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Top 10 Nightclubs in Vancouver

Dance, Drink, and Party at these Late-night Clubs

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Stay out late in Vancouver at these top nightclubs -- which pack the dance floors on weekends to the tune of hit-spinning DJs or live music. But on weeknights you may also find low-key concerts, burlesque shows, and house bands.

Whatever your choice of venue, plan to skip the line-up by getting on the guest list and arriving early. And for more Vancouver nightlife, you can also check out Vancouver's live music bars, popular Granville Street bars, cocktail lounges and pubs in Gastown, and casual Main Street nightlife spots.

Vancouver's Top Nightclubs:

1. Celebrities

This all-welcoming West End dance club has stuck around since the 1980s, with a major update and new sound system in 2013. The young crowd is a gay-straight mix, easily keeping up with electro, dance, house, and party-friendly DJ sets.
Neighborhood: West End
Address: 1022 Davie St.
Phone: 604-681-6180

2. Bar None

Billing itself as a New York-style club, Bar None has a brick and wood interior that ties in with Yaletown's reno-ed warehouse feel. Expect to dance to hip-hop, house, and remixes. It's a favored destination for stagette parties.
Neighborhood: Yaletown
Address: 1222 Hamilton St.
Phone: 604-689-7000

3. Venue

I love that Venue does double-duty as live music venue and dance club. It's an intimate spot to catch a band, and gets lively with widely appealing tunes (from indie to electro) on club nights.
Neighborhood: Granville Street, Downtown
Address: 881 Granville St.
Phone: 604-646-0064

4. Fortune Sound Club

The second-floor club makes for a nightlife surprise in Chinatown. A powerful sound system, wooden dance floor, and spacious room make Fortune an East Side staple. The music is decidedly non-top 40, but still heavy on grooves that make you want to move. Live performances can be reasonably priced and draw in a quirkier crowd.
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Address: 147 E. Pender St.
Phone: 604-569-1758

5. Caprice Nightclub

Dance, house, and top 40 dominate the playlist at this two-level Granville club. Downstairs there's a large dance floor, while upstairs is more casual with couches and a balcony for people watching. It's one of Vancouver’s busiest nightclubs, so you'll join a steady crowd of the young and barely dressed.
Neighborhood: Granville Street, Downtown
Address: 967 Granville St.
Phone: 604-685-3288

6. Ginger 62

This low-lit, ruby-toned club offers late-night dancing on weekends. There's table service and laid-back seating, where you can sip fresh cocktails that are appealing riffs on classic concoctions. Expect a well-dressed crowd without the student-age set that's typical of Granville Street.
Neighborhood: Granville Street, Downtown
Address: 1219 Granville St.
Phone: 604-688-5494

7. Shark Club

Mostly a sports bar, Shark Club also transforms into a club-like venue on weekend nights. Top 40 tunes keep the temporary dance floor packed. Shark Club's Downtown Vancouver location a favorite pit stop after a hockey game at nearby Rogers Arena, but you'll find a similar vibe at other locations in the suburbs.
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 180 W. Georgia St.
Phone: 604-687-4275

8. Fivesixty

This Downtown club is huge (2,601 sq. m. or 28,000 sq. ft.), and many seem to love the clean, spacious bathrooms. There are three dance floors plus lounge areas where you can party late, listen to live music, or simply enjoy a cocktail.
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 560 Seymour St.
Phone: 604-678-6322

9. The Roxy

One of Vancouver's only dance spots open seven nights a week, The Roxy has endured as a pick-up bar and welcoming-to-all-ages night spot since 1988. Live house bands take the stage every night.
Neighborhood: Granville Street, Downtown
Address: 932 Granville St.
Phone: 604-331-7999

10. AuBar

Dance to electro, house, top 40, and hip hop at this mid-size club. Though it's still in the center of Downtown, it's nice to be a little tucked away from the Granville Street frenzy.
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 674 Seymour St.
Phone: 604-648-2227
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