Guidebook for Vancouver

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Guidebook for Vancouver

Food Scene

Top tier comfort food like Pork Belly / Pulled pork pancakes doused in Jack Daniels syrup, served up by a former West staffer in a funky and fun cafe joint! Great coffee and drinks also!
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The Red Wagon
2296 E Hastings St
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Top tier comfort food like Pork Belly / Pulled pork pancakes doused in Jack Daniels syrup, served up by a former West staffer in a funky and fun cafe joint! Great coffee and drinks also!
By far the best fried chicken on the West Coast, and the only place serving Nashville Hot Chicken, topped with house made pickles! Go for the secret menu item, Fries on the DL: "Made from Downlow’s signature crinkle fries (which are melt-in-your-mouth delicious on their own), this special dish layers that crispy hot chicken we know and love on top of a generous helping of pickled onions, sliced sweet pickles, coleslaw, cheese, and house sauces" Order ahead an do a pickup order as there is always a lineup out the door!
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Downlow Chicken Shack
905 Commercial Dr
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By far the best fried chicken on the West Coast, and the only place serving Nashville Hot Chicken, topped with house made pickles! Go for the secret menu item, Fries on the DL: "Made from Downlow’s signature crinkle fries (which are melt-in-your-mouth delicious on their own), this special dish layers that crispy hot chicken we know and love on top of a generous helping of pickled onions, sliced sweet pickles, coleslaw, cheese, and house sauces" Order ahead an do a pickup order as there is always a lineup out the door!
Delicious pastries and cakes made daily, and the BEST carrot cake in the city!
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Black Rook Bakehouse
2474 E Hastings St
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Delicious pastries and cakes made daily, and the BEST carrot cake in the city!
You will likely need to go early to get a seat, as they don't take reservations, but its worth the effort. One to the top izakaya experiences in the city, it is akin to Japanese tapas. The fresh B.C. matsutake (pine mushroom) tempura, kobujime cured fish, fatty otoro, aburi seared sushi, and okonomiyaki are a must try!
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Kishimoto Japanese Restaurant
2054 Commercial Dr
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You will likely need to go early to get a seat, as they don't take reservations, but its worth the effort. One to the top izakaya experiences in the city, it is akin to Japanese tapas. The fresh B.C. matsutake (pine mushroom) tempura, kobujime cured fish, fatty otoro, aburi seared sushi, and okonomiyaki are a must try!
Best authentic pizza in the City, bar none! Start with Frittura Napoletana (delicious fried Neapolitan street food). Share a Girasole pizza (cream, fior di latte, prosciutto cotto, corn, and parmigiano). Top it with basil or chili olive oil available at every table. Finish with Torta Caprese, a rich chocolate cake made with roasted almonds and walnuts and a hint of orange. It is just as good as when we first had it on our trip to the island of Capri. The staff are great with kids too!
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Via Tevere Pizzeria
1190 Victoria Dr
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Best authentic pizza in the City, bar none! Start with Frittura Napoletana (delicious fried Neapolitan street food). Share a Girasole pizza (cream, fior di latte, prosciutto cotto, corn, and parmigiano). Top it with basil or chili olive oil available at every table. Finish with Torta Caprese, a rich chocolate cake made with roasted almonds and walnuts and a hint of orange. It is just as good as when we first had it on our trip to the island of Capri. The staff are great with kids too!
Every neighbourhood needs a Dive Bar, but picture one rooted in southern comfort food made with local sourced fair. The decor is brash, steeped in heavy metal decor, music and vibes. A place local metal bands call home but a great community hangout for all. The cornmeal crusted halibut burger, smoked meat grilled cheese as well as the bourbon peach sweet tea are must haves!
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Jackalopes Neighbourhood Dive
