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For an evening of laughter and merriment, visit Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club, nestled in Downtown Vancouver. This, chain of comedy clubs created in 1977 by Mark Breslin, a stand-up comedian, is one of Canada's prime places for a laughter riot. A line up of events by popular names like Sean Cullen, Nikki Payne and various artistes from New York, leaves the audience in splits of laughter. Yuk Yuk's is one of the best places to drop by when you are gloomy. After a show take home a memorabilia from Yuk Yuk's; you can choose from sweatshirts, tank tops, bags, hats and more. Visit the store and check out their collection.
Due to a massive tear down in this spot's old location, the Automotive Billiards Club traded its old home at a remodeled garage for these new digs up the road. The old rustic repair shop look has been replaced by an urban loft motif, with exposed ducts, trendy prints and other funky art work, and enough modish black leather sofas and chairs for an army of hipsters. Eight pool tables are scattered throughout the bi-level room. A well-stocked bar doles out local and imported beers, wine, and highballs to local young professionals from the neighborhood's high tech and film industries. It also serves sandwiches, salads and desserts.
Morrissey Irish Bar & Restaurant is well stocked with Irish ales and spirits. Dark wood trim and wooden tables give it a warm, welcoming feel. Sit in the comfortable couches placed around the fireplace. Good food and generous portions are trademarks here. It has a wide assortment of beers on tap, including traditional Irish brews like Kilkenny and Guinness and other exotic variants. The venue is also famous for hosting special events like DJ nights and live acts.
A popular venue for live music, the Bourbon Country accommodates a crowd of over 300 people in it's funky space. Groove to the rock and roll beats churned out by the DJs or stay back for an evening of party and unlimited fun! It regularly hosts live gigs and musical performances by new and upcoming artists and bands. This is the place to be if you enjoy meeting new people and swaying to upbeat loud music. Check website for more details on current and upcoming shows.
One of the most popular eateries in Vancouver, the décor of Salt Tasting Room welcomes you with local European furniture. However, the restaurant does not have a conventional kitchen. Instead the place serves a wide variety of cheese, cured meats and condiments. Unlike traditional restaurants, patrons here assemble their plates with goodies listed on a chalk board. The menu changes daily; you can choose from a wide array of meat, exclusive cheese sandwiches, home-made soups, salads, wines and dessert.
Guilt & Company is a fusion of eccentricity and liveliness. With a stage for live music and performances along with a quirky bar, Guilt & Company is a regular haunt for local and tourists. They make their own brews and dishes are made from scratch. For more details, please see the website.
Sip on freshly brewed lager at this typical brew pub as you tap your feet to live music. Pat's Pub and Brewhouse is your run-of-the-mill pub with a twist. Let your hair down at their weekly pool nights and karaoke events. Munch on generous portions of delicious barbecued pork and beef sandwiches, perfectly baked burgers or fresh, spiced fries and wash it all down with a swig of chilled beer. The pub is home to a host of movie screenings and live gigs from time to time, thereby attracting a huge crowd of locals on a regular basis. Check website for more details on upcoming events and exact pub hours.
The Alibi Room calls itself a 'modern tavern', which is a mix of old style comforts with modern facilities. The well stocked bar has a wide variety of over 50 beers on tap, including both local and imported. If you're not necessarily a beer-lover then fret not! They have a fairly good collection of wines too, featuring wines grown organically and some creative cocktails. With a lip smacking menu and generous portions, Alibi Room definitely figures on the top list of many serious foodies and beer lovers!
If you are a whisky lover, then the Fets Whisky Kitchen is an absolute must-visit. Not only does the bar offer more than 750 varieties of whiskey but it also offers food which is infused with the drink. Dishes West Coast Cod with Whisky Miso Butter, Makers Mac’n Cheese, and Southern Fried Chicken with whisky chicken gravy are a few favorites among these unique dishes. The place is family run and also offers the most amazing organic burgers and breakfast specials.
The 'Cheers' bar of Vancouver, Fringe Cafe is the type of place where bartenders know the locals and everyone feels welcome. Simple and unpretentious, this neighborhood establishment always has something going on, from festive events to laid-back happy hours, the Fringe Cafe is perfect to visit anytime of the day, week, month or year! A Vancouver must visit.