The Railway Club
This haunt is the city's longest continually operating stand-alone nightclub, and has been in the same location uninterrupted since 1931. It's apparently where Canadian songstress k.d. lang got her big break, and other bands like The Tragically Hip have played here.
Malone's Urban Drinkery
Check out this Vancouver bar, with the best in hand-crafted beers, cocktails as well as local and international sports. They offer some of the finest craft beers from home and abroad on 24 taps and an ever-changing list of featured bottles, not to mention endless athletics.
Considered a "modern tavern," the Alibi Room not only has great local beer on tap, wine as well as signature cocktails but a sophisticated yet accessible menu created by chef Greg Armstrong.
The Morrissey Pub
If you love rock n'roll and brushing shoulders with some major musical talent (like the Kings of Leon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Ravonettes, and the Killers, all of whom have drank here), then this is your Vancouver bar.
The Keefer Bar
A unique one-of-a-kind Vancouver hangout, The Keefer Bar specializes in apothecary-style drinks "created to soothe ailments and balance one’s mood" – ingredients for the Asian-influenced food and drinks are sourced from local Chinatown markets and herbalists.
Their cocktail list reads like a who's who of signature and creative concoctions, with something for everyone. An extensive wine list and a creative food menu from Executive Chef Chris Bisaro round out the top-notch experience.
Locus Restaurant and Lounge
Introducing their new chef and his brand new menu focusing on dinner items, he brings many years of experience running numerous restaurants in Toronto. Coupled with their great drink offerings and a fun atmosphere, this is one of the city's best bars.
Cellar Jazz Club
For something a little moodier, be sure to stop off at Cellar Jazz Club for some terrific live tunes and a drink shared amongst friends.
A tapas bar in Gastown, The Diamond is universally considered to be one of Vancouver's best cocktail bars by locals as well as out-of-towners.
Ginger Sixty Two
With more of a nightclub feel, Ginger Sixty Two features award-winning posh decor and an eclectic sampling of drinks, not to mention renowned DJs and the coolest of crowds.