Granville Entertainment District
The Granville Entertainment District is an area in Downtown Vancouver known for its vast assortment of bars, danceclubs and nightlife. The entertainment district centred on a seven-block stretch of the Granville Mall and immediately surrounding streets.
The Vancouver city council originally came up with the concept of having most of the downtown's drinking establishments centred in one area in the late 1990s. The iniative came with an extension of late night liquor service to 3:00am, and according to Vancouver Police reports, has resulted in a steady increase of assaults and calls for police assistance in the area.
Prior to the establishment of the current Entertainment District, in what is now the Granville Mall was home to a number of movie theatres, which gave that stretch of Granville Street the nickname "Theatre Row" for many years. The closure of those theatres over the years (and the conversion of some of them into their current nightclub forms), however, has left no more movie theatres still operating in the former Theatre Row area as of November 4, 2012 (the date of the closure of the last remaining theatre there, the Granville 7 Cinemas).
Venues in the Granville Entertainment District
- Club 816/The World (Afterhours club)
- Commodore Ballroom
- Edge Social Grille and Lounge
- Forum Sports Bar
- Furniture Warehouse
- Ginger 62
- Gorg-O-Mish (Afterhours club)
- Granville Room
- Joe's Apartment
- Joseph Richard
- The Orpheum Theatre
- The Roxy
- Serontonin (Afterhours club)
- Sip Lounge
- Space Lounge
- Vogue Theatre
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