Bars in Vancouver

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In keeping with the old frontier spirit, this is a big drinking town, and Vancouver nightlife is full of local microbreweries (like Big Rock Urban Br... Read More

In keeping with the old frontier spirit, this is a big drinking town, and Vancouver nightlife is full of local microbreweries (like Big Rock Urban Brewery), craft cocktail hot spots (the Shameful Tiki Room), and wine bars (UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar).

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  • 33 Acres Brewing Co.

    Bright, clean, Scandinavian-inspired interiors at this Vancouver microbrewery are the perfect backdrop for a pint of 33 Acres of Ocean: a solid,... Read More

  • Big Rock Urban Brewery

    The brewery's large space also houses a store, a bar, a stage for live shows, and a restaurant. Start with a beer flight (four, six-ounce glasses of... Read More

  • Granville Island Brewing

    Established in 1984, this local brewery offers tours three times a day. Regular brews are named after local points of interest, such as the English Bay... Read More

  • Grapes & Soda

    With a menu of organic, local wines, this place bills itself as the city's first and only natural wine bar. Reds from Okanagan and Fruitvale Riesling... Read More

  • Greenleaf Brewing Co.

    Located in the Lonsdale Quay Market, Greenleaf is a local brewery where you can sip craft beer while enjoying a great view of North Van's waterfront. Read More

  • Guilt & Co.

    Flattering dimness, your pick of a card game or Jenga at your table, and a selection of sophisticated, shareable platters makes this a perfect first... Read More

  • Notturno

    The signature cocktail is a complicated blend of grappa, lemon peel, coffee bean essence, Italian vermouth, white truffle oil, Chianti reduction syrup,... Read More

  • Parallel 49 Brewing Co.

    Founded by three guys born-and-bred in East Vancouver, Parallel 49 went from a restaurant celebrating craft bear to a brewery making craft beer: year... Read More

  • Pat's Pub & Brewhouse

    Formerly the Patricia Café, the original establishment went up in 1914 and became a jazz hotspot in the city, acting as a stage for famed musician Jelly... Read More

  • Powell Street Craft Brewery

    Local microbrewery with an intimate, 20-seat tasting area and a lounge-like space exclusively reserved for filling your growler with on-tap brews like... Read More

  • Steamworks Brewing Co.

    Canada's only steam-generated brewery is now turning out playful blends such as the Black Angel IPA (which does, in fact, pour black) and the Jasmine IPA. Read More

  • The Cannibal Cafe

    A fun, hipster burger joint and bar in East Van on the Commercial Drive strip of restaurants and shops, serving up certified-organic beef from cattle... Read More

  • The Irish Heather GastroPub

    Whiskey lovers should belly up to this bar, which has a long list of picks from Canada, the U.S., Ireland, and Scotland. There are cocktails, too—mostly... Read More

  • The Shameful Tiki Room

    This is an escapist place, with dim lighting and no windows to the outside, where you can imbibe classic cocktails such as the Blue Hawaii, made from... Read More

  • UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar

    Even those who don't fancy a nightcap will be enticed by the creative names on the cocktail list, such as Prof. Paradox (a shaken vodka drink) and Uncle... Read More

  • YEW seafood + bar

    Lauren Mote, famed Vancouver bartender, has created a menu of cocktails inspired by the five oceans with an initial batch of 16 drinks to complement YEW... Read More

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