Now in its sixth year, Lumière Vancouver returns November 1 through 3 to light up four plaza spaces in the downtown core, and in the West End – English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza.

Here’s a quick (and handy) guide to shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightclubs in the West End should you need a reprieve from the cold, a tasty bite, or if you’d like to keep the party going.


Sit-Down Dining

16 Mary’s on Davie

This reinvented diner is part upscale neighbourhood hangout and part sassy brunch spot. Pick a booth, sit back and relax, and choose from elevated diner favs. (Vegan options available as well.) Open daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Address | 1202 Davie Street
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15 Timber

You’ll find truly Canadian-inspired comfort eats like poutine, bison burgers & donut holes, plus lots of beer & booze in this rustic joint.

Address | 1300 Robson Street
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14 Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

Papi’s offers a menu of casual, seafood-focused dishes served in a spacious dining room, oyster bar and outdoor patio overlooking English Bay.

Don’t forget to try their Lumiere-inspired cocktail, The Sparkling Aurora. $1 from each cocktail sold goes directly to support West End community group, Young Ideas.

Address | 1193 Denman Street
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13 The Italians Kitchen and Bar

Enjoy pasta the way your nonna would make it at The Italians Kitchen and Bar. Inspired by the traditional recipes of Italian grandmothers, taste the culinary traditions of Italy passed down from generation to generation – one dish at a time.

Address | 1220 Bute Street
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12 Arike Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Arike combines Pacific Northwest products and modern cooking techniques with the herbs, spices and flavour combinations you could find in West Africa in an intimate setting. The cocktail program is just as intriguing, offering unique twists on classic creations.

Address | 1175 Davie Street
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11 The Sauce Pasta Cafe

For gourmet pasta on-the-go, look no further than The Sauce Pasta Cafe. Affordable and convenient, enjoy dishes like spaghetti arrabbiata, gnocchi in marinara sauce, cavetelli in a creamy mushroom sauce, and more!

Address | 861 Denman Street
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10 The Mediterranean Grill

Enjoy delicious, quality takeout from The Mediterranean Grill. This eatery specializes in using all natural, organic & local ingredients!

Address | 1152 Denman Street
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9 Beetbox

The West End’s newest plant-based eatery serves up next-level comfort eats ranging from fried chick-un sandwiches to colorful salads!

Beetbox also offers local craft beer as well as vegan-friendly wines and cocktails.

Address | 1074 Davie Street
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8 Megabite Pizza

When it comes to take-out, pizza is always a great option. Grab a slice (or two) and stroll over to Jim Deva Plaza to check out the installations and a Public Disco dance party!

Address | 1112 Davie Street
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7 Buckstop

This relaxed hangout known for mouth-wateringly delicious BBQ sandwiches and small plates also offers cider, beer, and craft cocktails.

Bonus: Daily happy hour.

Address | 833 Denman Street
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6 The Three Brits

An incredible view of English Bay and an extensive cocktail list. What more could you ask for? For a limited time, guests can try a special, Lumiere-inspired cocktail called the Eugenia Sour. The Eugenia sour is inspired by the vivid light creation designed by MK Illumination Canada and pays homage to the iconic oak tree which sits stop Eugenia Place, 60m above English Bay.

$1 from each cocktail sold goes directly to support West End community group, Young Ideas.

Address | 1780 Davie Street
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5 Bayside Lounge

With English Bay as the backdrop, Bayside Lounge is one Vancouver’s most iconic cocktail lounges. This unique venue features a sunken circular bar with a panoramic ocean view, a legendary cocktail list, and a tapas-style menu. Until November 4, guests can order the ‘From Heron In’ cocktail specially created for Lumiere.

$1 from each cocktail sold goes directly to support West End community group, Young Ideas.

Address | 1755 Davie Street
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4 Quick Nickel

Underdressed? Feeling chilly? Pop into the Quick Nickel and layer up while taking advantage of trendy labels for less!

Address | 1736 Davie Street
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Nightlife and Entertainment

3 Junction

This lively gay bar always has great DJs and weekly entertainment including trivia, drag shows & various theme nights.

Address | 1138 Davie Street

2 Celebrities Nightclub

A nightlife icon in Vancouver since the 1980s, Celebrities Nightclub regularly hosts an array of diverse, trendsetting entertainment from all over the world.

Address | 1022 Davie Street
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1 Kiss and Tell

Kiss & Tell opens this weekend! The former Playhhouse Nightclub has been converted into a new, trendy bar featuring a hidden patio.

Address | 1240 Thurlow Street