674 Seymour Street
A good mix of music. It’s small, but has a nice atmosphere.
Barcelona Ultra Lounge
1180 Granville Street
The dance floor at Barcelona isn’t that big, but it is well ventilated so you don’t feel like you’re dancing in a sauna. The cover charge is rather steep.
2755 Prince Edward Street
During “soul nights”, the crowds come dressed in 60’s outfits and danced to Motown sounds. The live shows are varied and fun.
967 Granville Street
Drinks are on the pricey side at this very large nightclub. There are 2 levels with lots of room to dance, and it’s best to go after 10:00 PM
Celebrities Night Club Reopening in late February 2013 after renovations
1022 Davie Street
Well known gay nightclub in the heart of the West End.
Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway
This is the most serious jazz club in town.
870 Granville Street
The Commodore Ballroom was built in the 20’s, and was updated along the way. It is a great place for live music, especially when you get up and move on the “sprung” dance floor.
Fortune Sound Club
147 East Pender Street
Located on East Pender in the heart of Chinatown, Fortune Sound Club is not in the best area, but its superior sound system is worth checking out.
579 Dunsmuir Street
With a focus on local live music and a nice selection of beers, the Railway Club is a nice downtown find. The clientele is refreshingly unpretentious.
Roxy Night Club
932 Granville Street
This place is popular; you have to wait in line to get in unless you arrive early. The rock music is enjoyed by a white clientele, and the cover charge is reasonable.
Waldorf – Closed January 19th
1489 East Hastings Street
The Waldorf was a going concern when it opened 63 years ago. It has been renovated into a multi-purpose venue which includes contemporary art, music, food and special events.