The Best Nightlife Spots In Gastown You Need To Visit

Talk about a neighbourhood with history.

As Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Yaletown has a certain vibe to it that can’t be found anywhere else across the city.

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Gastown’s trendy food and drink scene includes chic cocktail lounges and restaurants serving everything from gourmet sandwiches to local seafood.

Here’s our list of the best nightlife spots in Gastown

Bars & Lounges

Clough Club

This is a trendy low-lit lounge with old-timey flair, craft drinks, elevated pub grub & occasional live music. Their extensive cocktail list will have you coming back for more.

The Portside Pub

Designed to cater to sailors, fishermen and the families who made their living off of the sea, maritime pubs are decidedly friendly. The goal with the Portside Pub is to be the friendliest bar in Vancouver. You'll find great beer, friendly staff, comforting food, good music and fine people.

Guilt & Co

Guilt & Co is a dark, intimate space for cocktails, nibbles & a stage for live performances. From shareables to large servings, they have food options for any appetite.

The Metropole Community Pub

Welcome to your friendly neighbourhood pub.

This Downtown Eastside spot offers drinks, music & pub food faves that you simply can’t go wrong with. Visitors will notice that there’s always special drink options to take advantage of.

The Charles Bar

The Charles Bar supports the ground floor of the famous Woodward’s building. The room’s airy, modern design and unique V-shape allow for various pursuits: guests can crowd the bar watching an NBA or NFL game on the 9′ HD screen while around the corner others can quietly enjoy well-crafted food, craft beer or cocktails.

The Pint Public House

This boisterous sports pub delivers beer pitchers, classic bar bites & wings in 40 different sauces! It’s the perfect spot to catch the big game or have a guys night out. Arrive early as this place gets busy very fast.


The Flying Pig

Based on the West Coast of Canada, this restaurant draws inspiration from the diversity of fresh ingredients readily available here and the tradition of unforgettable but humble family feasts. In short, they create experiences that feels like home.

This spot serves up Canadian standards with a unique twist.


This is for all you vegans.

Their diverse food menu offers up all your favourite bites with just vegan ingredients.

Rodney's Oyster House

Here in BC, we’re blessed with an abundance of quality seafood.

Rodney’s Oyster House has been entertaining seafood lovers and oyster aficionados from far and wide for over ten years. They serve shellfish, chowder & other seafood dishes in a stylish space with exposed-brick walls.


Often regarded as one of the world’s healthiest cuisines, Lebanese food combines the sophistication and subtleties of European cuisines with the exotic ingredients of the Middle and Far East. At Nuba, they offer authentic lebanese cuisine in harmony and rhythm with modern times.


L'Abattoir offers guests an industrial-chic setting for Pacific Northwest fare with a French touch added to it. Their craft cocktails, beers and reserve wines all go terrifically with their elaborate food menu options.

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