Main Street drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Main Street

Brassneck Brewery

Vancouver's favourite microbrewery concocted more than 50 different beers in its first six months of operating and continues to win new fans with an ever-changing chalkboard of intriguing libations with names like B…
Top Choice Bar in Main Street

Shameful Tiki Room

This windowless snug instantly transports you to a Polynesian beach. The lighting – including glowing puffer-fish lampshades – is permanently set to dusk and the walls are lined with tiki masks and rattan coverings …
Bar in Main Street

Narrow Lounge

Enter through the doorway on 3rd Ave – the red light tells you if it's open or not – then descend the graffiti-lined stairway into Vancouver's coolest small bar. Little bigger than a train carriage and lined with mo…
Coffee in Main Street

Kafka's

With more MacBooks than an Apple Store, locals fill the tables here silently updating their Facebook statuses as if their lives depended on it (which it does). But, despite appearances, this is a warm and welcoming …
Coffee in Main Street

49th Parallel Coffee

Attesting to Main's status as one Vancouver's independent coffeehouse capitals, when this large corner cafe opened in 2012 it was soon crammed with locals. It roasts its own coffee so the quality is high and you can…
Pub in Main Street

Cascade Room

The perfect reinvention of a trad neighbourhood bar, this is arguably Mount Pleasant's merriest watering hole. The ale list includes some great craft beers, including own-brand Main Street Brewing tipples produced j…
Coffee in Main Street

Gene Cafe

Colonizing a flatiron wedge of scuffed concrete floors and oversized windows, slide alongside a cedar bench with your well-thumbed copy of L'Etranger and you'll fit right in here (copious back issues of local Montec…
Bar in Main Street

Portland Craft

With its extensive, unique-for-Vancouver draft list of mostly Western US beers, this convivial new resto-bar taps into the popularity of craft brews from Portland and beyond. You'll find Deschutes and New Belgium we…
Pub in Main Street

Whip

Laid-back, wood-floored Whip fuses the best in pub and lounge approaches. Hit the martini list, order some yam fries or indulge in excellent local beer – check the specials board or order a Fat Tug IPA. Better still…
Microbrewery in Main Street

33 Acres Brewing Company

Like a rec room for hipsters, this white-walled brewery bar is jam-packed with extremely noisy chatter in the early evening when tech workers disgorge from their nearby offices. By 8pm, it's usually more mellow. Aim…