No one wants the party to end and in Vancouver, we have so many post-pub locations that it was hard to narrow it down to just 10. Whether you are craving an earlier than early breakfast, something to spice up your love life or some old-fashioned comfort food, you will find it on this list of post-pub hot spots.
It is a long-held tradition that on Friday and Saturday nights, downtown partiers taxi over to Siegel’s Bagels and satisfy their cravings with to-go orders of thick meat stuffed bagels, a bag of sweet Jewish desserts, and then head down to Kits beach to give in to their munchies while watching the waves.
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Martini’s Restaurant in Mount Pleasant
A hot whole wheat crust margarita pizza with extra feta or a giant cheeseburger and a side of poutine? That is the question. Martini’s is a mainstay of West Broadway and as comfortable as an old friend who greets you at the door with open arms and a pitcher of beer.
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Breka Bakery in West End
Just a block off the Granville trip, Breka is the place to be après the Roxy, Republic or Studio. Whether you want a full breakfast or a whole cake, ain’t nobody stopping you and before you know it, the busses are running and you are back on Granville hanging off a transit pole.
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Donair Dude in West End
Make mine extra spicy with pickles, please. Who doesn’t love a spicy, moist and meaty donair at the end of the party? Grab a bottle of fizzy bubbles from the cooler, slouch in the corner and enjoy cramming all that drippy goodness down your throat.
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Lucy’s Eastside Diner in Mount Pleasant
If going retro is your thing, Lucy’s has big plates of pie, eggs and bacon, French toast and all the trimmings that you would expect at a little hole in the wall diner. Great music, bright atmosphere, and tables just big enough to let everyone sample a little bit here and there.
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Wings Resturant in Downtown
Sitting almost at Davie and Granville, Wings attracts a diverse crowd and serves up some of the best nachos this side of wherever. Like it matters! Tri-coloured corn chips with multiple toppings are a favourite for sharing and the staff are oh so cool.
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House of Dosas on Kingsway
An Indian dosa is made with a hand-made oblong crepe stuffed with various spicy and inspired fillings. We suggest ordering a few different ones and swapping them around the table. If you are feeling all ‘Joey-like’ and want your own banana leaf, order a combo platter and enjoy eating it with elbows on high alert.
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Goldies Pizza in Downtown
Stumble out of Malone’s sports bar into the front door of Goldies for a sit down gorging on delicious thin crust pizza or hit the speedy take-out window and sit on the curb. Then watch the sun come up and the construction workers arrive across the street. The really patient wait to hit Cartem Donuts for a sweet dessert when they open before heading home or to work.
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The Marquis on Granville Street
The only South Granville entry on this list and that is because it gets pretty quiet over the bridge at night. Well, except for Luke’s, but that place is a totally different story! The Marquis has a tasty Bar Eats menu made up of savoury bites from around the world. Canadian-ized snacks like perogies, hummus, nachos, onion rings and the best Ukrainian borscht dot the menu. Watch the board for daily specials like the pulled pork poutine or something as equally tantalizing.
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Tsui Hang Village in Downtown
Anyone aged from 20 to 60 has eaten at the Tsui Hang at the corner of Davie and Granville at some point in their partying career. Be respectable if you are sitting inside but there are no holds barred at the Davie Street side take-out window, especially if the mini-transit bus is late and the street is overcrowded with cranky clubbers trying to skip ‘walking up the hill’.
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At the end of a long night of celebrating, you can either head home to sleep it off, or for those with an inexhaustible appetite to ‘party on’, head over to any of these restaurants for great food, atmosphere, and much-needed nourishment.