From Bowling to Live Music, Enjoy the Best of Vancouver's Early Entertainment



Whether you've got an early morning at the office, or you're just not a night owl, there's ample opportunity to hit up some early entertainment in Vancouver. From comedy to cocktails to live music, these places have you sorted.

Let's be real. Who doesn't love a bowling party? Whether it's the dorky shoes that bring you back to elementary school birthday parties, or the chance to bring out your inner grandma (it's okay to bowl granny-style), the Commodore Lanes & Billiards brings the kitsch you know and love. An added bonus? They're fully licensed. 

Live music, good drinks, and a laid-back atmosphere make The Lobby Lounge at the Fairmont Pacific Rim an awesome spot to chill out. With live music seven nights a week, there's plenty happening at this hotel bar. Word of warning, you may get lost in the music and find yourself staying out past your bedtime.

When it's a stiff drink you want, it's a stiff drink you'll get at the Shameful Tiki Room. This classic tiki bar makes drinks that will pack a punch and leave you feeling warm from the inside out. It fills up quickly as there are 50 seats, so getting there for an early night out is actually quite perfect. On occasion, they bring in live music too.

Depending on what you're in the mood for, these early entertainment options will do the trick.




Mosquito says that they are "A champagne bar without the caviar. A dessert bar without the frosting." It's safe to say that owners, Alice Wu and Johan Friedrich, have nailed this unique and new-to-Vancouver concept. On the dessert menu,...  Read More


Between the cocktails and the vibes, 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...  Read More




The Rosewood Hotel Georgia brings splendour and glamor to Vancouver, and the luxury you'll find throughout the hotel extends itself down into the basement where Prohibition calls home. As you step inside the vaulted door off of Howe Street...  Read More




Amongst the shops, restaurants, clubs and bars along Granville Street is Commodore Lanes & Billiards. It's easy to miss when you're walking by because it's located down a set of stairs from the street level. Once inside, you'll be pleasantly...  Read More




Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre Company is Western Canada's largest theatre company and is a staple to Vancouver's nightlife scene. The company is made up of three theatres around the city: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island...  Read More




Yuk Yuk's Vancouver is located on Cambie Street in the Fairview/Cambie Village area and is easy to get to using the bus or Canada Line. They have acts from all over that come and usually stay for a few nights to keep the laughter going. So, if...  Read More




The Comedy Mix is one of Vancouver's busiest comedy clubs where acts from all over come to make people laugh. Located in the Century Plaza Hotel on Burrard Street, the Comedy Mix is easily accessible by public transportation. Shows run from...  Read More


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If The Cobalt's walls could talk, they'd have plenty stories to tell. Dating back to 1911, this building at the corner of Main and Prior has seen a lot. Inside this underground venue, you're surrounded by brick walls, wooden beams, and mood...  Read More




Whether you're a guest staying at the hotel or a local looking to hang out, the Fairmont Pacific Rim's Lobby Lounge and RawBar is a fun place to chill. Immediately as you walk into the hotel, you're greeted by the lounge. The soaring ceilings,...  Read More




Along the cobbled streets of Gastown, you'll find an underground lounge where live music and cocktails mingle; making for an ideal night out. Located below Chill Winston, you'll find the space to be cozy and intimate. Feeling peckish? There...  Read More


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