Located underground in Gastown, M.I.A. is an EDM nightclub that plays alternative and avant-garde electronic music courtesy of Vancouver’s local and international DJs. Guests are able to tunnel into the historic Gastown based space (formerly known as Shine Nightclub) from 350 Water Street to be greeted by a lush room boasting a mix of futuristic yet timeworn details; M.I.A. carries notes of dark, burnt wood and rich tones of purple and read while abstract L.E.D. installations across the ceiling create pulse-like light patterns connecting all corners of the room. The intimate dance floor and compact DJ booth are ringed by plush communal seating while winding past the main bar will bring guests to a private back room Sake Bar and Gallery space showcasing local and international artists monthly. For those who want to take a breather in between dances there are plenty of tables to sit at while comfortably drinking by the bottle as well as a back room with a more intimate feel.