In collaboration with the West End Business Improvement Association, Tangoo has curated the best restaurant promotions for Vancouver’s Pride festivities so that attendees can take advantage of what is surely going to be the busiest and loudest Pride weekend to date.
The Three Brits will be at the heart of the Pride parade as it’s situated directly at the busiest corner of Denman Street. With its view and atmosphere, the experience at Three Brits for Pride calls for those who are willing to make a whole day out of it. This ticketed event includes canapes, beverage samplings, a DJ and Drag Queen host, and partying until 2 a.m.
Address: 1780 Davie Street
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 a.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The Score on Davie is lighting it up all pride weekend with events from Saturday all the way until Monday’s hangover brunch. This award-winning bar is no stranger on how to turn heads by thinking outside the box whether it be with their crazy Caesar creations or letting your group lock their phones up to resist any anti-social texting temptations.
On Saturday August 1st, bring your bathing suit for their pool party. Sunday at 7 p.m. is the third annual “No Pants Party” where a $15 cover gets you free underwear from My Package, a fanny pack to carry your valuables and a “pants check” to keep your pants safe. Lastly, to help you recover from a whole weekend of pool and no pants parties, they are offering a hangover brunch on Monday with their award-winning service, 18 import and craft beers, and everything else that makes The Score legendary.
Address: 1262 Davie Street
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. to late, Saturday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to late
The Fountainhead has been the go-to neighbourhood pub on the West End since the turn of the millennium and is the ultimate place for those in the LGBTQ community to congregate during Pride. For Pride, besides the amazing atmosphere and great energy, you can contribute to their decor which will be covered with maple leafs signed by people in the community to celebrate Canada’s 10th anniversary of marriage equality. You can sign one maple leaf with a donation of $2 or three for $5.
Address: 1025 Davie Street
Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday: 11 a.m. to midnight, Thursday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Lips Resto is a new restaurant in Vancouver’s West End that hopes to inspire diners to eat, drink, and be social. The Lips Resto’s philosophy is to kindle that warm and fun embrace so important to any gathering of friends and family. That is why their dinner dishes are designed for sharing.
For Pride weekend they are hosting two official events. Their own party on Sunday called Head is $10 per ticket and for each ticket sold $5 will be donated to a charity that will help the Pride Community. They will have a DJ, canapés and feature cocktails. The event is being sponsored by Crystal Head.
They are the hottest new place on the West End since May’s opening and are already a favourite with local tastemakers like Reiko Mackenzie.
Address: 1143 Davie Street
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to late
Located in the vibrant Davie Village, Lolita’s is great for mingling with others and having a cool drink. In the heart of all the Pride festivities, you might just fall in love with the quaint, intimate atmosphere here. A cooling margarita with your friends would be perfect right after the Pride Parade!
You can celebrate Pride and 10 years with Lolita’s as they host anniversary/Pride specials all weekend. Namely, Happy Hour from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. is available alongside them promoting local Stanley Park beer where $1 from every bottle goes to support local youth support services in the LGBTQ community.
Address: 1326 Davie Street
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday to Sunday: 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Hub Restaurant is located only two blocks from English Bay and Stanley Park and is known to be a upscale place with unpretentious dining and at the centre of all the Pride Parade action. The brunch menu available all weekend starting at 9 a.m. and will have $10 Pride beer flights and Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 1037 Denman Street
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to midnight, Friday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Central Bistro is normally open for long hours, offers a great happy hour, and has great jazz on Sunday nights. This Sunday, they are staying true to their roots by decorating the interior with a Mardi Gras theme and offering jello shots so don’t miss out.
Address: 1072 Denman Street
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to midnight, Friday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Buckstop is a saloon-style eatery in Vancouver’s West End that serves a tantalizing mix of comfort-driven meals week-round. Recently highlighted on Vancity Buzz for their hearty brunch and their crunchy mac and cheese, for Pride they will be featuring their award-winning Caesar for $6 during Pride so you can snap out of that Saturday night hangover to get ready for the real party on this epic Sunday Funday.
Address: 833 Denman Street
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight
The Capital is part of the wildly successful $4.95 concept Warehouse Restaurant Group. For Pride they have still made room in their budget to give back to the community and its patrons by donating $1 from every Capital margarita sold this week to benefit Qmunity which is a non-profit organization that supports our LGBTQ2+ community. For Patrons, drink specials include shots of Spicebox whisky, Jameson and Jack for $4.95 and Kokanee draft for $4.50. Their staff will be half the fun so get ready for some fun conversations and service!
Address: 1778 Davie Street
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 1, Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
This hot spot on Davie is often full on weekends with a wide range of clientele. Junction hosts a large dance floor and limited seating with a single pool table. Bartenders are awesome, and of course you have to love Lola!
For Pride they have events running all week starting with Trivia and ranging all the way to DJ’s and dancing with varying cover charges as low as $3. They are the spot to be when it comes to gay pubs during Pride week in Vancouver.
Address: 1138 Davie Street
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 3 p.m. to 3 a.m
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