The Biltmore Cabaret is a legendary East Vancouver hotspot. Always offering live music (everything from rock, to hip hop, to jazz, to check their schedule online) you’ve probably already been to a show here. And you probably had a good time.
395 Kingsway (at 12th Ave): Yelp Reviews of The Biltmore
BEST DOWNTOWN/CHINATOWN MUSIC VENUE
The Electric Owl is making a name for itself in East Van. Located in Strathcona just outside of Chinatown, this place is starting to book a good roster of bands from the west coast, and up and coming bands from all over North America. If you want to discover a new band, come here – there’s a good chance you’ll spend $15 to see a band play here, then have to spend $50 the next time they come to town.
928 Main St (at Prior St): Yelp Reviews of The Electric Owl
BEST COMMERCIAL DRIVE MUSIC VENUE
Check out The Cultch near Commercial Drive if you want live music in a more low key kind of venue, as well as art shows and other cultural shows. Check out their schedule online.
1895 Venables (at Victoria St): Yelp Reviews of The Cultch