Date night is ALWAYS important, and lucky for you all I have a couple great new date night ideas. Grab your sweetie or some friends and prepare yourself for some good beer, great food and fun times!
Last Wednesday night Gary and I ventured to West Vancouver to try out a restaurant called the Village Taphouse. It is located in Park Royal Village and impossible to miss. As you walk inside you are instantly hit with their laid back vibe, think Whistler chalet!
As we were being seated, to our surprise there was live music! I knew I recognized one of the songs from JRFM and it turned out to be Shawn Austin. He has been KILLING it lately with his two top songs “Nashville” and “Paradise Found”. I found out he plays at the Village Taphouse every Wednesday night! If you haven’t heard this guy, please do yourself a favour and listen to his tracks! The music was so great we decided to stay for a couple more drinks and left the restaurant feeling very full, happy and a little tipsy..oops!!
Another restaurant Gary and I visited recently was Guilt & Co. located in Gastown. Almost every night there are live musicians, comedians and dancers. It took us a while to find the bar but it was worth the searching. The bar is located directly under the Chill Winston in the heart of Gastown. The drinks are STRONG and the food is great. Obviously, the live music beats all, but the whole experience was definitely something we would do again. September 17 is the next country performance, go check it out!
If you’re looking for something a little faster paced, the Roxy on Granville St. has live country and western EVERY Sunday. It’s so iconic, Vancouverites even refer to country night as “a roxy Sunday”. This is your go-to if you and your friends are looking to toss on your cowboy boots and get shakin’. Seriously – lots of people go dressed up in cowboy hats and plaids, it makes it extra fun!
One last place Gary and I visited and absolutely LOVED was the Pourhouse, also in Gastown. With dark rustic decor, the Pourhouse creates a unique welcoming and intimate vibe. Every Sunday they have live music, which never disappoints. The service was great along with an elaborate drink menu unlike any other. Next time you’re looking for a last minute destination, don’t hesitate to check this place out.
I enjoyed these places so much I want each and every one of you to get a chance to try one too!!
Here’s your chance to WIN a $100 gift card to the Village Taphouse in West Vancouver! Make sure you go on a Wednesday night to support Vancouver’s own, Shawn Austin!
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