This Thursday October 30th, spirit lovers can sip on rare Scottish tipples at the upcoming Whiskey Supper. The Irish Heather is hosting a wonderful whisky supper featuring single-malts by Ardberg, a premier distillery from Scotland.

The evening will commence at 7pm with an Ardbeg-based cocktail in the Shebeen, inside the Irish Heather. Hobnob with fellow scotch lovers and meet staff in a cozy, casual setting. Then revelers will move to the Irish Heather Long Table, where you will taste your way through four varieties of single malts.

Following the tasting, a savoury supper will be served, including lamb shank pot pie, colcannon mashed potatoes, maple-glazed carrots, with bread pudding, fresh Okanagan fruit and caramel sauce for dessert (served with a surprise whisky pairing). The dinner will also offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten–free and dairy-free options. 

Tickets for the whisky supper are $40 and can be requested through email at [email protected].



The newly reopened Kanaka is now hosting two special nights every week. Guests can enjoy Havana Nights on Wednesdays and sip on special mojitos, daiquiris, and Hemingway libations by craft cocktail expert, Arthur Wynne. On Thursday nights, Kanaka will host Throwback Tequila featuring specials on tequila cocktails and shots. The innovative test bar will also launch a ‘Beer and a Snack’ special on every Vancouver home game during NHL hockey season. You can stay up to date on their daily specials through Twitter and Facebook.



A new retailer has joined Gastown’s mix of home décor shops. The world’s first Versace Home flagship has opened its doors at 310 Cordova St. Versace Home retails a range of luxury products from home furnishings to fine porcelain. Products showcase iconic symbols of the fashion house including the medusa head, barocco motif and the neo-classical Greek Key.



If you’re scrambling for last minute Halloween plans, The Blarney Stone, Portside Pub and Bourbon are all hosting Halloween events this weekend.

The Blarney Stone is featuring two Halloween events. On Hallows’ Eve, Oct 30th, the Blarney Stone will host a balloon drop and countdown at midnight, with live music by The Sheets & DJ Steel throughout the evening. A seperate celebration will take place on Halloween night (Friday Oct 31st) with live entertainment by the Unusual Suspects & DJ Steel. Visit here for more event information.

Portside Pub is throwing a special Halloween edition of their Good Music nights with live mixes by Rhek & Stuntman on Friday Oct 31st, and Brendan Butter & Relly Rels on Saturday Nov 1st. More event details will be updated here

The Bourbon is hosting ‘The Night of the Living Dead’ this Friday and Saturday (Oct 31th and Nov 1st) featuring a zombie cowboy apocalypse theme with bull riding, special Jack O’Lantern drinks, and a “best costume “contest. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at The Bourbon.

Don’t forget…



It’s that time of year again. From professional gatherings to family nights out, if you’re planning a holiday party here’s a list of restaurants available for private dining parties.


In celebration of harvesting season, Sardine Can is participating in the 9th annual Game & Wild Mushroom Festival. From now until November 2nd, they will offer guests a selection of local foraged mushrooms and flavourful game meats with daily chalkboard specials and fine wines to accompany them. Call Sardine Can (604-568-1350) for more details.



Movement enthusiasts looking for new technical footwear and apparel can check out the offerings at STR/KE MVMNT. The Vancouver-based athletic brand has opened their new retail space at 299 Columbia Street carrying activewear designs that accelerate performance with a classic aesthetic.


Monday, October 27

Live Comedy Nights at Revel Room

Jennifer Hershman & Friends at Guilt & Company 

Tuesday, October 28

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Luciterra & Chris Murdoch at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club

Wednesday, October 29

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday, October 30

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge  

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

The Sheets with DJ Lickity Split at The Blarney Stone

Talkbox vs. Vocoder at Guilt & Company

Friday, October 31

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Flipout & Brendan Butter at The Portside Pub

Ali Siadat, Ryan Guldemond, Andrew Braun & JC Thompson at Guilt & Company

Saturday, November 1

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

LOKO Boy & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Sunday, November 2

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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