Imagine you’re on a tropical beach in Thailand, getting rowdy celebrating Full Moon. You’re dancing to the moonlight, feeling those tropical vibes and drinking out of buckets. Now sadly you might not be able to duplicate the same experience in Vancouver, but hey, there is one aspect this city does offer — Thai style bucket drinks. Not only does Vancouver have drinks in the form of buckets, we also have tons of different fishbowl and punch bowl drinks that you might not even have known about.
Vancouver has quite a few varieties of fishbowl and bucket drinks. You can drink out of a real pineapple or a copper pineapple. You can even have your drink served with a sparkler on top. Missing summer? Instead of floating in the pool on a pink flamingo, you can drink out of a copper flamingo — a need you didn’t even know you had until now.
To make it even better (because this city knows how to fulfill our Insta desires) rest assured that the drinks will be pretty enough for your feed.
Bigger is better right? So upsize your drink this weekend and try one of these bucket or fishbowl drinks in Vancouver. These next level and next sized drink bowls might just get you tipsy in record time.
So remember this list for your next night out, pregame or when you're just trying to decide what to do. Share (or you each drink it all to yourself) these bucket and fishbowl drinks with your crew in Vancouver:
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Where: 27 Blood Alley Square // Gastown
Type: Taco Bar
Most popular item: Thai Buckets
Why you should go: Looking for a fun place to have big drinks and tacos? Gringo should be your go-to. It's the perfect place to spend the night drinking and eating tacos in a lively bar or to pre-game for the clubs in Gastown!
The Pawn Shop
Where: 1117 Granville Street // Downtown
Type: Bar, Mexican
Most popular item: Pawn Shop Bulldog
Why you should go: Everyday during happy hour from 3-6 pm, this taco tequila bar has $1 tacos!!! I repeat, $1 tacos! Plus they have an awesome selection of bulldog and fishbowl drinks.
Where: 101 W Cordova Street // Gastown
Most popular item: Super Margarita
Why you should go: Love margaritas and Mexican food? Then check out La Casita in Gastown for their Super Margarita fishbowl drink.
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The Yale Saloon
Where: 1300 Granville Street // Downtown
Most popular item: Bucket Drink
Why you should go: Calling all country lovers! Spend the night drinking out of buckets, riding the mechanical bull and dancing at this fun country bar in downtown.
Shameful Tiki Room
Where: 4362 Main Street // South Main
Type: Tiki Bar
Most popular item: Volcano Bowl
Price: 💸 💸
Why you should go: Feel like you're in the tropics at this fun and energetic tropical tiki bar that takes fish bowl drinks to the next level. Their Volcano Bowl even has a fire aspect to it.
Where: 1011 Hamilton Street // Yaletown
Type: Pizza, Lounge
Most popular item: Shanghai Surprise
Price: 💸 💸
Why you should go: If you thought your drinks were big, wait until you go to the Parlour. They have huge punch bowl drinks meant for around 8 people to share and come with cute cups to match.
Rajio Japanese Public House
Where: 3763 W 10th Avenue // Point Grey
Type: Japanese Tapas
Most popular item: Rajio's Famous Fruit Punch
Why you should go: Not only does this energetic izakaya have delicious Japanese tapas, they also have awesome fruit punch alcoholic drinks served in a fresh watermelon or pineapple.
Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar
Where: 601 W Cordova Street // Gastown
Type: American (Traditional), Gastropubs
Most popular item: Sangria Fishbowl
Why you should go: Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar offers both sangria and mojito fishbowls and they offer $2 off fishbowls every day during happy hour from 3 pm to 6 pm!
Steamworks Brewing Company
Where: 375 Water Street // Gastown
Most popular item: Jamaican Yellowbird
Why you should go: This brewery offers two summer vibe fishbowls, sangria and Jamaican Yellowbird, which comes with J. Wray White Rum, peach schnapps, banana liqueur, pineapple juice, orange juice, sprite and soda.
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Where: 185 Keefer Street // Chinatown
Type: Canadian, Cocktail Bars
Most popular item: Huli Huli
Why you should go: Want to treat yourself to a big bad and boujee drink? Juniper offers Huli Huli, a delicious cocktail topped with a sparkler — perfect for your Insta pic. It is made with cinnamon infused Absolut Elyx, roasted pineapple, chartreuse, passion fruit caviar, gold flakes, mint and sparkling wine.
Where: 212 Abbott Street // Gastown
Type: Lounges, Tapas/Small Plates
Most popular item: Flamingo
Why you should go: Instead of floating on a pink flamingo in a pool, at the Clough Club you can drink out of a big copper flamingo or pineapple and feel luxe.
The Mackenzie Room
Where: 415 Powell Street // Railtown
Most popular item: Smoke That Mule
Why you should go: Looking for a more high-end food kind of night but still want copious amounts of alcohol? The Mackenzie Room serves innovative and adventurous food and also offers the Smoke That Mule punch bowl drink.