We love our furry friends, but it can be hard to find dining spaces to accommodate them. Here at Tasting Victoria, we crafted a list of some patios that are pet-friendly, so whether you’re taking your dog (or perhaps your leashed cat) out with friends, you can enjoy Victoria’s foodie scene knowing you can bring your fuzzy family member along, too!
The Fernwood Inn
Enjoy the quaint and quirky surroundings of Fernwood alongside your ball of fluff. At The Fernwood Inn, you can not only enjoy some delicious grub, and perhaps a pint of beer, but your pet doesn’t have to miss out on any of the fun. The Fernwood Inn accommodates any and all pets on its outside patio seating, complete with umbrellas for those days when the sun is high and extra hot. Get in on all the tasty excitement in the heart of Fernwood at this lively Inn and eatery!
Lido Waterfront Bar & Bistro
There’s nothing better than enjoying a meal by the water, the fresh ocean breeze, and the sun warming your face. At Lido Waterfront Bar & Bistro your furry pal can equally partake in the joys of waterfront dining! Appreciate the Victoria Inner Harbour at its best and brightest with the views at Lido. Savour in the handcrafted plates and creatively crafted cocktails, all with a beautiful view of the harbour.
Who doesn’t love a savoury pasta, cheesy spaghetti, or freshly baked slice of focaccia bread, warm and generously slathered with butter? Cafe Brio is a popular fine dining Italian and West Coast-inspired restaurant in Victoria and also features a patio for your furry friend. Neither you nor your pet ever has to miss out on delicious Italian cuisine again! Tasty pasta, rich wine, and lil pats for your pet all at Cafe Brio.
You don’t have to miss out on your morning coffee with Caffe Fantastico. With summer winding down, your pet can enjoy Caffe Fantastico’s outdoor seating while you enjoy your coffee and treat of choice. Enjoy the sunshine this season, bring family and friends, and, of course, your pet down to Caffe Fantastico for fantastic coffee every time!
Situated in the heart of Cook Street Village, the Beagle Pub is a prime spot to bring family, friends, and furry pals alike! With an outdoor patio and a daily happy hour from 2 to 4pm, you and your pet can both enjoy the fun atmosphere that is the Beagle Pub! After enjoying your drinks and meal, take your pet for a walk down to the water, and bask in the sites along Dallas Road!
Whistle Buoy Brewing Company
The ever-unique and popular Market Square features a broad selection of eateries and shops, including the fun brewing company Whistle Buoy. Bring your fellow beer lovers to enjoy one of the many drinks, or try one of the beer flights. With all the seating conveniently outside, you never have to worry about whether to bring your pooch along for the excitement at Whistle Buoy.
Boomtown Burritos and Garden
It’s just booming at Boomtown with burritos, bowls, brews, and cocktails! This fun new eatery in Victoria serves up some seriously delicious grub and brews. With a completely outdoor eating area and warm lamps, Boomtown is the perfect place to bring your pet pal of choice. Expect a pet-friendly space and a guaranteed fun time at Boomtown!
Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse
An oasis just outside the city, perfect for getting some fresh air out in nature, Sea Cider is a lovely spot any time of year, but especially during the summer months. At Sea Cider you’ll find plenty of patio space that’s pet-friendly, so you and your friends can still enjoy your flights of cider and tasty bites, and your fur baby doesn’t miss out on any of the fun!
Averill Creek Vineyard
Who doesn’t love a vineyard? You and your friends, along with your pet pal, can relax and unwind at Averill Creek’s outside seating area. A perfect place to sip some wine and delightful snacks. Any pet is welcome at Averill Creek—bring them any day of the week to this peaceful vineyard this summer!
Breakwater Bistro & Bar
Ogden Point is just beautiful this season and it’s the perfect place to bring family, friends, and pets. Visit the Breakwater Bistro and Bar situated conveniently right next to Ogden Point. And the best part of the Breakwater Bistro and bar is its patio is pet-friendly, so no one has to be left out of the delicious experience.
Junction Orchard & Cidery
Fresh air, delicious ciders, brews, and bites, The Junction Orchard & Cidery truly has it all—and on top of all that, it is pet-friendly! Bring your doggo to the outdoor seating area, and never neglect to give them all the pats and love all while enjoying a beautiful day out at the Junction.
The Veranda at the Empress
The famous and ever-popular hotel the Empress also features a decadent restaurant, The Veranda, complete with outdoor patio seating. A pet-friendly space and a guaranteed deliciously good time, The Veranda is a perfect place to end off the warm patio dining days.