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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.



Beginning in March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it, BC restaurants were ordered to cease all dine-in services. Many Lower Mainland establishments consequently closed altogether. Those that remained open offered just take-out and delivery services.

Since May 19th, 2020, BC restaurants have been allowed to reopen for dine-in services. Not all did so right away, but most now have. Initially establishments were restricted to a maximum of half capacity and with special measures in place.

As of September 8th, 2020, the province ordered all night clubs to close. Also, restaurants and bars can only sell alcohol up until 10 pm. Music must also be kept at a low volume to allow patrons to carry on conversations without having to raise their voices.

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:


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