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Your Guide to Vancouver’s Late-Night Cocktail Havens

Your Guide to Vancouver's Late-Night Cocktail Havens

 Canadians are known for their party spirit, and Vancouver is no exception. From chic cocktail bars to cozy craft beer joints and vibrant nightclubs that keep the party going, this city is the ultimate destination for nightlife enthusiasts.

If you’re a night owl, you know the struggle of finding places open in the wee hours. That’s why we’ve got you covered with our list of late-night bars in Vancouver!

The Keefer Bar

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Location: 135 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X3, Canada

Contact: 604-688-1961


  • Sunday to Thursday: 4 PM – 1 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 4 PM – 2 AM

As night falls, the Keefer Bar comes alive, drawing crowds of hipsters who fill the bar, spill into the back area, or head to a cozy spot on the outdoor patio.

Here, you’ll encounter two types of people: those who love the edgy ambiance, live music, and creatively crafted cocktails, and those who, while waiting for a table at Bao Bei, a few doors down, find themselves drawn to the Keefer’s vibes.

The Keefer embraces an apothecary theme by drawing on the neighborhood’s historic Chinese pharmacies. 

Their drinks menu, aptly named the “List of Remedies and Cures,” has ingredients like strawberry and rhubarb tea, glehnia root, and tinctures infused with cardamom, magnolia bark, and red ginseng.

While large groups may find it challenging to stick together, couples or small parties of four will feel right at home in this dark and stylish bar that opens until early morning on Fridays and Saturdays.

Pro Tip:
The Keefer takes its food seriously too. Their small plates, like the pulled pork and Peking duck tacos as well as the BLT Bao are worth every penny.

Darby’s Public House

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Location: 2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver, BC V6K 3Y2, Canada

Contact: 604-731-0617


  • Sunday to Thursday: 12 PM – 1 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 12 PM – 2 AM

At Darby’s, the rooftop patio steals the show, making it a Kitsilano favorite. It’s the perfect spot for a mid-afternoon pint without the hassle of waiting, all while soaking in the laid-back vibes of Kits.

Open until 1 am on weeknights and 2 am on weekends, Darby’s offers you enough time to unwind. Don’t miss out on their happy hour from noon to 3 pm and again from 10 pm until closing, available every day!

Since 1981, Darby’s has been a beloved part of the Kitsilano community, known for its commitment to craft beer. With 40 taps featuring local brews and ciders, it’s a go-to destination for beer enthusiasts.

Pro Tip:
If you’re ordering in, we recommend trying The Darby’s Deluxe with the mains of your choice, complemented by their indulgent Golden Strawberry Jam Sandwich. And of course, your drink of choice is entirely up to you!

The Butcher & Bullock Public House

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Location: 911 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B2, Canada

Contact: 604-662-8866


  • Closed on Sunday
  • Monday to Saturday: 4 PM – 3 AM

For anyone looking for a classic pub experience in Vancouver, look no further than the Butcher & Bullock. Whether you’re breaking the ice, sealing a deal, or simply soaking in some sporting culture, this establishment delivers with a hit!

You can catch the game on their giant screen, courtesy of the Liverpool Supporters Club, or engage in some friendly competition in the arcade and parlor room. Banter flows freely here, creating a lively atmosphere that’s perfect for socializing.

Pro Tip:
The Butcher & Bullock is wheelchair-accessible, so those with mobility issues can still enjoy everything without worrying about anything!


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Location: 97 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1B3, Canada

Contact: 604-709-8623


  • Monday to Friday: 11:30 AM – 12 AM
  • Saturday to Sunday: 12:30 – 1 AM, 11:30 AM – 12 AM

It’s impossible to miss BREWHALL! Housed in the historic Opsal Steel Building from 1918 and painted in vibrant boxcar red, it stands as one of the few remaining industrial relics in the area. 

Inside, the spacious two-level setting boasts timber-beamed ceilings, with the upper-level Drinklab offering experimental cocktails and beers. 

All this while the main bar serves up Brewhall’s craft brews alongside collaborations with local brewers and rotating guest taps. 

It’s also a one-stop destination for everything from wine to cocktails, and from hearty meals to light snacks, all within its expansive confines.

Drawing a predominantly young and lively crowd, Brewhall has become a sought-after destination spot. 

Despite technically being part of Brewery Creek, it’s the Olympic Village neighborhood that it’s truly identified with, having housed athletes during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Today, it’s a bustling hub for wining, dining, and urban living.

It can get rowdy on peak nights, but you needn’t worry as everyone knows their boundaries. To skip the bar queues, consider ordering your drinks online or scanning a QR code upon arrival.

Pro Tip:
With a capacity for 400 diners, Brewhall offers a diverse menu ranging from wings and burgers to salads and pizzas, with standout starters like their fabulous fried pickles.

Studio Lounge & Nightclub

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Location: 919 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3, Canada

Contact: 604-620-6604


  • Closed from Monday to Tuesday
  • Wednesday: 10 PM – 3 AM
  • Thursday to Friday: 9 PM – 3 AM
  • Saturday to Sunday 11 PM–3 AM

Are you ready to groove to the beats spun by Vancouver’s top DJs? Then head over to Granville Street for a night of fun and music that lasts until late into the night. 

