Sometimes you want to go out, but you don't want to go through the hassle of paying cover and dealing with line ups (oh and the crowd, sorry not sorry).
Vancouver is full of hidden gems all around the city with amazing cocktails and super chill vibes for those of us who hate venturing out clubbing. Whether you're after happy hour, good bar food, or just want to catch up with some friends and not have to scream over loud music - these will work for you.
We Got you covered with some of the best bars to check out in Vancouver that are still guaranteed to give you a fun night out!
1. The Diamond // 6 Powell Street
Spicy tuna roll, Double chocolate tart and Bourbon Milk Punch are among some of the things you will find at this Gastown joint. No dress code, no cover, just a chill vibe with friends!
2. The Keefer Bar // 135 Keefer Street
Happy hour at the Keefer Bar is amazing with all cocktails for $5 and 2 for 1 food items! Make sure to check it out from 5PM-7PM Sunday-Friday.
3. Juniper // 185 Keefer Street
Juniper is hands down one of the most beautiful bars in Vancouver and the best part is you don't have to dress up to go! (Insider tip: next time you're there try their huli huli, a pineapple infused vodka drink with gold flakes and passion fruit caviar in a pineapple!)
4. Alibi Room // 157 Alexander Street
Famous for their beer tasting, check out this Gastown gem with some of the yummiest local beers in the city!
5. Portland Craft // 3835 Main Street
One of the best bars to go to on Monday when all of their local beers are 3.50! A nice place to go to with friends for both food and drinks in a laid back atmosphere.
6. The Shameful Tiki Room // 4362 Main Street
Feel like you are in Hawaii at one of the city's most unique bars! Go with a bunch of friends to try their fish bowls! The atmosphere, music and drinks are guaranteed to transport you to your fave tropical location.
7. The Narrow Lounge // 1898 Main Street
A small, intimate and somewhat hidden bar nestled on Main street is one of the coolest places to go out in the city. The Narrow has a practically hidden entrance, but just look for the red light!
8. Guilt & Co // 1 Alexander Street
Featuring a stage for live performances, delicious cocktails and Jengha, this is one of the most unique bars in Vancouver with a different theme every night!
9. Storm Crow Tavern // 1305 Commercial Drive
Try something different and check out Vancouver's board game bar with friends! Choose any game from Monopoly to Cards against Humanity and sip on cocktails infused with dry ice!
10. Colony Bar // 3255 W. Broadway
One of the chillest bars in Kits serves as a great place to hang out with friends. Check out their weekly trivia nights for something extra exciting!
11. The Bimini Public House // 2010 W. 4th Avenue
Arguably one of West Side's busiest pubs, "Bims" is a favourite among UBC and SFU students alike. If you want to avoid this, don't go on Wednesdays (college night).
12. Darby's Public House // 2001 Macdonald Street
Featuring local beer on tap that regularly gets changed weekly, you are bound to have something new to drink everytime you go! One of the best casual bars to go to when you don't want to trek downtown.