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Vancouver’s Best Night Clubs and Live Music Venues

Vancouver's Fox Cabaret

Vancouver has great night clubs in places like Granville Street where you can go dancing to DJ music, listen to a live band and enjoy the city’s night life.



On March 17th, 2020, BC health authorities instructed all night clubs to close until further notice. As a result, Vancouver venues like the Commodore Ballroom, Fox CabaretThe Imperial and others suspended operations temporarily.

Night clubs reopened in the summer. On September 8th, however, they were ordered once again to close.

For the most up-to-date information about the status of bars and night clubs in Vancouver, see the official websites of individual venues or visit the Government of BC‘s website about COVID-19.

For a list of other places and events that have been cancelled in the region see our article about COVID-19 Cancelled Lower Mainland Events.


Top Night Clubs and Music Venues in Vancouver

Looking for a Vancouver night club? Here’s where you’ll find them. What makes a best night club, however, depends on a lot of things including your age, tastes, noise tolerance, types of music you like, whether you want to dance, and what’s featured on any particular night.

What’s a “best place” for one person won’t be a “best place” for someone else, and that’s especially true when it comes to night life.


Vancouver’s Night Clubs

Below we’ve listed some of Vancouver’s most popular places, with a short description and their location.

  • Fortune Sound Club – featuring top 40 dance music at 147 East Pender in the heart of Chinatown.
  • The Bourbon – Vancouver’s place for country music, located at 50 West Cordova Street in Gastown.
  • The Commodore Ballroom – the Commodore is a great place for dancing and concerts. At 868 Granville Street, it’s located in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district.


New Year's Eve at Commodore Ballroom
The Commodore Ballroom


  • The Fox Cabaret – a former movie theatre and present-day live music and night club venue in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood at 2321 Main Street.
  • Guilt & Co. – located at #1 Alexander Street in Gastown, it’s a bar, not a night club. It is, however, an awesome place and one of Vancouver’s top venues for live music. A different band plays there every night, and great bands too!
  • The Imperial – a 6000-square-foot private event and multimedia venue at 319 Main Street (so a few blocks north of Chinatown in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside). It’s not a “night club”, but does have events including live music on various evenings each week.
  • The Roxy – a well-known night spot with DJs and/or live bands seven days a week at 932 Granville Street. They describe their clientele as “a happy mix of industry, locals and tourists with no discernible age range.”
  • Venue – at 881 Granville Street in the heart of the city’s entertainment district, it boasts one of Vancouver’s best sound systems and light shows and serves as both a nightclub and concert facility for up to about 500 people.
  • The Vogue – an Art Deco-style former movie house at 918 Granville Street that is today a designated national historic site and event centre. It’s not a night club, but it does often host night club-style live music events.


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