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Nightlife

November 29 2013

DJs & Live Music: 5 Gastown Places To Get Your Groove On

Brooklyn Gastown

91 Powell St.
Tel: 604-559-5180
www.brooklyngastown.com

The energetic Brooklyn Gastown is a great place for a classy, celebratory night out. Brooklyn Gastown is both a lounge and dance club with a multi-level concept. The top floor of their chic space offers partygoers a spot to mingle and lounge with a cocktail at hand, while their bottom floor is occupied by a spacious dance floor, so you can get your dance fix. Every week, Brooklyn Gastown hosts ‘Notorious Fridays’ playing old and new school hip hop and r&b and ‘Brooklyn Saturdays’ spinning house and electronic dance music with resident Vancouver DJs Johnny Omega, Noluv, and Rachel Sehl. If you’re looking for premium hospitality and a fun time, take a visit to Brooklyn Gastown. View their upcoming events.

Guilt & Company

Basement, 1 Alexander St.
Tel: 604-288-1704
www.guiltandcompany.com

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A popular hangout and anchor in Vancouver’s live entertainment scene, Guilt & Company is vivacious, eclectic and a hip place to spend a night out. What makes Guilt & Company a unique gem is the intimate atmosphere, friendly service, and nightly live entertainment from a bevy of talented local performers. Belly dancing, neo burlesque, soul, swing – there’s always something different happening every night. Make sure you grab one their amazing cocktails as you watch local talent grace the stage. Check their list of upcoming live performances.

Lamplighter Pub

92 Water Street
Tel: 604 687 4424
www.donnellygroup.ca/lamplighter

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Lamplighter is a place for everyone. This community pub, located in the historic Dominion Grand Hotel, is definitely one of Vancouver’s busiest with a lively atmosphere catering to those who prefer a causal night out with plenty of DJ action on the weekends. The Lamplighter features resident DJs on Fridays and Saturdays, bringing dance, rock and party tunes that everyone will know and love. Come down, grab a couple of cold ones, enjoy great people/streetscape watching, and get your dance on. Visit their events page.

Shine

364 Water Street
Tel: 604-408-4321
www.shinenightclub.com

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Photo credit: Russell Dalby

If you love the underground nightclub scene, Shine should be at the top of your list. Shine Nightclub is the perfect venue for enjoying good music with a fun, chill crowd. Shine has an intimate, award-winning design with two rooms playing different music styles. You can choose whether to lay down the boogie with hip hop, funk and mixes, or throwing down some serious dance moves to house and dance electronica. Shine also hosts an endless amount of cool shows with emerging DJs and iconic hip hop and electronica artists from all over the map such as The Classix, Cajmere, Been Trill, and Cashmere Cat. View their upcoming shows/events.

The Portside Pub

7 Alexander Street
Tel: 604-559-6333
theportsidepub.com/

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Photo credit: Alfonso Arnold

Craft beer, whisky, and friendly Maritime hospitality is a good way to sum up The Portside Pub. The Portside is like an eastern seaboard pub, with a multi-level space resembling the inside of a large ship. There are 24 craft beers on tap and whisky flowing through a Jameson bathtub. Live music and friendly service is the specialty at The Portside. On Fridays and Saturdays, The Portside features their ‘Good Music’ series with resident DJs Rhek, Brendan Butter, Relly Rels, and the Stuntman spinning nothing but good, dance-inducing music. Local bands like LOVECoast, also hold down the fort at The Portside’s lineup of live music you can thump your feet to. Check out their events calendar.

For a list of live music shows and other events happening in Gastown, check out our Events Calendar.