It's You, the Music and the Dance Floor: Vancouver's Best Venues

Depending on the type of music and atmosphere you're into, Vancouver has a club with a dance floor that's ready for you.

Fortune Sound Club is where you will find well known names of DJs from around the world. This venue attracts world-class acts and has been a pioneer in Vancouver's nightlife scene for a number of years now. Fortune has set up shop in Vancouver's Chinatown, where you're just a stone's throw from hip and trendy bars that are perfect for pre-dancing dinner and drinks.

Celebrities on Davie Street in Vancouver's LGBT community has been around since the 1980s. One of the most popular nights of the week is Tuesdays at Celebrtites. They have rotating resident DJs, reasonably priced hi-ball drinks, and an inclusive atmosphere that makes it one of the most fun places to go dancing.

If you prefer a low-key dance party to live music, Guilt & Co. in Gastown is an intimate space where bands take the stage.

While Granville Street's Entertainment District and Gastown are the most popular areas for clubs and nightlife, you've got to explore Yaletown, the West End, Gastown, Main Street and Chinatown's hotspots.


Granville Street


The Yale Saloon is where you'll come for the BBQ, stay for the line dancing. When you walk into the Yale, you're almost immediately greeted by a bar and an electric bull. If that isn't an indication for a good time, what is? Open Monday...  Read More

The Bourbon
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Located in Gastown, The Bourbon has been around for decades. It was previously known as the city's first country bar, but since 1937, this space has been everything from a strip club to a biker bar to a live venue. Today, The Bourbon has retired...  Read More



Locals know that if you've made it to The Roxy, it's been an eventful and fun night. This longtime local hangout finds particular favor with university students and hockey players. It's a pretty casual spot where the drinks flow, the music's...  Read More



For those who like to move to electronic and Latin music, Red Room Ultra Bar is calling. The PK Sound system and intelligent lighting set the stage for a night of dancing. The space itself is large and can accommodate 450 people. Friday...  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. With something going on every night of the week, there's never a dull moment. Grab a seat and enjoy...  Read More

East Side


Since 2007, The Biltmore Cabaret has been a big part of Vancouver's music and nightlife scene. This intimate venue with a 350-person capacity attracts some of the best up and coming bands and DJs from around the world. They host all sorts of...  Read More



Celebrities has been a go-to dance club for Vancouver's nightlife scene since the 1980s. Located on Davie Street in Vancouver's LGBT community, Celebrities is all about diversity. The large space boasts a centralized dance floor, which is...  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, wooden beams, and mood...  Read More

Davie Village


Located in the heart of Davie Village is XY, a fun gay bar. Because there are two areas, the beautiful space lends itself to dancing and lounging. The adjoining patio makes mingling and moving around a breeze, and both sides have their own DJ...  Read More

Fortune Sound Club


Fortune Sound Club attracts well known DJs from around the world, making it a favorite place for locals to go and dance. They've always got different events happening and it's a good idea to check out their website regularly to see who's playing...  Read More


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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