Patio Season Sampler

Maybe it’s the signature cocktails, the mile-high nachos, or the ocean breeze that make patio season irresistible. We can all agree that no two patios are the same, so we’ve compiled a list of some of Sidney’s unbeatable patios for every and any vibe.

Fish on 5th
Sidney staple Fish on 5th has been welcoming guests to its sunny patio for over 20 years! Sit back and relax on their rustic deck with a tasty ice-cold Phillips beer and enjoy some good old fashioned fish & chips.  Not into seafood? No problem – they have so many fresh plant-based options! Don’t forget to top it off with their famous Disneyland Pineapple Dole Whip!
9812 5th Street | (250) 656-4435 |

Maria’s Souvlaki
Around since 1995, Maria’s Souvlaki has been serving up authentic Greek cuisine sure to satisfy even the worldliest traveler. Take a bite of warm spanakopita as you people watch the bustling shopping district of Sidney.
9812 2nd Street | (250) 656-9944 |

The Surly Mermaid
Wild salmon bruschetta, loaded nachos, Thai coconut mussels, vegan tacos, passionfruit sorbet, AND seaside views… need we say more? Just steps from Port Sidney Marina, stop by during happy hour daily from 3 till 5 pm and try some of their signature cocktails such as their Smoked Lime Margarita or Peach Whiskey Sour!
Happy Hour: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
9851 Seaport Place | (778) 351-1544 |

Victoria Distillers
This patio supplies a cool ocean breeze on your face and warmed toes from their outdoor fireplace.  Enjoy the famous Empress Gin, live music every weekend, and tasty snacks giving you all the more reason to stay for that extra cocktail (or two).
Happy Hour: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | All Day on Thursdays
Live Music: Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
9891 Seaport Place | (250) 544-8217 |

Haro’s Restaurant and Bar
The patio at Haro’s is buzzing by day and cozy by night under the white twinkling lights strung above. This inviting terrace comes complete with cozy blankets and heat lamps, perfect for those cool summer nights. Their enticing menu features classic plates, such as their Beyond Meat Burger!
Pro Tip: Stop by the patio on Sunday afternoons during July and August to enjoy the musical performances of the Summer Sounds Concert Series in Beacon Park! Or, if you can’t wait till then, Haro’s features live music every Thursday from 6 til 9 pm.
9805 Seaport Place | (250) 544-8217 |

Pier Bistro
Tucked away at the end of Beacon Avenue, this patio gem gives you panoramic, breathtaking views of the beautiful Salish Sea! Go for their award-winning chowder and a cold one. Get their early, this patio is sure to fill up fast!
Happy Hour: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2550 Beacon Avenue | (250) 655-4995

Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant
It’s hard to come by better views than on the patio at the Rumrunner. The only thing separating you from the ocean is the serene waterfront walkway. Perfect spot to people (and dog) watch while taking a moment to relax.
|9881 Seaport Place
| (250) 656-5643

Beacon Landing Bar & Grill
The Beacon Landing offers not only luxurious dining but a chill patio where you can sit back and gaze out over Glass Beach. Enjoy citrus seared scallops and seafood risotto as you enjoy your front row seats to the Salish Sea.
Happy Hour: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
|2537 Beacon Avenue | (250) 656- 6690

We are so lucky to have such a long patio season on the West Coast! There’s something about sitting outside sharing great food and drinks that really inspires a summertime feeling.  If you’re interested in more of the awesome restaurants in the Sidney area click here for a complete listing!