Located in a heritage building in historical Gastown, Alexander Gastown is one of Vancouver’s newest nightclubs and bars, created by many local industry veterans. The intimate underground space is perfect for catching up over cocktails, seeing live music performances, and dancing the night away at weekly events, which include Rated R Fridays (rap and trap) and OG Saturdays (R&B, hip-hop, and Top 40).
Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12:15 pm to 2:15 am.
Alexander Gastown, 91 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 778 379 0407
Fortune Sound Club lies in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighborhood, in the former Ming’s Chinese Restaurant building. The nightclub is proud of its innovative design, modern interior, superior sound system, and eco-friendly features, which include a recycled bar and table tops, a new HVAC system, and locally manufactured LED lighting. Fortune happily shows off its eclectic music taste, from rap to hip-hop to electronic to Top 40 hits. You never know what the DJs will spin next.
Open Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 2 am.
Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 569 1758
The Roxy has been throwing the best parties in Vancouver for 27 years, even attracting visiting athletes and celebrities. It’s a stalwart of the city’s nightclub scene, featuring amazing staff, live local bands most nights, and rotating DJs. Sunday is the only themed night of the week, and it caters to Vancouver’s country and western fans. Start the night right with the club’s drink special, a double Long Island Iced Tea, which has been running for 26 years.
Open every day from 8 pm to 3 am.
The Roxy Cabaret, 932 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 331 7999
The Junction is also a double threat, as it’s a pub and a nightclub. It’s one of Vancouver’s gay nightclubs, which hosts fun weekly events and local DJs. Saturday night is all about Absolutely Drag-U-Lous, which includes a drag show, live music, and competitions, and following the show, DJ Mike spins a great mix of today’s Top 40 hits and the best house music.
Open every day from 3 pm to 3 am.
The Junction, 1138 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 669 2013
With its open floor capacity and three bars, the Red Room is a popular nightclub choice in Vancouver. Known for its seasonal parties, particularly for Halloween and New Year’s, it also hosts some of the best weekly events. Every Friday is Cancun Nites, which draws in crowds of up to 500 people that love to dance to hip-hop, electronic, reggae, Top 40, and salsa. Then its SUBculture Saturdays, which is all about bass music (such as dubstep, trap, funk, and hip-hop).
Open Thursday and Sunday from 9 pm to 2 am, and Friday and Saturday from 9 pm to 3 am.
Red Room Ultrabar, 398 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 687 5007
Located in a converted warehouse in Yaletown, Bar None has been one of Vancouver’s go-to nightclub venues for over 20 years. The trendy club underwent renovations in 2015, which saw the installation of new lighting, some funky wall art, and a sushi and sake bar. Locals say Bar None is the best place to see amazing musicians from Vancouver, Canada, and around the world.
Open Fridays from 10 pm to 3 am, and 9 pm to 3 am on Saturdays.
Bar None Nightclub, 1222 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 689 7000
Located in a renovated movie theater, Caprice Nightclub is an elegant and spacious two-floor entertainment venue. The main floor has a backlit bar, elevated DJ booth, and a large dance floor. Weekly events at Caprice include RUTS on Wednesday nights, which is a mixture of rap, trap, and hip-hop music, and it opens up both floors for DLUX Fridays. The main floor is all about trap, rap, and party anthems, while the LED Bar drops reggae and R&B music. Guests can also choose between the two different spaces on OWN Saturdays.
Open Wednesday from 11 pm to 3 am, and Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 3 am.
Caprice Nightclub, 967 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 685 3288
Owned by Safe & Sound Entertainment, which is also the team behind Bar None, Republic features the same modern design and party atmosphere. The multi-level nightlife venue only has one weekly event, which is Inception Wednesdays. The best part of the split levels is that both floors offer something different every night, such as house, hip-hop, Top 40 or electronic music. When you need a dance break, enjoy a cocktail in Republic’s Annex Lounge.
Open every day from 10 pm to 3 am.
Republic, 958 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 669 3214