In order to count down the top 10 bars to meet single women in Vancouver, I had to revert back to my collection of single nights out.
As I filtered through a comical yet slightly blurred recollection of nights out, I came to the conclusion that Vancouver has no shortage of single women sitting or standing manless at bars and lounges. The number of times my girlfriends and I downed a pitcher of sangria and thought “where are the men hiding?” in infinite. The countless post bar trips to the nearest donair spot or anything edible at 3 in the morning again, manless. I now realize we had no list as to where to meet single men and it was and is clear, men have no idea where to find us.
If we aren’t standing in the middle of the street guiding them in, it seems they are incapable. What I know about Vancouver is being single is anything but easy and although attractive, single men and women walk the streets, there is little interaction.
So for the men who wonder where they should go to meet single women, I can only hope that this list brings conversation, flirtation and, maybe, just maybe, it will get you laid.
It’s just that – a society of single women who enjoy sweet drinks, instagram photos of themselves drinking their sweet drinks and an excuse to dress up. Where cotton candy topped drinks reside, single women congregate. Society, located in Yaletown, is always, and I mean always, filled to capacity with women who could use you to take a photo of their group of girlfriends. Beware of a sit down environment and be sure to go hungry – the mac and cheese balls. . . I have no words other than I am now drooling.
2. The Bimini Public House
One of the Donnelly Groups newest successes, the Bimini not only attracts single women but has an inviting and friendly vibe that confirms why. Located in Kits and with line-ups consistently every weekend, this two level bar has everything from pool, a D floor in the back, to co-ed washrooms and a selection of pretty single gals. With a selection of beer that most men (and the cool chicks) appreciate, I think it’s time you head to kits for a night out.
3. The Met
I’m not sure if it’s the line or the stale scent of tequila, but the ladies return time and time again. Really though, the Met is a good time for several reasons. One, a sweaty and packed D floor, and two, music any child of the 90’s would appreciate. This spot repels the women I can only describe as money hungry and partially plastic, but attracts those who appreciate a good time with good people. Single women love to dance and when I think D floor I think the Met.
4. The Roof at Black and Blue
Is it really patio season already? Single women love an excuse to get dolled up, get drunk and have dinner with friends. Whether it’s dinner, appies or just a few drinks as the sunsets, the B&B patio serves each and every purpose. Expect to find groups of women enjoying everything from the bacon wrapped scallops, the nachos, the crispy calamari to a delicious steak or fish option. With signature drinks, comfy outdoor seating and a vibe, such as an outdoor Vegas club, the Roof at Black and Blue is a must if you are in search of single women.
5. The Lamplighter
You can find them waiting in line, standing alone at the bar and breaking it down on the dance floor – the single women of Lamplighter. One of my all-time faves, the Lamp offers a unique Gastown feel that attracts a certain type. For the most part, the Lamp is filled with a friendly group of men and women lacking gang activity, designer gowns and a pretentious attitude. Busy for a reason, this spot makes a mean drink and offers a large variety of beer and all other things alcoholic and delish. For the past few years this has been my go to for nights out with single girlfriends and we aren’t the only ones.
6. The Roxy
The day, the week or the month, it makes no difference – the Roxy is always filled with intoxicated or on-their-way-to-intoxicated women. We go to the Roxy because just like a cheese burger at McDonald’s, it is the same every single time. Women love it for the dance floor, the numerous bars and the chance of meeting someone. In fact, this weekend I’m headed to a wedding and the couple met at the Roxy – very romantic.
7. Ginger 62
Music and style is their claim to fame. Any single woman with a love for house music and luxurious surroundings has or will be at Ginger 62. On the corner of Granville and Davie, it’s no surprise that this spot is one of the busiest in Vancouver. It may just be the onsite photo booth that gets the ladies going. Whatever it is, I suggest you go and find out for yourself.
8. Guilt & Co
Board games, red velvet cake and live music attract the single females to the Guilt & Co in Gastown. It may be the good-looking bar tenders and musicians or maybe it’s our hopes at meeting a single guy who also enjoys board games. With a large selection of draft beers, co-ed washrooms and a stage surrounded by tables of friends, if you haven’t been already – it’s time you check it out.
9. Library Square
A jukebox, a game area and, from what I’ve heard, some great 90s music, the single ladies love Library Square. Donnelly has done it once again – daily food and drink specials that will make your mouth water, live bands and late night dancing, how can you go wrong? With events such as ’80s dance party,’ I think we all need to head out and get our share of Library Square.
10. The Keg rooftop
They created the Caesar, they offer freshly baked bread and butter that I, of course, request every single visit and they have one of the best rooftop patios around. The Keg in Yaletown is on my list because every single time I go, I am surrounded by beautiful women – at the bar, at nearby tables or standing because it’s just too busy to get a seat. Whether it’s an early evening cocktail or dinner and dessert, the Keg in Yaletown has no shortage of single ladies.
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