Commercial Drive drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Commercial Drive

Storm Crow Tavern

Knowing the difference between Narnia and Neverwhere is not a prerequisite at this smashing Commercial Drive nerd pub. But if you do, you'll certainly make new friends. With displays of Dr Who figures and steampunk …
Top Choice Microbrewery in Commercial Drive

Callister Brewing Company

One of the most exciting of East Van's beer district microbreweries, Callister's red-painted former industrial space exterior houses a Spartan tasting room with beer-barrel tables on a bare concrete floor. But there…
Microbrewery in Commercial Drive

Andina Brewing Company

Look for the huge, stylishly-hatted artwork lady adorning the exterior of this beacon-like yellow brewery, and then step inside for some even sunnier beers. The operation's Latin American flavor (it's run by a famil…
Microbrewery in Commercial Drive

Luppolo Brewing Company

One of Vancouver's most welcoming microbrewery tasting lounges reflects the Italian heritage of the team behind it (the name means 'hops' in Italian). Order a $6, four-glass tasting flight and dive right into their …
Coffee in Commercial Drive

Bump n Grind

Showing that Drive locals can never get enough good java, this later addition to Commercial's coffeehouse culture has a loyal following, especially among devotees of the communal table out front. There's a strong co…
Brewery in Commercial Drive

Powell Street Craft Brewery

One of the finest of Vancouver's surfeit of tasty breweries, super-popular Powell Street relocated to larger premises soon after launching. The tasting room is also much larger now, with a window so you can overlook…
Microbrewery in Commercial Drive

Doan's Craft Brewing Company

Occupying the original (and tiny) gable-roofed space where Powell Street Craft Brewery started, Doan's inviting tasting room combines gallery-quality local art and a vintage video game machine. But the beer, with it…
Microbrewery in Commercial Drive

East Van Brewing Company

A favorite with Commercial Dr locals, arrive off-peak (weekday afternoons are best) for a table at this large and busy microbrewery. Order a tasting flight in a paddle shaped like a crucifix (an East Van symbol) but…
Microbrewery in Commercial Drive

Off the Rail

A firm favorite among the locals, nip upstairs to the compact tasting room and snag a stool at the bar to try everything from Crazy Train IPA to Derailer Pale Ale. Need some non-liquid sustenance? Hit the cured saus…
Cafe in Commercial Drive

Cafe Deux Soleils

This rambling bohemian cafe is a hip, healthy and ever-friendly Drive landmark, serving a good array of local beers and well-priced vegetarian comfort food. The small stage is deployed every evening, with acoustic m…