In what provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is calling a “circuit breaker,” B.C. is stopping indoor dining and liquor sales, among other indoor activities, for the next three weeks.
The hastily introduced order is set to have a detrimental impact on already-struggling local restaurants and their employees. The health order is set to expire on April 19.
But while restaurants aren’t allowed to serve customers inside, they will be allowed to welcome people, in a safe and distanced manner to their patios. Local eateries and watering holes have taken to social media boasting their still-open patios and new or ongoing delivery services. While restaurants can serve outdoors, they are still bound by capacity limits and can only seat six to a table, all of whom should be from the same household.
Black Press Media is compiling a list of all of those local patio-laden restaurants in the Central Okanagan that are ready to welcome you for some outdoor eats.
If you’d like your restaurant, or one you frequent, included in the list below, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Instagram. This list will be updated regularly as submissions come in.
Businesses that remain open for patio dining in Kelowna (in no particular order):
Krafty Kitchen and Bar, 281 Lawrence Avenue – 250-868-7228
Skinny Dukes Glorious Emporium (starting March 31), 1481 Water Street – 778-478-1289
BNA Brewing, 1254 Ellis Street – 236-420-0025
Rustic Reel Brewing, 760 Vaughan Avenue – 250-862-3737
Barn Owl Brewing, 4629 Lakeshore Road – 778-760-9349
Craft Beer Market, 257 Bernard Avenue – 778-741-2337
Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chute Lake Road – 250-764-8000
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