The area around Vancouver’s BC Place and Rogers Arena has earned the unofficial neighbourhood nickname “Stadium District.” It’s a part of town that draws crowds day and night for sporting events, like BC Lions and Whitecaps games, or the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, or major concerts.
On the streets adjacent to the venues, including Beatty, Cambie and Robson, there are several fantastic options for quality eats and beverages to enjoy before, or even after a game or show.
Here’s our guide to the best food and drink venues in Vancouver’s “Stadium District.”
Whether you’re after breakfast, lunch, dinner or weekend brunch, the new and improved Chambar Restaurant has got you covered. Following the restaurant’s Belgian theme and North African influences the menu at Chambar includes a variety of delicious temptations including: omelettes, tajines, paella, burgers, steak and whole lot more. The restaurant’s bar also offers an extensive list of wine, beer and carefully crafted cocktails.
Address: 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smoke House
Looking for a spot to grab a pre-game drink, why not head to Devil’s Elbow Ale and Smoke House. Located on Beatty Street, Devil’s Elbow carries 14 Howe Sound beers on tap ($7.50 per pint), along with a range of delicious crispy bites and sharable snacks. From the kitchen, you can expect to find dishes featuring: pork ribs; brisket; pulled pork; smoked wings; fried pickles, and other comfort driven meals.
Address: 562 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Black Rice Izakaya
This unique Japanese Izakaya style restaurant on Cambie Street, offers patrons an appetizing menu full of small dishes, making it an ideal place to pop into for a either a quick snack or a lingering sit down meal. The restaurant features fresh and delicious lunch and dinner options including: sashimi; nigiri; chicken karaage donburi; yaki udon; bacon and shrimp Ishiyaki; volcano dynamite rolls, and spicy salmon aburi hako.
Address: 782 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Located at Robson & Beatty (across from Terry Fox Plaza) Bogart’s Bar is warm and welcoming spot, perfect for grabbing lunch, dinner or even watching the game. The menu, crafted by Chef Pascal Morin, features creative Canadian bistro dishes like Chicken Pot Pie and Maple Chipotle Pork Ribs alongside share plates, thin crust pizzas and crisp salads. The drinks menu proudly offers a varied selection of local craft beer, in addition to over 20 carefully-selected wines and classic cocktails.
Address: 121 Robson Street, Vancouver
Those in search of some light and nutritious fare can not got past Danica’s Café, which offers European country-side cuisine. The menu at Danica’s, which includes, guilt free baked pies, pastries and other goods combines natural and organic ingredients to ensure healthy and flavourful dishes. The café is open from 7 a.m. Monday to Friday serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and on Saturdays and Sundays brunch is served from 9 a.m.
Address: 556 Beatty St, Vancouver