8 Best Things To Do In Vancouver At Night - Updated 2021

things to do in vancouver at night

Not everyone is an early sleeper! And in this era of the internet and social media and what not sleeping at night doesn’t seem like a thing for people these days. If you are Vancouver and if you are a night party lover then read on and just explore these stunning places to spend your night at. Had a hectic work day? Tired of touring the city and want to relax with a drink or so? Missing Vegas and the casino life? Do not worry! Vancouver has answers for all your questions. Let us have a look at the best things to do in Vancouver at night.

1. Craft Beer Market Restaurant + Bar:

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

As they say, you have come to the right place, this motto holds true for Craft Beer Market Restaurant. Vancouver is a great place to have a beer, and Craft is a perfect match for that. Housed in the historic Salt Building, this bar is the perfect blend of tasty food and superb drinks! As Craft Beer Market says their food is ‘New North American Classic Cuisine’ and they are totally right about it. They offer appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, bowls, pasta, house favorites, desserts, brunch and half pints for kids. Smoked baby back ribs and Grilled West Coast Salmon are super delicious and you must try if you visit Craft Beer Market.

They have around 100 beers on tap which offers classic lagers and obscure ales. Maisel’s Weisse is a true Bavarian wheat beer with classic banana and clove aroma from Germany. Whereas Hoegaarden is unfiltered Belgian ale with coriander and orange peel which gives it a sweet and sour taste. Guinness Stout from Ireland is a creamy and smooth with a taste of coffee, dark malts and hints of dark chocolate. It gives it a dry bitter taste and you must try this.

Beer and Bar

Address: Craft Beer Market, Vancouver

Website: Craft Beer Market

2. Commodore Ballroom:

Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver
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Located on Granville Street, Vancouver Commodore Ballroom is a well-known music venue and nightclub. The ballroom was built in the 1920s for showcasing special performances. This ballroom has hosted notable artists such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Tragically Hip, U2, Sting, Weezer, Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre, Oasis, James Brown, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, KISS, The Beastie Boys and much more. Famous local band Spirit of the West used to perform for an annual St. Patrick’s Day every year until 2016.

The Commodore also has a variety of food options such as fresh appetizers, entrées, and desserts. The Commodore burger with garlic, aioli, arugula, dijon, tomato, red onions and pickle is a super yummy thing to try out here. The grilled chicken clubhouse sandwich is super delicious too.


Address: Commodore ballroom, Vancouver

Website: Commodore Ballroom

3. River Rock Casino:

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Whether it is gaming, dining or entertainment, River Rock Casino is a perfect example of all three activities under a single roof. With slot machines, table games such as Texas Hold’em and Blackjack and a special high limit room, the River Rock Casino is the best place to spend your extra bucks and enjoy the nightlife in Vancouver. With delicious buffet, bar and grill and unique cafe area, this casino offers everything and satisfies all food needs amidst the lively game playing time.

Casino in Vancouver

Address: River Rock Casino, Vancouver

Website: River Rock Casino

4. The Roxy Cabaret:

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When they say there are in this business for 27 years of providing best party experience in the town, they are not wrong! Roxy Cabaret located in 932 Granville Street, Vancouver is the best party hub in VanCity. Be it live bands performing or renowned DJ’s this place offers everything to make you dance. One of the best nightclubs in the town, Roxy Cabaret has a gigantic stage and three bars to cater music and drinks need. They offer live music and DJs every day. You will find a mix of people from all across the globe here. Be they local or tourists, this place is always filled with party lovers.

Party Hub in Vancouver

Address: Roxy Cabaret, Vancouver

Website: Roxy Van

5. Clough Club:

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located in Granville, Clough Club is a uniquely designed cocktail tavern. It is named after the one-armed 19th century Gastown lamp lighter. Classic interiors and brick walls will impress you. The delicious house-made veggie burger with quinoa & brown rice patty, pumpkin seeds, and veggies will give you a long lasting yummy taste. The chili-braised brisket pizza is a must-try item from the food menu. The Cubano gourmet hot dog with honey glazed ham is super lip-smacking.

The Kermit with Beefeater gin, yellow Chartreuse, Lillet Blanc, kiwi and lime with give you a tangy taste whereas Ugly Betty cocktail with botanist gin, Drambuie 15 year and Egyptian tea will surely blow your mind. Jack Daniel lovers should try the Sorry, Still Not Sorry which has Averna Amaro and Punt e Mes vermouth. Your visit to Clough Club will be remarkable and you will not regret drinking here!

Clubbing in Vancouver

Address: Clough Club, Vancouver

Website: Clough Club

6. Guilt & Co:

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Happy Caesars. Happy Beet and Burrata Salads. Happy Guilt&Co Happy Hour 4 - 7!

Posted by Guilt & Company on Saturday, June 5, 2021

Located in 1 Alexander Street in Gastown not only is this place one of the best hangout options for experiencing the Vancouver night life but their website is also finely designed. You don’t need to google it right away. At the end of the section, the link to their website is provided. Do check it out. With a wide range of options in food and drinks, Guilt & Co. will help you in relishing your night in Vancouver. The platters here serve and fulfill vegetarians, seafood lovers and meat lovers. The Earthwise Plank, Sea food Plank, and Beast Plate will fill your tummy!

The Ling cod with Prawn & sausage crust in carrot butter sauce & white bean purée will make your mouth go dainty. The classic cocktails such as Belle, Saint Huck, Sea Of Love and Unsingable name will appease your drink cravings. The Last Leaf is a unique drink and a must try from the list of unique drinks offered here.

Guilt & Co. stands as a perfect venue to experience the night life in Vancouver.

Best hangout in Vancouver

Address: Guilt & Co. Vancouver

Website: Guilt & Co.

7. Dinner with a difference at the Dark Table restaurant

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Seldom will you have a more unique opportunity than to dine in the dark. This restaurant is thought-provoking as you can experience a little bit of what it must be like to be blind. Caution though, don’t wear light-colored clothing as spills are very likely. You literally eat in the dark, and cannot see your plate. It makes for an unusual experience as you cannot see what you eat. The sense of taste and smell are highlighted. You are led to your table and then the excellent food and the fun aspects make for a lot of laughter.

Dark Table

Address: 2611 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P8, Canada

Website: Dark Table

8. Dine on Afghan food at the Afghan Horsemen

Afghan Horsemen Restaurant
Source: Photo by Flickr user Hideyuki KAMON used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Set under a bridge this restaurant manages to create a middle eastern ambiance. Afghan relics and paintings give it an authentic feel and the food is delicious. Guests enjoy the Mighty Horseman, a speciality drink. The menu has a range of appetizers, meat, and chicken dishes.

A favorite meal is the lamb, and there are also vegetarian options. The restaurant boasts two different settings. For the real deal, you can sit on cushions at low tables. The other option is to dine in one of the restaurant booths or take a seat at a table under the covered patio area.

Afghan Horsemen

Address: 1833 Anderson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4E5, Canada

Website: Afghan Horsemen

Indulge in Vancouver nightlife!

Vancouver night May 2011
Source: Photo by user Matthew Grapengieser used under CC BY-SA 2.0

As we saw Vancouver offers a huge range of nightlife experience. Bars, gaming, live concerts and parties can be easily found here! What are you waiting for? If you are in Vancouver then you must try out these places. Head on!

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