This current darling of downtown suits boys and micro-mini
girls, drip with borrowed New York chic. The lounge is
stylish, but the dance floor is small and the music is top
40. Good place to sip martinis and enjoy the mating
rituals of the rich, famous and wannabes.
674 Seymour St., (604) 682 3003
This new York-style bar is favorite among 30+ Yaletown
yupies. Walk-in humidor, pool tables and warm decor with
comfortable lounge chairs and TV screens create an air of
relaxed sophistication. DJ and live music theme nights.
122 Hamilton St., (604) 689 7000
The Drink Nightclub
Dark, ambient and contemporary, this hot spot draws mixed
young crowd with top 40, r&b, house and hip hop.
Sunday nights come alive with the high-energy rhythms of Persian
398 Richards St., (604) 687 1307
Art Deco-style dine and dance spot for 30+ set. Tapas,
dinner and bar menus feature West Coast favorites, like
chicken satay and charbroiled salmon. Jazz, blues, swing
and DJ tunes nightly.
911 Denman St., (604) 689 1181
College guys and leggy groove to funk and top 40. Elegant
decor with state-of-the-art sound and lights.
888 Granville St., (604) 646 0064
The Purple Onion Cabaret
Upstairs and upscale in Gastown. This club is both red hot
and ice cool, with edgy dance tunes on the floor and
smooth jazz in the lounge.
15 Water St., (604) 602 9442
Richard's on Richard
Check out the honeys and the moneys; sit upstairs on the
perimeter catwalk and scan for visiting celebrities, or
just enjoy the view. Smooth DJs spin progressive house,
r&b, hip hop, reggae and down-tempo beats. Great for
25-40 crowd on the prowl. Dance floor in generous but
packed on weekends.
1036 Richards St., (604) 687 6794
Dress light 'cause this club is hot. From the walls to
retro-'60s circular benches, everything is white. Take
your pick, from funky house on the dance floor to drum 'n'
base hip hop in the lounge. Dinks are pricey, but the digs
are superb. All-out trendy, so dress to impress.
364 Water St., (604) 408 4321
Funky, futuristic and hipper than hip. World of Navy,
chrome and disco balls. A must for the 20-something Wallpaper
crowd. Strut your stuff on the large dance floor, where
electronica rules, or chat in the comfy upper
66 Water St.,, (604) 683 6695
Candlelit and post-modern sleek. No jeans here. The crowd
is strictly 25+ and designer chic. It's mix of top 40,
r&b, Latin and disco on the small dance floor, so be
ready for intimate bump-and-grind.
738 Homer St., (604) 684 3003
Techno interior, cool grooves and one really big aquarium.
Stylish 25-35 mixed crowd with Asian
tinge on Saturday nights.
1320Richards St., (604) 662 7707