If Vancouver’s bar scene is too social or slick for your night-out requirements, these cozy nooks offer a relaxing alternative, and they’re the closest you can come to a true European pub experience on this side of the Atlantic. Check out these laid-back locals for a solo pint or a low-key get-together with friends. [Photo credit: iStock.com/gpointstudio]
Run out of date ideas? Why not grab your sweetie and head to Kitsilano, where a plethora of restaurants serve up a delectably diverse array of memorable experiences. From designing monster sushi rolls, to sharing authentic Italian pastas, to sipping margaritas on open-air patios, this beachfront Vancouver neighbourhood offers plenty of locales for romance. [Photo courtesy of The Oakwood]
Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is home to a plethora of well-loved spots where locals can grab a drink throughout the week. These seven Main Street bars might fall outside your usual stomping grounds – for now at least – but they're definitely worth a visit. [Image courtesy of Uncle Abe's/Photo credit: Victoria Black/Lindsay's Diet. www.lindsaysdiet.com]
Looking for the perfect date night? Why not visit one of Vancouver’s top wine bars with your loved one. From secret alleyway locations to 1920s prohibition-style bars, these seven locales offer a memorable experience in addition to delicious, world-class wines. [Photo courtesy of Salt Tasting Room]
Sun-filled days and temperate nights having us shouting, “Yes way, rosé!” all summer long. Served chilled, refreshing pink wines vary in colour, style and sophistication – ranging from dry to sweet to sparkling. Enjoy blush booze by the glass or bottle at these Vancouver wine bars and restaurants. [Photo credit: iStock.com/gilaxia]
Even if you know the restaurant scene in Vancouver like the back of your hand, there are probably still a few hidden gems you have yet to discover. I’ve put together this hot list to help you in your quest to explore new and uncharted culinary territory! [Photo credit: iStock/g-stockstudio]
In a city known for its yoga-mat-toting, bicycle-riding populace, vegetarian restaurants can be found on nearly every corner, and deciding where to chow down on kale chips after your relaxing Reiki session can feel overwhelming. If you’re looking for a veggie-friendly meal in Vancouver, here are the best West Coast-style restaurants for meat-free cuisine. [Image of Heirloom Restaurant by Jessica Napier]
Craving a gourmet meal, but without all the pomp and circumstance that come along with white-tablecloth establishments? Try these not-so-fussy fine-dining restaurants, which offer artful and celebrated dishes in relaxed spaces that welcome all walks of life. It's award-winning cuisine, without the attitude. [Photo courtesy of The Mackenzie Room]
Spot prawn season is back! Sweet, succulent, sustainable spotprawns are making a delicious return to Vancouver restaurant menus this spring. Available for a limited time each year, these celebrity crustaceans are in high demand among local shrimp enthusiasts. If you didn’t snag tickets to the annual Spot Prawn Festival, pay a visit to these local seafood restaurants in May and June. [Photo courtesy of Miku Waterfront]
Do you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain? Thankfully you can do both in Vancouver where tropical cocktails are a year-round affair. From alcohol-soaked pineapple sippers to multi-coloured bellini slushies, there’s no shortage of icy drinks in this city. So get ready for a boozy brain freeze at these local bars where the Tiki trend is in full force. [Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts]
Vancouver’s ever-changing dining scene can be as unpredictable as its weather, which is why we’re keeping our ears to the ground to keep you updated on the city’s most buzz-worthy restaurant openings. From upscale salad bars and down-South barbecue joints to pretty patisseries and modern Vietnamese eateries, check out the latest spots to eat and drink in 2016. [Image courtesy of Fanny Bay Oysters. Photo credit: John Sherlock]
There are few meals as satisfying as a perfectly cooked sirloin and an excellent glass of wine, and a steak dinner is even more enjoyable when it's served in elegant surroundings. Vancouver is home to many steakhouses, representing a range of styles and price points. Here are a few local favourites that’ll help satisfy your meaty cravings. [Photo credit: iStock.com/4kodiak]
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