The Patio Series feat. The Shipyard District
September 18, 2020
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 move around safely, more business, and more happy customers.
We caught up with Simon Koldyk from Streetcar Brewing who cited the growing demand to spend downtime outside in a safe environment, as well a desire to keep 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 Shipyard 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.
Cozy up with your bubble at Beere Brewing’s casual patio and you’ll be sure to enjoy the creativity they have brewing.
Featuring barrel high-top tables and a view of the water, House of Funk’s patio matches its name.
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 Shipyard 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 along the North Shore Spirit Trail and enjoy the views of the water and city on your way to the patio district.