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.
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.
This popular downtown brewpub offers lunch, dinner and pub menus; the latter is sure to satisfy any late-evening hunger pangs. The pub serves delicious meals washed down with refreshing beer: perfect for a cold, rainy day. Those craving burgers can try out the varied assortment of burgers at their disposal. The beer list at Steamworks features several seasonal items along with mainstays like Nirvana Nut Brown Ale and Lions Gate Lager. You can also host private parties at this venue, it can hold upto 200 people.
Voted as the best brew pub on multiple occasions, this is a popular hot spot in the city. There are pool tables, live music on certain days and DJ events on others. Ales and lagers are brewed on the premises, including Indian Arm Pale Ale and Red Brick Bitter. The restaurant is family-friendly and offers a kids' menu too. The place has has TV screens, so you can enjoy a good game with friends over a couple of cold beers and their delicious pub grub. With a delectable menu on hand, you're sure to come out satisfied and happy.
Spectacular views from the spacious dining room defines the charm of Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company. But the skillfully-crafted house brews are the real highlight of the place, which pleases relaxed diners immensely. A good choice for group visits, they offer regular wine and beer tasting tours. Dishes to try out include Slow roasted Prime Rib, Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Grilled Wild Coho Salmon. Check website for more information.
This establishment is part of the city's fluid club scene. Bar None is an oasis for chic, fashion-forward Vancouverites. And you can tell by the fusion décor, cigar humidor and martini bar that this is the hangout of the city's young, urban professionals: it is sleek, ultra hip and funky. Nightly entertainment ranges from live bands to DJs. There is a dress code in effect, so avoid wearing sneakers or denim. Considered one of the places to be, get there early to avoid waiting in line.
Visiting the Locus Restaurant & Lounge is similar to having central floor seating at a concert. As the one of the social hubs of the artistic Main Street community, it is the perfect perch for public voyeurism or temporary seclusion. The dark and cavernous single-room eatery has large wooden chapel-like booths in the rear and twisted iron fixtures at the front. Although it is renowned for its Calamari, there are many other items on the eclectic menu worth a taste, including the Roasted Half Chicken in a citrus-sambuca semiglaze sprinkled with cumin and coriander.
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.