If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Canada and you love to party, you’d be smart to take your holiday in the fabulous city of Vancouver.
Vancouver is an attractive seaport on the coast of British Columbia. By day, it’s a great family holiday destination with lots to do and see – from The Vancouver Maritime Museum to Burns Bog Nature Reserve. By night, however, Vancouver transforms into the perfect party city, filled with some of the most rocking bars in the country, where everyone is welcome and everyone has a good time.
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If you’re looking for the perfect dive bar to sink a few beers and hear rough-round-the-edges live bands play their hearts out, you’ll want to pay a visit to Pub 340, located on Main Street. As well as being a place to see cool bands it’s also home to the biggest pinball rooms in the City of Vancouver and a 1980s video game console. It’s hipster heaven!
If you enjoy taking a drink in elegant surroundings, head down to the city’s Gastown area where you can get to know the many regulars and enjoy a drink in one of the city’s many happening bars – all while admiring the historical architecture of the rather impressive buildings. Gastown is one of my favourite areas of Vancouver. If I could live anywhere, it would be there.
On the third Wednesday of each month, the back room of the Gastown pub is the setting of an immensely popular Green Drinks social, where people get together and talk about the environment while sampling a range of beers brewed in the pub. Even if environmental issues aren’t your thing, you won’t want to miss the delicious craft beers on offer!
Café Deux Soleils
If you enjoy a bit of culture with your brew, Café Deux Soleils, located on Commercial Drive, is the place to be. The bohemian café holds regular poetry slam events, which are worth attending if you want to meet interesting people and hear some unique entertainment.
If you’re looking for a really unique experience in Vancouver, Fox Cabaret, which was once a porno theatre, is now a popular live entertainment venue. If you happen to be in the city on Sunday, you won’t want to miss the club’s Sunday Service – a great comedy show, which always sees the venue packed out.
Vancouver Art Gallery
If you’d rather spend your evenings in Vancouver seeing the cultural sights (rather than getting blackout drunk every night) you could check out the Vancouver Art Gallery’s schedule, which include social nights that see it transformed into a happening nightclub space, bar and gallery tour venue, when the sun goes down.
Vancouver is one of the best places for hip, unique nightlife experiences – and we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s available in this post. If you want to take a walk on the wild side, this Canadian city is the place to be.
This post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.