best of both

Vancouver has two gayborhoods. Here’s where to unwind in both of them.

packed dance floor. At the center is a DJ booth with a huge neon sign behind it and purple lights. Photo via Celebrities Nightclub

On Canada’s West Coast, nestled in gorgeous British Columbia, Vancouver sits waiting to be explored. There are two distinct gayborhoods in Vancouver, one designated the ‘The Drive’ which caters to the L in LGBTQ+, and the other being Davie Village. After a long day of sightseeing, you can’t go wrong in either neighborhood for a good time, and here are just a few of the spots that will welcome you with open arms. 

Patio and pub full of fun


Good-looking lounge 1138 Davie St · Vancouver, BC V6E 4L7
(604) 669-2013

In the heart of Davie Village, this premier party destination has been serving cocktails and Canadian cuties for over a decade. Enjoy the outdoor patio, drag entertainment, and tasty cuisine. This casual pub has everything you need for a successful night on the town. 

Get jacked!

PumpJack Pub

Leather & Levi’s 1167 Davie St · Vancouver, BC V6E 1N2
(604) 685-3417

For over twenty years, PumpJack has been the place to unwind after a day of work, watch the game, and catch a drag show all on the same night! With a rotating DJ set featuring the hottest talent in the city, there’s never a bad night at this inclusive nightclub.

 Gay-friendly but not exclusively LGBTQ+

Celebrities Nightclub

Dance and let loose 1022 Davie St · Vancouver, BC V6E 1M3
(604) 681-6180

Though not designated a gay nightclub specifically, there is no denying that Celebrities is the place to celebrate inclusivity and diversity. Since the 1980s, this hopping space has hosted some of the most famous DJs and entertainers. With nightly events and themed parties, it’s hard to keep up!

Oh so cute and casual

The Fountainhead Pub

A welcoming place for a pint 1025 Davie St · Vancouver, BC V6E 1M5
(604) 687-2222

This quaint and casual joint offers a welcoming space to grab a pint and some fries and unwind with a bit of friendly conversation. This neighborhood bar is popular with sports lovers and happy hour fanatics alike!

 Number 1 in our book!

Numbers Cabaret

Vancouver’s oldest gay club & bar 1042 Davie St · Vancouver, BC V6E 1M3
(604) 685-4077

Vancouver’s longest and proudest standing gay venue reigns supreme after all these years. Numbers Cabaret is simply fun! Grab some chicken tenders on the patio before heading in to dance the night away. Dancing, DJs, and karaoke are only a few reasons to make Numbers your number-one spot to party. 

Muscles muscles, my oh my

1181 Davie Street

Small space, big personality 1181 Davie St · Vancouver, BC V6E 1N2
(236) 513-1181

When a gorgeous shirtless bartender with rippling muscles pours you the perfect cocktail, that place sticks with you. At 1181, this is a common occurrence—so much so that a slew of regulars come just to sit at the bar. This modern venue has a sleek, minimalist feel and serves stylish and inventive goodies. 

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