Westshore must-try patios this spring and summer

April 16th, 2021

Photo: The Rack West Coast Bistro

After what has felt like the longest winter, spring is here. It’s finally time to retire the sweaters and embrace the warmth of a West Coast spring. Whether you live in Colwood, Langford, or Sooke—or you want to explore outside of your neighbourhood—the Westshore has many fantastic patios to visit. From local beer and handcrafted cocktails to casual bites and West Coast-inspired dishes, there is a lot of great food and drinks to discover.

With another spring spent staying local and with our bubbles, ring in the warmer weather and sunny days with our list of top Westshore patios:

Six Mile Pub + Eatery (View Royal/ Colwood)

Established in 1855, Six Mile Pub + Eatery is the oldest pub in BC. With its rich history and amazing food, the Six Mile Pub is a longtime favourite in the View Royal/Colwood area. Visit Six Mile Pub’s spacious and beautiful vine-covered patio, and enjoy locally sourced food and an extensive beer list. Located near Thetis Lake Regional Park, the Six Mile Pub is a great spot to visit after a day of swimming or hiking.

Must-try cocktail and menu item: Cabin Fever cocktail, and try the Shepherd’ Pie.

494 Island Hwy, Victoria

328 Taphouse + Grill (Colwood)

After a day at the Esquimalt Lagoon, stop by to enjoy 40 taps of craft beer, cider, specialty wood-fired pizzas, fresh seafood, tasty sandwiches, burgers, and more at 328 Taphouse + Grill in Colwood. 328 Taphouse emphasizes local business by featuring local craft brewers from South Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest. With a daily happy hour menu and family-friendly atmosphere, 328 Taphouse is the perfect patio to grab a bite with your bubble.

Must-try cocktail and menu item: Local craft beer, and for food, try a wood-fired pizza.

102, 328 Wale Rd, Victoria

Table Nineteen (Colwood)

Catch a round of golf, grab a bite, or both at Table Nineteen at Olympic View Golf Club in Colwood. Opened in 2020, this is Table Nineteen’s first location outside of their flagship restaurant in Whistler. Focused on good food, great drinks, and an eye-pleasing interior and exterior design—Table Nineteen is the go-to spot this patio season. Table Nineteen’s menu features casual plates, appetizers to share, a kids’ menu, and family takeout specials.

Must-try cocktail and menu item: White Sangria and Salmon Burger.

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643 Latoria Rd., Victoria

Bin 4 Burger Lounge (Langford)

Grab a burger with your bubble on Bin 4 Burger Lounge’s patio at their Langford location. Nothing beats Bin 4’s gourmet burgers, house-spiced potato chips, flavourful appetizers, local beers, and handcrafted cocktails on a warm sunny day.

Must-try cocktail and menu item: Bin 4 Caesar and Bistro Burger.

102, 716 Goldstream Ave., Victoria

The Rack West Coast Bistro (Langford)

Langford’s newest restaurant, The Rack West Coast Bistro, is quickly emerging as a local favourite. Visit their family-friendly patio and enjoy all-day breakfast, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, classic entrees, and an extensive drink menu. Take in the warmer weather with the laid-back West Coast vibes at the Rack.

Must-try cocktail and menu item: The Bizz Fizz, and for food, go for the Crispy Chicken Sliders.

2345 Millstream Rd., Langford

Darcy’s Pub Westshore (Langford)

Darcy’s Pub is a Westshore staple. Head down to their patio to grab a cold drink and classic pub favourites such as wings, burgers, and chicken waffles. Darcy’s Pub Westshore has an awesome daily happy hour from 3pm to 6pm, with draft sleeves, house highballs, and 6oz glasses of house wine, all for $4.50 per drink.

Must-try cocktail and menu item: Darcy’s Lemonade and some Wings.

Darcy’s Pub Westshore is 19+.

737 Goldstream Ave., Victoria

Stickleback West Coast Eatery (Sooke)

After a day of exploring Sooke and the surrounding beaches, take a seat on Stickleback West Coast Eatery’s patio in Cooper’s Cove. The Stickleback West Coast Eatery features a beautiful waterfront patio and an Island feel. Enjoy house-made burgers, fries, wraps, pasta, and signature West Coast-inspired dishes. Located five minutes before downtown Sooke, this is the perfect spot to grab a bite on your way to Sooke or on your way home.

Must-try menu item: Try the Fish & Chips.

5449 Sooke Rd., Sooke

Wild Mountain (Sooke)

Delight in seasonal West Coast Canadian cuisine at Wild Mountain. Wild Mountain is a charming restaurant located on the water in Sooke. Their menu changes to reflect seasonal local and organic ingredients. By working with local suppliers and vendors, Wild Mountain prepares tasty sustainable meals that can be enjoyed on their patio or taken to go. Wild Mountain’s patio is dog-friendly, and they recommend bringing blankets because of the ocean breeze.

Must-try cocktail and menu item: For a cocktail, try the Shirley Delicious. Wild Mountain’s menu changes weekly to feature local ingredients.

1831 Maple Avenue South, Sooke

West Coast Grill (Sooke)

Enjoy the Island spring at the West Coast Grill in Sooke. With its oceanfront patio and beachy decor, the West Coast Grill is a must-visit this patio season. Inspired by Vancouver Island, their menu includes many seafood dishes such as clam chowder, oysters, crab cakes, and sesame-crusted tuna, as well as casual favourites like wings, lettuce wraps, tacos, and burgers. Good food, beautiful views, and the ocean air are sure to please you and your bubble at the West Coast Grill this spring.

Must-try menu item: Try the Crab Cakes.

6929 West Coast Rd., Sooke

17 Mile House Pub (Sooke)

On your way to Sooke, visit the 17 Mile House Pub’s patio for pub bites, drinks, and a little bit of rustic charm. The 127-year-old building has had an interesting history: before becoming a pub in the early 1900s, it served as an inn, a school, and a venue for religious services. Today, 17 Mile House Pub is a local favourite for live music, excellent food, and the best-poured Guinness.

Must-try cocktail and menu item: Grab a Guinness, and for food, try the Seafood Chowder.

5126 Sooke Rd., Sooke

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Tatum Berg

Guest Writer