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Sun, sips, and scrumptious food: Burnaby's top 5 patio spots for Summer 2023

Get your summer on — while it lasts, Burnaby.
Which Burnaby patios are you visiting this summer?

Before August slips away into a moment in time (yes, this is our reaction to Taylor Swift’s latest announcement), you might want to make the most out of your patio season.

Whether you’re a Burnaby resident, travelling to the city or just looking for some unique lounging spots in the Lower Mainland, there are plenty of patio dining options in Burnaby for you to soak in the sun while it lasts — so grab your sunglasses, put on your sunscreen and sit out in the patio to enjoy the summer of 2023.

Here are five picks in Burnaby:

Birdies Eats and Drinks

Earlier in June, where a former Earls was located, a new Californian-inspired restaurant quietly opened its doors in North Burnaby — serving weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and happy-hour drinks with a sunny attitude and a laid-back atmosphere.

The casual dining spot in Burnaby (conceived by a small team from Earls) boasts pastel colours, a spacious lounge, a 20-seat terrazzo countertop bar and a 75-seat patio, making it a place you wouldn’t want to miss this summer.

While you’re there, don’t forget to try their “oh so sticky Korean ribs” and their happy-hour drinks like their spicy verdita, strawberry sour margaritas and blue crush.

Where: 3850 Lougheed Hwy.

Earl’s Kitchen + Bar — Station Square

Like Birdies, Earl’s has long been known for its patios — especially the one in Station Square.

The Station Square location, although overlooking traffic, offers an expansive covered patio, where you can spend your summer evenings sipping on margs and sunshine.

From Cajun blackened chicken to truffle tortellini, the restaurant has it all; plus drinks — Hawaiian Mai Tai, anyone?

Where: 6070 Silver Dr.

Riverway Clubhouse

This unique patio spot overlooking the golf course should be on your list of patios to hit this summer.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-beamed architecture and the view of the golf course, the Riverway Restaurant is a patio you wouldn’t want to miss.

The patio seating is on first-come-first-serve basis, so arrive early at the restaurant if you want a spot.

While you’re there, to complement your meal, try out their coffee crunch cake with chantilly cream — a decadent end to a decadent meal.

Where: 9001 Bill Fox Way

Hart House Restaurant

This gorgeous Burnaby venue, which was named one of Canada's most romantic restaurants back in February, turns into a summer paradise with its patio options in the summer.

Situated in Deer Lake Park, the Hart House Restaurant has one of the most stunning patio views you can get in the city — with rustic ambience and a delicious spread.

Whether you’re looking to indulge in an elegant spaghettini allo scoglio or a luxurious three-course meal, a night out (or a day out) at the restaurant can make for a great summer date or a friendly get-together.

Where: 6664 Deer Lake Ave.

ZUBU Ramen

ZUBU Ramen is a budget-friendly ramen joint with a cozy patio vibe in Burnaby. This patio is highly accessible by transit — just steps away from the Metrotown SkyTrain station.

They also have branches all over Metro Vancouver.

Don’t forget to try their seasonal favourites: Cilantro lemon ramen, cold ramen and munch crunch wrap, to help you stay cool in the heat.

Where: 4575 Central Blvd. M01