Top things to do in Main Street

Top Choice Museum in Main Street

Science World

Under Vancouver's favorite geodesic dome (OK, it's only one), this ever-popular science showcase has tonnes of hands-on galleries and a cool outdoor park crammed with rugged fun (yes, you can lift 2028kg). Inside, t…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Main Street

Regional Assembly of Text

This ironic antidote to the digital age lures ink-stained locals with its journals, handmade pencil boxes and T-shirts printed with typewriter motifs. Check out the tiny under-the-stairs gallery showcasing global zi…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Main Street

Brassneck Brewery

A beloved Vancouver microbrewery with a small, wood-lined tasting room. Peruse the ever-changing chalkboard of intriguing libations with names like Pinky Promise, Silent Treatment and Faux Naive, or start with a del…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Main Street

Anh & Chi

You'll find warm and solicitous service at this delightful contemporary Vietnamese restaurant whose authentic, perfectly prepared dishes are a must for local foodies. Not sure what to order? Check out the menu's 'bu…
Top Choice Sports & Outdoors in Main Street

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

Grown hikers weep at the amazing selection of clothing (including lifestyle wear for urban hipsters), kayaks and clever camping gadgets at this cavernous store. You'll need to be a member to buy, but that costs just…
Top Choice Music in Main Street

Red Cat Records

Arguably Vancouver's coolest record store and certainly the only one named after a much-missed cat… There's a brilliantly curated collection of new and used vinyl and CDs, and it's co-owned by musicians; ask them fo…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Main Street

Acorn

One of Vancouver's hottest vegetarian restaurants – hence the sometimes long wait for tables – the Acorn is ideal for those craving something more inventive than mung-bean soup. Consider seasonal, artfully presented…
Top Choice Bar in Main Street

Key Party

Walk through the doorway of a fake storefront that looks like an accountancy office and you'll find yourself in a candlelit, boudoir-red speakeasy dominated by a dramatic mural of frolicking women and animals. Arriv…
Top Choice Live Music in Main Street

Fox Cabaret

One of North America’s last remaining porn cinemas has been transformed (and fully pressure-washed) into a brilliantly eclectic independent nightlife venue, ditching the dodgy flicks in favour of live bands, rib-tic…
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 …