Vancouver's Top Nightclubs

A Guide to Vancouver's Top Nightclubs

Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver
Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver / Clayton Perry

Vancouver is home to some of the best, most vibrant nightlife a city can offer. Use this Top 10 list to find the best Vancouver nightclubs, celebrity hot spots, raging dance venues, underground music hangouts, and crowds of beautiful people.

Vancouver's club scene is concentrated around Granville Street, Davie Street and Yaletown in the downtown core but you'll also find more alternative clubs around Main Street where live music, DJs and art events provide a respite from the dance-centric clubs in the center.

Downtown, Granville Street is the epicenter of clubland and it is pedestrian-only in certain sections on weekend nights when the police close the road to manage the amount of people. Head to Yaletown for more upmarket clubs or stick to Davie Street for the best selection of gay clubs and bars. 

01 of 09

The Roxy Cabaret

The Roxy Cabaret
Courtesy of The Roxy Cabaret
932 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2, Canada
+1 604-331-7999

Blessed with a top spot in Granville Street's Entertainment District—it's easy to bar-hop all along Granville, before or after hitting The Roxy—this is one Vancouver institution that hasn't lost any of its celebrity cred. The Roxy is a dance club, live entertainment venue, and beer commercial come to life. Get there early or face long lines!

02 of 09

Celebrities Nightclub

Celebrities Nightclub
Courtesy of Celebrities Nightclub
1022 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1M3, Canada
+1 604-681-6180

The biggest and best gay nightclub in Vancouver, Celebrities deserves its reputation for outrageous parties, hot DJs and dance nights you won't forget.

It's easy to bar-hop around Celebrities, too: it's located in Davie Village in the West End, which is home to Vancouver's Best LGBTQ+ Nightlife. Start at the west end of Davie Street and work your way towards Burrard Street to hit up bars and clubs on your way to Celebrities. 

03 of 09

Opus Bar

Courtesy of OPUS Hotel Vancouver
350 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5Z6, Canada
+1 866-642-6787

The Opus Bar—part of the Opus Hotel—is the pinnacle of Yaletown's nightlife. Uber-fashionable and upscale, this celebrity haunt boasts gourmet cocktails and "O bites" and live music from some of Vancouver's best DJs. This is a very "see and be seen" scene. It's a small space inbetween the hotel lobby and La Pentola restaurant so you may want to make a reservation or come earlier to get a seat at the bar. 

04 of 09

Bar None

Bar None, Yaletown, Vancouver
Courtesy of Bar None
1222 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S8, Canada
+1 604-689-7000

One of Yaletown's hottest nightspots—which means it's inevitably hip and trendy—the Bar None is part dance club, part lounge, and always crowded on weekends.

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05 of 09

The Fortune Sound Club

Fortune Sound Club
Courtesy of Fortune Sound Club
147 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T5, Canada
+1 604-569-1758

Located in historic Chinatown, this local favorite boasts a powerful sound system, good DJs, a very attractive crowd, and a mix of live shows, techno, and hip-hop. The monthly Hip-Hop Karaoke night is a lot of fun and the club attracts big rap names when they are on tour in Vancouver. 

06 of 09

Harbour Event Centre

750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R8, Canada

Vancouver's self-proclaimed 'super club', the Harbour Event Centre attracts top name DJs and musical acts. The large space includes a state-of-the-art dancefloor that features hi-tech sound and LED lighting, as well as CO2 cannons and confetti. 

07 of 09

The Biltmore Cabaret

2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver, BC V5T 0B5, Canada
+1 604-676-0541

The Biltmore has been a pub and musical venue for more than 50 years but it had a renovation in 2007 to become the Biltmore Cabaret and now the just-off-Main Street mainstay hosts touring musical and arts acts in a club that is popular with the alternative crowd. 

08 of 09

Fox Cabaret

2321 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9, Canada

Previously a porn theatre, the Fox Cabaret is a hotspot for 90s hip hop nights, 80s proms, and comedy nights and this red-hot nightclub on Main Street. It's always a casual mixed crowd and is ideal for a sweaty late-night dance but be prepared for a line up on a Friday or Saturday night. Alternative club nights include  the monthly Nerd Nite, a series of science-based discussions and Sunday Service, a long-form improv show. 

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09 of 09

The Cobalt

917 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2V8, Canada
+1 604-685-2825

 Another alternative venue on Main Street, the Cobalt originally opened in 1911 as a cabaret spot and today it's a grungey nightclub that hosts live bands, DJs and art events for the party people of East Vancouver

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