The NHL playoffs are nearly here, and the Canucks will soon go head-to-head with some of the best teams in the league. Whether you’ve snagged tickets to a game or have a concert coming up – chances are you’ll be looking for a place to eat or drink near Rogers Arena, so consider this list a great place to start.

Here are some of the best bars and restaurants near Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Devil’s Elbow Ale and Smoke House


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With flowing craft beer, cocktails, and tasty BBQ on the menu, you’re sure to satisfy your tastebuds at Devil’s Elbow Ale, which also has a weekday happy hour from 2 to 5 pm.

Where: 562 Beatty Street

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen

Frankie’s is not only conveniently located near the arena, but it offers the ideal balance between a relaxed yet polished dining experience. The menu consists of dishes from Southern Italy and wines from BC.

Where: 765 Beatty Street

Sportsbar LIVE!

It doesn’t get much closer than inside Rogers Arena itself – and Sportsbar LIVE! is the ideal spot to catch a game. With 100 HD-TV screens surrounding you to capture all the action, you surely won’t miss a thing here.

Where: 99 West Georgia Street


According to Michelin Guide, this spot was actually originally meant to be a pizzeria – hence the large wood-burning ovens above the room. However, after a pivot to fine dining, diners can enjoy a mix of delicious plates a la carte, as well as pizzas at lunch.

Where: 425 West Georgia Street

Taishoken Ramen 

Craving ramen? Taishoken Ramen is close to the arena, serving up delicious bowls amid a comfortable, casual dining atmosphere.

Where: 515 Abbott Street

Pizzeria Ludica

Craving a slice of pizza somewhere more casual? This family-friendly pizzeria is conveniently located inside the International Village Mall, and has tons of board and card games available for use.

Where: 189 Keefer Place

D/6 Bar & Lounge

During the playoffs, D/6 at Parq Vancouver is set to transform with large flatscreens and a projector screen to capture all of the action, and they’ll offer some solid game-day food and drink features to go with it.

Where: 39 Smithe Street

Per Se Social Corner

Cozy meets elevated at Per Se Social Corner. The menu is loaded with a diverse spread of burgers, pasta, seafood, and brunch offerings, including their famous brunch burgers. As for pasta, the Michelin Guide recommends the lobster & crab ravioli in chipotle coconut milk.

Where: 891 Homer Street

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market

Fanny Bay’s oysters are world-famous and for very good reason. They have a huge selection of BC oysters at their raw bar, normally priced at $3.50 each. During their daily happy hour from 2 to 6 pm, however, you can get their featured oysters for $2 and their premium featured oysters for $2.75 each.

Where: 762 Cambie Street

TAKO – Taqueria Korean

If you’re looking for something a little more out there and unique, this spot serves up tasty Korean-Mexican tacos and burritos, as well as bibimbop bowls and poutines. So you’ve got plenty to choose from!

Where: 601 Expo Boulevard

And that’s a wrap on some restaurants and bars to try the next time you’re heading to Rogers Arena.