Top 7 Best Nightclubs in Downtown, Vancouver, BC [2020 GUIDE]

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Here's the list of the best clubs in Downtown, Vancouver that you should definitely check out.

TwelveWest

Best nightclub in Downtown, Vancouver!
TwelveWest

Located in the stylish Ramada Inn, TwelveWest is an elite nightlife venue. The only of its kind in Vancouver, it carves out a niche for those who seek the utmost in VIP entertainment. The venue offers internationally renowned DJs and live entertainment in a glossy space hung with glittering chandeliers. The stunning décor and amazing music, courtesy of North America’s first EVO-6E sound system, come together to create a space that is undeniably the hottest spot in Vancouver.

  • 1219 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M6 Canada
  • Downtown
  • 10 pm - 3 am Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$$

Aura

Aura

It’s all about the experience at Aura nightclub in Vancouver. The venue plays up adventure by transforming a space that looks like a house with classic décor into a popular nightlife attraction with a postmodern twist. With a variety of unique and tasty drinks, and incredible night shows with some of the best artists and performers in the industry, the atmosphere at Aura is one that you’ll want to experience for yourself.

  • 1180 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L8 Canada
  • Downtown
  • 10 PM - 3 AM Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Venue

Venue

Venue perfectly straddles the line between concert hall and nightclub, often hosting both crowds in the same evening. The two-level, 500 capacity space provides unparalleled light shows as the backdrop for an endless roster of talented guest artists and DJs as their music can be heard on one of Vancouver's best sound systems. Everyone from Major Lazer to David Guetta has played sold out shows at Venue with guests partying in the VIP areas and ripping up the dance floor. They also have an accommodating staff that provides premier hospitality who will ensure that you are having the time of your life at Venue.

  • 881 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K7 Canada
  • Downtown
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Levels

Levels

Levels strives to be the pacesetter in propelling Vancouver dance music scene forward and leading Vancouver to the forefront of global clubbing culture.

  • 560 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 0A8 Canada
  • Downtown
  • 9 PM - 3 AM Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Cabana Lounge

Cabana Lounge

Cabana is a truly unique lounge redefining Vancouver's nightlife scene in the heart of the entertainment district. Inspired by the vibrant style of South Beach, the Lounge boasts rich colors, chic cabana draped VIP booths, combined with stunning design elements.

  • 1159 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L8 Canada
  • Downtown
  • 10 PM - 2 AM Thu, 10 PM - 3 AM Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Commodore Ballroom

Commodore Ballroom

Commodore Ballroom is a renowned music venue, dance floor and nightclub located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The building was built in the Art Deco style of the late 1920s. Best known for showcasing special performances, the venue is also famous for its sprung dance floor, whose horsehair lining absorbs, rather than reflecting back, some of the impact of dancers’ feet. This stylish Art Deco Venue hosts world famous concerts and international corporate functions for up to 990 people. With state of the art sound and lighting and onsite catering services, the Commodore Ballroom is located close to all major hotels in the heart of downtown. Talking Heads, Tina Turner, Dire Straits, Dizzy Gillespie, The Beastie Boys, Kiss, Nirvana, The Police, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre, The Clash, Emmylou Harris and Paul Oakenfold are just a sampling of an unprecedented string of national & international touring acts to have played the Commodore Ballroom.

  • 868 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3 Canada
  • Downtown
  • Varies depending on event
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Studio Nightclub

Studio Nightclub

Right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver Granville Entertainment District, Studio Lounge & Nightclub is unlike any other nightclubs in Vancouver. Offering 5500+ square feet of open space of sophistication, high ceilings, and lighting systems. We are known for our unique features as a nightclub with some of the best resident DJs in Vancouver, and venue for all types of events.

  • 919 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2C9 Canada
  • Downtown
  • 10 PM - 3 AM Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

There are many other clubs available in Downtown, Vancouver like

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

Vancouver Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Vancouver clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Vancouver?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Vancouver nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Vancouver nightclubs for free?

Some Vancouver nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Vancouver nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Vancouver nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Vancouver page.

How much is bottle service at Vancouver clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Vancouver, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Vancouver nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in Vancouver are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Vancouver nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Vancouver.

Which Vancouver nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Vancouver.

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Saturday, Jun 12 · 6:30 pm
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Thursday, Jun 24 · 7 pm
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Monday, Aug 16 · 7 pm
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