Michael Shindler on Douche-bag Free Bars and the Best Orange Juice in Vancouver

The Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party band leader shares his top picks for local food and drink.

Credit: Tina Kulic

Michael Shindler, band leader of Vancouver electro/indie-pop band Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party


My favourite spots for day-time hangout is Solder & Sons bookshop and coffee shop on Main and Cordova. [It’s] little known outside the neighbourhood, but a great local spot for people in this area to get coffee and catch up. I like it because it’s small, cheap and it has without a doubt the best orange juice in the city (fresh squeezed in front of you). You honestly have to try it to believe me. Also, the proprietor is rad.


For drinks I head to Alibi Room quite a bit because it’s a block from my house, and they have an amazing drinks list. The crowd is very mellow and douchebag-free. I also like the staff a lot. I go for brunch there on weekends; the food is amazing for a local [spot].


Other watering holes include Six Acres in Gastown, The Narrow on Main and Section 3 in Yaletown—because my buddy Cheeky Disco spins there on some weekend nights.


Also, the Vancouver Art Gallery rooftop is seriously the best place in the city to have a drink in the summer. 



Don’t miss…

See Mike charm the socks off a room full of dance-happy Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party fans December 16, 2010, at the Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party 2nd Annual Xmas Extravaganza!!!! at the Biltmore.


TLGLTP shows are famously sweaty, combining pop-happy beats, non-stop dance, outlandish costumes, spandex and copious amounts of silly string. Here’s a primer…



Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party 2nd Annual Xmas Extravaganza

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 8 p.m.

Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, Vancouver (Map)






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Tina Krueger Kulic is a Vancouver photographer who loves to capture people in their element. She is fascinated by Vancouver’s many personalities and appreciates it for all of its quirks. You can see more of her work at www.tkphoto.ca.