Automotive Billiards - 1283 Hamilton Street - 604-682-0040
Licensed and featuring regulation-size pool tables.
Commodore Lanes & Billiards - 838 Granville Street - 604-681-1531
Large, licensed venue with bowling, billiards and arcade in an historic art deco building.
Soho Cafe & Billiards - 1144 Homer Street - 604-688-1180
Six pool tables in a cozy licensed cafe in Yaletown. Open for lunch until late.
Gateway Casino Chinatown - 611 Main Street - 604-688-9412
Play Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Poker and Roulette. Daily from 10am - 4am.
Fifth Avenue Cinemas - 2110 Burrard - 604-734-0300
Multi-screen Kitsilano theatre shows independent, art-house and Hollywood releases.
Pacific Cinematheque - 1131 Howe Street - 604-688-3456
This single-screen downtown theatre is run by a non-profit society promoting the understanding of film and moving images.
Park Theatre - 3440 Cambie Street - 604-876-2747
Single-screen South Cambie theatre shows independent and feature releases.
Tinseltown 12 (Cinemark) - 88 West Pender - 604-806-0799
Twelve-screen downtown cinema with comfortable seating. Shows independent and Hollywood features, and festival screenings.
Van East - 2290 Commercial Drive - 604-251-1313
Single-screen neighbourhood repertory cinema.
Dufferin Hotel Lounge -
900 Seymour Street
A small, crowded lounge with multiple monitors but no video, hosting varied
standard karaoke songbook nightly after 9:30pm.
Fantacity - 745
Thurlow Street - 604-899-0006
Book a private party room at this venue, also popular for Asian
Metropole Hotel Pub - 320 Abbott Street
In a restored 1910 Downtown Eastside building and hosting an extensive songbook
with some rare offerings. Wednesdays & Saturdays from 8:00pm.
Pat's Pub - 403 East Hastings
Plenty of videos and drink specials, hosted Thursday nights from
West Hotel Pub - 488 Carrall
Character environment with cheap beer. Hosting a large songbook Thursday to
Saturday from 8:00pm.
Live Music Venues
The Brickyard - 315 Carrall Street - 604-685-3922
Alternative and rock acts nightly from Wednesday to Saturday.
Commodore Ballroom - 868 Granville - 604-739-4550
A legendary Vancouver institution with bouncing dancefloor. Recently renovated and now operated by House of Blues Concerts.
The Media Club (a.k.a. The Green Room) - 695 Cambie - 604-608-2871
Intimate venue with comfortable booths and mainly featuring accomplished singer-songwriters.
Orpheum - 884 Granville Street - 604-665-3050
Opened 75 years ago as a vaudeville house, this opulent theatre is now the permanent home of the VSO. Also features performances by popular recording artists, comedians and public speakers.
Pat's Pub - 403 E. Hastings - 604-255-4301
Lesser-known local bands.
The Pic - 620 W. Pender - 604-682-3221
Lively venue for alternative, experimental and rock acts.
Pub 340 - 340 Cambie Street - 604-602-0644
Local indie rock acts. Recently remodeled.
The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir - 604-681-1625
Intimate venue featuring alternative, acoustic and rock acts.
Richard's on Richards - 1036 Richards - 604-687-6794
Features international rock and hip-hop acts mostly of a lesser known but talented variety. Weekend shows start early to make way for the club crowd.
Rime - 1130 Commercial Drive - 604-215-1130
One-of-a-kind performance space & eatery.
Vogue Theatre - 918 Granville Street - 604-331-7909
Classic venue for fringe touring acts, stage and film festival presentations.
The Yale - 1300 Granville - 604-681-YALE
Historic venue is a landmark for live rhythm and blues in Western Canada.
Balthazar Hideaway - 1215 Bidwell - 604-689-8822
Separate restaurant and dining lounge located in the West End. Features live music, DJs, comedy and special social events, depending on the night.
Campoverde Social Club - 1660 Cypress Street - 604-734-1660
Membership-driven restaurant, lounge and events club in Kitsilano. Social calendar includes wine-tasting nights, parties, live music and sporting events.
Crush Champagne Lounge - 1180 Granville, 604-684-0355
Offering wine and champagne by the bottle or glass, this is a comfortable, unpretentious venue for private functions. Regular nights include salsa dancing and live music.
Ginger 62 - 1219 Granville Street - 604-688-5494
Large but cozy sofa lounge with brick walls and mod art and weekend DJs.
Honey - 455 Abbott Street - 604-685-7777
Dining & drinking lounge with plush decor, live music and DJs.
Jupiter Cafe - 1216 Bute Street - 604-609-6665
West End dining & drinking lounge with casual, comfortable decor and an extensive martini list. Nightly entertainment of jazz or comedy. House DJ on weekends.
One Restaurant Lounge - 1 West Cordova Street
Revitalized heritage room with street-view windows and casual atmosphere.
Zin - 1277 Robson Street - 604-408-1700
Richly-colourful dining lounge located at the Pacific Palisades Hotel.
Nightclubs - Dancing
Atlantis - 1320 Richards - 604-662-7707
Lotus Sound Lounge - 455 Abbott Street - 604-685-7777
Serious dance venue with house, drum & bass, groove and soul.
Plaza Club - 881 Granville - 604-646-0064
Popular dance club for Top 40 hits, formerly a single screen theatre. R&B, hip hop and retro nights.
Shine - 364 Water Street - 604-408-4378
Located in Gastown, DJs spin house, hip hop, electronic beats, soul, funk and 80s classics depending on the night. Funky rainbow bench seating in the main room, and discreet Red Room in the back.
The Cambie - 312 Cambie Street
Fun and rowdy pub appealing to young and energetic drinkers. Cafeteria-style seating and pool tables.
Copper Tank Grill - 3135 West Broadway - 604-731-6565
Kitsilano neighbourhood pub with live music, food and a young, exuberant party crowd.
Doolin's Irish Pub - 654 Nelson @ Granville - 604-605-4343
Traditional Irish style with newly renovated, comfortable decor.
Morrissey Irish House
- 1227 Granville Street - 604-682-0909
Stylish pub with dark, natural wood decor. Bench seating, gothic candlelight and playing underground/glam rock from the 70s to now.
Nevermind - 3293 West 4th Ave. - 604-736-0212
Casual, friendly neighbourhood pub in Kitsilano.
Urban Well, Kits - 1516 Yew St. - 604-737-7770
Located steps from Kits beach, this busy restaurant and pub is particularly crowded in the summer.
Yaletown Brewing Company
- 1111 Mainland Street - 604-681-2739
Visitors come from far and wide to try the brews created onsite. Well-populated with locals for lunch daily and evenings from Thursday to Sunday.