TransLink and HUB have teamed up to highlight patios across Metro Vancouver for the next few weeks. This week we’re focusing on the North Shore.
Earlier this year the pandemic began to shift our behavior. We worked, moved, lived and played differently overnight. Cities, agencies and businesses worked together to adapt to this changing demand. One of the creative solutions to the problems posed by the pandemic was offering more space to restaurants’ diners with patios!
Street-side patios popped up around Metro Vancouver, and the North Shore’s restaurants, breweries and pubs got creative.
The result? More space, more business and happy customers.
We caught up with Simon Koldyk from Street Car Brewing who said that people’s want to be outside, to be safe and to be active has made the expanded patio a success: “We’ve greatly expanded our patio to help with social distancing and people wanting to be outside and have even installed a bike rack for riders.”
Here are some great patios in the Shipyards District to check out before the fall rain sets in.
Streetcar Brewing has an expansive patio space with comfortable seating and an exciting menu. They also have set up places to easily store your bikes while you’re enjoying the patio.
Beere Brewing Co
Cozy up with your bubble at Beere Brewing’s casual patio and you’ll be sure to enjoy the creativity they have brewing.
House of Funk
Featuring barrel high-top tables and a view of the water, House of Funk’s patio matches its name.
North Point Brewing
Picnic tables and lots of room are what Northpoint’s patio has to offer. You can also cozy up fireside while chatting with some friends.
Getting to the Shipyards District
Nearby transit hubs:
As Simon says: “Transit is a key part of our business as we want everyone to be able to get home safe and we’re just a block away from North Vancouver’s new RapidBus Line.”
SeaBus: The SeaBus runs from Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay, a 6 minute walk or roll away from the patios.
Lonsdale Quay Bus Exchange: The exchange connects to routes 236, 249, 228, 229, 230, 231, and the R2 Marine Dr.
Nearby bike trails: Want to make a day of it? Take a ride the North Shore Spirit Trail (link) and enjoy the views of the water and city on your way to the patio district.