There’s nothing better than seeing your favorite band perform live, especially if it's in an intimate venue where there isn't a bad seat in the house. Vancouver’s music scene brings up-and-coming bands and famous musicians to the stage. From cozy venues that fit 350 people to huge stadiums, the city's got it all.
For live tunes, tasty food and yummy cocktails head to Calabash Caribbean Bistro. This restaurant and lounge serves up Caribbean culture in the form of food and music and art - it's a chill space with a good mix of people.
The Commodore Ballroom and Vogue Theatre on Granville Street attract well-known artists, along with up-and-coming bands from around the world. The limited capacity means that you’re guaranteed a good view from any spot in the house. The Granville Street Entertainment district is where you'll find a handful of different venues, many of which are rich in history and have been around for decades.
If you like a laid back atmosphere, a solid section of craft beer, and indie bands, head to The Cobalt on Main Street for a fun night. An added bonus? The tickets are inexpensive and the drinks are reasonably priced. When they're not hosting concerts, they're busy hosting pinball tournaments and dance parties.
When your feeling fancy, head to the Fairmont Pacific Rim's Lobby Lounge & Raw Bar. This hotel lobby is always busy, especially with the after work crowd during the week. Pair the live music with cocktails and delicious sushi and you've got a winning recipe for a good night.
Whether you're in the mood to fire it up on the dance floor or enjoy a casual drink with chill tunes, these venues are worth checking out.