It’s no secret that Vancouver is home to some of the best, most vibrant nightlife a city of its size can offer. This article will keep you in the know for the best nightclubs, celebrity hot spots, dance venues, shopping and simply the best places to find beautiful fun people. We’ve got it all covered.
You won’t want to miss parties like VIP Club Live. This PokerStars party takes place all over the globe, including Vancouver. These parties offer free-flowing drinks, live music, games, prizes, dancers, mingling with other players and so much more.
Where to shop? It is true that lululemon was founded in Vancouver, but believe us, there is much more to offer than just yoga wear. This is a place that takes current trends and makes them their own. It combines the hard edges and clean lines of east coast fashion with the boho-inspired look of the west coast. Then take a stroll downtown along Robson Street and Alberni Street before you drive out to South Grandville, known for being one of the best shopping streets as it’s perfect for fashion, antiques, furniture, books and more. Gastown also offers high-end fashion as well as interior design stores. For a unique take on fashion that is trendy and Canadian designed, visit Main Street.
Where to eat? No city gets the high ratings that Vancouver does without having a good dining scene. There is so much to offer; too much to list. You’ll find food trucks everywhere, offering all types of cuisine. In fact, there is a culinary outpour going on that ranges from fine dining to snack food to exceptional cocktails.
One of the city’s hottest restaurants is Hawksworth Restaurant. It is a dining room that has always been a symbol of power. It features space for power brokers and ladies to lunch and features four separate spaces including a men’s club and the sparkling Pearl Room complete with iridescent banquettes, chandeliers, etc. Let us not forget the Art room, which features exquisite custom art and finally, the New York room where they show off the hotel’s grand history. A must-visit, for sure. If the Hawksworth isn’t your scene, don’t you worry, there are many more dining selections available.
The Nightlife in Vancouver will not disappoint you as it is diverse and has a little something for everyone. There are five main nightlife districts to visit; each has their own unique vibe including downtown Vancouver’s Granville Street, and the previously mentioned Gastown and Yaletown.
In the Granville Entertainment District, you’ll want to check out places like The Roxy and the Cellar Nightclub. This district appeals to early thirty-somethings looking to drink, mingle and dance. Party clothes are the dress of choice.
In Yaletown, however, you’ll see high-tech yuppies, pretty women and a handful of celebrities. In Yaletown, you’ll want to visit the OPUS Bar and Bar None Nightclub, for sure.
In Historic Gastown, you’ll be able to visit local pubs, casual spots like the Irish Heather and more sophisticated, urban locations like L’Abattoir and The Diamond. This district is diverse, so the crowds will be, too. Their cocktail bars and pubs will attract people of all ages.
Davie Street in downtown Vancouver offers great bars, restaurants and is home to the most popular gay and lesbian nightlife. In fact, it is home to the most popular gay club, Celebrities Nightclub.
Let’s not forget the Main Street area. This is considered hipster central. It is casual, relaxed and mostly focused on the music, style and overall atmosphere, which is achieved by the trendy décor. On your next trip to Vancouver, there is no limit to the amount of fun to be had.