When it comes to describing the food plated at the Hawksworth Restaurant, patrons complement the clean tastes, perfect ingredients and exemplary culinary technique. With a kitchen steered by chef David Hawksworth, the restaurant has achieved its fame by sourcing the best in local ingredients and creatively complementing natural flavors. The menu covers breakfast through dinner including a wonderful spread for brunch. Pair you meal with a wine from their selection and finish off with a classic dessert. The perfect place to dine, especially if looking to indulge and impress.
Yoshinobu Ando is behind the success of this elegant Japanese restaurant. Serving a plethora of sushi and sashimi along with barbecue and ribs, this restaurant is a good place to try a Japanese fusion cuisine. The low lights and classy decor make for an excellent venue for cozy dinners. Do check out the wine bar for its extensive labels along with the sake list. The Karaage Nanban, Edamame, Chicken Teriyaki, Tempura and Beef Tataki are a few dishes that await the diner here. The signature rolls that must be tried are the Enchanted Forest Roll and the Rainbow Roll. Dining at ShuRaku makes one realize the sheer magic that lies in the hands of the celebrated chef and helps one appreciate Japanese cuisine better.
After closing its doors in the mid-1990s amid protests from patrons and famous musicians, the recently refurbished and re-opened ballroom is making a bouncy comeback. Its dance floor lies atop tires that make everyone move. The 990-capacity venue, located in downtown, has a history of amazing performances ranging from Dizzy Gillespie and Tina Turner to Nirvana and the Clash, along with modern artists like Stereolab and the Flaming Lips. Its location in the entertainment hub makes it a perfect place to see a show before going clubbing. Call ahead for current event details.
In the heart of the downtown arts and cultural district, Uva Wine Bar offers up a list of exceptional wines in a sleek and contemporary setting. Although the focus here is decidedly Italian, you wouldn't know it from the funky red patterned wallpaper and ultra modern furniture and lighting. You'll find all the classic cocktails as well as a wide selection of digestives and aperitifs. Try a selection of cheeses from the fertile valleys of Italy, with the 24-month aged prosciutti de daniele with arugula and parmesan and a glass of old-world red.
One of Canada's biggest LGBT nightclubs, Celebrities is a veritable haunt for all the night owls in the city and has been around since 80's!. This larger-than-life, multi-storied club is dotted with numerous bars and comfortable lounges where you can take a breather from all that action. The vast dance floor is usually crowded with beautiful people who let their hair down to the tunes of the resident DJ and various live acts by international artists, from Boy George to Bob Sinclair and Tiesto. Colorful events, drag shows, weekly themed nights and live gigs keep you entertained as you get a taste of the city's vibrant nightlife. The space can also be rented for business meetings and parties, and the club also offers catering services. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
If you are looking for a nice place to drink and dine with your friends, then you should be heading for Granville Room. Located in Downtown Vancouver, this cocktail tavern is quite popular for its extensive cocktail and beer selections. With interiors that look right out of a classic Hollywood flick, Granville Room is a perfect setting for late night outs with friends. They also serve contemporary and classic cuisine from a tapas style menu. One visit to this sophisticated bar will definitely bring you back again.