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Guide: Drinks with views at these Harbourfront bars

We all know there are tons of places around the city to grab a drink with great views, but sometimes it’s nice to do a little bar hopping at the same time. So how about the best drink/view combos in a little place like the Harbourfront? We know the idea of stumbling out of one pretty place right into another pretty place is right up your alley (because it’s right up ours) so here’s our guide for what bars you’ve got to get a drink with a view at in the Harbourfront.

Cactus Club Cafe Coal Harbour

You already know all you need to know about Cactus Club (or at least you should) and if you don’t well then here is your chance to find out. One of the best looking views in all of Vancouver belongs to this spot, so round up your best pals, put on your best clothes, and make a night out of it.


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Where: 1085 Canada Pl


Tap & Barrel

Craft brews and a big ol’ patio make this bad boy a must see along the harbour front. Grab a friend, grab a date, go by yourself and grab a litre of beer, you can do what you want, when you want at Tap & Barrel. NOTE: Tap & Barrel has the same rules as every other bar. Don’t be a dummy – Regards, Curiocity.








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Where: 1055 Canada Pl

Mahony & Sons – Burrard Landing

This place is just laidback, good old-fashioned fun. Imported and local brews, classic Irish pub grub, and if you’re lucky some mighty fine live music make this a harbour front gem any time of the week.


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Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Pl #36


Miku Restaurant

Alright, so this is a pretty aggressive spot to hit up if you’re just looking for a few drinks with friends, but given the view it’s hard not to include it on the list. If you end up here and even catch a glimpse of what some other patrons are being served, we can pretty much guarantee you’ll be leaving with a full stomach.








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Where: 200 Granville St #70


Local wines, local beers, local grub, locals etc. you get the idea. It’s a no-frills kind of place which is pretty nice when it comes to Vancouver (and especially along the water). So if you’re looking for an unassuming night out with some great sightseeing, then here’s a good place to start.


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Where: 1199 Cordova St


Cardero’s Restaurant

The food is great, service is top-notch but what we want to know is whether you can fire back some pints or some Rosé and enjoy an entire day or night (or both) while looking over the harbour. Well, guess what? You absolutely can. That’s why we’re telling you about it, genius.








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Where: 1583 Coal Harbour Quay

LIFT Bar and Grill

It’s always talked about as one of, if not the best, patio in all of downtown Vancouver, so of course it’s going to be a spot we recommend to grab some drinks at. Honestly, if you and your friends grab a table and start a nice night there we’re pretty certain you’d be shutting the place down. Once you’re up you never want to come down.


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Where: 333 Menchion Mews


P2B Bistro & Bar

With massive windows, delicious food and drinks, and of course unreal views, this place fits our list perfectly! Actually though, it’s a bit of a hidden gem with it’s intimate patio as well, so if you’re looking to get low-key liquored with the homies then Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel could be the place.








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Where: 1133 W Hastings St

Class it up, dress it down, you can do it all while you’re strolling along the Harbourfront. Just make sure you can keep track of which of these is your favourites, because we always want to know.

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