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Rooftop Bars Vancouver

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Country Canada
Currency Canadian Dollar
Best time to visit May - September
Rooftop grade 5/10
Rooftop Bar Vancouver
Courtesy of Parker Rooftop

Vancouver Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

When the Vancouver summer and sunshine arrives, it's time to enjoy tasty bites and refreshing drinks alfresco. The best option: head to a rooftop patio Vancouver, which also allows you to see the city from a new perspective.

While not overflowing with sky-high rooftop destinations, there are some great Vancouver rooftop bars and restaurants well worth a visit. To help you find them, this guide will lead you straight to the best venues, packed with all info you need about about each Vancouver rooftop: opening hours, dress code, pics, maps, booking links and much more.

From waterside patios to downtown rooftop lounges, there is rooftop patio Vancouver for everyone. Just scroll down and find the Vancouver rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

9 best rooftop bars in Vancouver

Rooftop bar Vancouver Parker Rooftop in Vancouver

Parker Rooftop

$$$$ | 9th floor | Downtown Vancouver
  • Highlights
  • Opulent oasis
  • Skyline & ocean views
  • Crafted menu

Perched 120 ft above downtown Vancouver, on the 9th floor of the recently refurbished The Parker Hotel, Parker Rooftop is a modern, elevated and opulent oasis. Covering 4,000-square feet, boasting floor to ceiling windows inside, and no less than three rooftop patios, the rooftop comes surrounded with amazing views over the Vancouver skyline and the ocean. Here you can indulge in a crafted menu, including lux light bites and a great selection of artisanal cocktails, as visually stunning as they are delicious.

Rooftop bar Vancouver Reflections: The Garden Terrace in Vancouver

Reflections: The Garden Terrace

$$$$ | 4th floor | Downtown Vancouver
  • Highlights
  • Garden-like setting
  • Popular
  • Courtyard

Reflections is an upscale urban rooftop oasis, set within the inner courtyard of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia's 4th floor in downtown Vancouver. With modern furniture and a garden-like setting, the terrace is a beautiful and highly popular space. In a ophisticated yet laid-back atmosphere you can enjoy light tapas-inspired dishes, as well as great and refreshing cocktails, from classic and signatures to a set of sparkling creations.

Rooftop bar Vancouver D6 Bar & Lounge in Vancouver

D6 Bar & Lounge

$$$$ | 6th floor | Stadium District
  • Highlights
  • Luxurious
  • Skyline views
  • Urban garden

Parq casino resort is branded as 'where Vancouver plays', and it is easy to understand why. Here you find a casino, high-end salons, restaurants, entertainment, hotels, and also a vibrant rooftop lounge. Called D6 Bar & Lounge, this luxurious and hip Vancouver rooftop blends an impressive interior lounge with an equally majestic outside. To skyline views, here you can enjoy expertly crafted signature cocktails, as well as an all-day menu of elevated bites.


9 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in Vancouver

Rooftop bar Vancouver The Roof at Black & Blue in Vancouver

The Roof at Black & Blue

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown Vancouver
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Josper Grill
  • Daily Cocktail Hour

Located on top of the premium Black & Blue steakhouse, The Roof is a stylish and luxurious venue, and also Vancouver's largest rooftop dining destination. Surrounded with fireplaces, the terrace got a make over during 2021, and it's now a beautiful, lush and garden-inspired venue equipped with both dining tables and comfy lounge sofas. Here you can enjoy a menu filled with shareables, oysters and generous cuts of prime meats cooked in the Josper Grill. There is also a big selection of fine drinks.

Rooftop bar Vancouver Eat Bar & Patio Haraheri in Vancouver

Eat Bar & Patio Haraheri

$$$ | 3nd floor | Downtown Vancouver
  • Highlights
  • Japanese izakaya
  • Unique cocktails
  • Spacious terrace

Found in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Eat Bar & Patio Haraheri is a bustling Japanese izakaya restaurant, equipped with a lovely rooftop terrace. Here, traditional Japanese design is mixed with the modern and hip interpretation, and the the spacious terrace comes surrounded with lush greenery and views over downtown. Utilizing traditional cooking methods, Haraheri serves a a great selection of inventive Japanese fusion tapas, complemented with sake, beer and some unique cocktails.

