I’ve definitely done some research in this department. There are always great new establishments coming up in all the different neighbourhoods of East Van, but at the time of writing this, these are our favourites.
BEST PUB in EAST VAN
The Five Point tops this list. Offering the best wings in the city, a classic pub atmosphere, TVs to watch the games and daily drink & food specials – it’ll be hard not to order another round. They’ve got a patio that’s always full on nice days and you’re only steps to the next bar. They also have my favourite thing – Specials! Follow them on Twitter, they can be quite convincing.
3124 Main St (at 15th Ave): Yelp Reviews of The Five Point
BEST COCKTAILS in EAST VAN
The Cascade Room are your experts in stiff drinks.. “Thirst Come, Thirst Served”. They have a fine cocktail program with all of the classics and new drinks to keep your taste buds entertained. Go on Sunday’s for their Sunday Roast dinners.
2616 Main St (at 10th Ave): Yelp Reviews of The Cascade Room
BEST LATE NIGHT LOUNGE in EAST VAN
The Narrow Lounge should be your go to late nights and not only because they are open until 1am on weekdays (and 2am on weekends). Dark & narrow room, hardly a place to sit, but you won’t mind thanks to their extensive drinks menu. Oh, and did I mention their awesome Tiki Patio?
1898 Main St (at 3rd Ave): Yelp Reviews of The Narrow Lounge
BEST BAR PATIO in EAST VAN
Biercraft Tap and Tapas Bar is a great patio on Commercial Drive (which also has some of the other “best” patios in East Van). The patio gets some good sun, has a view of the always interesting Grandview Park and has enough beers to satisfy anyone on their list.
1191 Commercial Drive (at William St): Yelp Reviews of Biercraft on Commercial
BEST DATE BAR in EAST VAN
The Keefer is one of the best date night bars in East Van. It’s dark and almost feels like a secret. The cocktails are delicious and different, and the room always has a great feel to it.
135 Keefer St (in Chinatown): Yelp Reviews of The Keefer