If you are looking for a nice place to drink and dine with your friends, then you should be heading for Granville Room. Located in Downtown Vancouver, this cocktail tavern is quite popular for its extensive cocktail and beer selections. With interiors that look right out of a classic Hollywood flick, Granville Room is a perfect setting for late night outs with friends. They also serve contemporary and classic cuisine from a tapas style menu. One visit to this sophisticated bar will definitely bring you back again.
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.
At the end of some days, all you need is a familiar face and cold beer. The Black Frog offers just that making it the perfect local haunt for classic ales, wines, whiskeys and more. Food is served too with a fare that includes the usual suspects of chips, burgers and sandwiches. A great Irish pub that lets you knock back a few and enjoy the game.
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.
The highlight at downtown trendy Keefer Bar is their creatively crafted cocktails. Flavors picked up from markets and herbalists in nearby Chinatown and styled apothecary drinks make the cocktails here unique enough to be talked and raved about by locals. For bites, small plates of Asian influenced dishes like pecking duck sliders, dim sum, ginger beef skewers, Chinese churros perfectly complement the drinks making for a one-of-a-kind night out in the city.
This Southeast Asian inspired eatery sources its ingredients from neighboring Chinatown, adding a flair of authenticity to the place. Slurp up Indonesian peanut noodles served with charred eggplant, shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts and peanut sauce or opt for a traditional bahn mi with crispy pork belly or the vegetarian option, fried tofu. While dishes remain updated classics, the eatery itself feels more like a modern diner with grey subway tiles, bar top seating, stools, and concrete columns.
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.
Enjoy a friendly night with the locals at the Fairview Pub in central Vancouver. Here one can choose their vice of choice and break into the beats of the live bands that performs here. Featuring artists such as BrickHouse and Urban Jam, the pub is packed on most days of the week. The hearty pub food, great entertainment and steady flow of booze make it a great place to hang out with friends.
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.
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.
Food connoisseurs in the city are sure to love Edible Canada at the Market. The standard of modern Canadian cuisine in Vancouver, the bistro promotes the farm-to-fork dining philosophy. Located right across from the popular Granville Island Public Market, the menu is made from locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients that varies with the chef's whims and market-availability. The contemporary interiors, coupled with energetic vibes, make for a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. The space also plays host to wine tastings and private events.