1181 Davie Street
This sleek and chic lounge in the heart of the Davie Village offers an extensive drink list, with cocktails organized by flavour and served by sexy shirtless boys on Friday's Meat Night.
Gastown club, lounge, and live music venue featuring weekly club nights and various concerts.
3 W. 8th Ave
Members' lounge featuring weekly events, live music, and fundraisers. Bluegrass jam Mon; psych night hosted by Brother Josef Wed; open mike hosted by Alex Maher Thu; open dex Sat.
769 E. Hastings
Dudette Sun, Live Fast! Mon, Their Satanic Majesties Request DJs Tue; local and touring bands and DJs Thu-Sat.
Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam
Intimate venue located in the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver showcases local bands, out of town acts, burlesque, and comedy.
1489 E. Hastings
The Waldorf has been a Vancouver mainstay since the late 1940s with its retro and Polynesian décor. Three separate rooms, including Tiki Room, Tabu, and the Hideaway. Cherryoke Wed, Tank Gyal & guests Thu; live music & dance party Fri; Thomas Maxey & Kalibo Sat. Tiki Bar open 6 pm Wed-Sat.
If you fancy yourself crashing Hype Williams's next video shoot with your version of the Beyoncé bounce, Au Bar will provide you with the ideal backdrop for your MuchMusic-inspired fantasies. The soundtrack is a sensual combo of reggae, hip-hop, Latin, and R&B; the patrons are a
Arts Club Theatre, 1585 Johnston, Granville Island
Vancouver's only live-music venue on the water, with music nightly. Live band karaoke hosted by Sami Ghawi and Reuben Avery Tue at 9:30 pm.
A circular bar, a stunning view of English Bay, and plush leather furniture mark the Bayside Lounge as one of the West End's coolest and sleekest nightspots. Chill out with nightly drink specials, occasional live music, and DJs.
Fresh and local fare, craft beer and wine on tap, and live entertainment nightly. Open daily at 5 pm.
2755 Prince Edward
Resident DJs My!Gay!Husband!, Sincerely Hanna, and Rico Uno Sat; burlesque with Burgundy Brixx & the Purrrfessor Sun; tropical, electro, goth, world, and rudeboy with DJs Peter & Robbie (Humans), DJ Bee, Wobangs, and Basedgoth Tue.
2010 W. 4th
Twenty-four taps of rotating and interesting craft beers. Pub trivia Mon; beer club Tue; Wing Wed; dance party Fri-Sat; happy hour 3-6 pm.
New bar featuring '40s backdrop, custom light fixtures and furniture with eight HD TVs. JusCuz Thurs with live DJs, the Bizness Sat with live DJs. Open daily from 11:30 am to 2 am.
Restaurant and pub with live music Sun 4 pm; DJ Devilsplender Sat.
Bistro and public house with oyster bar, barbershop, Scotch bar, and live music Wed-Fri. Open daily at 11 am. Happy hour 3-6 pm.
Gastropub and nightclub in Gastown, open daily from 11 am to 2 am (weekends until 3 am). Live music and DJs Thu-Sat., featuring rock, chart, dance, and Irish party classics.
50 W. Cordova
Country bar with live music.
595 Hornby Street
911 W. Pender
Traditional pub and beer hall in downtown business district featuring 28 draft beer taps, craft beers, interesting cocktails, and honest pub food. Open from 11:30 am till late every day. DJ Ray Black Sat.
300 Cambie Street
Once the domain of down-and-out barflies, today's perpetually packed Cambie attracts a mixture of alternative scenesters, wide-eyed backpackers, and fresh-faced kids in the process of flunking out of college. The cavernous pub has a frontier-saloon vibe thanks to its massive wago
DJs Dimitri and Delirious play dance, Latin/Brazilian funk, and reggaeton Wed; Mad City featuring DJ Marlon J English Fri; DJ Johnny Jover and guests play fave hip-hop, electronic, and club anthems Sat.
Neighbourhood gastropub with local musicians performing a variety of styles Sun from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.
3728 Clark Drive
East Side sports fans won't find a bad seat in the Cottage, where two dozen TVs provide viewing material for neighbourhood residents. Two pool tables, darts, Keno, and wireless Internet also keep you entertained. The pub lives up to its moniker with comfortable leather chairs, a
Newly refurbished gay dance club. Residents Timeline, Darylo, Johnny Jover, Flipout, Rico Uno, JP Valdes, and Yurie Tue; Bingo for Life hosted by Joan-E Wed; rotating residents Del Stamp, Lisa DeLux, and Zach Shore Thurs; EDM Fri; house anthems and club hits with rotating residents DJ Timeline, Marino, Mattilda Ho, and Yurie Sat.
136 W. Cordova
Gastown sports bar features nine-foot HD screen and DJs on weekend nights. Wavy Fridays with DJs Seko&Marvel; Back & Forth Saturdays with rap, R&B, and club classics. Open Sun-Thu from 11:30 am to 1 am, Fri-Sat from 11:30 am to 3 am.
Pub featuring craft beer and cocktails, pub food, late-night menu, and weekend brunch. DJs all night Wed-Sun. Happy hour 3-6 pm.
Small plates and craft cocktails nightly. Live music Wed-Sat. Happy hour 5-7 pm. Open 5 pm till late seven days a week.
Live bands some nights, DJs other nights. Karaoke Mon, classic tunes and free pizza Tue; live painting art raffle Wed.
General admission venue with 900-person capacity features live performances by touring bands and musicians from across North America and around the world. Tix at www.commodoreballroom.ca/.