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Old Posted Dec 4, 2019, 12:32 AM
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Crap... forgot LanaLou's, Anza Club, Guilt & Co, Portside and probably 1/2 a dozen others and about 3 I know closed this year because they were rogue venues but amazing.
The Ivanhoe, Café deux soleils, Trees on Granville Street, China Cloud, The Naam...
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You're being ageist here. Fairview is a blues bar that attracts an older crowd. It's a souped up legion basically, but what's wrong with that? The over 50 crowd likes to go out too.

I have a hard time believing that someone who champions shopping malls is any kind of authority on cutting edge night life. Curious to know what you think is a great night spot? I have a feeling you think night clubs in las Vegas are the shit. Have you ever been to a house music club or a rave party in your life?
I digress. If those are what you think make up for the lack of good night life here, then so be it.

However, my personal thought is that if the City did not choke West Broadway's growth, the area would have more decent venues. Fairview Pub would cease to exist, or would at least have renewed itself. It still doesn't discount the fact that it is a rather depressing place to be at, even for the older folks.

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Gone are the days of:
Several in New West like Mugs N Jugs, Kits I think, several on Kingsway in Burnaby (next to Tim's, one at Gilley), Fraser Arms south Van, several in Surrey, Ozone, Mirage , the one at Dell Lanes. Roosters ...


Now a days it's more focused on Craft or at least modern styled pubs.
Port Moody has the brewery St at least, and there's "PubChains" like the townhalls or JRG properties in the burbs, and for some reason "nightlife" is considered by many outside Van to be "Earls, Cactus ect" LOL
There used to be a few places around New West / Columbia Skytrain stations but they're either been lost to redevelopment or turned away from live music. It would be good to get something outside of CoV. At least nightclubs tend to close earlier now so it's possible to get home by Skytrain (not counting late night dancing on Fri and Sat nights). Having to leave early to be able to get home without it taking 3+ hours sucked ass.

Surrey Central is being built up as the SoF downtown. I really hope they have more than a movie theatre and a pub in their plans. Even one larger nightclub (Venue - Vogue size) with theme nights would be a solid addition.

(The place at Kingsway and Gilley had a few different names over the years - one of the last ones was Studebakers. Then it became a fitness place and now according to Google maps it's been King's Market for the last few years.)
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... Who in the hell brings their kids to a pub? Besides, many of them require ID.
Kids are at bars and especially izakayas (which are essentially Japanese pubs) all the time here.

I feel doing so actually softens such establishments up from the worst aspects of pubs and bars in Canada.

Canada and the US are the exceptions with this, not the norm (can’t speak for Australia and New Zealand).
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There used to be a few places around New West / Columbia Skytrain stations but they're either been lost to redevelopment or turned away from live music. It would be good to get something outside of CoV. At least nightclubs tend to close earlier now so it's possible to get home by Skytrain (not counting late night dancing on Fri and Sat nights). Having to leave early to be able to get home without it taking 3+ hours sucked ass.

Surrey Central is being built up as the SoF downtown. I really hope they have more than a movie theatre and a pub in their plans. Even one larger nightclub (Venue - Vogue size) with theme nights would be a solid addition.

(The place at Kingsway and Gilley had a few different names over the years - one of the last ones was Studebakers. Then it became a fitness place and now according to Google maps it's been King's Market for the last few years.)
I think it will start to change. There is one irish style pub in Coquitlam on North Road in the hotel that is packed with lines outside on weekends. Its the only bar in the area. The suburbs have let Vancouver city itself be everything and the suburbs ar starting to make more of their own now.

When did the comedy club in New West close? I was surprised to see the mural gone from that wall outside.
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Kids are at bars and especially izakayas (which are essentially Japanese pubs) all the time here.

I feel doing so actually softens such establishments up from the worst aspects of pubs and bars in Canada.

Canada and the US are the exceptions with this, not the norm (can’t speak for Australia and New Zealand).
Depends on the license. I work at a Bar & Grill in Alberta and we are 18+, to allow kids the license cost would be much higher and the owner doesn't want kids in anyway. Most bars in Alberta also have VLT's so they can't allow kids in.

Some places like Boston Pizza that have lounges will allow kids in the lounge section until a certain time I believe, otherwise, they have to stay on the restaurant side. They are usually separated by a wall or a glass wall of some sort.
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I think it will start to change. There is one irish style pub in Coquitlam on North Road in the hotel that is packed with lines outside on weekends. Its the only bar in the area. The suburbs have let Vancouver city itself be everything and the suburbs ar starting to make more of their own now.

When did the comedy club in New West close? I was surprised to see the mural gone from that wall outside.
There used to be a few places here and there in the suburbs but they've been slowly disappearing (not that the majority of them were ever that much to begin with). The idea of having each of the cities to have their own job, shopping, etc so people don't have to travel as far never seems to have included nightlife.

Do you mean the Lafflines at the Columbia (just down from Columbia station) or somewhere else?


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Kids are at bars and especially izakayas (which are essentially Japanese pubs) all the time here.

I feel doing so actually softens such establishments up from the worst aspects of pubs and bars in Canada.

Canada and the US are the exceptions with this, not the norm (can’t speak for Australia and New Zealand).
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Depends on the license. I work at a Bar & Grill in Alberta and we are 18+, to allow kids the license cost would be much higher and the owner doesn't want kids in anyway. Most bars in Alberta also have VLT's so they can't allow kids in.

Some places like Boston Pizza that have lounges will allow kids in the lounge section until a certain time I believe, otherwise, they have to stay on the restaurant side. They are usually separated by a wall or a glass wall of some sort.
Kids - pubs yes, bars no. Pubs (aka public houses) lean more towards an eating place that serves alcohol. Bars are licensed drinking establishments.

Although I will say that when I've been at the Vogue and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre they were both all ages, drinks with ID. I know of places in the US where the drinking area is separate (usually a balcony) and you have to stay there with your drink. At the places here I mentioned you can take your drink with you to your seat. It seemed pretty weird as how do they enforce the drinking age (the buyer could easily share with underage friends).
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I think it will start to change. There is one irish style pub in Coquitlam on North Road in the hotel that is packed with lines outside on weekends. Its the only bar in the area. The suburbs have let Vancouver city itself be everything and the suburbs ar starting to make more of their own now.

When did the comedy club in New West close? I was surprised to see the mural gone from that wall outside.
It isn't Irish anymore (Foggy Dew), Taphouse now
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ok, haven't really paid attention to it in years, only went in there once, was surprised how packed it was, could barely walk around, went with some people after a christmas work party. I always thought it was a restaurant.

The casino has filled a lot of the need for a bar or nightclub in Coquitlam, the place is packed on a saturday night and you're guaranteed to hear that Robbie Williams song pr that darude sandstorm song still, lol, what is t with straight people club music lol. They usually have a house band too.
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Oh def, suburban nightlife casino is a big draw in their respective cities for a night out among friends, Burnaby it's pretty much only the casino within the city, I know the racetrack out in Cloverdale got more popular after they renovated to make it more "nightlife entertainment" instead of it being a pureplay casino night.

Your post reminds me, how could I have forgot for Coquitlam, WOODY's blaaaa ahahaha

The breweries in Port Moody really is the maindraw for the tricities now, the PMPD just camps and nabs a bunch of drunk drivers, they also draw a lot of people from Vancouver out on adventure thanks to the evergreen.
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One suburban mainstay that remains and still strong throughout the decades is Gabby's in Langley
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