Vancouver is known for its progressive, inclusive and friendly neighbourhoods. It has one of the largest gay communities in the country, and there is certainly no shortage of LGBTQ-friendly bars, especially in Davie Village. Here are some popular hotspots along the West End strip to check out for a night of great fun.
No longer just the domain of bachelorette parties and late-night shots, tequila has been elevated to the sophisticated liquor it should be. With high-end, artisanal varieties finding their way to bars and into cocktails across Vancouver, you’ll see why this is the nectar of the Aztec gods.
Vancouver’s Davie Village – a vibrant LGBTQ-friendly neighbourhood between Burrard and Jervis Streets – is a lively place to chow down, with an array of sun-soaked patios, tasty multicultural eats and hidden culinary gems. With a wide selection of delicious dining options to choose from, here are our picks for the best restaurants in Davie Village. [Photo courtesy of Tourism Vancouver/Michael Song]
Much in the same way that movie theatres and the scent of buttery popcorn can never be separated, hot dogs have a distinctly nostalgic element. These savoury snacks bring up memories of beans-and-weinies at home, or of Little League games out of the house. Thankfully there are more and more hot dog centric joints popping up in Vancouver all the time, serving the humble hot dog in a variety of grown-up flavours and styles.
Vancouver’s favourite firework festival is back this summer for three spectacular displays on July 29th, August 2nd and August 5th. Between Kits Beach, English Bay, Stanley Park and Granville Island, these local restaurants and food trucks make great vantage points for grabbing a bite before, after or during the Celebration of Light. [Photo credit: iStock.com/jamesvancouver]
Caribbean cuisine can be difficult to find in Vancouver, but thankfully there are a handful of hidden gems ready to serve up delectable dishes like flavorful stews and jerk-spiced meats. [Photo credit: iStock/peeterv]
As the days get longer and brighter, it’s getting harder and harder to spend all day cooped up inside. Bring your sun salutations and downward facing dogs out into the fresh air to the following places offering outdoor yoga classes this summer. [Photo credit: iStock/SilviaJansen]
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival returns to the city this month with nightly concerts at Jericho Beach on July 13-16. If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat before or after watching your favourite performers, check out these nearby restaurants in Point Grey and Kits that are just a brisk walk (or bike ride) from the Main Stage.
After a long, soggy Vancouver winter that drizzled its way right into spring, there’s nothing to perk up Vancouverites’ spirits like a sunny afternoon on a rooftop patio. A glimpse of the city’s killer views from any one of these perched hotspots makes all those rainy days seem like a distant memory. Grab a seat for your dose of vitamin D. [Photo credit: Glowbal Restaurant Group]
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