How to Have a House Party in Vancouver

At The Party

 By Amy Watkins for Inside Vancouver

If you want to have a house party in Vancouver but you don’t actually have a house to hold one in, check out these karaoke joints, supper clubs and cozy bars that have a homely vibe. Just add friends and you’ve got yourself some instant house party fun…
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How to Have a House Party in Vancouver

Ten Cool Spots to Enjoy (Mostly) Free Live Music in Vancouver

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Photo credit: www.anniebecker.com

Vancouver has a fabulous live music scene that you don’t have to pay inflated ticket prices to enjoy. Rhythm-loving lobby lounges, bars and restaurants across the city have plenty of regular music events all you need do is pull up a stool and order a drink (and maybe a few nibbles). Whether you’re looking to check out the latest hot talent, enjoy some cool jazz, roots ‘n’ reggae or check out some classic tinkling of the ivories, no matter what night of the week it is, you’re likely to find something to get your toes tapping.  Continue reading:
Ten Cool Spots to Enjoy (Mostly) Free Live Music in Vancouver

Discovering Vancouver’s Board Game Bars

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Photo credit: thebarrowboy

There’s no shortage of great watering holes in Vancouver. From nightclubs, to pubs, to sports bars, in this city, there are plenty of options for the thirsty. But what if, alongside a hankering for a cold beer or cocktail, you’ve also got a craving for Clue, an appetite for Apples to Apples, a yearning for Yahtzee?

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Discovering Vancouver’s Trivia Scene

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Photo Credit: o5com

“This plant, whose name is derived from the Latin word for ‘milk’ is known for its milk-like juice and edible leaves. What is it?”

Know the answer?  I’ll give you a second.

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Discovering Vancouver’s Trivia Scene

Discovering Vancouver’s Sports Bars

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The problem with being a sports fan is that the fandom never stops. Whether you’re at home, or away, whether it’s puck-drop or kick-off, if your team plays you can’t miss it. So, if you find yourself in Vancouver, where do you go to catch the slap shots, touchdowns, right hooks, layups and penalty kicks you crave?

I’ve got some good news for you. Your options are endless.

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Discovering Vancouver’s Sports Bars

Top 5 Super Bowl Parties in Vancouver

Still don’t have plans for the big game?  No worries.  There are plenty of places in Vancouver to watch the Giants battle the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday (and one place where you can mingle with real NFL cheerleaders).

I’ve listed my top 5 picks below.  But there are lots of choices out there.

Do you have a favourite bar for watching the big game?  Leave a comment and let fans know. 

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Best Bar for Beer in Vancouver? You make the call!

Alibi Room | 157 Alexander Street @ Main

Vancouver offers nightlife to suit almost every taste:  pubs both classic and contemporary, chic lounges, trendy clubs, even a few pleasantly grungy dive bars.

The city is also developing a reputation as a beer drinkers’ town.   From brew pubs to taverns serving dozens of premium local and international beers, Vancouver has no shortage of places to wet your whistle.   I’d like to know your favourite.

Where’s the best place in Vancouver for beer lovers?  Which bar boasts the best selection?  The best ambiance?  The friendliest and most knowledgeable bartenders?

I’ll start things off by mentioning one of my favourites:  the Alibi Room in Gastown.

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