Studio Lounge isn’t just a bar but a rocking club and chill lounge rolled into one. As one of the city’s larger venues, Studio offers ample space for dancing, mingling, and enjoying live DJ sets. 

Whether you’re into karaoke on Mondays, Vancouver Latin Fever on Tuesdays, or themed nights, Studio has something for everyone. 

Pro Tip:
Private event spaces can accommodate up to 300 guests, the perfect spot for any occasion such as birthdays and graduations!

Earls Kitchen + Bar

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Location: 1185 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5, Canada

Contact: 604-669-0020


  • Sunday to Thursday: 11 AM – 12 AM
  • Friday: 11 AM – 1 AM
  • Saturday: 10 AM – 1 AM

Earls Kitchen + Bar is known for its afternoon happy hours, but did you know they also offer drink and snack specials from 9 pm until closing at most, if not all, of their locations? 

While we selected the Robson Street spot for its proximity to other eateries and shops, you can always explore other Earls locations.

If you want to escape the hustle of Vancouver’s premier fashion hub on Robson Street, then treat yourself to their globally inspired menu. With two charming patios, you can unwind amidst downtown’s bustling energy. 

Whether it’s a midweek lunch break or a Saturday night dinner and drinks, Earls welcomes everyone for any occasion!

Pro Tip:
If you’re extremely hungry, then perhaps the Angry Chicken Lettuce Wraps can keep you from becoming hangry!

The Library Square Pub

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Location: 300 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B4, Canada

Contact: 604-633-9644


  • Monday: 12 PM – 10 PM
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM – 12 AM
  • Sunday: 1 PM – 9 PM

Library Square Public House is more than just a bustling pub! It transforms into a hub of throbbing club music and revelers once night falls. 

Sitting next to the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library, it’s a neighborhood favorite offering local craft brews and gourmet bar eats.

With plenty of screens for catching a game, a couple of pinball machines, a small dance floor, and the occasional DJ, there’s always something happening. 

Pro Tip:
Don’t miss out on Wednesday nights, when you can enjoy plates of wings at half price. Be sure to check the website for other weekly deals and specials.

The Shameful Tiki Room

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Location: 4362 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9, Canada


  • Sunday to Thursday: 5 PM – 12 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 5 PM – 1 AM

If you just step into The Shameful Tiki Room, you’ll be transported back to the 1960s, where tiki lounges reigned supreme. This place is the real deal, with authentic period decor and drinks that pay homage to the tiki era. 

You can sip on classics like the Blue Hawaiian while being entertained by hula dancers and soaking in the retro ambiance.

The drinks here aren’t just for show as they pack a punch. From the rum-based Zombie concoction to the kitschy Trader Vic’s Tiki Puka Puka, expect quality and strong alcohol content. 

Pro Tip:
If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Volcano Bowl, a massive concoction meant for sharing, complete with a blue flame shooting out from its center.

Narrow Lounge

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Location: 1898 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3B9, Canada

Contact: 778-737-5206


  • Sunday to Thursday: 5 PM – 1 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 5 PM – 2 AM

Looking for great bar eats and creative cocktails? The Narrow Lounge’s cozy space is perfect for sharing plates of nachos or enjoying a stiff drink with your neighbor. 

With some of the best bar staff in the city, you can expect creative house cocktails and affordable Mexican-inspired fast food. And when the lights dim and the scotch starts flowing, don’t be surprised if dancing at the bar becomes the norm.

The Narrow Lounge feels like a secret hideout, tucked away under a furniture store on Main Street, speakeasy-style. 

Once inside, follow the dimly lit hallway and grab a stool at the bar. The space may be narrow, but it’s cozy and fills up quickly.

There’s nothing fancy about The Narrow Lounge, and that’s what makes it so great. When you’re in the mood for a cold beer, a casual bite, and good tunes while catching up with friends, this place hits the spot.

Pro Tip:
It’s a local favorite watering hole at the corner of Main and 2nd Streets, but it’s easy to miss if you’re not paying attention. Keep an eye out for the door with the red light above it and you know you’re there!

Cambie Bar & Grill

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Location: 300 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2N3, Canada 

Contact: 604-688-9158


  • Monday: 11 AM – 10 PM
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 11 AM – 2 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11 AM – 3 AM
  • Sunday: 11 AM – 1 AM

The Cambie isn’t just Vancouver’s oldest bar! It’s a go-to spot for drink deals and weekly events that should definitely be on your radar for group outings. 

You can expect affordable beers, highballs, wines, and snacks like Waffle Fry Nachos at a good deal!

Located in the trendy Gastown district, The Cambie Gastown has been a legendary Vancouver establishment since 1897. With its long-standing reputation, this alehouse offers drink specials and pub grub and even has a laid-back hostel upstairs. 

Pro Tip:
If you want to enjoy outdoor seating, The Cambie has you covered. Just note that they don’t accept reservations.

