Considered one of Vancouver's hottest up-and-coming areas, SoMa (South Main)--Main Street between E 2nd Avenue and E 33rd Avenue--is home to some of the city's best-loved restaurants, bars and neighbourhood nightspots.
The Cascade Room
One of the most popular nightspots in SoMa, the Cascade Room is a dark, urban bar and restaurant with a formidable array of beers and cocktails, a lively, grown-up bar scene, and a crowded game night on Mondays.
A SoMa favourtie, The Main is both a cosy, family-owned Greek restaurant and one of the best spots for live music in Vancouver. Enjoy cheap pitchers, a fab patio and music from some of Vancouver's hottest folk, roots and alt music.
Crowded and vibrant on sports nights, this pub is another hot SoMa nightspot, with a more casual feel than the Cascade Room. Serves up typical pub fare along with a full bar and lots of cold beer choices.
With its award-winning Caribbean food, packed house, and kooky, party atmosphere, it's no wonder The Reef is a neighbourhood favourite! Perfect for big breakfasts, Jamaican cuisine, or having drinks with friends.
So popular for its inexpensive, tasty sushi that there are often hour-long lines just to get in, Toshi Sushi has become a local legend. Sushi lovers can get their fix of traditional favourites as well as hard-to-find Japanese specialties. Just be prepared to wait!
Nyala African Cuisine
Located on Main and King Edward, Nyala serves regional African cuisine from Ethiopia, Morocco and South Africa--made with fresh Vancouver ingredients--in a cosy, warm, neighbourhood-restaurant atmosphere.
The General Public (the sister restaurant to The Eatery in Kitsilano) offers lush platters and dozens of non-traditional fusion rolls that make sushi fun and vibrant.