Pub in Gastown & Chinatown

One of Gastown's remaining dive bars, the Cambie is a local legend that most Vancouverites fondly recall (perhaps hazily) visiting at least once. Summer nights on the raucous patio are grungy fun, but perching at a bench inside with a cheap drink special is a good way to have a blast without busting your budget.

Check out the tables; each is painted with a different original artwork. There's a beer-hall vibe in the main room but you can take a break from the noise in the arcade game area out back.