Vancouver - Entertainment & Nightlife

Vancouver's wide array of nightlife offers a little bit of something for everyone. Dance clubs, low-key lounges, down to earth pubs -- it's all here. A walk down busy Granville Street on a Saturday night is simply electrifying while hidden spots throught the downtown core provide unique settings to enjoy the company of friends. Leave your inhibitions at home and explore Vancouver's nightlife.

Granville Vancouver Entertainment District

Roxy 932 Granville St. roxyvan.com Find out what it's like to go to a place "where life is like a beer commercial". There is nothing quite like the Roxy. Commodore Ballroom 868 Granville St. http://www.commodoreballroom.com/ The city's best known live music venue features great sound, sightlines and a massive sprung dance floor. The Commodore is a Vancouver classic. Yale 1300 Granville St. theyale.ca Vancouver's top live blues venue sits at the head of the Granville St. entertainment district—a Vancouver staple.

Yaletown Area

Bar None 1222 Hamilton St. http://donnellygroup.ca/bar-none/ Hidden in Vancouver's old warehouse district, Bar None is the place to be for all young professionals. Don't miss the legendary house band, Soulstream, on Mondays and Tuesdays. Richard's on Richards 1036 Richards St. A live music venue hosting international artists that turns it up a notch on weekends when it doubles as a dance club.

Gastown Vancouver Entertainment District

Lotus Sound Lounge 455 Abbott St. Truly underground, the steps down to the Lotus open up to a dance club for those with an adventurous side—you never know what you might see.

Downtown Vancouver

AuBar 674 Seymour St. www.aubarnightclub.com Upscale club that caters to a crowd expecting elegant sophistication in their nightlife. Railway Club 579 Dunsmuir St. therailwayclub.com A down-to-earth club with plenty of seating, friendly people, and live music every night of the week. Shark Club 180 W. Georgia St. www.sharkclubs.com Vancouver’s best known sports bar is across the street from GM Place, home of hockey’s Vancouver Canucks. When the game is over the dance floor is full.

Granville Island Vancouver

Backstage Lounge 1585 Johnston St., Granville Island, Next to the Arts Club Theatre, the Backstage Lounge hosts live music every night of the week in a relaxed atmosphere.