Vancouver neighbourhood ranked best in Canada for a night out

Jun 21 2022, 11:02 pm

Fairview is really having its moment.

The Vancouver neighbourhood is central, peaceful, and boasts envious views of the North Shore mountains — and now it’s been named the best spot for a night out in all of Canada.

Local Nights Out pegged Fairview as the top spot for a night on the town in its ranking of the best nightlife spots across the country this week. The rankings analyzed online postings related to restaurants, bars, theatres, karaoke joints, and comedy clubs, and ranked communities based on local businesses with glowing reviews.

Central Vancouver was the only other neighbourhood in the city to make the top 10, placing seventh. Quebec City was ranked the top city in Canada for a night out, with Vancouver as a whole placing third.

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Locals Night Out

In Fairview, nine out of 10 ratings left by locals of the nightlife attractions in the neighbourhood were either four or five stars.

That may surprise some Vancouverites, because Fairview hardly boasts the bumping nightclubs of the Granville Strip or ritzy patios of Gastown. But it does have some local gems that have apparently thrilled residents over the years.

So where is there to check out in Fairview? We’ve compiled a short list.

Privé Kitchen + Bar


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This 7,000 square foot space boasts karaoke rooms, a swanky rooftop patio, and a bounty of arcade games and beer pong tables.

Grapes & Soda


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This little spot serves delectable cocktails, natural wines, and seasonal dishes.

Granville Island

Granville Island after dark

Although the public market closes at night, Granville Island is still a destination for nightlife because of its theatre events, art classes, dinner spots, and brewery.

Cheesecake Etc.


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Want to end your evening on a sweet note? Head to Cheesecake Etc. at the base of the Granville Bridge for a delicious selection of desserts.

Arts Club Theatre Company

Catch a play at the Stanley Theatre for a night to remember. Right now Kinky Boots is playing. Grab dinner beforehand at one of the nearby restaurants — Bombay Kitchen & Bar Eleventh, CaffĂ© Barney, Bin 4 Burger Lounge, The Marquis Grill, and Bamboo World Kitchen.

Stamp’s Landing

Catch the sunset from one of the restaurants overlooking False Creek. Choices include Branas Mediterranean Grill, Mahoney & Sons, and the Wicklow Pub.

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