The Narrow Lounge
This is Vancouver’s best- kept secret is located underneath a mattress store on Main Street. The Narrow has no signage so you have to know it’s there. The Narrow has no signage so you have to know it’s there. Look for what appears to be a shady bus stop: If you see a red light on, the bar is open.
Guilt & Co
This small, underground bar in Gastown features live music by local bands. The weekend can get crowded, so prepare to stand while you sway to the music while sipping the sultry Holy Smoke cocktail, made with Bulleit Bourbon, Laphroaig whiskey and black tea.
Located just on the edge of Gastown, the Alibi offers exclusive brews in a relaxed, traditional bar setting. The constantly rotating tap list features tons of local micro-brews and craft beers and the sampler beer flights are the perfect way to try them all.
The Dark Manor Inn
Inspired by Disneyland's the Haunted Mansion attraction, the Dark Manor claims to be haunted by a ghost named Constance-Dee, the manor's former co-owner who disappeared after poisoning her husband. Bar fare continues the theme with 19th-century snacks like warm olives, devil'd eggs, and meat pies. The bar is whiskey focused and includes punch-bowl sized cocktails like Beneath the Floorboards (bourbon and malt whiskeys, sherry, lemon, orange, and maple) meant to be shared with friends (alive or ghostly).