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Top 10 Vancouver Nightclubs & Nightlife

The Top 10 Hottest Spots to Party in Vancouver

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Vancouver is home to some of the best, most vibrant nightlife a city can offer. Use this Top 10 list to find the best Vancouver nightclubs, celebrity hot spots, raging dance venues, and crowds of beautiful people.

Want to know what the crowd is like inside a Vancouver nightclub before you pay the cover charge? Check out the free Nightbound app--developed by Vancouverites--which gives you real-time updates on the scene inside clubs on Granville Street.

1. The Roxy

Inside Roxy Cabaret, Vancouver
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A Vancouver institution that hasn't lost any of its celebrity cred, the Roxy is a dance club, live entertainment venue, and beer commercial come to life. Get there early or face long lines!

2. Celebrities Nightclub

Celebrities Nightclub, Vancouver
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The biggest and best gay nightclub in Vancouver, Celebrities deserves its reputation for outrageous parties, hot DJs and dance nights you won't forget.

See also: Vancouver's Best Gay & Lesbian Nightlife

3. Opus Bar

Opus Hotel, Vancouver
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Yaletown's Opus Bar--part of the Opus Hotel--is the pinnacle of downtown nightlife. Uber-fashionable and upscale, this celebrity haunt boasts gourmet cocktails and "O bites" and live music from some of Vancouver's best DJs.

4. Cellar Jazz Club

Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver
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One of the best jazz clubs in the world, Vancouver's Cellar Jazz is both an amazing live music venue--bringing in big-name jazz performers like David 'Fathead' Newman, Tom Harrell and Charles MacPherson--and a restaurant/lounge.

5. Caprice Nightclub

Caprice Nightclub, Vancouver
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Geared toward lovely young things, Caprice's dance floors are always crowded, and there's a theme party for every occasion, including long weekends and "end of the semester".

6. Bar None

Bar None, Yaletown, Vancouver
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One of Yaletown's hottest nightspots--which means it's inevitably hip and trendy--the Bar None is part dance club, part lounge, and always crowded on weekends.

7. Cellar Nightclub

Cellar Nightclub, Vancouver
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Lush, leather-seated lounge Sunday through Tuesday, host to a house band and innovative DJs on Wednesday and Thursday, and a  packed dance club every weekend, the underground Cellar Nightclub is a definite must for Granville Street club-hoppers.

 

8. The Fortune Sound Club

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Located on the second floor in Chinatown, this local favourite boasts a powerful sound system, good DJs, a very attractive crowd, and a mix of live shows, techno and hip hop. 

9. Fivesixty

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This gigantic club (it's 28,000 square feet!) has three dance floors and is genuinely beautiful! Weekends attract a diverse--but fairly young--crowd.

10. Cloud 9 at the Empire Landmark Hotel

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If you're looking for a swinging, piano-bar atmosphere plus incredible views, Cloud 9 is the place to go. The floor-to-ceiling windows of this revolving restaurant and bar make it the perfect nightspot, especially for winding down a romantic evening with drinks and dessert.
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