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Visit hip Vancouver!

posted by: on: June 18, 2018


We all know downtown Vancouver is beautiful, but you might not know that downtown Vancouver isn’t the cool part of town. No, if you want to go where the city’s hipsterati reside, you need to visit Mount Pleasant. It’s the perfect place for cocktails at the Cascade Room, followed by a hangover brunch (with mimosas, of course!) at Slickety Jim’s Chat & Chew, or any other fun adventures.
No place in Mount Pleasant captures the spirit of the place quite like the Fox Cabaret. A decade ago, The Fox was actually an adult theatre, a piece of local colour that made the area feel exciting but which you would NOT want to enter. Today, it’s been reclaimed as one of the city’s premier venues for dancing, musical acts, and more, turning that seedy past into something sexy cool. Here are some of the upcoming events you might want to check out!
 

YACHT

Indie rockers YACHT do things their own way. Core members Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans create challenging, provocative pop music that will still make you DANCE. Touring in support of their new EP, “Strawberry Moon,” they’re coming to the Fox Cabaret on February 5. Get tickets here!
 

VALENTINE’S DAY

The Fox is also great for dance parties, and this February they are celebrating with not one, but TWO themed Valentine’s parties.
First up is the 80s vs 90s Valentine’s Prom on February 11. Dress up in your era of choice and dance like an awkward teen again! The DJ will spin the hits of both eras, which will make for a truly inhibition-free night of dancing.
Then, on February 14, there will be An Affair to Remember – a swanky cocktail party with swinging hits from the time of the Rat Pack, Dinner Clubs, and vintage Hollywood Glamour.
 

THE FOXHOLE COMEDY NIGHT

Want to laugh? Every Wednesday, the top floor of the Fox (it’s called “The Projector Room, in honour of the bar’s history) hosts Vancouver’s funniest comedians for a low, low price. Not only that, i’s an inclusive, safe room that celebrates diversity while making you gasp for air. You must check it out when you’re in town.
Visiting Mount Pleasant? Book a stay at the Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel for convenience, comfort, and savings.