Beach? Check. Sunset? Check. Drinks? Check. This Jericho beach-adjacent patio has it all —what else could you possible need? (Maybe nachos)
1300 Discovery St.
Dogs allowed: No
Afternoon sun: Yes
Patio reservations: No
Credit: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheGalleyPatioAndGrill/photos)
We patio lovers contain multitudes. Sometimes you seek out a patio for the happy hour special, or the great bar snacks, or the people-watching. And sometimes you want the beachiest, best waterfront spot in the city and you don’t even care what’s on the table in front of you—and that’s when you hit up the Galley.
That’s not to say the Moody Ales Blood Orange Hefeweizen ($8.50) on tap here isn’t going to be crazy refreshing after a summer-day stroll down Point Grey Road and the Jericho Beach pathway—or a pour of Red Rooster Pinot Gris ($11.75), if that’s your bag. It’s just that the selling point here is far more than the fare that comes out of the humble grill kitchen. No matter how crispy the fries or fish batter (one-piece fish and chips, $19.75), it’s the views that are going to make the hike up the Sailing Centre staircase worth the trek. From your perch above the sand at any of the wobbly, faux-marble patio tables, you can take in the sparkling ocean and downtown skyline in one sweep. There’s the snowcapped mountains, the colourful container ships dotting the horizon, the sailboats drifting back and forth in the bay. Get a second pint (and slap on a little more sunscreen): this is a postcard-perfect view of the city we love, and you’re going to want to stay awhile. thegalley.ca
This story was originally published in the July/August 2023 print issue of Vancouver Magazine—find the digital issue here.