What does The Jam Cafe, The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Venue Nightclub all have in common? We've all been there, and we've all done that. I'm talking about the most well known places in Vancouver. You've definitely seen all of these spots on your Instagram feed over and over again. I'm not going to say that they are "overrated" because waaaay too many people would be deeply offended. But if I'm being honest, there are a ton of underrated restaurants, bars and spots in Vancouver that don't get the attention and love that they truly deserve.\nDo you ever have friends or family visiting from out of town, and you get so bored of showing them the same touristy spots every. single. damn. time. Me too. I'm so over battling my way across the Capilano Suspension Bridge every year when my aunt Helen visits. I also don't care to wait in a lineup for over an hour just to get breakfast at the coveted Jam Cafe. I'm sorry, but I'm not doing it anymore.\nThis article is perfect if you're sick of going to all the same spots every weekend, or if you're just interested in discovering new parts of the city! These could be places you walk by every day but you've never stopped to take a peek inside. Get ready because I have a ton of underrated gems that are just waiting for you!\nLet's get started.\nRestaurants 🍝\nWine and dine.\nBars 🍸\nThen just wine.\nSpots 🍃\nEverything from coffee shops to viewpoints and more.\nClick "Next" for underrated restaurants in Vancouver.\nRestaurants\nSweetery Cafe + Dessert\nWhere: 340 W 2nd Ave // False Creek\nvia @foodcouver\nPrice: 💸\nWhat we recommend: Chicken & Waffles\nWhy you should go: Weekend brunches at The Sweetery Cafe + Dessert are so underrated and absolutely delicious. A small neighbourhood joint offering BIG flavour.\nFinch's Tea and Coffee House\nWhere: 353 W Pender St // Downtown\nvia @withthelocals\nPrice: 💸\nWhat we recommend: Pear Baguette\nWhy you should go: This cute little cafe is perfect for a lunch date. If you've never been then you have to try one of their infamous sandwiches. I would definitely recommend the pear baguette or the toasted brie, olive and walnut baguette!\nJoongWon Korean Chinese Restaurant\nWhere: 1329 Robson St // Downtown\nvia @amys.foodventures\nPrice: 💸 💸\nWhat we recommend: Sweet and Sour Pork, Spicy Noodle Soup\nWhy you should go: You've probably never heard of JoongWon, but you need to check it out. Their Korean Chinese fusion food is incredible and they claim to have the spiciest noodles in Canada. 🔥🔥\nScandilicious\nWhere: 25 Victoria Drive // Hastings - Sunrise\nA post shared by @thehouseofheather on Oct 3, 2017 at 2:27pm PDT\nPrice: 💸\nWhat we recommend: Smoked Salmon Waffle\nWhy you should go: This Scandinavian style waffle house is super delicious and the wait is definitely shorter than it's competitors. Skip Medina Cafe and grab waffles here!\nHouse of Dosas\nWhere: 1391 Kingsway // Kensington\nvia @dione_415\nPrice: 💸\nWhat we recommend: Onion Rava Dosa, Eggplant Alu Dosa\nWhy you should go: There's nothing better than a crispy dosa. You need to check out the freshly fried dosas at this joint. You will definitely be coming back for more.\nClick "Next" for underrated bars and clubs in Vancouver.\nBars\nThe Black Lodge\nWhere: 630 Kingsway Ave // East Vancouver\nvia @instabeebe\nPrice: 💸💸\nWhy you should go: This cute little bar will take you straight back to that ski trip your family took last Christmas. The interior is adorably decorated to imitate a ski chalet from the slopes of the swiss alps. Not too mention, they have great drink deals!\nFuggles and Warlock Craftworks\nWhere: 103 - 11220 Horseshoe Way // Richmond\nA post shared by Steven Bae (@water_fire_air) on Mar 10, 2017 at 5:45pm PST\nPrice: 💸\nWhy you should go: Let out your inner nerd at this unique brewery! This new brewery is pretty low key and perfect if you're searching for a chill place to grab beers with friends!\nThe Narrow Lounge\nWhere: 1898 Main St // False Creek\nvia @descott365\nPrice: 💸💸\nWhy you should go: This grungey secret bar looks super sketchy from the outside, but it's always bumpin' inside. You have to grab drinks at this funky underground bar.\nProhibition\nWhere: 801 W Georgia St // Downtown\nvia @jswongsam\nPrice: 💸💸\nWhy you should go: If you've been to the Prohibition you already know how chic this little bar is. It may be well known to some, but for most people, we walk by the incognito door every day without realizing its the entrance to a swanky cocktail bar.\nBells and Whistles\nWhere: 3296 Fraser St // Fraserhood\nvia @thegrowlerbc\nPrice: 💸\nWhy you should go: This hipster-esque bar is the coolest new place to grab beers with a bunch of friends. They have ski-ball, mini hoops and all the beer you can get your hands on. You have to take all of your friends here.\nThe Shameful Tiki Room\nWhere: 4362 Main Street // South Main\nvia @phanyxx\nPrice: 💸💸\nWhy you should go: If you have friends visiting from out of town, please take them to the Shameful Tiki Room. If you're looking to get tipsy and have fun doing it, you need to go here! This secret bar goes easily unnoticed, but it's definitely worth checking out.\nClick "Next" for underrated spots you need to check out in Vancouver.\nSpots\nThe Paper Hound Bookshop\nWhere: 344 W Pender St // Downtown\nvia @gracejacinthe\nWhy you should go: This super small bookshop is owned by some very kind Vancouverites, Rod and Kim. You need to check out this underrated spot. If you're a bookworm like me, then you won't be disappointed.\nSutcliffe Park\nWhere: 1318 Cartwright St // False Creek\nvia @westcoastaddiction\nWhy you should go here: I have friends that have lived in Olympic Village for months and have never been to Sutcliffe Park. This spot is definitely a hidden gem! It's usually filled with locals running by, residents walking their dogs and families playing at the park.\nDr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden\nWhere: 578 Carrall St // Chinatown\nvia @vivianskoo_\nWhy you should go: Everyone knows about this gorgeous garden, but not many people actually spend time in the garden just because. Spend a free afternoon zenning out at this idyllic escape right in the middle of Chinatown.\nJimi Hendrix Shrine\nWhere: 432 Homer St // Gastown\nvia @belabour\nWhy you should go: All music lovers need to stop by the Jimi Hendrix shrine on Homer St. This quirky shop is super unique and will have any Hendrix fan in awe.\nPacific Spirit Regional Park\nWhere: 5495 Chancellor Blvd // Point Grey\nvia @stephaniieto\nWhy you should go: Everyone knows about Stanley Park, but the Pacific Spirit Regional Park behind UBC is the perfect part of Vancouver to explore. This park is well known to photographers and UBC students but for the rest of us, it's just another gorgeous park we need to adventure through.