Yaletown's Hottest Restaurants & Nightlife

Dining and Nightlife in Vancouver's Yaletown Neighborhood

Celebrated chefs, fabulous drinks, chic patrons. and occasional celebrities--Vancouver's Yaletown is home to some of the city's best nightlife and restaurants. It's also within walking distance of Downtown Vancouver and has its own Canada Line / SkyTrain rapid transit stop, the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station.

The center of Yaletown nightlife and dining are Mainland St. and Hamilton St., which run parallel to each other, (loosely) bordered by Davie St. to the south and Smithe St. to the north. This rectangular area is packed with top restaurants, bars, and nightspots, making it easy to bar hop or dine in one and then have after-dinner drinks at another.

Generally, Yaletown nightlife is more posh and less rowdy than the Granville Street Entertainment District, and caters to a wider age range (from young to over-40).

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Yaletown's Best High-End Restaurants

Blue Water Cafe Vancouver
Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver
1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4, Canada
+1 604-688-8078

Yaletown is home to several of the most acclaimed restaurants in Vancouver, including:

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Yaletown's Hottest Bars & Nightspots

Opus Bar in Yaletown, Vancouver
Image Courtesy of Opus Hotel
350 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5Z6, Canada
+1 866-642-6787

Yaletown is one of Vancouver's busiest nightlife districts on Friday and Saturday nights; you may even spot a celebrity!

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Casual Dining / Hot Bar Scenes

Exterior of Cactus Club in Yaletown, Vancouver
Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver / Dine Out Vancouver
357 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1R2, Canada
+1 604-685-8070

If you want to save your budget for cocktails and after-dinner drinks, these casual dining favorites are also Yaletown hotspots--their bars attract a young, stylish crowd on the weekends.

  • Cactus Club Yaletown - Pacific Northwest fare, fusion, burgers
  • Yaletown Brewing Company - Local beers and burgers
  • The Greek by Anatoli - Yummy Greek food, with large platters (like the Souvlaki Platter) perfect for sharing.
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How to Get to Yaletown

Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0H8, Canada
+1 604-953-3333

If you're in Downtown Vancouver, chances are you are within walking distance of Yaletown (which occupies the southeast portion of the downtown peninsula). If you want to save your feet for dancing, taxis from anywhere in the downtown core will be (relatively) inexpensive. You can also use Vancouver's Canada Line / SkyTrain rapid transit to reach Yaletown: take the Canada Line to Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, just one block south of Mainland St.

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Yaletown's Hottest Restaurants & Nightlife