Gastown


Smarty Pantz to Open First Escape Room in Gastown

Perfect for the abundance of creative professionals, start-up companies and growing hub of cool businesses, the first escape room in the downtown Vancouver core is opening next month in Gastown. Smarty Pantz will put your IQ level to the test
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On Our Radar: Dessert and Champagne at Mosquito in Gastown

A new concept in Vancouver is soon to be unveiled, ready to offer something really quite simple and sweet: desserts and champagne. Coming to the already vibrant Water Street in Gastown, the luxurious Mosquito will open its doors by early February
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On Our Radar: We Get the Scoop on Soft Peaks

Vancouver really loves ice cream. Even smack dab in the middle of winter. The newest hot (or cold, really) spot opening in early 2015 is going to be a little different than the others. Soon to grace Gastown, Soft Peaks will take a health-conscious spin on a classic comfort treat
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Jules Bistro Celebrates a Taste of Parisian Summer in Gastown

Late last week we popped down to Jules Bistro, one of our favourite haunts in the heart of Gastown, to find a patio party in full swing. Since setting up shop in Vancouver nearly eight years ago, this YP hot spot has consistently delivered exceptionally great service, atmosphere and goods – but had fallen off the radar as of late. Not anymore
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The Abbey Adds Playful Elegance to Gastown Dining Scene

This recently opened tavern is located in the heart of Gastown (on the fringe of Chinatown) and owned by Andrey Durbach, Chris Stewart and Michel Durocher of nearby The Sardine Can. Here's why it's worthy of your next reservation for a notable night out
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Shirakawa Opens in Gastown’s Blood Alley

Over the past few weeks, buzz has been steadily increasing about the newest spot to open up in Gastown’s Blood Alley, Shirakawa, which has taken over the space that used to house long-time area resident Boneta
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Lily Mae's Gives Us One More Reason to Visit Gastown

We really don't need another reason to head down to Gastown, but when we heard word a culinary collaboration with one of our favourite chefs in YVR involved one of our favourite go-to spots for grub, we were sold.
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Keith and Dane of Cavalier Jewellery Shoppe: Today's Notable Young Professionals

Today's Notable Young Professionals are Keith and Dane of Vancouver's Cavalier jewellery hot spot in Gastown, the exact opposite of the stuffy, dated type of shop you're used to when shopping for jewellery. What was the inspiration for their career route? Find out in today's profile
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A Notable Night at the Absolut Elyx Candlelight Club

Earlier this week we had the chance to attend a unique candlelight dinner courtesy of The Social Concierge, Wildebeest and Absolut Elyx in Gastown. A sense of ambiance was perfectly set by hundreds of flickering candles placed throughout the room, providing a certain sense of mysteriousness and intimacy for the night ahead
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