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
Address2616 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E6, Canada
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.
Address4210 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9, Canada
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.
Address3124 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7, Canada
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.
Address4172 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P6, Canada
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.
Address181 E 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R2, Canada
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.
Address3289 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7, Canada
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.