Nightlife & the Arts in Vancouver

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Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
1181
This place is all about stylish interior...
Bars Downtown and the West End
 
Abigail's Party
The wine and cheese menus, curated to complement...
Wine Bars Kitsilano
 
AFTERglow
Typically packed by 10 pm, this Yaletown bar and...
Piano Bars / Lounges Yaletown
 
Alibi Room
Instead of pairing wine with food, this place...
Bars Gastown and Chinatown
 
Arts Club Theatre Company
This well-regarded company stages productions, a...
Theater Vancouver
 
AuBAR
A fixture of the city's nightlife scene for as...
Dance Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
Bacchus
Always an elegant choice, Bacchus is a gathering...
Bars Downtown and the West End
 
Backstage Lounge
Local bands of unpredictable talent perform...
Music Clubs Granville Island
 
Ballet British Columbia
Innovative dances and timeless classics by...
Dance Vancouver
 
Bar None
Once you hit Bar None you never really have to...
Dance Clubs Yaletown
 
Barcelona
There are enough cozy corners in this cavernous...
Dance Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
Biltmore Cabaret
A favorite hangout for live music, the Biltmore...
Music Clubs East Side
 
Blue Water Café and Raw Bar
The patio at this Yaletown café fills up quickly...
Bars Yaletown
 
Bridges
This local landmark near the Granville Public...
Bars Granville Island
 
Caprice
Wannabe movie stars queue up at this former movie...
Dance Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
Carousel Theatre for Young People
Children's theater is the focus here, with...
Theater Vancouver
 
Cascade Room
Named after the signature beer that the Vancouver...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens East Side
 
Celebrities
A multimillion-dollar facelift brought the celeb...
Dance Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
Cellar
This is the city's top venue for jazz, and the...
Music Clubs Kitsilano
 
Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
This large space attracts big international...
Theater Vancouver
 
Chambar
This restaurant and lounge has great character....
Bars Gastown and Chinatown
 
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
There's a 1,200-seat concert hall, a theater,...
Theater Vancouver
 
Chill Winston
Decked out with black-leather sofas, exposed wood...
Bars Gastown and Chinatown
 
Commodore Ballroom
This 1929 dance hall has been restored to its...
Dance Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
The Cultch
The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, now...
Theater Vancouver
 
The Dance Center
The hub of dance in British Columbia, this...
Dance Vancouver
 
The Diamond
At the top of a narrow staircase above Maple Tree...
Tapas Bars Gastown and Chinatown
 
Dockside Restaurant
Overlooking False Creek, Yaletown, and the North...
Wine Bars Granville Island
 
Early Music Vancouver
Medieval, Renaissance, baroque, and early...
Music Vancouver
 
Edgewater Casino
This casino features 500 slot machines, a poker...
Casinos Yaletown
 
Fifth Avenue Cinemas
This small multiplex shows foreign and...
Film Vancouver
 
Firehall Arts Centre
Innovative theater and modern dance are...
Theater Vancouver
 
Five Point Pub
With funky lighting and paneled walls, this...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens East Side
 
Fortune Sound Club
In the city's hipper-than-grit Chinatown, this...
Dance Clubs Gastown and Chinatown
 
Fountainhead Pub
With one of the largest street-side patios in...
Bars Downtown and the West End
 
Friends of Chamber Music
A diverse selection of ensembles performs as...
Music Vancouver
 
George
One of Vancouver's swankiest cocktail bars,...
Bars Yaletown
 
ginger 62
This '60s-inspired lounge—with plush red...
Dance Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
Guilt & Co.
The menu at this Gastown favorite features...
Music Clubs Gastown and Chinatown
 
Habit Lounge
For C$8 you get a whiskey shot and a 20-ounce...
Bars East Side
 
Hawksworth Bar and Lounge
Vancouver's reigning hotspot, you'll find quality...
Bars Downtown and the West End
 
Hy's Cocktail Bar
Hy's began as a Canadian family-owned business...
Bars Downtown and the West End
 
The Irish Heather
Expect a mixed crowd of local hipsters and...
Bars Gastown and Chinatown
 
The Keefer Bar
The creative director of cocktails at the Keefer...
Bars Gastown and Chinatown
 
Kits Beach Boathouse
A summer visit to Vancouver isn't complete...
Bars Kitsilano
 
The Main
This local favorite draws a crowd that enjoys...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens East Side
 
Mill Marine Bistro
This waterfront pub and restaurant has one of the...
Bars Downtown and the West End
 
Numbers
This renovated veteran of the Davie Street strip...
Dance Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar
Open morning to night, this mahogany-paneled...
Music Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
Opus Bar
Local hipsters, executive in suits, and film...
Piano Bars / Lounges Yaletown
 
Pacific Cinémathèque
The not-for-profit society is dedicated to all...
Film Vancouver
 
Post Modern
In a historic building and equipped with...
Dance Clubs Gastown and Chinatown
 
Pourhouse Vancouver
The brick-and-beam 1910 architecture combines...
Bars Gastown and Chinatown
 
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
This is a major venue for ballet, opera, and...
Theater Vancouver
 
Railway Club
In the early evening, this spot attracts film and...
Music Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
Ridge Theatre
A long-established art-house cinema, the Ridge is...
Film Vancouver
 
Salt Tasting Room
This place has communal tables, concrete floors,...
Wine Bars Gastown and Chinatown
 
Sanafir
Lavish draperies, soaring ceilings, handcrafted...
Piano Bars / Lounges Downtown and the West End
 
The Sandbar
With a seafood restaurant, a wine bar, and piano...
Piano Bars / Lounges Granville Island
 
Shine Nightclub
Big-name DJs, good tunes, and a cozy space are...
Dance Clubs Gastown and Chinatown
 
Steamworks
A coffee hangout early in the day, this hipster...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Gastown and Chinatown
 
Tableau Bar Bistro
One of the few places in town you can order Moët &...
Wine Bars Downtown and the West End
 
Theatre Under the Stars
In summer, family-friendly musicals like The...
Theater Vancouver
 
Vancouver Opera
From October through May, the city's opera...
Opera Vancouver
 
Vancouver Recital Society
The society presents both emerging and well-known...
Music Vancouver
 
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
The resident company at the Orpheum Theatre...
Music Vancouver
 
Vancouver TheatreSports League
A hilarious improv troupe performs Wednesday to...
Comedy Clubs Granville Island
 
Vogue Theatre
A former art-deco movie palace, the Vogue hosts a...
Music Clubs Downtown and the West End
 
Whip Gallery
It's a bit out of the way, but this lofty space...
Bars East Side
 
Wine Room
A new concept in Vancouver, the Wine Room is...
Wine Bars Downtown and the West End
 
Xi Shi Lounge
In the Shangri-La Hotel, the Xi Shi Lounge has...
Piano Bars / Lounges Downtown and the West End
 
Yaletown Brewing Company
In a renovated warehouse with a glassed-in...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Yaletown
 
Yew
The tree-level bar at the Four Seasons provides a...
Bars Downtown and the West End
 
Yuk Yuk's
This is the place to go Tuesday to Saturday...
Comedy Clubs Greater Vancouver

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