Otter Guide

Vancouver’s best Friday events

Gorilla Theatre

Treat yourself for making it through another week! Here’s a round-up of the best weekly events happening in Vancouver on Fridays:


Photo: Osita
Live bands (weekly, 6pm)at Johnnie Fox’s Irish PubIrishMount Pleasant
Live bands (daily, 6:30pm & 8:30pm)at Water St CafeJazzGastown
Live bands (weekly, 6:30pm)at Loft LoungeCaribbeanWest End
Live bands (daily, 7pm & 9pm)at Guilt & CoSoul / Blues / Funk / R&BGastown
Live bands (weekly, 7pm)at Red Truck BeerCoversMount Pleasant
Live bands (weekly, 7pm)at Shamrock BarIrishWest End
Live bands (weekly, 7:30pm)at The RoxyRock / CoversDowntown
Fresh Fridays (live bands weekly, 8pm)at OsitaRock / PopGrandview-Woodland
Live bands (weekly, 8pm)at Donnellans Irish PubIrishYaletown
Live bands (weekly, 8pm)at Frankie’s Jazz ClubJazzDowntown
Live bands (weekly, 8:30pm)at Wolf & HoundIrishKitsilano
Live bands (weekly, 8:30pm)at Park PubRock / CoversWest End
Live bands (weekly, 9pm)at Princeton PubRock / BluesGrandview-Woodland
Live bands (weekly, 9:30pm)at Tyrant StudiosJazzDowntown


Photo: Tightrope Theatre
Gorilla Theatre (weekly, 7:30pm)at Tightrope TheatreImprovMount Pleasant
Comedy After Dark (weekly, 7:30pm & 10pm)at Comedy After DarkStand-upDowntown


Photo: Calabash
Live DJs (weekly, 4pm)at Brass FishHouseDowntown
Live DJs (weekly)at Hero’s WelcomeRockMount Pleasant
Live DJs (weekly, 7pm)at The HartDance / Hip HopGastown
Live DJs (weekly, 8pm)at Malone’s TaphouseHip Hop / Top 40Downtown
DJ Hustle (weekly, 9pm)at Cold TeaR&BDowntown
Cancun Nites (weekly, 9pm)at The Red RoomReggaeton / Top 40Downtown
Live DJs (weekly, 9pm)at The LamplighterTop 40Gastown
Live DJs (weekly, 9pm)at Bimini Public HouseTop 40Kitsilano
True Fridays (weekly, 9pm)at Cinema Public HouseAfrobeatsDowntown
DJs J-Fresh, Sailor Gerry (weekly, 9:30pm)at Twelve WestEDM / Hip-HopDowntown
Live DJs (weekly, 10pm)at The Hollywood TheatreDance / Hip HopKitsilano
Nightcall Fridays w/ DJs Lu, Arems (weekly, 9:30pm)at Studio NightclubHip Hop / ReggaetonDowntown
Live DJs (weekly, 10pm)at Fox CabaretDance / Top 40Mount Pleasant
Live DJs (weekly, 10pm)at CelebritiesDance/ EDMWest End
DJ Datguyry (weekly, 10pm)at Granville RoomDance / Hip HopDowntown
DJ Icytouch (weekly, 10pm)at Hello Goodbye BarDance / Hip HopYaletown
DJ Zeus (weekly, 10pm)at Blarney StoneDance / Hip HopGastown
Happy Ending Fridays w/ DJs Rico Uno, LeChance, Clu, Chels (weekly, 10pm)at Fortune Sound ClubDance / Hip HopChinatown
Rubbin’ w/ DJs Houtz & Seb C (weekly, 10pm)at Bar NoneDance / Hip HopYaletown
Funktion Fridays (weekly, 10pm)at EnsoHip Hop / R&B / EDMDowntown
Everyday DJs (weekly, 10pm)at The GPOR&B / Hip HopDowntown
Live DJs (weekly, 10:30pm)at Calabash BistroDancehall / Hip HopChinatown
DJ Padre Santo (weekly, 10:30pm)at La CasitaLatin HouseGastown
Live DJs (weekly, 11pm)at OsitaTop 40Grandview-Woodland
Ascendance After Hours w/ Kleo Kinetic (weekly, midnight)at Club 816HouseDowntown
Live DJs (weekly, 2am)at GorgomishTrance / EDMDowntown


Photo: Funky Winkerbeans
Weekly, 9pmat Charqui GrillKaraokeKitsilano
Weekly, 9:30pmat Funky WinkerbeansKaraokeDTES
Weekly, 10pmat Slice Next DoorKaraokeGrandview-Woodland

Other cool stuff

Photo: Slice
Single Slice Speed Dating Style Meet Up (weekly, 8pm)at Slice of Life Art GallerySpeed DatingGrandview-Woodland

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