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Best Bars and Restaurants in Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Vancouver Bars and Restaurants

Vancouver has some amazing restaurants and drinking establishments, both at the high and low ends of the price scale.



In September 2020, the province of British Columbia ordered all night clubs to close. Since around the same time, restaurants and bars have been operating with numerous restrictions in place as well.

As of May 25th, 2021, indoor dining is permitted for groups of six people or less. Until June 15th at the earliest, restaurants are unable to serve liquor after 10 pm. If all goes well, starting in mid-June, alcohol will be permitted until midnight.

This is a hard time for everyone, including restaurants and their workers. If you can afford it, and want a treat, consider supporting your favourite restaurant during these difficult times!

To learn more about the pandemic’s impact on the region click Vancouver COVID-19 Event Cancellations.


Best Places to Eat and Drink

For the best places to eat and drink throughout the Lower Mainland, check out the following:


2021 Entertainment Coupon Book



For a list of 2-for-1 coupons at dozens of great Lower Mainland restaurants, click Vancouver Entertainment Book.

Our list includes dozens of restaurants in the City of Vancouver as well as in Burnaby, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, the North Shore, Richmond, Surrey, the Tri-Cities and White Rock.

If you like eating out and saving money, then make sure to use your Entertainment Book coupons!


Top Restaurants in Vancouver

Below are just some of the region’s culinary and experiential highlights:

The Lower Mainland offers many more exceptional bars and restaurants, so be sure to check out the best places by region at the top of this page.


Observatory Restaurant at Grouse Mountain
Observatory Restaurant at Grouse Mountain


Restaurant Festivals

A number of special restaurant events take place in Vancouver. They include the following:


Other Information

Other food and drink-related articles that might be of interest include the following:

Other non-restaurant-related articles that might be of interest include the following:



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