Lunch and Dinner Locations

More Places to Eat and Drink Around Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver offers a highly cosmopolitan food experience, and our feature map identifies some favourite spots of our graduate students.  In addition, here is some more selected advice:

From B-Jae, For a bit of the night life flavor - popular bars/pubs also include:

  • The Charles Bar: 136 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5A7 - Good for watching sports - pub by day.....turns into more of a nightclub at night.
  • Chill Winston: 3 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B2 - Pub with a great patio in Gastown
  • Granville Room: 957 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3 - Night life in Vancouver is still centered around the Granville Entertainment District - Granville Room is usually busy with a good crowd.
  • Doolins: 654 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6K4 - Vancouver's busiest Irish pub - that's all you need to know.
  • The Roxy: 932 Granville St - Probably the most famous.....infamous nightclub in Vancouver.  The Roxy does not cater to any one particular cohort - whether your 19 or 80, the Roxy will welcome music..... usually debauchery ensues.

Anke advises that Nicli Antica Pizzeria (62 E Cordova St.
Vancouver, BC. V6A1K2) has wonderful thin-crust pizza. They don’t take reservations, so it’s best to expect to wait for a table.

Water Street: Smart Mouth Coffee for excellent independent coffee & sandwiches 

Bottom of Lonsdale: Burgoo (a great comfort food joint)

Note that Vancouver metro has featured an explosion of micro-breweries in recent years, and as Tracy advises, CAG 2015 coincides with Vancouver Craft Beer week (

You might also consider taking the 15 minute ride on the Seabus across Burrard Inlet to the lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver (The seabus operates until the early hours of the morning).

There is an attractive small market at the Lonsdale terminal that includes a new micro-brewery (Green Leaf), the Cheshire Inn (reasonably priced, with good vews) and various stores (including a locally made chocolate establishment owned by a former SFU geography student). Part from the eating and drinking places the mall closes around 6.00 pm. Within a block or so on Lower Lonsdale Avenue there are several excellent restaurants including the Fish Works (reservations recommended) among others. Sailor Hagar’s – a micro-brew pub that began in the early 1980s, is three blocks from the Seabus terminal (and offers nice halibut and chips).

And as Anke informs, the new North Shore Friday night market has just been opened (May 2015),