Vancouver's Best Nightlife: From Champagne and Dessert to Dancing and Drinks

It doesn't matter if your idea of a perfect night out involves catching a live show with a cold pint, ripping it up on the dance floor or throwing on something fab and sipping a cocktail, these Vancouver nightlife options run the gamut.

A lounge dedicated to champagne and dessert may sound too good to be true, but if you head to Gastown you'll find a sweet surprise at Mosquito. It's the only place of its kind in the city, making it a unique and delicious treat.

If it's live music with a fun crowd that you're after, head to The Cobalt on Main Street. Though their punk rock legacy is strong, you'll find a diverse mix of artists that take the stage here.

For a wild time, check out The Shameful Tiki Room. As the name suggests, a few drinks here may leave you three sheets to the wind. Step inside this fun room and soak up the atmosphere ... and the booze.

So much of Vancouver's nightlife is within walking distance from each other, and if it's not, it's only a short cab ride away.

Fortune Sound Club


In the mood for dancing? Jump in a cab and head to Chinatown's Fortune Sound Club. While it's a bit off the beaten path, this club is just a short cab or bus ride from the downtown core.This nightclub attracts some well known DJs from around the...  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

Keefer Bar


The Keefer Bar has been around for years now and after sampling a couple of their cocktails, you'll see why. What makes this place so special is the intimate environment and delicious drinks. Cocktails are made with house-made tinctures, mixes...  Read More



If catching up with friends over a cold beer is your idea of the perfect night out, head to Brassneck Brewery. Get comfortable in the laid back atmosphere and wet your whistle with one of their craft beers. The roster of beer changes and on it...  Read More



Make your way along the cobbled streets of Gastown and 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 is cozy and intimate. Feeling...  Read More



Sometimes, atmosphere is everything, and The Narrow Lounge is known for theirs. 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...  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



On any given night, there's a live band, cold drinks, and delicious food available at The Lobby Lounge and Raw Bar. Set inside the luxurious Fairmont Pacific Rim, this lively spot is popular amongst hotel guests and locals. The soaring...  Read More



What makes Mosquito one of the best nightlife places in the city is that they bring a one-of-a-kind concept to Vancouver. Mosquito says that they are "A champagne bar without the caviar. A dessert bar without the frosting." It's safe to say that...  Read More

East Side


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, wood beams, and mood...  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