Posted March 3, 2011 by Adam Toren in Top Ten

Top 10 Lounges in Vancouver: Vancouver Lounges

Top 10 Lounges in Vancouver, BC

The west coast lifestyle is known for “lounging” around and it’s a good place to make this a favorite pass time.  Lounges are also a perfect place for a night out on the town – whether for a date, meeting up with friends or even after work wine’d down.

Vancouver’s lounges feature everything from wine bars, eateries to satay bars – there is a place for everyone’s taste – whether it is for a sophisticated night out with friends, a sexy night out  or more businesslike.

So grab your coat and your best shoes to sit back and check out the top lounges in the city of Vancouver.

Ginger 62
1219 Granville Street. Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-688-5494
Web site: www.ginger62.com

This cozy and sensual place is a great venue for group parties and for meeting new people and some you may not have seen in awhile.  Known for having some of the best events in town, Ginger is a great place to get your drink, dance and social life on!  With its comfy close-to-the-floor couches and candlelit tables, you are sure to lounge around for effortless hours.  The VIP areas are a dark, mysterious mix of romance and fun and make for an inviting atmosphere.  Plenty of spots along the walls for some unique displays or jump in for amazing photo ops. Convenient coat check are some of the other pluses you will find in the heart of downtown.

West Lounge and Wine Bar
900 Georgia St., Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-669-9378
Web site: www.fairmont.com

One of the most relaxing spots in town is at the world famous Fairmont.

The west lounge and wine bar has comfy furniture including soft wingback chairs and beautiful architecture.  The atmosphere is often enhanced with the sultry sounds of live jazz entertainment.

Whether you are going there for a business lunch with clients or for a romantic dinner for two, the 900 West Lounge knows how to set the mood for any occasion. An extensive wine selection, a famous tapas menu and popular martini list will give you plenty of reasons to stay all night.

George Ultra Lounge and Wine Bar
1137 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-628.5555

Want to be part of the cocktail hour crowd in the heart of Yaletown and go to a place that is always hopping every evening?  Check out George. Long bar and sofa style lounge seating and a casual artsy feel to the inside.  Earth tones and organic materials help set the wind down mood for locals and visitors alike.  Try some mouth watering food on their menu, created by a professional chef and sounds from a DJ who knows just how to set the mood for the room.

Looking for privacy for your group?  Ask about their private room for 6 called the G spot.

Bacchus, Wedgewood Hotel
845 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-608-5319
Web site: www.wedgewoodhotel.com

An award winning lounge located off Hornby Street will have you instantly surrounded by luxury, rich upholstered furniture, warm, dark wood, and light fixtures imported from Venice.

This part of the hotel is one of the highest brands of elegance and is pure sophistication when it comes to décor.

The lounge even features the Greek God of Wine statue. Guests can enjoy live entertainment during the evenings as well as weekend brunch and afternoon tea on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cactus Club
357 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-685-8070
Web site: www.cactusclub.com

Yes, you read right. Cactus Club on Davie street has gone from country to classy.  Most Cactus Club locations have an energetic feel and this one even features a DJ spinning on weekends.  Want something upbeat, friendly and familiar?  Check out Cactus Club and their new international menu with amazing appies, satisfying salads to steaks.

Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar
1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-602-0835
Web site:  www.glowbalgrill.com

One of the best known rooms in Vancouver comes alive with energy day and night. Glowbal Grill is a great place to make an impression for a business lunch or early evening dinner.  As the night sets, Glowbal turns into a hotspot and the dial gets turned up on the city’s social life.

Great drink menus and everything from steak to seafood on the menu make for the perfect agenda of lounging in the city.

Section 3
1039 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-684-2777
Web site: www.sectionthree.com

If you are looking for something casual in one of the hottest areas in town, Section 3 is a 150-seat mainstay of the urban restaurant scene.  This is a great place to find regulars and tourists alike.  If you are looking for an easy night in a familiar setting with drinks and food, this is a great choice and close to many other great venues to explore on a night out in Yaletown.

Republic Lounge and Bar
958 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-669-3266
Web site: www.dhmbars.ca

The Republic Bar is one of the best backgrounds if you want to get your drink on.  An amazing bar display downstairs with another level to dance the night away upstairs.  This is a great place to snap pictures and snap up some new friends too.  Be part of the front row excitement at the bar or relax in the seated area with the option to dance the night away to the latest tracks. Welcome to late nights at Republic.

Shine Lounge and Bar
364 Water Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-408-4321
Web site: www.shinenightclub.com

If you are looking to mix up a night of clubbing and lounging, Shine lounge and bar is the perfect choice.  It is Vancouver’s ultra-chic nightclub and lounge and is located in the historic Gastown district.  Shine is a great after dinner venue to experience with an artistic feel and just the right music for a night out with a group of friends, family or even if you are on a date.

Afterglow After Hours Lounge
350 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-642-0577

Web site: www.glowbalgrill.com

Whether you are ending off the night or moving over from other nearby venues in Yaletown – Afterglow is a great place to get some bubbly popping and continuing conversations with friends or perhaps a special new friend.

Small, quaint and cozy but often full, so pop by and test your luck.  The best section may have your name on it.  Part of Glowbal Grill.

Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.