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Nightlife Discussion

Hey all, I was looking for a thread to post info about a new nightclub opening up and figured it might be appropriate to have a thread dedicated specifically to 'nightlife' discussion.

People can post about upcoming events/DJs/live acts coming to bars around town, new drinking holes opening/closing, your experiences/reviews of certain places, photos, or even the usual discussion about how to improve nightlife here. Now, I'm aware nightlife can be a bit of an ambiguous term, so for the purposes of this thread, I'm thinking we should focus specifically on clubs/bars/pubs/lounges/beer-gardens(?) as opposed to say opera, symphony, theatre, large-scale concerts, family or youth-oriented night activities. So what do you all think? A useful thread to have? Does the concept perhaps require some tweaking?

Anyways, if you're all happy with the idea it might be worthwhile for me to sticky it as well. Nightlife is a topic that tends to generate a lot of discussion so why not have one thread to focus it all in.
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Anyways, my original goal was to post this link to a new nightclub opening up in Chinatown, apparently this month. I liked the website so I thought why not. It's called the Fortune Sound Club (a most appropriate name for Chinatown). I have no idea what it will be like but I'm interested in checking it out once it opens:
http://www.fortunesoundclub.com/

I first came across info on it via the "Olympic City Guide" on Ralph Lauren's website of all places:
http://www.ralphlauren.com/shop/inde...NER_EXPLORENOW

The guide was really focussed on new places opening in Chinatown which I found to be an interesting angle. The guide is short but much more unique and informed than similar guides I've seen before.
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I think this thread is a good idea Raggedy. People in general here like to bitch and moan about the state of this city's nightlife but this thread could emphasize the positive things that are happening.

I'm interested in seeing how that club replacing the old Richards on Richards will turn out.
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...this thread could emphasize the positive things that are happening.
That is definitely one of my hopes in starting this thread.
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After looking into things a bit more, I see that Fortune Sound Club is already open. Here are some pics from "The Cobbles" blog (post by 'Adam Mark'):

http://thecobbles.ca/local/the-monda...ound-club.html















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where is the fortune sound club?
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great thread idea Raggedy13! never heard of Fortune before.. looks good.

here's one i like and a very cool space, The Modern (in gastown)

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Pop Opera (west hastings). weird name but very cool place.


www.dhmbars.ca


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All of those look nicer than what I've seen in Calgary.... You can put hay on the floor of a tent and convince people it's the place to be, so long as you call it Western themed. Never been to any of these places, but they look pretty cool.
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Hey all, I was looking for a thread to post info about a new nightclub opening up and figured it might be appropriate to have a thread dedicated specifically to 'nightlife' discussion.

People can post about upcoming events/DJs/live acts coming to bars around town, new drinking holes opening/closing, your experiences/reviews of certain places, photos, or even the usual discussion about how to improve nightlife here. Now, I'm aware nightlife can be a bit of an ambiguous term, so for the purposes of this thread, I'm thinking we should focus specifically on clubs/bars/pubs/lounges/beer-gardens(?) as opposed to say opera, symphony, theatre, large-scale concerts, family or youth-oriented night activities. So what do you all think? A useful thread to have? Does the concept perhaps require some tweaking?
It is an excellent idea.
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Wow! I've never even heard of some of those places. They look awesome. Definitely want to check out tunnel.
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Thanks for posting all those great photos, Delirium. This is exactly the kind of thing I'm interested in seeing. I've heard about and seen the outside of 3 of the clubs you've brought up (all but Ginger 62) but never had a clue what they were like inside. Though I'm really not much of a clubber (more of a bar/pub person) I love the look of all those places and am actually pretty tempted to check them out. They're way more interesting looking than the big generic places on Granville (which I usually end up going to every once-in-a-while for other people's birthdays).

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147 E Pender, Chinatown.
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Great idea for a thread! Do they only have to be downtown clubs or can we also talk about ones in the burbs?
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no problem Raggedy13! this is definitely one side of Vancouver people rarely see.
here's some more..

Granville Room (granville st)

www.dhmbars.ca


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Society (yaletown)

www.society-grg.ca


www.society-grg.ca


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Republic (granville st)

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George Lounge (yaletown). check out the massive Dale Chihuly chandelier!

www.georgelounge.com

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