraser River and is the perfect place for a Friday night get together. Ask for a taster of their beers with a complimentary flight of 6 brews, to see which one you like best! Try one of their gourmet burgers or their pizza, fresh from the wood-fired oven (half price on Sundays and Mondays after 4!).
23840 River Road, Maple Ridge 604.463.0094
This bar & grill boasts a covered, heated patio overlooking the Fraser River in one direction, and a television facing the patio in the other. Finally, you won’t have to compromise between the beautiful sunshine and the latest sports highlights (perfect for couples who have trouble agreeing where to sit). The modern décor makes it an excellent destination for brunch, lunch or dinner and children are welcome until 8pm.
4131 Columbia Valley Hwy, Cultus Lake 604.846.4454
Conveniently located minutes from Cultus Lake and a stone’s throw from Cultus Lake Waterslides, Manos is perfect for a summer dinner with friends. Relax and enjoy the sunshine after a day at the beach, or boating on the lake. If heading out this way with the whole family – don’t forget to check out Giggle Ridge Mini Golf (right next door). It’ll prove to be entertaining for both the young and the young at heart!
1276 Tower St, Abbotsford 604.852.7884
Not your average airport bar & grill. The Baron’s spacious patio provides plenty of room for group events, as well as small tables for a date night. Dine to the soothing sound of trickling water from the landscaping pond during the day, excellent background music in the early evening, or the sound of the snowbirds during the Abbotsford International Airshow! Order the Baron Monster Burger if you are feeling brave – eat it all in one sitting and they’ll give you a pen!
Lou’s Bar & Grill
2852 Gladys Ave, Abbotsford 604.855.8777
Friendly staff, large portions and a varied menu, Lou’s is a great place to kick back and enjoy a cold beverage on a sunny afternoon. After 6, this restaurant gets busy and turns up the tunes for a lively patio and good summer fun. There are great specials throughout the week; a perfect stop for a quick bite on the way home from a movie (open late too!).
Ravens on the Beach
Harrison Beach Hotel
160 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs 604.796.8717
A fun, relaxing patio located right across from the Harrison Beach. Its central location makes it an easy find while browsing the shops below, or walking along the beach. Great drink menu and seafood specialties. If you enjoy crab, try their signature Crab Pot dish.
Where is your favourite Fraser Valley patio? We’d love to hear your suggestions!