The Morrissey Pub

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Location: 1227 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M5, Canada

Contact: 604-682-0909


  • Sunday to Thursday: 4 PM – 2 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 4 PM – 3 AM

If you’re looking to indulge in hearty pub fare and savor a selection of craft beers on tap, your next stop is at The Morrissey. With frequent live rock performances, it’s a must-visit for music enthusiasts. 

Located in the Granville Entertainment District, it’s the perfect spot to unwind.

The Morrissey prides itself on embracing diversity and fostering connections across generations. Whether you’re a performer or a guest, you’ll be deep-diving into a creative artistic atmosphere where world-famous and local musicians frequently grace the stage.

Their veteran DJs are musical geniuses, taking guests on an expedition through genres and decades. With exceptional hand-crafted cocktails, skilled bartenders, and a warm, welcoming vibe, it’s no surprise it’s been a Vancouver staple for over 20 years!

Pro Tip:
Get ahold of their juicy burger patties in every variant possible, and yam fries as your sides. Also, we’ve got to honor Prince with their cocktail Raspberry Beret!

The Pawnshop YVR Taco Bar

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Location: 1117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M1, Canada

Contact: 604-687-7474


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 12 PM – 1 AM

Happy hour at The Pawnshop in Gastown offers a unique twist: it lasts all day on Sundays and Tuesdays, giving you the flexibility to make spontaneous plans. Indulge in delicious tacos and snag their Spiked Slushies for a bargain.

Situated at the former SIP Resto-Lounge location, The Pawn Shop YVR is a SoCal-style Taco Bar with a menu featuring unconventional dishes like “Boujee Tacos.” 

It boasts one of the most extensive tequila lists in Vancouver, setting itself apart from your typical pawn shop with the motto “We Sell Gold,” referring to its 3 golden fares: tacos, taps, and tequila.

Pro Tip:
We love seafood with tacos, and the prawn version kicks it up a notch. And for drinks, what else but the Spiked Slush of your own combination?

The Boxcar

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Location: 917 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2V8, Canada


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 5 PM – 1 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 5 PM – 2 AM
  • Sunday: 5 PM – 1 AM

The Boxcar, a beloved Main Street establishment in Vancouver, is a must-visit spot. With its local brews, natural wines, expansive patio, and late-night happy hour from 11 pm to closing (Tuesday to Thursday), it’s got all the ingredients for a great time.

Housed in a charming two-story Victorian home with exposed brick and warm woods, The Boxcar Social has a cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy coffee, beer, wine, and pizza. 

It’s the perfect blend of cafe and social hub, attracting a crowd of friendly regulars who come for a relaxed vibe and a chance to unwind with friends.

While The Boxcar isn’t necessarily the go-to spot for coffee aficionados seeking bean origins, its rotating selection of coffee from various roasters keeps things interesting.

Plus, there’s an ever-changing lineup of natural and biodynamic wines, local craft brews, and a tempting selection of global whiskies to choose from.

Pro Tip:
One of the standout features of The Boxcar is its pizza window, where guests can order slices and pies from neighboring Yeah Yeahs and have them delivered straight to their table.

Back and Forth Bar

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Location: 303 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R7, Canada

Contact: 604-564-7664


  • Closed from Sunday to Monday
  • Tuesday to Wednesday: 5 PM – 1 AM
  • Thursday: 5 PM – 2 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 5 PM – 3 AM

Looking for a laid-back spot with a cool vibe, awesome drinks, and a bit of friendly competition? Say hello to Back and Forth! 

Dubbed Vancouver’s first ping-pong bar, Back and Forth is here to shake up the nightlife scene. Located in Gastown, this 3,000-square-foot space feels like your friend’s cool living room, complete with games and good vibes.

Here, you can challenge your friends to a ping-pong match on one of six tables available for rent by the hour. 

Or, if ping-pong isn’t your thing, grab a beer and try your hand at Pictionary or play vintage video games like Super Mario Bros. and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! on a Nintendo NES Classic Edition console.

With its eclectic décor and laid-back atmosphere, Back and Forth is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy some nostalgic tunes from the ’80s and ’90s!

Pro Tip:
Thirsty? You can try their local craft brews on tap from breweries like Parallel 49, Fuggles and Warlock, and Strathcona, or indulge in a glass of wine or cider. 

You can even bring your own bottle of wine for a small corkage fee.

Granville Room

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Location: 957 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3, Canada

Contact: 604-633-0056


  • Closed on Monday 
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 11 PM – 3 AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 10 PM – 3 AM
  • Sunday: 11 PM – 3 AM

The Granville Room is more than just a cocktail bar. It’s a neighborhood institution along the bright neon lights of Granville Street. 

Once you step inside, you’ll find the familiar ambiance of a speakeasy, complete with brick walls, wooden shelves, and Edison bulbs. But don’t let the decor fool you. 

The flat-screen televisions and pulsating house music bring you party pub vibes! No wonder it draws in a crowd of twenty- and thirty-something revelers aching to unwind with drinks and bar bites.

But don’t let that deter you since the Granville Room has quality cocktail options to boot!

Pro Tip:
While the menu has classic cocktails like Mai Tai and the Aviation, as well as modern creations from renowned bartenders, the crowd favorite is the familiar high-volume bar drinks such as vodka sodas.