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Neighbourhood Guide: An afternoon in Gastown

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Alright, so the weekend has rolled around and you’re ready to make the most of it. Now, that means maybe having a bit too much to drink on Friday, so you don’t actually leave your bed until at least 11 AM on Saturday. Not a problem, though, because you still have a full 12 hours in front of you.

Here’s our guide to an afternoon (and evening ) in Gastown.

Brunch

tuc craft

Not only does Tuc Craft Kitchen have a great brunch menu, but they also offer a morning happy hour. Mimosas and caesars are both only $5. Pair that with something hearty like chicken and waffles or the ‘tuc mex’ and feel your hangover exit your body.

Shopping

roden gray

Ok, so you’re feeling human again, nice. Time to get a little shopping done. We recommend a few places. A personal favourite of ours is Roden Gray, but their stuff is most decidedly not cheap. For the girls, we love Neighbour Woman. Feeling thrifty? Hit up Community or Faulkner.

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Activity

kerry james marshall

Alright, time to get cultured. This takes some planning, but we think you should walk to the rennie museum for a free tour. Are we cheating by recommending something in Chinatown? Yes. Do we think it’s better than taking a picture of Gassy Jack or standing around the steam clock? Absolutely.

Dinner

labattoir

This time around, we’re going to recommend something fancy because we feel like it. We’ve yet to be disappointed by the food at L’Abattoir, who infuses French taste into Pacific Northwest cuisine. Why not treat yourself? It’s been a long week.

Nightcap

alibi room

Ok, so the hangover is starting to come back around. You’ve got two options- go home and suffer in silence, or, challenge it by drinking more. We often pick the latter and walk down the street to Alibi Room to see what’s on tap. With an ever-rotating beer list, you’re guaranteed to find a new favourite every time.

And that’s how we think you should spend a lazy weekend afternoon and evening in Gastown! Hopefully, you agree with us, but if not, we will have a new guide for you to check out next week!

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