Vancouver offers plenty of things to do after dinner time so that even if you’re not ready to hit the sheets, you can still enjoy a little more fun. Our guide will come in handy if you don’t know your way around Vancouver enough to know where things are bubbling.

    While Vancouver is famous for its restaurants, bars, and clubs, this beautiful city has plenty of stuff that will keep you entertained until you almost lose track of time, including many historical places to visit, comedy clubs, and movie theatres. Check out some of the things you can do in Vancouver after dinner below.


    Vancouver Harbour Cruise

    Watch the sunset

    A sunset sailing with Vancouver Harbour Cruise is a great place to begin your evening fun right after dinner. Though it might seem like the go-to idea for romantic couples, it can be enjoyed by anyone that loves a beautiful, relaxing, natural view.

    The Harbour Cruise is strategically located, where you can conveniently see the distant mountains, waterfront, and skyline. So when the sun sets, the 3 natural elements work together to achieve a camera-worthy but calming scene. You can also enjoy soft background music to make things even better, making the entire experience more unforgettable.

    Location: 501 Denman St, Vancouver BC V6G 2W9, Canada

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Saturdays and Sundays)

    Phone: +1 604-688-7246


    Ghostly Vancouver Tours

    Find lost souls on an evening ghost tour

    A Vancouver ghost tour is an enjoyable evening activity for the whole family, especially if you’re into dark, historical stories. The tour includes plenty of stories, including the ones about the mystical lost souls of Gastown in Vancouver. Other stories you would likely hear are tales of revenge, love and betrayal, war, deadly fire, murder, crimes, and grisly tales of smallpox in ancient Vancouver.

    While on the tour, what you'll experience is a vintage, mystical vibe – somewhat like a tour through ancient Europe. You'll also be led through the backside buildings and alleyways where the historical stories actually happened as the tour guide shares these dark, creepy stories.

    Open: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 pm to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 778-239-8681


    Commodore Lanes & Billiards

    Test your skills at Vancouver’s heritage-themed bowling alley

    The Commodore Lanes & Billiards house in Vancouver is a heritage-themed bowling alley that's quite unique. It offers 5-pin bowling, which is basically a scaled-down version of the more popular 10-pin version we see today. The rules are the same, but the balls are smaller.

    After a few games, check out the games arcade or have a game of pool before refuelling at the on-site bar. As there are only 5 lanes, consider booking ahead of time. Note that there are no bumper rails as you often find in 10-pin bowling, so small children might find it punishingly difficult to score points.

    Location: 838 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2C9, Canada

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 604-681-1531


    Pacific Theatre

    Enjoy a live show

    The Pacific Theatre is one of the most enjoyable venues for a night out in Vancouver. The theatre is located in a historic church, which adds a lovely ancient view to the setting. With a grand, church-like stage and curtains, the shows at Pacific Theatre are worth checking out.

    All you need is a snack and a drink for this ticket to relaxation and a great show. The kinds of performances you can expect are Broadway shows, dance performances, opera, and pop-rock with a hint of a religious mix.

    Location: 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1M8, Canada

    Open: Tuesdays–Fridays from 12 pm to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 604-731-5518


    Rio Theatre

    Watch a movie in a historic setting

    Rio Theatre is a great spot to watch a movie in Vancouver. The theatre was built in the 1930s, so don’t expect fanciful, modern architecture. Instead, look out for interesting historical features and design.

    However, you can be sure to catch a movie in a cool, relaxing, dark room with comfortable chairs and a drink. Plus, if you are a fan of alcohol, you can order a glass or bottle of cocktail, cider, wine, or beer while you watch.

    Location: 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1, Canada

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 5:30 pm to 11 pm, Friday from 4 pm to 12 am, Saturday from 1 pm to 12 am, and Sunday from 1 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 604-879-3456


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    Comedy Ring

    Get roasted by a comedian at a Comedy Club

    An evening at Comedy Ring Club is a good choice for the whole family, a couple's night out, or a solo evening of fun in Vancouver. The jokesters here are prepared to crack you up hard with some of their lines. It is not only a place to wind up, but also a fun place to go and enjoy a little happiness.

    Plenty of stand-up comedians – both popular entertainers and amateurs – come to entertain the audience here and, if you have a good sense of humour, you will most likely find a joke or 2 really funny. On top of this, you can order a few drinks and have professional waiters and waitresses ready to take your order.

    Location: 4470 Main St Vancouver, BC V5V 3R3, Canada

    Open: Thursday from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm, Friday- Saturday from 9 pm to midnight, Sunday from 8 pm to 10 pm (Closed Monday to Wednesdays)

    Phone: +1 778-997-7284


    Colony Bar

    Sip some booze while you play your favourite arcade games

    Colony Bar has some of the best arcade and pinball games for arcade lovers. But what it's most famous for is a drink while you play. The bar isn’t easy to miss due to the lights, crowd, and a major signboard. It's a spot for gamers looking to find fun playing competitive and addictive video games.

    You can easily get a drink while you play. So, whether you're with friends or on a solo night spree, you can be sure that you will have a lot of fun. A note of warning though: you might lose track of time.

    Location: 965 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3, Canada

    Open: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 pm to 1 am, Tuesday from 3 pm to 3 am, Friday - Saturday from 12 pm to 3 am, Sunday from 10 am to 1 am


    Parq Vancouver Casino

    Make a bet, if you're feeling lucky

    Parq Vancouver Casino has plenty of live games and slot games for you to try your luck. While you are here, you can do 3 things: play casino games, manage your bankrolls, and dine when you get hungry again – betting can be energy-draining. So, if you’re interested in playing a few casino games (even if you haven’t made a bet before), go straight to Parq Vancouver Casino – they’ve got you covered for the night.

    Location: 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E7, Canada

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +1 888-281-8868


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    Granville Street

    Barhopping in downtown Vancouver

    Granville Street is Vancouver’s city centre, so plenty of bars are located along this street. It's hard to miss this hot spot, characterised by clashing upbeat music, a nightlife-dressed crowd, and Vegas levels of lights.

    Depending on what you are most interested in – craft beers, Irish drinks, cocktails, and more – you can find the right bar for each of them. But the way to have the most fun is to barhop from one bar to the other. That way, you can get an experience of all the bars and clubs in a single night, make new friends, and have a lot of fun.

    Location: Granville St, Vancouver, BC, Canada


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    Roxy Carabet

    Dance the night away in a legendary nightclub

    Roxy Carabet is a legndary nightlife spot in Vancouver that's renowned for its lively parties. It’s located in Granville Street, where most of the fun happens. You can either dance to live bands or upbeat DJ music mixes, depending on the night.

    This nightclub open 7 days a week, with something different on each night. It could be bass-heavy EDM or a stand-up comedy show. If you aren’t even into dancing, you can network, meet new people and make new friends here. Also, Roxy Carabet Bar is open late so you can order a drink well into the early morning hours.

    Location: 932 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2, Canada

    Open: Daily from 8 pm to 3 am

    Phone: +1 604-331-7999


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