The crisp chill of autumn has already settled upon Vancouver, and there are few things as gratifying as heading over to a bar after a long workweek and indulging yourself in beers with your friends. Whether you’re a cocktail person or a straight-up-no-nonsense beer kinda person, we’ve put together a list of Vancouver secret bars that you need to absolutely check out this weekend.
While it may seem like anything anyone is talking about these days is about pumpkin patches, and pumpkin spiced lattes, even pumpkin spiced SPAM fries, there’s much more to this incredible city we call home.
While there’s no limit to the exciting events and adventures that you can dive into this weekend, sometimes it's fun to just seek out a hidden, secret bar in the city.
With winter slowly creeping upon us one fallen autumn leaf at a time, there’s nothing cozier than retreating to the city’s various secret bars, some of which are snuggled and hidden in basements and being unsuspecting storefronts. We’ve done all the legwork, and uncovered some pretty awesome and secret watering holes in the city that only the cool cats know about, and have been keeping all to themselves.
Here are the best secret and hidden bars in Vancouver you should discover on your next weekend out:
Key Party Bar
Address: 2303 Main St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This beautiful 1970s inspired bar is hidden in plain sight, behind a sign that reads "Zottenberg & Sons Accounting". The bar offers all kinds of creative and classic libations along with complimentary bowls of party mix.
The Narrow Lounge
Address: 1898 Main St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Yes, the Narrow Lounge is in fact narrow. The Narrow Lounge features craft beers and has virtually no signage outside. If you know, you know.
Hello Goodbye Bar
Address: 1120 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can pass right by this intimate underground bar if you're not really looking. The vibrant, subterranean bar features delicious drinks and a sexy atmosphere.
The Emerald Supper Club
Address: 555 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This old school Last Vegas-inspired bar has all the charm of Chinatown with the lavishness of Las Vegas. Go here for top notch service, live music and out-of-this-world cocktails.
D6 Bar & Lounge
Address: 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This sexy rooftop bar is perched above the city and features an exclusive list of drinks and snacks. If you're feeling extra, you should go here with your bffs.
Address: 801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This intimate and luxurious speakeasy will take you back to the opulence of the roaring twenties in the United States.
Address: 870 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This secret contemporary bar features locally sourced drinks and grub, along with trivia nights and a live DJ.