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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 Burgers in Commercial Drive

Cannibal Café

This is a punk-tastic diner for fans of seriously real burgers. You'll find an inventive array, from classics to the recommended Korean-BBQ burger, all made with love. Top-notch ingredients will ensure you never sli…
Top Choice Lebanese in Commercial Drive

Jamjar

This super-friendly cafe-style joint has a rustic-chic interior and a folky Lebanese menu of ethically sourced ingredients and lots of vegetarian options. You don't have to be a veggie to love the crispy falafel bal…
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…
Top Choice Theater in Commercial Drive

Cultch

This once-abandoned church has been a gathering place for performers and audiences since being officially designated a cultural space in 1973. Following comprehensive renovations a few years back, the beloved Cultch…
Top Choice Food in Commercial Drive

Licorice Parlour

Just when you think you'll never find that combination licorice and hula-hoop store you've been searching for, here it is. A perky little spot with a serious commitment to the love-it-or-hate-it candy, it has dozens…
Top Choice Vintage in Commercial Drive

Mintage

Where Drive hipsters add a little vintage glam to their look, there's a Western-saloon feel to the interior here. But don't be fooled: this is one of the city's most kaleidoscopically eclectic stores. Dominated by w…
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 …
Japanese in Commercial Drive

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen

Reservations are not accepted at the Drive's best Japanese restaurant, so arrive early to snag a table or expect to join a long line. Even if you have to queue, it'll be worth it: the sushi here uses fresh ingredien…