Iconic Yale Club on Vancouver’s Granville Street Set to Reopen … as a Saloon

Photo credit: Gord McKenna | Flickr

Photo credit: Gord McKenna | Flickr

The historic Yale club on Vancouver’s Granville Street is back, with a Wild West twist.

The iconic blues joint, which operated for more than 30 years before closing its doors in 2011, is set to reopen as a saloon this fall. The big neon saxophone sign will still be out front, and there will still be some live blues music, but pretty much everything else has changed.

For starters, the building itself was been completely renovated. Originally built in 1889 as a bunkhouse for Canadian Pacific Railway workers, the structure was long overdue for an overhaul. In place of the low ceilings, ancient carpet, time-worn tables and dark, dank (but not uncharming) interior that characterized the old Yale, music fans will now find an open, airy space themed like a country barbecue. Continue reading:
Iconic Yale Club on Vancouver’s Granville Street Set to Reopen … as a Saloon

New Urban Golf Club (with 24 Simulated Courses) Opens in Downtown Vancouver

Photo sourced from One Under

Photo sourced from One Under

Ready to tee off in downtown Vancouver?

A unique new club and restaurant, located at 476 Granville St. in the city’s financial district, is giving golfers a chance to do just that.

The city’s first urban golf club, 5,000-square-foot One Under offers duffers an opportunity to hit the links in six state-of-the-art golf simulators. The simulators use high-speed cameras to measure critical club and ball data and create a precise reproduction of each stroke. Golfers can choose to play one of two dozen dream courses from around the world: from Pebble Beach and St. Andrews to Pinehurst and Banff Springs.

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New Urban Golf Club (with 24 Simulated Courses) Opens in Downtown Vancouver