You're Friday night probably goes something like this: you get off work, run home and get ready quickly, make the trek out to downtown Vancouver, party all night, then take the dreaded night bus home or have your DD suffer from exhaustion the whole way back.
Why do we do this to ourselves? Is there really nowhere else to have some drinks with friends nearby?
Wait! Yes! There are! No matter where you are located I'm sure there's got to be somewhere on this list that's closer to you than downtown Vancouver!
So! Who wants to go for drinks!?
1. The Henry Public House // 5708 176 St, Cloverdale
Awesome food and awesome beer. If you're really into trivia nights, join them on Thursday nights and make sure you bring your entire squad with you.
2. The Bimini // 2010 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
A UBC favourite, Bims is your good old "university bar" poppin' with students and locals all night, every night. Go on Tuesday for their $2 beer special, and students get in for free on Wednesdays.
3. Gabby's Country Cabaret // 20297 Fraser Hwy, Langley Twp
A little bit of country, a dash of Top 40's, mixed in with some live music, and you've got Gabby's. It's a pretty young crowd here but locals swear that you're bound to have a good time.
4. The Taphouse // 15330 102A St, Surrey
Previously known as Mirage, The Taphouse is Surrey's favourite place to party. Restaurant at 10AM, club by 10PM. Go on Thursday nights for super cheap food and $3 shots.
5. Roosters // 19040 Lougheed Hwy #4, Pitt Meadows
Bull riding? Yes please. Every Wednesday night is Rooster's legendary bull riding night. And the best part is, it's totally free. You don't ever have to make that trek out to The Bourbon ever again.
6. The Pit // 6133 University Blvd
Just because it's at a univeristy doesn't mean you have to be a student to have an awesome time. If you so happen to live near UBC, turn up at The Pit and relive your univeristy years.
7. The Hemingway // 14995 Marine Dr, White Rock
Join The Hemingway Fridays and Saturdays nights for amazing live music! And if you're love to sing, their Monday night karaoke is lit.