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Now Open: The Best Bars and Nightclubs in Vancouver

Planning a trip to downtown Vancouver soon? 

Then you need to familiarize yourself with the best bars and nightclubs in the area. 

Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, leave yourself time to explore the city and enjoy the fun things to do.

Keep reading to discover the bars and nightclubs in Vancouver we recommend.

Aura Nightclub

Aura is an upscale dance club that hosts various DJs and themed parties in its high-tech space. The vibe is a mix of Las Vegas, South Beach, and New York. 

Featuring a dazzling glass dance floor surrounded by plush seating, you can find ample space to dance and enjoy a drink. Patrons especially love Aura’s bottle service. 

Even though the club gets packed with people, the crowd and staff are friendly and inviting. 

You can visit Aura on Granville St. in the Entertainment District on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bar None

Located in Yaletown, Bar None has been a favorite to the Vancouver nightlife scene for more than two decades. Even though it has a lounge vibe, the club features both local and international DJs. As a result, it’s always bumping with fantastic music. 

The lounges make for an intimate setup, but make sure to book one in advance. You can also call ahead to get on the guestlist for a smooth entry since a cool, younger crowd packs the bar on the weekends. 

Bar None is only open on Fridays and Saturdays.

Celebrities Nightclub

Celebrities is the biggest gay club in Vancouver, making it one of the best nightclubs downtown. But, of course, all patrons are welcome to join in one of tourists’ favorite Vancouver nightclubs. 

The club opened in the 1980s. But you’ll still find over-the-top dance parties right here on Davie Street.

Surprisingly, Tuesday is the night to attend because of the great drinks specials. The club is also on Fridays and Saturdays.

Fortune Sound Club

Patrons know Fortune Sound Club for its epic sound system and skillful DJs. The crowd is always energetic, so visiting this club is unforgettable. 

Located in Chinatown, the club hosts event featuring Canadian and international DJs from a wide variety of music genres. You’ll also find live music, themed nights, and artist showcases. 

Contact the club in advance for guestlist requests and table reservations. The club is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.


Gorg-o-mish is your go-to after-party spot. Really, it’s only open from 2 to 8 am, so you can dance until sunrise if that’s your vibe.

The club has the best underground house and techno DJs on Fridays and Saturdays. 

You’ll find it around the corner from The Roxy Cabaret on Smithe Street.


Levels is one of the most exciting nightclubs in Vancouver. It has three levels filled with LED lights, dance floors, bars, and VIP areas, making it the biggest club  (17,000. sq. ft.) in the city!

Levels focuses heavily on EDM and getting the best DJs from around the world. Located on Seymour Street near downtown, you can visit this epic establishment Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Long Table Distillery

Long Table is Vancouver’s first craft distillery. You can visit near Burrard and Pacific Streets Wednesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 6 pm.

Co-owners Rite and Charles Tremewen always wanted to produce premium handcrafted gins and botanical spirits. They use organic and natural ingredients, including locally foraged botanicals. 

You can visit the distillery for afternoon cocktails on Fridays and Saturdays or visit the other days to make a purchase. Many say Long Table Distillery has the best cocktails in Vancouver.

Pierre’s Champagne Lounge

Pierre’s Champagne Lounge is easily the most exclusive room in Vancouver. You’ll have to spot the hidden door behind brick walls to enter. 

This high-end establishment is excellent for dinner and drinks. And its extensive champagne list makes it one of the most intriguing bars in Vancouver.

You can visit Pierre’s in Yaletown any day except Mondays and Tuesdays. For the best experience, book a table in advance.

Score on Davie

If you’re looking for excellent food and drinks, check out Score on Davie in Davie Village (West End). This friendly neighborhood sports bar has quickly become a highlight of the city. 

For football lovers, check out their award-winning NFL Sunday Brunch. If you’re strolling through the area late at night, grab a bite. There is something for everyone to love here seven days a week.

The Red Room

The Red Room has some of the best electronic music in Vancouver. Located in Central Vancouver, it’s been a staple of the city’s nightlife for almost 40 years!

And it also has the longest-running Latin/Cancun Nite, which features:

  • Bachata
  • Merengue
  • Reggaeton
  • Salsa

Cancun Nite is Fridays, so you don’t want to miss it if you’re in town.

You can also enjoy national and international DJs on the sunken dance floor on Saturdays. Its intelligent lighting makes it an incredible place to dance.

The Roxy Cabaret

The Roxy has been a popular spot on Granville Street for more than 20 years. It’s a melting pot of people from all over Canada. You’ll find local and international musicians, high-energy crowds, and delicious food every day.

Each night offers something different, so check their website for upcoming events before attending.

Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar

Also located on Smithe Street, Uva is an Italian café by day and an award-winning wine and cocktail bar by night. It quickly became one of Vancouver’s top spots to grab a cocktail or enjoy a wine tasting.

If you decide to visit for breakfast or lunch, Uva also serves delicious well-crafted coffees, fresh juices, and baked goodies. 

Check Out These Nightclubs in Vancouver

While there are many fun things to do in Vancouver, you don’t want to miss the nightlife. Between the bars and nightclubs in Vancouver, you can find something to do any day of the week during your stay.

To plan your trip to the city, start by booking a room at Sunset Inn & Suites. We’re an LGBTQIA+ friendly hotel offering spacious suites to all our guests. We look forward to hosting you.