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7 Activities That Put the ‘Yay’ in FRIYAY

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TGIF! Friday has officially arrived, so now what?   Rally the troops and prepare for an evening of good-natured fun.  Here’s our list of  ways to enjoy ‘Friyay’ in Vancouver!  You deserve it, after all.

7 Drag Show

Smack-dab in the heart of Davie Village, trendy XY lounge boasts some of the city’s best, show-stopping and jaw-dropping drag performances RuPaul himself would approve of.  In addition to sexy entertainment, this neon joint also offers creative craft cocktails, and a rooftop patio!

Where | XY
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6 Bowling and Billiards

Looking for a chill and fun experience? Commodore Lanes, an iconic Vancouver establishment first opened in 1930, and features 17,000 square feet of five-pin bowling lanes, billiard tables, fooseball tables, arcade games, AND a licensed lounge!

Where | Commodore Lanes

bowling commodore lanes Vancouver
(Photo/Far out with the Canucks)

5 Casino Night

For Vegas vibes in the city, you can start with a visit to Vancouver’s newest casino.  Featuring over 600 slot machines, floor to ceiling windows, diverse restaurants, bars, and some of the most stunning Vancouver views – Parq Vancouver is THE destination for 24/7 entertainment. Who needs sleep anyways?

Learn more about Parq Vancouver here.

Where | Parq Vancouver

The Parq Hotel in Vancouver.
(Photo/Christopher Morris)

4 Brewery Crawl

Kick-start your weekend by jumping into a brewery tour!  A fun way to learn about the craft beer industry and craft beer culture as a whole, Vancouver Brewery Tours also provides transportation, so you can sip to the fullest knowing you always have a DD.

Beer lover? Check out our list of Top Craft Beer Breweries.

Where | Vancouver Brewery Tours
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Vancouver Brewery craft beer tours
(Photo/Vancouver Brewery Tours)

3 Comedy Show

Tough week? Laugh ’til you pee at the Comedy Mix, arguably Vancouver’s best comedy club.  Showcasing both local and touring stand-up comedians, the talent here is often second-to-none.

 Where | The Comedy Mix

2 Games Night

If you love Star Wars, board games, and nerding-out in general, a games night at Storm Crow Tavern is in order! With a huge selection of board games, themed cocktails, and quirky decor, it’s no surprise this joint is a popular hangout.

Feeling thirsty? Nerds will appreciate the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster cocktail (PGGB), described as ‘having’ your collective brains smashed out with a large gold brick wrapped in lemon. You can also quench your thirst with $5 glasses of wine and beer, available during late night happy hour!

Where | Storm Crow Tavern

TOP 5| Games and Trivia Nights

1 Authentic Tiki Experience

Where | Shameful Tiki Room
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No shame in celebrating Friday with some cocktails! Seek solace from the rain, or get that much needed time-out from city life with an escape to The Shameful Tiki Room on Main Street. Experience exotic cocktails, Polynesian eats, and live entertainment, and don’t forget to ask for Mr. Beach!

TOP 5| Cozy Lounges in Vancouver

What are your favourite Friday activities? Let us know!

1181 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Storm Crow Tavern, Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Shameful Tiki Room, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Parq Vancouver, Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Studio Lounge & Nightclub, Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Commodore Ballroom, Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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