In comparison with American or European vivid nightlife styles, the nightlife in Vancouver can probably seem to be weak. In downtown you will find several very inviting and popular pubs and see its sleek and hard music club scene. But just beyond the city centre lie a number of sub-cultures, divided into distinct, tiny neighborhoods. This is the true Vancouver, but it is still fun to be here. Despite everything, Nightlife in Vancouver with its several hundred nightlife venues is very diverse and worth tasting.
Downtown is the heart of nightlife in Vancouver. It is the main shopping, hotel, and entertaining district of the city. A walk down busy Granville Street on a Saturday night is simply electrifying while hidden spots through the downtown core provide unique settings to enjoy the company of friends. The main sights of downtown are: Canada Place, the large sailing ship-style building overlooking Burrard Inlet. You can observe all of them from a very cozy, warm and kind of dark pub "The Jolly Taxpayer". This is an "Old English Pub". It has a very inviting entrance, leather chairs, a pool table, lots of wood and a fake bookcase. TVs on the walls make it even more modern and welcome to the public. This extremely comfortable pub is the kind of place where one could walk in for a pint or two and stay for hours.
The Eastside of the city is also a place where you may enjoy nightlife in Vancouver. First of all you should visit The Brick House. The Brick House is an old-fashioned, small pub where people come to hang out and play darts. If you go upstairs, you will find a lovely little bistro offering inconceivable dishes such as a shrimp and noodle stir fry. On weekends the bistro is always packed, and sometimes it takes an hour or more to wait a table. But this is not a great problem, because the lively bar scene quickly makes the time to run out. On Thursday nights in The Brick House you can attend poetry readings, Friday is martini night, and there are other special events almost every night except Mondays.
Nightlife in Vancouver is especially famous for its live music. If you are fond of music, you shouldn't miss a chance to visit Vancouver nightclubs! Every night of the week, the choice of live music performances in Vancouver could amaze even the most seasoned club-hopper. From lounging around to jazz, from singing the blues to dancing the night away... the choice is yours! You can experience it all in the hottest clubs and pubs of Vancouver.
The most popular concert hall in Vancouver is the Commodore Ballroom. It was built in the 1920's and exists today as one of the oldest venues in the city. It can accommodate only about 1000 people. Originally the hard wooden dance floor was built above a layer of horsehair and tires the way that the floor would bounce and flow with every step of the dancers. The Commodore has been providing a venue for legendary acts. A lot of famous bands have played at the Commodore during the infancy of their careers. To mention just a few of them: U2, The Police, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, and more. And when the goth, synth-pop, grunge and rock bands of the 80's and 90's played at the Commodore, the crowd made the floor bounce like a trampoline! In the end of the 90's, the Commodore was shut down, and its future was quite uncertain. But in 1999 it was reopened, completely renovated with its historic design and bouncing wooden dance floor. If a band that you know is playing at the Commodore while you're in Vancouver it you should certainly go!
Vancouver is known as the pubber's paradise! In Vancouver pubs are a common thing when people hang out for hours with friends and a few pints. As a result, there are some really cool hangouts in the city.You can also find different smaller pubs, located throughout Vancouver's many neighborhoods.