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Bars and nightlife in Vancouver

Top bars

Brewery
“The Arts and Cultural center of Vancouver. There's an awesome market, loads of theatres and art shops, and beautiful views of the city. Busy on weekends.”
  • 508 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
“Long standing Belgian restaurant that serves up great cocktails, delicious food, in a wood & brick building. Get the mussels!”
  • 196 locals recommend
Brewery
“good local craft brew and known for its brunch and veggie-forward options, the avocado ‘smash’ toast and mint and kale salad are to try”
  • 153 locals recommend
Brewery
“There are many breweries throughout this city. My favourites are Postmark Brewing located near Chinatown and Brassneck Brewery.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Gastropub
“I don't know how many dozens of beers this place has on tap (50+). Great rotating beer lists, loads of locals to try, and very good food mixed with friendly service. The renovated former salt building is a great adaptive reuse of an iconic architectural building in an area that's largely been de-industrialized. This is a good place for kids, too.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“One of the hippest bars and a spot that a lot of celebs check out. Amazing cocktails, intimate and small [6 min walk]”
  • 140 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Usually not a long wait, have great small menu. I love the tomato benny. They also have beer flights. Also great spot for drinks/all other meals **brunch only on weekends!** [4 min walk]”
  • 136 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“A hidden gem in the city. This establishment is next door and serves authentic French cuisine. It is deliciously well priced. Perfect for a traveling couple to have a date night.”
  • 114 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Cocktail Bar
“One of the hippest bars and a spot that a lot of celebs check out. Amazing cocktails, intimate and small [6 min walk]”
  • 140 locals recommend
Lounge
“A great spot for upscale drinks. They also have a great happy hour with selected drinks $4 off. The servers are great and all the drinks are one of a kind. Also great dinner spot [2 min walk]”
  • 108 locals recommend
Lounge
“FAV SPOT! Live music, snacks and great prices. Early on it’s more relaxed, later it turns into a bar with dancing in a bar/cave environment. Cover is by donation to artists most nights. Drinks are average priced. This is a hidden gem and not yet overly popular. Also great odds you may see one of the many celebrities living in Vancouver! Perfect second stop after dinner in Gastown! ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Fantastic vegetarian fare in an interesting neighbourhood. Reservations recommended. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Best place for Aburi sushi! Food was great, service was top notch. The price is very worth it for its quality. I recommend making a reservation in advance. Also, would highly recommend with a request to sit by the windows to get a fantastic view of the waterfront. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great restaurant and bistro!! Also Friday and Saturday evening turns into a party /club like atmosphere!”
  • 76 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“It has an amazing patio and fireplaces. I would suggest going there during Happy Hour as they have great deals. This restaurant is perfect for a couples date or a family who wants it a bit extra fancy one evening. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Creative cocktails & seasonal fare served in a century-old warehouse setting with a 38-ft. bar.”
  • 66 locals recommend

Music venues

Hockey Arena
“Rogers Arena is an indoor sports arena located at 800 Griffiths Way in the downtown area of Vancouver, British Columbia. Opened in 1995, the arena was known as General Motors Place (GM Place) from its opening until July 6, 2010, when General Motors Canada ended its naming rights sponsorship and a new agreement for those rights was reached with Rogers Communications. Rogers Arena was built to replace Pacific Coliseum as Vancouver's primary indoor sports facility and in part due to the National Basketball Association's 1995 expansion into Canada, when Vancouver and Toronto were given expansion teams.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Find yourself enveloped in historic elegance for inspired performances. At over 90 years old, the Orpheum is an incredible setting for shows of all kinds and has hosted millions of people since its opening in 1927. This opulent venue is a great way to see your favourite artist or experience the magic of the symphony. The interior features antique décor, sweeping staircases, and a domed auditorium complete with ceiling mural and giant crystal chandelier.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The best independent theatre in town! Catch a late night cult movie and have a beer or find some good tunes, live burlesque, improv comedy. They have it all.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Storied venue for live music, with a sprung dance floor & an iconic list of past performers ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Rock Club
“• Long-standing club with live bands or DJs nightly, theme nights & an energetic vibe.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of Vancouver's favorite alt venues, the intimate Biltmore is a firm fixture on the local indie scene. A low-ceilinged, good-vibe spot to mosh to local and touring musicians, it also has regular event nights; check the online calendar for upcoming happenings, including trivia nights and stand-up comedy shows.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Event Space
“Playland is an amusement park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located in Hastings Park and is the oldest amusement park in Canada. The regular season lasts from May to the end of September every year. The park reopens for Fright Nights from mid October to the Halloween weekend.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pub
“Local Pub style restaurant with good sized portions. The game will be on the TV”
  • 26 locals recommend
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