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Best things to do in Gastown, Vancouver

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Tattoo Parlor
“Lots of Victorian architecture, our famous steam clock, and unique west coast restaurants.”
426local recommendations
Beer Bar
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“Good food. Locally sourced. Great selection of Beer. Relaxed atmosphere. Try: Their burger is my favourite. They Do brunch!”
142local recommendations
Taco Place
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“Started out as a food truck in Tofino, it was so popular they're opening restaurants in Vancouver. Great tacos!”
112local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Underneath Vancouver, Canada, there runs a series of steam pipes connected to a generating plant at Georgia and Beatty Streets. The system provides heat to most of the downtown core, and provides the steam for the whistles of the Gastown steam clock.”
89local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Who doesn't love Coffee with a show? Get an experience and watch your coffee being brewed fresh before your eyes while you explore Historic Gastown!”
99local recommendations
Lounge
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“Unique and custom drinks. Perfect for a night out! Definitely a hidden gem.”
109local recommendations
Lounge
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“Amazing jazz and funky music. A little hard to get in there on weekends FYI”
109local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“Great HH selection, full sized food items for half price and obviously GREAT drinks”
59local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“One of the two best approachable fine dining options in Gastown. Great atmosphere, good service, picturesque Gastown decor. Great spot for a romantic date. They do fresh west coast ingredients with a French flair.”
78local recommendations
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Amazing Middle-Eastern food. Fresh, colorful, possibly better than you've ever had. Fantastic for lunch and dinner. Check out Najib's Special, and anything with Eggplant.”
65local recommendations
Sandwich Place
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“If you're not a vegetarian, you have to try the porchetta sandwich at least once. Consistently good. ”
75local recommendations
Restaurant
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“Happy Hour 5-6 pm for Scotch Eggs, amazing burgers and fries, great bar with friendly bartenders.”
65local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“Terrific Neapolitan pizza, salads and pasta with superb cocktails. Best part? Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm seven days a week, with great prices on a select food and drinks menu. Make a reservation but you can also drop in and may get lucky.”
53local recommendations
Pharmacy
“Standard drug store where you can find anything beauty + pharmacy you might need during your stay. Conveniently located across from Nesters Market.”
33local recommendations
Park
“Lovely waterfront park a short stroll away. Walk down Main Street towards the mountains and you can't miss it.”
55local recommendations
Gastropub
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“Great little place for a drink and a snack in ...pretty good dinner too! Cozy and intimate spot in Gastown...great place to start (or finish) your night!”
51local recommendations