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.
Established in 2007, Score on Davie is a famous sports and gay bar. It has won a number of awards including Best Gay Bar, Best Sports Bar and Best Breakfast. Not only that but the restaurant is also popular with the locals and tourists for its burgers, salads and pizzas. It is the perfect place to catch the season's game over drinks and good food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Open from 11a onwards on weekdays and 10a onwards on weekends.
Reflections offers respite from the bustling city with its outdoor setting and menu of light bites and cocktails. Located on the fourth floor of the Rosewood Hotel, the lounge offers a relaxing atmosphere complete with water fixtures, hideaway cabanas, lantern lighting and a fire pit. Their wonderfully concocted creations make use of quality spirits and feature familiar favorites. So come, break away from routine and enjoy the wonderful weather.
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 beers on tap, including both local and imported variants. 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.
The art of the cocktail is alive and well at Pourhouse in historic Gastown. Like the neighborhood itself, this restaurant-bar mixes the old with the new. Antiques are combined with custom-designed bar of white spruce, giving the room an eclectic yet cozy ambiance. The bartenders shake it up with all of the classics as well as cocktails with a twist. Pourhouse also offers a full menu of comfort food like carpetbag steak and beef short ribs with browned sweet potato. A full brunch menu is also available, as well as the chef's table, with advanced reservation.
With the culinary elements manned by Canada's Iron Chef, Rob Feenie, Cactus Club Cafe features an innovative and lip-smacking cuisine. The kitchen rolls out tantalizing dishes like Tuna Stack and Calamari, steaks like Peppercorn Sirloin and Creole Steak, and mains like Grilled Dijon Salmon and Hunter Chicken. The ambiance here is a cross between casual and upscale fine dining; you can even choose to dine on their outdoor patio. Their wine menu is also quite extensive and you can choose a fine wine to accompany your meal. Head here, if you're looking for a classy evening of fine dining.
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.
Enjoy Latin American street food at El Camino, a cozy bar and restaurant known for its zippy cocktails and food from all across South America. With specialty beers, cocktails, and tequila, this place is a great spot for a nice Saturday evening binge with friends. Try their absolutely smashing tapas, empanadas, tacos, arepas, bocadillos and scrumptious desserts. The restaurant uses spices and herbs, which are sourced from around the world and the dishes are always cooked at the time of order and served fresh.
Earls that once started out as a beer and burger joint stands today as one of the most successful upscale restaurant chains in Canada and North America. With a commitment to give its patrons the best dining experience, the culinary team behind Earls has consistently rolled out some of the best hand-crafted dishes and wonderful recipes. The Earls location at Mainland Street is one of its downtown branches in Vancouver. The plush settings with the lovely food and drink pairings make sure you have a great time whether with your loved ones or friends. With its patio and sleek bar, it makes for a perfect evening after touring downtown or catching a game at the Rogers Arena. Don't forget to try the Dungeness Crab and Asparagus Linguini with a glass of Whatchamcallit Merlot. Open hours are from 11:30a onwards till late.
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.
A marquis is a member of the aristocracy in certain countries of Europe and The Marquis serves pan-European cuisine fit for an aristocrat. Guests can start their meal with appetizers such as Seasonal Vegetable Bean, Drunken Prawns, Spinach & Cranberry Almond and Spicy Jerk Chicken Flatbread. The main course includes Modern England Fish and Chips, Cranberry Apple Pork Loin and Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pasta. Your meal is complemented by a selection of classic cocktails like Jameson New York Sour with Irish whiskey, Spaghetti Western infused with fresh lemon and the classic Blueberry Martini. It also serves draught beer including Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc Wheat Beer and Somersby English Style Apple Cider.