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, and crowds of beautiful people.
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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!
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One of the best jazz clubs in the world, Vancouver's Cellar Jazz is both an amazing live music venue--bringing in big-name jazz performers like David 'Fathead' Newman, Tom Harrell and Charles MacPherson--and a restaurant/lounge.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Geared toward lovely young things and located on Granville Street, Caprice's dance floors are always crowded, and there's a theme party for every occasion, including long weekends and "end of the semester".
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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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Lush, leather-seated lounge Sunday through Tuesday, host to a house band and innovative DJs on Wednesday and Thursday, and a packed dance club every weekend, the underground Cellar Nightclub is a definite must for Granville Street club-hoppers.
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Located in historic Chinatown, this local favourite boasts a powerful sound system, good DJs, a very attractive crowd, and a mix of live shows, techno and hip hop.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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This gigantic club (it's 28,000 square feet!) has three dance floors and is genuinely beautiful! Weekends attract a diverse--but fairly young--crowd.
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If you're looking for a swinging, piano-bar atmosphere plus incredible views, Cloud 9 is the place to go. The floor-to-ceiling windows of this revolving restaurant and bar make it the perfect nightspot, especially for winding down a romantic evening with drinks and dessert.
See also: Vancouver Nightlife for People 40+