Rainy evening or summer afternoon: it’s always a good time for a gin and tonic. Some of Vancouver’s finest establishments turn a classic G&T into an original masterpiece. If you’re looking for fizz and flavour, pull up a stool at these local cocktail bars. 
Each year, Vancouver Magazine invites the city’s top restaurant critics and food experts to vote on their favourite dining destinations in eight distinct Vancouver neighbourhoods. From Richmond’s favourite sushi bar to Kitsilano’s most enchanting enoteca, read on to discover the neighbourhood winners at this year’s competition. [Photo courtesy of Cinara]
Who doesn’t love the refreshing blend of zesty lime and tequila? As patio season fast approaches, these vibrant spots throughout Vancouver offer creative and classic margaritas for summer sipping. [Image credit: iStock.com/mitchellpictures]
Relaxing, chic or a rollicking good time, Vancouver’s Kitsilano is home to a vast array of watering holes. If you’re looking for discounted food and drinks to put you in a good mood, here are some of the neighbourhood’s best Happy Hours on offer throughout the week. [Image credit: iStock.com/microgen]
Famous for its yoga mats, health food joints and beach-loving atmosphere, Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood is an ideal place to nosh on tasty vegetarian fare. Check out these veggie-friendly spots next time you’re searching for a meat-free meal in this wholesome ’hood. [Image credit: iStock.com/Xsandra]
With so many Vancouver restaurants serving truly delicious food from all around the world, the city offers foodies the chance to take a global culinary journey without setting foot on a plane. Here, we look at prime spots to tuck into the best of Asia, Europe and North America, no packing required. This taste adventure is now boarding. [Image courtesy of Vij's]
When you're looking to woo your first date, the relaxed vibe of a bar can serve as the perfect setting – while the boozy beverages can help calm your nerves. Whether you prefer a laid-back pub for a casual blind date or an upscale lounge to impress your long-time crush, here are some of the best spots in Vancouver to break the ice. [Image courtesy of Salt Tasting Room]
A favourite old neighbourhood in Vancouver has recently seen a boost of new neighbours moving in, bringing a smorgasbord of fresh places for local residents and visitors to drink and dine. Here’s a round up of Davie and Denman’s new kids on the block, from underground bistros and beachside patios to new names and revamped restaurants. [Image courtesy of Beach Bay Cafe. Photo credit: Allison Kuhl Photography]
During the joyous hours where food and drink can be had for less, indulging in an early dinner (or at least pre-dinner drinks) doesn’t mean you have to shell out big bucks. In Vancouver, the Happy Hour deals are plentiful. I’ve rounded up some of my favourites for when you can get out a little bit earlier. [Image courtesy of Medina Cafe]
Tourism Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back this winter from January 19th to February 4th. The 17-day culinary festival will see some of the city’s hottest restaurants serving an array of mouth-watering prix-fixe menus. If you want to take your significant other for a special meal, plan a date night at one of these romantic eateries. [Photo courtesy of Boulevard/Leila Kwok]
Tourism Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back this winter from January 19th to February 4th. The 17-day culinary event provides foodies with a great opportunity to eat at Vancouver’s most acclaimed restaurants for less. If you want an upscale meal in an elegant setting, these high-end spots deliver a great bang for your buck. [Photo courtesy of YEW Seafood + Bar]
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]
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