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.
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.
Formerly known as The Railway Club, this small, second-floor downtown club has been home to famous performers playing everything from folk and country to jazz and rockabilly. The front room is the most intimate, while the corner room, separated by a long bar, has a more relaxed air. Drop in to catch up on the latest music and the hottest night scene around town. A hip place, plan your most exciting parties here and create memories to cherish for life. Check out the website or call ahead for more information.
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.
Stylish and bursting with color, Opus is one of the more upscale bars in the city of Vancouver. Opening daily at 5p, the bar sees recognizable clientele that come here either to unwind or party on. The snazzy interiors, clever cocktail list and incredible music makes this one of the hippest night spots in the city.
The Roxy is an upscale, chic Downtown club flocked by party animals. The crowd is mostly a sporty, casual college crowd. Some of the best DJs are known to spin some great music here till the wee hours of morning. They also offer their venue and catering facilities to host some of your most special parties and celebrations that will be an unforgettable experience. Call ahead for more details.
Relax and unwind at the Gallery Lounge that is reputed for its karaoke nights on Tuesdays every week. Featuring a well-stocked bar that offers the choicest variety of liquors and spirits, this place is generally frequented by locals after the work hours or on weekends. It sports a trendy decor and is spacious enough to accommodate a decent crowd. Serving drinks at a discounted rate, Gallery Lounge is a pleasure to visit on most days.
AnnaLena is known for its contemporary Canadian menu with a wide range of spectacular cocktails. Located in Kitsilano, its white and black interiors with a wooden bar gives AnnaLena a modern and classy vibe. Famous for being one of the best restaurants in Canada, this dining location carved its own niche in the food business with its impeccable Canadian fare and also the presentation of the dishes. The dinner menu comprises of chicken in buttermilk fried, sauce gribiche and pickled radish, shaved foie gras, and also squids, mussels, halibut and scallops on the menu. The delectable craft cocktails, house classics and non-alcoholic cocktails coupled with an impressive wine list is a cherry on the cake at this restaurant. A must-visit, the AnnaLena's menu and decor is indisputably remarkable.
This award-winning restaurant impresses with classic Northern Italian and French cuisine. The elegantly rustic setting includes white linen tables, dark wood accents, post and beam ceilings, tiles, and warm-hued walls. An open kitchen displays chefs and a long bar highlights views of the docks beyond. Appetizers include the bourbon-honey smoked salmon and the charbroiled calamari salad is unique. Among the pasta selection: artichoke and goat cheese mezzelune with spring vegetable ragout. Main courses include seared scallops and jumbo prawns.