Wise Hall

Music in Commercial Drive

This comfortably grungy former church hall is a friendly neighborhood spot that's close to the heart of in-the-know locals who flock here to catch live ska, salsa, improv shows and the occasional hip-hop DJ night. Check the schedule for events or just hang out in the lounge (ask the bartender to sign you in as a guest).

It's a great place to mix with cool East Vancouverites; the bouncy floor brings out the mosh-pit desires in the most reluctant of dancers. There is also a popular flea market here on the last Sunday of every month.