LGBT+ VANCOUVER

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1. Fountainhead Pub

prac_info 1025 Davie St • 604 687 2222

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With its excellent selection of lagers on tap and appetizing menu, the Fountainhead Pub is a good first stop when hitting Davie Village. It’s a great place to watch sports play-offs on TV.

2. Celebrities

prac_info 1022 Davie St • 604 681 6180 • Closed Mon, Wed, Thu & Sun

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Brilliant lighting, effects and visuals, state-of-the-art sound, and the city’s hottest DJs and performers get the crowd – gay, straight, bi and curious – moving (see Bars and Clubs). Apply to the online guest list and you can skip the line.

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Dancers at Celebrities nightclub

3. Score on Davie

prac_info 1262 Davie St • 604 632 1646

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This sports bar and grill is known for its friendly welcome, casual vibe and great patio space. Brunch is provided until 2pm every day. Try a Caesars (similar to a Bloody Mary cocktail), and tuck into an enormous portion of fried delights. There is also a fantastic selection of craft ales and bottled lager on offer here. Popular sports events and themed parties are hosted here regularly.

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Patio for alfresco drinking and dining at Score on Davie

4. Pumpjack Pub

prac_info 1167 Davie St • 604 685 3417

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The Village’s most popular gay pub features nightly entertainment, especially for those who are inclined towards the leather subculture. Drinks here are cheap, and friendly fun is guaranteed.

5. Delany’s Coffee House

prac_info 1105 Denman St • 604 662 3344

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Perhaps the city’s most popular see-and-be-seen coffee house, this place has a relaxed ambience and a good-sized patio.

6. Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium

prac_info 1238 Davie St • 604 669 1753

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If there is an anchor to Vancouver’s gay community, Little Sister’s is it. More than a bookstore, this is a long-standing institution that has taken Canada Customs to the Supreme Court of Canada in its fight for freedom from censorship. There is a good selection of literature, event tickets, gift items, clothing, DVDs, and various play things.

7. Sunset Beach and Wreck Beach

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A few blocks southwest of Davie Village, Sunset Beach is popular with runners and cyclists, or those strolling with a coffee in hand. In summer, volleyball players fill up the beach. Located at the bottom of UBC cliffs, the secluded Wreck Beach is thronged with people who enjoy sunbathing au naturel. There are several steep but maintained trails, and during the warmer months many vendors sell refreshments and beach fare.

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Sunbathers on Wreck Beach

8. Davie Village

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With its fuchsia bus shelters and trash bins, Davie Village is the city’s gay ‘hood. Located in the West End between Burrard Street and Jervis Street, it’s a lively 24-hour strip with cafés, an excellent selection of interesting shops (including sex shops), gay clubs, and restaurants for all budgets and tastes, not to mention its plethora of trendy bars.

9. 1181

prac_info 1181 Davie St • 604 787 7130

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This sleek and modern lounge is lined with comfortable couches and illuminated with many little lights. Enjoy the extensive cocktail list served by friendly bartenders.

10. Numbers Cabaret

prac_info 1042 Davie St • 604 685 4077

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This fun, friendly, and unpretentious gay club is usually packed with people from all walks of life. There’s something for everyone, including pool tables, darts, DJs pumping out club classics and the latest tunes across five dance floors, and also a Karaoke Funbox in the loft every night. Ongoing events at the club include cabaret nights and drag shows. Daily drinks specials feature extravagant cocktails and jugs of delicious beer.

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