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12 best Vancouver club nights

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Vanessa Tam Mar 01, 2017 2:51 am 8,668

Looking past all the great nightclubs Vancouver has to offer, everybody knows that the meat of a good party really comes down to whoever is throwing it.

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Taking into account the different types of music that’s going to be played, the crowd that’s going to be there, and the venue itself, we’ve compiled a list of all the best club nights you should definitely be going to in Vancouver.

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Tuesdays at Celebrities

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Once known as the “straight night” of the week at Celebrities Nightclub, Tuesdays at Celebrities has evolved into one of the most inclusive weekday parties in the city. Helmed by a rotating roster of resident DJs including Dayrlo, Johnny Jover, JP Valdes, Yurie, and more, partygoers can expect consistently cheap drink specials and banger electronic dance music tune selections each and every week.

Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie St, Vancouver

When: Tuesdays, 10 pm to 3 am

Tickets: $10 at the door, $5 for students with valid student ID before 10:30 pm

Re-Up Trippy Sh*t

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One of the first club nights to regularly stock lollypops and other snacks at the DJ booth for their guests, Re-Up is a weekly Wednesday night party that celebrates the latest and greatest of America’s Southern rap scene. Housed in the L.E.D. Bar on the Granville strip, Re-Up tends to attract people from all walks of life including but not limited to international students, local tastemakers, and even some of the actual housewives from the Real Housewives of Vancouver.

Where: Caprice Nightclub L.E.D. Bar – 965 Granville St, Vancouver

When: Wednesdays, 11 pm to 3 am

Tickets: $15 at the door

Happy Ending Fridays

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Featuring a deep rotation of local DJs, international guests, and the occasional pop-up art show, Fortune Sound Club’s Happy Ending Fridays have been a standard of the Chinatown nightlife scene since its inception over seven years ago. Here clubgoers have come to expect the most from the venue’s friendly staff, amazing bartenders, and popular rap, trap, and hip hop selections turned up loud from open to close.

Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender St, Vancouver

When: Fridays, 10 pm to 2 am

Tickets: $15 at the door unless there is a ticketed event

Playhouse Saturdays

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A longtime tradition at Celebrities Nightclub, Playhouse Saturdays’ weekly programming brings together resident DJs Timeline, Yurie, and Johnny Jover with international artists to bring you the ultimate experience in house music, entertainment, and production.

Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie St, Vancouver

When: Saturdays, 10 pm to 3 am

Tickets: $15 at the door unless there is a ticketed event

Nite*Moves

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Every Saturday at the much loved Biltmore Cabaret in Mount Pleasant, hundreds of people pile into the basement level bar for sweaty dance parties playing everything from the latest in hip hop and rap to pop and dance music.

Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver

When: Saturdays, 11 pm to 2 am

Tickets: $12 at the door

Deep Down Inside

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Diving into the deeper end of the electronic music spectrum, Deep Down Inside boasts a wide selection of both local and international DJs to lull their guests into a weekly trance of deep house and techno.

Where: M.I.A. – 350 Water St, Vancouver

When: Saturdays, 10 pm to 3 am

Tickets: $15 at the door

Glory Days

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With a little something for everyone, Glory Days is one of the longest running Saturday night weeklys located in Mount Pleasant for the past almost 10 years. Satisfy your people watching habit before dancing your inhibitions away to an eclectic mix of indie, dance, rap, EDM, and pop tunes hand selected by resident DJs Rico Uno, Geni3, Sincerely Hana, and My!Gay!Husband!.

Where: The Cobalt – 917 Main St, Vancouver

When: Saturdays, 10:30 pm to 2 am

Tickets: $9 at the door

Goodlife Sundays

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When you’re not quite ready for the weekend to end, join DJs Seko, Kutcorners, Marvel, LeChance, Rico Uno, and Arems at Goodlife Sundays at Republic. Saving you from a quiet night watching Netflix, Goodlife brings in a large variety of people from hospitality industry staff who are celebrating their Friday night, to students and tourists. Expect the latest in popular hip hop, rap, and trap in the main room or head up to the annex to listen and whine to the hottest tracks in reggae and dancehall.

Where: Republic – 958 Granville St, Vancouver

When: Sundays, 10 pm to 3 am

Tickets: $15 at the door

Move Somethin’

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Situated on the last Thursday night of every month at the No 5 Orange, Move Somethin’ brings to life one of the most iconic rap music video scenes known to mankind: the strip club scene. Exchange your Canadian bills into American singles for the night, throw racks, pop bottles, and listen to the hottest strip club bangers all in one place. The world is yours.

Where: No 5 Orange – 205 Main St, Vancouver

When: Last Thursday of each month, 9:30 pm to 1 am

Tickets: $5 at the door

Switch

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If your musical taste varies across the board and you love house, rap, trap, and disco take note of this new club night at The Cobalt! Switch is a monthly party that takes place on the first Friday of every month with tune selections by local DJs Donna, Roxy Motorola, and Syd Woz.

Where: The Cobalt – 917 Main St, Vancouver

When: First Friday of each month, 10:30 pm to 2 am

Tickets: $10 at the door

Bodyroll

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Founded by local producer and DJ Rook Milo, Bodyroll is a monthly party that plays contemporary bass heavy hip hop, rap, trap and instrumentals, most of which were produced or remixed by the DJs on deck. Often flying in out of town talent like producers Promnite and Tommy Kruise, the progressive vibe of this party can’t be stopped, won’t be stopped. Nuh uh.

Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver

When: One Friday each month, 10:30 pm to 2 am

Tickets: $12 at the door

Peligro Tropical

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Taking place at various locations around Vancouver including The Waldorf Hotel and Fortune Sound Club, Peligro Tropical is a global dance party that features an electric mix of genres including cambia futuro, dancehall, dem bow, baile funk, moombahton, reggaeton, and more. Follow the hashtag #PeligroTropical on Facebook and Instagram to find out when the next party is coming around.

Where: Various locations

When: Various dates and times

Tickets: Various costs


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Vanessa Tam
is a writer and editor living and working in Vancouver, BC. Drake lyrics effectively communicate her pop culture relevancy as well as her excellent taste in music.

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