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Gorgeously designed to show off its serpentine curves and 110-year-old bones, undulating marble, antique glass, and vintage tile. The old-world dècor and trippy neon lights serve as playful ... read more
The prescription at this gorgeous former pharmacy-turned-supper club is just what the fun doctor ordered, offering a perfect balance of crowd-pleasing menu, gourmet ingredients and a convivial part... read more
Centered in Vancouver’s first jailhouse and its former meatpacking district, Blood Alley, in a chic refurbishment of a darkly iconic 19th century space, Gastown’s visceral past makes a ... read more
Under Maple Tree Square’s flagstone streets lies an antique space with a thoroughly modern mandate. Artisan meats, chunks of cheese, smoked fish and antipasti are a cut above boring bar nibbl... read more
Spanish-style taberna named for that irksomely cooperative goat always counted on to lead his furry friends into the abbatoir. Although it's a grisly provenance, there's nothing but elegance behind... read more
Co-founder Jay Jones crafted a bar-forward space reflecting his passion for old-fashioned things (including drinks), and Chef Chris Irving's menu reads like snapshots in a gastronomic keepsake albu... read more
Tight little menu of Asian-inspired sharing plates includes duck, chicken and short rib subs, pickled beet and egg with panko and Japanese mayo and fan fave Sloping Hills pork gyoza (dipped in Japa... read more
This former dive’s recent reno has made it Gastown’s newest hipster hotspot, thanks to sexy staff, solid programming and a better-than-average pub menu featuring Guinness cheese poutine... read more
One of few places in the area still cooking after midnight, the kitchen's still going late too. Gastown arrivistes and off-shift servers stop in late for their chance at revelry; the multi-storey r... read more
Art gallery during the week. Nightspot by Friday. Black-and-white checkered tile entrance gives you a jolt of dramatic foreshadowing before crisp sexy architecture draws your eye down twin staircas... read more
Ever name dropped? Now’s the time to do it. La Discotheque is strict about the dress code and means business. Au courant, the hottest. Pink, blue and white hues envelop dark smoked-glass spac... read more
Tucked away behind Gastown's famed steam clock, this brick-walled, window-filled beauty's a local fave (especially for homesick Oilers fans) whose fantastic yam fries are just the start of a solid-... read more
A growing fave among Gastown patio addicts, this spot manages to combine the feeling of an olde tyme saloon and a funky gastropub, while steering clear of predictability at every turn. Try a prawn ... read more
No nonsense, no frills pub with refreshingly varied live music (on the harder side), weekly karaoke nights and homestyle food that's one of the best tasting values downtown. Shepherd's pie, burgers... read more
A move across the street didn't dampen the spirits of this robust little sipping spot full of almost as many whiskeys as Ireland has rainy days. Still warm and welcoming, but with modern polish on ... read more
Dewy models, fashionistas and art school kids flock to this basement dance club where a Who's Who of local DJs keep the sweat glistening on Gastown's most gorgeous brows. Mostly funk and soul, with... read more
Host to numerous screenings and wrap parties, The Alibi is a filmmaker fave in a heritage building that's even been the site for a few shoots. Full dinner and popular weekend brunch menu mean it's ... read more
Despite a tendency towards shrieky co-eds, strong cologne, and collar poppage on weekends, there can be some genuinely bright musical lights here worth checking out. From DJs to stand-up, from hip-... read more
Sean Heather's gastro-colonization of Gastown began with this authentic modern Irish classic. From bangers and mash (with homemade sausage) to pot pies, the food is stick-to-your-ribs goodness that... read more
This rough-edged, downmarket watering hole gets some of its charact...
Gorgeously designed to show off its serpentine curves and 110-year-...
The city’s first dedicated beer tasting room, gastropreneur S...
Showcasing a custom–built Kees van der Westen “Mirage&r...
The prescription at this gorgeous former pharmacy-turned-supper clu...