5 restaurants with great live music nights in Vancouver

Dec 19 2017, 3:43 pm

Good food, good wine, great jazz: the perfect combination for a fantastic night out. Here are some great ways to experience great live music in intimate spaces. Whether for a first date or with a group of friends, music lovers of all ages will love these tasty combinations.

Be sure to call ahead for reservations, as these special musical evenings are quite popular.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

When: June 18 – June 30, select dates & times
Where: 801 West Georgia Street
Cover: FREE (no cover charge)
Artist Lineup: click here

For a stylish night out, the Prohibition Bar at Hotel Georgia will host some great artists and signature retro cocktails. Try the namesake Hotel Georgia cocktail, a well-balanced combination of gin, orgeat syrup, lemon juice, egg white, orange blossom water, and nutmeg dust.


Frankie’s Italian Kitchen

When: June 19 to June 27 @ 7 p.m.
Where: 765 Beatty Street
Cover: FREE (no cover charge, min $10 food/bev purchase)
Artist Lineup: click here

Frankie’s is an old favourite for true Italian flavours. Mixed with a side of jazz or a stiff drink, any pasta dish is sure to be a knockout. Frankie’s also boasts a substantial bar menu with items like Caruso Poutine (house made italian sausage, bolognese, crisp fries, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese) and the famous Frankie’s meatballs, perfect for sharing over a glass of wine. Or two.

Libra Room

When: June 20 to July 2 @ 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1608 Commercial Drive
Cover: By donation
Artist Lineup: click here

We love this combination restaurant and music lounge on The Drive; it’s always packed when the musicians start playing. Get in early to avoid disappointment. Libra Room’s menu is tapas-inspired, and the mussels, served with shoestring fries in a variety of tasty broths, are especially divine.

Tangent Café

When: June 18 to June 30 @ 8 p.m.
Where: 2095 Commercial Drive
Cover: $10 + Service charges
Artist Lineup: click here

Another Commercial Drive hot-spot, Tangent Café is always bumping due to their affordable and well-priced food and drink options. A mix of Malaysian favourites and Western classics, Tangent’s menu is brightened by mee goreng and a perfectly crispy roti canai. Mouth-watering goodness that will enhance your live music experience.


Pat’s Pub and Brewhouse

When: June 19 to July 1 @ 6 p.m.
Where: 403 East Hastings Street
Cover: $10 + Service charges
Artist Lineup: click here

This Strathcona haunt at The Patricia Hotel is getting some overdue attention with the help of the Vancouver Jazz Festival. Their signature Pat’s Classic Lager is microbrewed on-site, alongside a great selection of local craft beer. A East Van dive with plenty of character, Pat’s has some of the best food deals to be found in Vancouver – nothing on the menu is higher than $11.

Many more great live music nights to be had! See all Club Series events here.

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival runs from June 18 to July 1. Select venues across Vancouver. Full program and tickets at coastaljazz.ca.


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