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.
Part lounge, part bar, and part restaurant, this hidden establishment in the Mount Pleasant area is always buzzing with activity. With no signage marking the entrance, only locals who know to look for the red light above a plain doorway will find themselves entrance into this hipster watering hole. Craft beers and signature cocktails perfectly compliment an upscale pub menu of flatbreads, tacos, truffle popcorn, Guinness baked mac n' cheese, seafood and kale manicotti and more.
The Cabaret Biltmore is an amalgamation of old time glory and new age elegance. The aim of the club is to introduce Vancouver to some classy entertainment. This is done by encouraging local talent and presenting myriad of renowned international names every night. The club brings together New Orleans, Gothic Bordello, Rock Club and 1940's Shanghai Show, giving audiences a taste of cabaret in these times. Live music shows, comedy acts and fashion shows dominate the events schedule. The club also offers their spacious and comfortable green rooms for bands and performers. Old is truly gold at Biltmore!
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.