2257 E Hastings St
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Every neighbourhood needs a Dive Bar, but picture one rooted in southern comfort food made with local sourced fair. The decor is brash, steeped in heavy metal decor, music and vibes. A place local metal bands call home but a great community hangout for all. The cornmeal crusted halibut burger, smoked meat grilled cheese as well as the bourbon peach sweet tea are must haves!
Warm and welcoming, cozy neighbourhood French bistro. Extremely reasonable pricing on some of our favourites like Beef bourguignon, steak frites and french onion soup. Finish up your meal with their lemon tart or the warm financier with pear. Both are made in house, and excellent! The most expensive bottle of wine from the smart, short list is a 2011 Domaine Gerard Tremblay Petit Chablis, which goes for $50.
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Bistro Wagon Rouge
1869 Powell St
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Warm and welcoming, cozy neighbourhood French bistro. Extremely reasonable pricing on some of our favourites like Beef bourguignon, steak frites and french onion soup. Finish up your meal with their lemon tart or the warm financier with pear. Both are made in house, and excellent! The most expensive bottle of wine from the smart, short list is a 2011 Domaine Gerard Tremblay Petit Chablis, which goes for $50.
The space stays true to its 1964 roots with vintage booth seating (complete with lemon-yellow Formica tabletops) and a central bar surrounded by seven fixed stools. The menu is more modern, grounded by mostly organic ingredients and simple dressings that let them shine. Brunch is the feature presentation: omelettes, Bennies, and huevos rancheros (our fave). Dinner is served only Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights and pickings are slim, but there is this: a burger (beef or spicy tofu) and a pint for $11. Can't beat the location either, only one block away from your suite!
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Roundel Café
2465 E Hastings St
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The space stays true to its 1964 roots with vintage booth seating (complete with lemon-yellow Formica tabletops) and a central bar surrounded by seven fixed stools. The menu is more modern, grounded by mostly organic ingredients and simple dressings that let them shine. Brunch is the feature presentation: omelettes, Bennies, and huevos rancheros (our fave). Dinner is served only Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights and pickings are slim, but there is this: a burger (beef or spicy tofu) and a pint for $11. Can't beat the location either, only one block away from your suite!
Interested in Bangkok Street Food? Packed with flavour, their Tiger Prawn Spring Rolls and Curry Noodle are favourites. The Coconut Lover (coconut 3 ways) is an awesome treat to finish with. Only 2 blocks away from your suite to boot!
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Bai Bua Thai Cuisine
1-2443 E Hastings St
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Interested in Bangkok Street Food? Packed with flavour, their Tiger Prawn Spring Rolls and Curry Noodle are favourites. The Coconut Lover (coconut 3 ways) is an awesome treat to finish with. Only 2 blocks away from your suite to boot!
Great place to start your day off at! Get the perfectly poached eggs benedict topped with real hollandaise sauce with a side of truffle lemon hashbrowns. Chicken and waffles is another fantastic option, and pair it with some of their bottomless coffee or a spicy caeser. Go early though as the lineup is typically out the door.
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Yolks
1598 E Hastings St
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Great place to start your day off at! Get the perfectly poached eggs benedict topped with real hollandaise sauce with a side of truffle lemon hashbrowns. Chicken and waffles is another fantastic option, and pair it with some of their bottomless coffee or a spicy caeser. Go early though as the lineup is typically out the door.
Hidden gem focusing on traditional barbeque using local and organic ingredients. Awesome cocktails!
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Whiskey Six BBQ
826 Renfrew St
6 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Hidden gem focusing on traditional barbeque using local and organic ingredients. Awesome cocktails!

