Grab a Seat and Stay a While: Vancouver's Best Bars

Planning a night out? You'll want to check out these Vancouver bars. Depending on what you like and what you're in the mood for, there's something for everyone. 

Should you ask a Vancouverite to list their top bars in the city, just about everyone would place the Keefer Bar on their list. This local favorite is dark and cozy and the perfect place to enjoy a few drinks. If you’re stopping by on a Thursday evening, you’re in for a treat! The burlesque show is hot and the drinks are cold. The Keefer is known for their delicious drinks and it’s hard to have just one.

If the name of The Shameful Tiki Lounge  isn’t any indication, one sip of their cocktails and you’ll get the full picture. There is no shame in a stiff drink here! The kitschy room will have you feeling as though you have taken a step back in time. And, if you play your cards right, you may just happen to stumble upon an Elvis impersonator serenading the night.

When it's a cold beer and a fuss-free bar you want, head to The Narrow Lounge. This hole-in-the-wall bar along Main Street attracts a laid back crowd and serves a variety of beer, cocktails, wine, and spirits in a chill space.

Cabs and public transportation are easy to get from the city’s buzzing entertainment districts so it's easy to get home after a night out on the town. 

At the corner of Main St. and 2nd St. is a local favorite watering hole, and if you didn't know what you were looking for, you may just miss it. To say that it's inconspicuous would be an understatement. Pro tip: Look for the door with the red...  Read More

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia brings splendour and glamor to Vancouver; it should be no surprise that it has been an iconic hotel since 1927. Prohibition is located in the basement of the hotel and this bar and lounge exudes decadence of the...  Read More

Standing tall in Vancouver's Coal Harbour is the Fairmont Pacific Rim. This luxury hotel is home the chic and lively Lobby Lounge and RawBar. From the moment you walk into the grand lobby, the sprawling ceilings, modern fireplace, eye-catching...  Read More

Weird and wonderful is definitely one way you could describe Clough Club's decor. Exposed brick and stained glass mingle with contemporary touches like a bright green light installation and unique knick knacks to create an interesting space...  Read More

Uva is a contemporary-style Italian wine bar and cocktail lounge attached to boutique hotel, Moda. Lauren Mote is the bar manager and brings 15 years of experience as a sommelier and bartender by trade. Known locally in Vancouver for her...  Read More

The Diamond is a little gem located on the second floor of a charming brick building in Gastown on Powell St. and Carrall St. The British Victorian decor in The Diamond is complemented by a balanced blend of cocktails. Grab a seat by the window,...  Read More

The Shameful Tiki Room is one of the most fun places to grab a drink in Vancouver. Once inside, soak up the super kitschy decor; carved masks, art, retro lighting, Hawaiian ads and post cards are scattered throughout the room. Without any...  Read More

Exceptional fine dining and stellar service are the hallmarks of this excellent restaurant and bar inside the Four Seasons hotel. YEW has a seafood heavy focused menu created by Chef Ned Bell, which makes sense when you look at what the Pacific...  Read More

Keefer Bar

When you're in the mood for a fun and lively evening, head to Chinatown and you'll find just the spot. The Keefer Bar is one of Vancouver's favorite places to grab a drink before or after dinner. Having been around for a number of years now,...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha

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