Nightclubs were originally invented as elaborate training grounds for secret agents to practice lip reading amidst the beat of nonstop hip-hop. Add stealthy skills to your résumé with today's Groupon to Shine Night Club, located in historic Gastown on Water Street. Shine Night Club's dimly lit, futuristic interior houses a venerable variety of notable DJs in the hip-hop, dub step, and house music scenes. Groupon users will waltz through a wait-free line into the club, along with four friends, clones, or party chinchillas. Four highball mixed drinks of any kind are included, sans top shelf liquor due to the bartender's irrational fear of heights.
The Charlatan's rich, mahogany ambience complements the smoky, mesquite flavours and applewood-scented entrees that make this local pub one to top the to-do list. Hearty menu items such as the house-pulled pork ($14) assuages whiny bellies, while the chicken pot pie ($13) and mom's meatloaf ($13) satisfy a deeply rooted down-home hunger pangs. Fifteen beers on tap, 12 wines by the glass, and a creative cocktail list cure a homesick soul in one sip, whereas drinking the 911 wing sauce is not recommended unless you've gone and frozen your teeth to the flagpole again.
Oscar's Pub immerses patrons in a casual neighbourhood atmosphere while immersing stomach interiors in hearty pub fare such as wings in 10 sauces ranging from spicy to sweet. Burgers and entrees feature AAA Canadian beef marinated in au jus, as internationally inspired eats such as wonton soup traipse across the menu for a more global experience than slumber parties held by U.N. ambassadors. Ever-changing upcoming events include wings and ribs nights as well as karaoke Sundays, which urge guests to flex their vocal pipes. UFC, European soccer, football, and Canucks games shine down from 11 high-definition wide-screen televisions to illuminate revellers and intimidate french fries into lying still.