Drinks & Nightlife

For the beer lovers, this is a MUST try! One of the first breweries in the city, and a stalwart in "YeastVan". Bold and adventurous creations such as their Vanilla Whiskey Stout and Pineapple Paradise Pilsner. The Chocolate Orange Stout is a must try!
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Storm Brewing LTD.
310 Commercial Dr
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For the beer lovers, this is a MUST try! One of the first breweries in the city, and a stalwart in "YeastVan". Bold and adventurous creations such as their Vanilla Whiskey Stout and Pineapple Paradise Pilsner. The Chocolate Orange Stout is a must try!
Best local distillery, steps from our suite. Deliciously different cocktails made with hand crafted local spirits. Amazing stop on your way downtown :)
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Odd Society Spirits
1725 Powell St
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Best local distillery, steps from our suite. Deliciously different cocktails made with hand crafted local spirits. Amazing stop on your way downtown :)
A great first stop on your YeastVan brewery tour, is P49. Its the biggest (and closest!) with 16 beers on tap. The Trash Panda Hazy IPA is a favorite. Their Tricycle Radler is the best in the city and awesome for summer. They even have some up and coming breweries like BoomBox, who's Arcade Glow is a top choice for a hop forward Pale Ale.
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Parallel 49 Brewing Company
1950 Triumph St
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A great first stop on your YeastVan brewery tour, is P49. Its the biggest (and closest!) with 16 beers on tap. The Trash Panda Hazy IPA is a favorite. Their Tricycle Radler is the best in the city and awesome for summer. They even have some up and coming breweries like BoomBox, who's Arcade Glow is a top choice for a hop forward Pale Ale.
Unreal house made white rye! Sample from a cocktail program headed up by award-winning bartender David Wolowidnyk. The Rock ‘N Rye Cocktail is a must try!
Resurrection Spirits
1672 Franklin St
Unreal house made white rye! Sample from a cocktail program headed up by award-winning bartender David Wolowidnyk. The Rock ‘N Rye Cocktail is a must try!
Inventive brews coupled with surprisingly good pizza. Fun atmosphere and a great stop on your way to or from Downtown Vancouver. Right on Hastings Street!
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Strathcona Brewing Company
895 E Hastings St
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Inventive brews coupled with surprisingly good pizza. Fun atmosphere and a great stop on your way to or from Downtown Vancouver. Right on Hastings Street!

Parks & Nature

Situated a quick 20-30 minute walk from our suite, it is a great way to spend an afternoon. Known as Kits Pool East, it is one of the two massive and social outdoor pools Vancouverites love to hang out at in the summer months (the other one being Kits Pool!). Take a dip after sun tanning on the pool deck with an expansive water view and take in the backdrop of the North Shore Mountains. Great for families as they have a zero entry section to their pool. Very budget friendly. Take stroll along the trails in the park and chill on the beach for a chill afternoon. Great spot to access the TCT (Trans Canada Trail) / The Great Trail, which can take you all the way to Lafarge lake.
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New Brighton Pool
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Situated a quick 20-30 minute walk from our suite, it is a great way to spend an afternoon. Known as Kits Pool East, it is one of the two massive and social outdoor pools Vancouverites love to hang out at in the summer months (the other one being Kits Pool!). Take a dip after sun tanning on the pool deck with an expansive water view and take in the backdrop of the North Shore Mountains. Great for families as they have a zero entry section to their pool. Very budget friendly. Take stroll along the trails in the park and chill on the beach for a chill afternoon. Great spot to access the TCT (Trans Canada Trail) / The Great Trail, which can take you all the way to Lafarge lake.
A quick 15 - 20 minute drives get your to Seymour Mountain for a hike on the Dog Mountain Trail. It is a short, easy hike from Mount Seymour that offers a spectacular view of Vancouver on a clear day. Take in the stunning view of North Vancouver below and Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, and downtown Vancouver off in the distance. Have lunch and soak in the view before making your way back to the trail, walking back the way you came, eventually returning to the Mount Seymour parking lot.
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Dog Mountain
1700 Mt Seymour Rd
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A quick 15 - 20 minute drives get your to Seymour Mountain for a hike on the Dog Mountain Trail. It is a short, easy hike from Mount Seymour that offers a spectacular view of Vancouver on a clear day. Take in the stunning view of North Vancouver below and Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, and downtown Vancouver off in the distance. Have lunch and soak in the view before making your way back to the trail, walking back the way you came, eventually returning to the Mount Seymour parking lot.