Rooftop bar Vancouver Joe Fortes in Vancouver

Joe Fortes

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown Vancouver
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop garden
  • Relaxing & friendly
  • Seafood restaurant

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is one of the very best seafood restaurants in Vancouver, and also equipped with one of the city's most desirable rooftop gardens. The second floor rooftop terrace comes with a living green wall, cozy outdoor fireplace and bustling horseshoe bar. Relaxing and friendly atmosphere, you can visit for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, as well as the 4-6pm Joe Fortes happy hour.

Rooftop bar Vancouver The Keg Steakhouse + Bar in Vancouver

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Yaletown
  • Highlights
  • Year-round
  • Great ambience
  • Top steakhouse

The Keg Yaletown is one of Vancouvers’s top steakhouses, and also home to one of few year-round rooftop bars. Perched on the 3rd floor, the rooftop terrace is a great spot for sunny summer drinks, but heaters mean you can enjoy the lovely outdoor vibes and views no matter the season. Indulge in classic Keg steaks, but also a fine selection of seafood, signature and classic cocktails and a lengthy wine list.

Rooftop bar Vancouver LIFT Bar Grill View in Vancouver

LIFT Bar Grill View

$$$ | 2nd floor | Coal Harbour
  • Highlights
  • Fantastic views
  • Two-level terrace
  • Stylish yet relaxed

Set in the beautiful Coal Harbour, LIFT is a modern west coast marine bistro, equipped with a fantastic two-level terrace. Here you can enjoy fantastic views over the water and and the North Shore Mountains, as well as over the Vancouver skyline. Open daily for lunch and dinner, and on weekends for brunch, LIFT serves a varied menu, from seafood, sushi and prime steaks, to a carefully chosen wine and cocktail menu.

Rooftop bar Vancouver Darby’s Public House in Vancouver

Darby’s Public House

$$$ | 2nd floor | Kitsilano
  • Highlights
  • 30+ taps
  • Scenic views
  • Relaxing

Located in Kitsilano, Darby’s Public House is a local, independent and classic Vancouver venue, going strong for over 37 years. Fun and friendly in atmosphere, you can visit Darby’s year-round for 30+ taps of craft, import and domestic beers, locally sourced food, trivia, karaoke and live sports at the indoor pub. But the true gem is the seasonal rooftop terrace, offering a relaxing atmosphere and scenic views of the North Shore Mountains.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

Rooftop bar Vancouver

Rooftop-grade: 5/10

Prime season: May-Sep

Residents: 2.2 millions

Climate: marine west coast

Which is the best rooftop bar Vancouver? While this seaport city in western Canada is not booming with sky-high rooftop venues, there are still some great spots for elevated drinks, and this complete guide will help you find the best rooftop patios and terraces in Vancouver. While Vancouver winters are not as cold as many other parts of Canada, November through March still means quite a lot of rain and chilly temperatures, so the really good rooftop season is between May and September.

The typical Vancouver rooftop bar is set a couple of floors up, and while the views might not be panoramic, you can still enjoy soothing vistas over the mountains and the water. Apart from tasty and refreshing drinks, many of the Vancouver rooftops are connected to great seafood and steak restaurants, so there is usually a nice selection of food as well.

About Vancouver

Vancouver is the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, located on the West Coast, close to the US border. Vancouver usually ranks high as a city for livability and quality of life, and it is also home to a vibrant nightlife scene, fillew with a wide range of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Thanks to the mild climate of and proximity to ocean, mountains, rivers and lakes, Vancouver is a popular destination for outdoor recreation. From cycling and water sports to skiing.