Gastown & Chinatown drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Gastown & Chinatown

Alibi Room

Vancouver's best craft-beer tavern pours an intriguing roster of 50-plus drafts, many from celebrated BC breweries including Townsite, Dageraad and Strange Fellows. Hipsters and veteran ale fans alike love the 'frat…
Top Choice Pub in Gastown & Chinatown

Brickhouse

Possibly Vancouver's most original pub, this old-school hidden gem is a welcoming, windowless tavern lined with Christmas lights, fish tanks and junk-shop couches. It's like hanging out in someone's den, and is popu…
Top Choice Cafe in Gastown & Chinatown

Catfe

Vancouver's only cat cafe; book online for your time slot (walk-ins may also be available), buy a coffee and then meet the moggies in the large feline play room, where at least a dozen whiskered wonders await. All t…
Bar in Gastown & Chinatown

Back and Forth Bar

There's an inviting, den-like feel to this cool-but-super-friendly games room bar, where six ping pong tables combine perfectly with a 12-tap beer selection (local microbrews and old-school Lucky Lager included). An…
Coffee in Gastown & Chinatown

Klaus's Kaffee Haus

A unique Austrian and Chinese culture clash delivers an authentic Viennese coffee menu (cream-topped Franziskaner recommended) alongside a plethora of house-baked, fusion-inspired strudel slices. Traditional apple a…
Bar in Gastown & Chinatown

Six Acres

Gastown's coziest tavern: you can cover all the necessary food groups via the carefully chosen draft- and bottled-beer list here. There's a small, animated summer patio out front but inside (especially upstairs) is …
Cocktail Bar in Gastown & Chinatown

Keefer Bar

This dark, narrow and atmospheric Chinatown bar has been claimed by local cocktail-loving coolsters since day one. Drop in for a full evening of liquid taste-tripping and you'll have a blast. From perfectly prepared…
Bar in Gastown & Chinatown

Guilt & Co

This cavelike subterranean bar, beneath Gastown's brick-cobbled sidewalks, has a cult following among the kind of under-30s crowd that loves sipping Anchor Steam and playing Jenga at its tables (one of the many game…
Club in Gastown & Chinatown

Fortune Sound Club

Vancouver's best club has transformed a tired Chinatown spot into a slick space with the kind of genuine staff and younger, hipster-cool crowd rarely seen in Vancouver venues. Slide inside and you'll find a giant da…
Coffee in Gastown & Chinatown

Revolver

With all those new hipster coffee shops opening around town, Revolver feels like an elder statesman, despite only being a few years old itself. It's remained at the top of the Vancouver coffee-mug tree via a serious…