Words and photos by Cara Smith
Revelstoke is known as a year-round haven for lovers of the outdoors. But what do the locals do when they’re not hiking, mountain biking or climbing? Not likely to be indoors, you can find many of them still soaking up the sunshine but in the more relaxed setting of patios. Revelstoke has a surprising number of patios for its size, with each of them offering something a bit different. So if you’re new to the area or just passing through, we’ve got you covered with this guide to Revelstoke’s most popular downtown patios to kick back and enjoy a cold beer, iced coffee or a bite while still taking advantage of this great summer weather.
For your caffeine and pastry fix…
This cozy cafe is a hot spot for both those looking for a quick caffeine fix or a sit-down lunch. Grab one of their many vegetarian breakfast or lunch options, a flat white and enjoy the sidewalk seating in the sunshine.
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
A bustling spot on the main drag, La Baguette boasts a large, fenced-in seating area and serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including fresh baked goods, sandwiches, pasta and wood-fired pizza.
Hours: Monday–Sunday, 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Main Street Cafe
A popular downtown spot, Main Street Cafe’s patio is often filled to the brim with patrons hungry for lunch and all-day breakfast. Featuring dishes like the West Coast Eggs Benny and a breakfast skillet made with smoked meat and cheese curds, the cafe’s offerings are made completely from scratch.
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
The Modern Bakeshop and Cafe
The perfect spot for a quick bite, The Modern serves up breakfast and lunch with a number of gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and non-dairy options and a wide variety of baked goods made in-house.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 6:30 a.m. –5 p.m.
Big Bend Cafe
Another all-day breakfast find, this cafe is also open for lunch and dinner and specializes in eggs benny, Huevos Rancheros and specialty burritos. The Revelstoke location is the second for this cafe, with the first nearby in Golden.
Hours: Monday–Sunday, 7:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. –10 p.m.
For an evening bite…
This Mexican eatery has you covered for Taco Tuesdays, specialty margaritas and an extensive tequila menu for any day of the week. Having started out as a food truck, The Taco Club is no stranger to serving up tasty eats in the great outdoors.
Hours: Monday–Sunday, 11 a.m. –10 p.m.
Chubby Funsters Kitchen and Cocktails
Another spot with a double patio, this family-friendly restaurant serves up elevated Canadian classics and an extensive selection of funky, creative cocktails. Be sure to befriend their patio mascot: a chubby cat figurine.
Hours: Monday–Sunday, 11:30 a.m. –midnight
A classic pizza joint, Nico’s also offers fresh pastas, classic Quebec-style poutines and east-coast style donairs. Their cozy sidewalk patio gives visitors the option to enjoy Italian and Canadian fare in the shade or sunshine.
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 3 p.m.–11 p.m.; Friday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–midnight; Sunday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
To top the night off…
The Village Idiot
A popular spot for both après ski in the winter and drinks and dinner during warmer months, The Village Idiot’s patio is one of its most attractive qualities. Brightly coloured with options for shade or sunshine, the pub’s outdoor seating is a great spot to enjoy their pizza and grill fare.
Hours: Monday–Sunday, 11 a.m. –late
The Last Drop
This pub has truly gone all out with the largest patio in town featuring outdoor pool tables and activities like frolf (Frisbee golf for those not in the know) and mini golf. The Last Drop serves up typical pub fare, daily drink specials and regularly hosts live entertainment.
Hours: Monday–Sunday, 2 p.m. –2 a.m.
This bar/restaurant hybrid has both front and back patios well-suited for socialization and a cold draft on a hot day. Their menu options range from salads and shareables to both meat and veggie option mains and five kinds of mac & cheese.
Capacity: 50 + 37
Hours: Monday–Thursday 3 p.m. –2 a.m. & Friday–Sunday, 11:30 a.m. –2 a.m.
Rivercity Pub & Patio
This pub serves as the hotel bar for The Regent Hotel but has become a classic spot for locals as well. Rivercity Pub serves customers on both a front and back patio and with daily specials and an everyday happy hour from 3pm to 6pm.
Hours: Sunday–Wednesday 11 a.m. –1 a.m. & Thursday–Saturday 11 a.m.–2 a.m.