Vancouver ‘It People’ Name Their Favourite Local Hangouts

Where do the cool people go? New weekly series invites the city's taste-makers to share their favourite Vancouver haunts.

Credit: Tina Kulic

Joe Chan in Old Faithful

Where do the cool people go in Vancouver? Granville Online’s May Globus asks the city’s movers and shakers to share their top Vancouver bars, cafes and hang outs


It’s true: Vancouverites live the good life.


Not only do we have ocean, mountains, clean air and clear water all in one place, 365 days a year, we also have an insanely delicious restaurant scene, intimate boites and wateringholes manned by inventive mixologists (read: Shaun Layton, Justin Tisdall, Jay Jones, Dani Tatarin, Lauren Mote and more), bar none concert venues, cleverly curated galleries, hip boutiques and other hidden gems.   


For Granville’s new weekly “It People” series, we ask members of Vancouver’s cool-cat crew to share with us their favourite spots to eat, drink, chill and be merry. Check back every Friday for new posts, featuring gorgeous portrait photography by Tina Kulic.


Mike Shindler from Vancouver band Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party

Michael Shindler

Band leader, Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party

Joe Chan Vancouver food writer

Joe Chan

Writer for Vancouver Slop and professional foodie

Jane Cox Vancouver hot spots

Jane Cox

Co-president of cause + affect and grand dame of Pecha Kucha Vancouver

Jeff Hamada Vancouver

Jeff Hamada

Founder of and artist curator

Bob Kronbauer Vancouver

Bob Kronbauer

Executive editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, creative director and father of Arlo

Pat Kelly CBC Radio Vancouver

Pat Kelly

Creative director of Pike Ideas and producer of This Is That on CBC Radio One

Vancouver food writer Andrew Morrison

Andrew Morrison

Founder of Scout Magazine and food writer extraordinaire

Salt Tasting Room restaurant owner Scott Hawthorn

Scott Hawthorn

Co-owner of Salt Tasting Room and co-founder of Al Fresco

Nardwuar the Human Serviette

Nardwuar the Human Serviette

Musician and intrepid interviewer

Vancouver Artist Graeme Berglund

Graeme Berglund

Artist and co-founder of The Cheaper Show

Vancouver Engineer Leigh Christie

Leigh Christie

Co-founder of eatART

Raul Pancheco Hummingbird 604

Raul Pancheco

Founder of Hummingbird604

Paul Grunberg

Paul Grunberg

Co-owner of L’Abattoir

Paul Grunberg

Dani Vachon

Director of Olio Festival


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