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.
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.
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.
Relish the zesty taste of authentic Mexican cuisine at La Taqueria. This Mexican fast food restaurant chain is famous all over British Columbia for their delicious tacos and burritos served with fiery in-house made hot sauces. The menu includes multiple choices in veggie tacos, meat and seafood tacos, burritos and quesadillas. This traditional Mexican restaurant uses organic, fresh and only locally sourced ingredients to prepare their tacos, burritos and hot sauces. They also provide catering services for bulk order placements.
New India Buffet & Restaurant boasts of a charming dining room with a vivid red bar, and red tables and chairs, infused with a vibrant Asian aura. It serves Indian classics tweaked to suit modern tastes, complemented by beer and wine. It offers lunch and dinner buffets at set prices, which include dishes like Spring Rolls, Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Curry, Mini Samosa, Saffron Sweet Rice and Indian Yogurt Curry. However, customers need to order for items separately from its takeaway menu, which has typical dishes such as Palak Paneer, a cottage cheese dish, Chicken Tikka and Prawn Curry.
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ offers a cozy dining space with dim lighting for savoring Japanese cuisine, with a focus on barbecue dishes. Guests can either order from the à la carte menu or opt for one of the prix fixe menus for couples and groups. Start your meal with appetizers like Sweet Potato Fries, Fried Bacon Chips and Fried Calamari. The main course consists of Premium Rib Eye, Angus Beef Ribs, Toro Beef and Pork Belly. There are plenty of options for vegetarians too with dishes such as King Oyster Mushrooms and Zucchini. Do not miss the selection of sake and virgin cocktails, along with desserts like Banana Chocolate Ice Cream.
With a nod from Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List and voted Vancouver’s best place for imaginative cocktails or a stiff drink, this upmarket pub is the perfect place for after-work libations. Everything about The Cascade Room harks back to the golden age of cocktails. Classics are the focus here, but more contemporary creations are also featured. Try the signature Hemingway daiquiri with its generous splashes of pink grapefruit juice and lime. Consider the in-house charcuterie, Venison & Pork Bolognese or the British Bangers & Mash for your dinner meal.