Sure, in the summer there is absolutely no better place to be than on the patio at Joe Fortes, enjoying their lavish hospitality in their sun-trap garden in the heart of the city, but really, every smart Vancouverite knows, that Joe’s is great year-round. Joe’s has two fantastic daily Happy Hours which includes drink deals, buck a shuck oysters, and –my favourite – their wildly addictive crispy Calamari which comes with a tangy sun-dried tomato aioli dip. Joe Fortes has some of the best seafood in the city, hands-down, and the service is always second to none. It’s perfect for solo dining at their horseshoe bar, date night dinners or big occasions. I can’t praise them highly enough.