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While Vancouver is a major stop for touring musicians that sell out Rogers Arena, BC Place, Pacific Coliseum and the major venues on Granville Street, it also has a thriving underground, independent music scene that often goes unnoticed by the general public.

So if the night calls for some exploring and diving into Vancouver’s local music scene, here are some venues to check out.

Biltmore Cabaret

For over 50 years, the Biltmore has been a fixture in the community as both a public house for Vancouverites and a platform for ground-breaking musical performances.

With the revitalization of historic Mount Pleasant, the bar was reopened in 2007 as The Biltmore Cabaret, with a fresh focus to recapture its musical tradition. Drawing from the rich local scene in Vancouver as well as the best in Canadian and international touring acts, The Biltmore Cabaret showcases talent from across a wide spectrum of music and the arts.

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Pats Pub

What started off as a jazz hotspot in the early 1900s, has now become one of Vancouver’s most renowned pubs. Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse boasts delicious, freshly-made food and an extensive beer menu.

The pub is the go-to venue for jazz enthusiasts, even having their own Jazz Music Night every Saturday. There is a different feature performance every weekend, so you can expect something different every week at Pats.

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Stylus Records

Tucked away off of Main Street and 2nd on the East Side of Vancouver, Stylus Records is not only a record shop with an extensive selection of wide variety of music, it is also a venue for live music. It hosts multi-band shows multiple times every week, of multiple genres.

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Hidden City

Hidden City is a boutique record label, music venue and event space based in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 2015 by Trish Klein from the acclaimed alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas, Hidden City seeks to showcase innovative artists working in a range of genres including alternative folk, psychedelic, and experimental folk, post-rock, post-Americana, electro-acoustic, ambient and minimal.

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Toast Collective

The Toast Collective is a collection of collectives that operate “The Toast”: an art, event and food-centric space in East Vancouver (Riley Park/Little Mountain/Mount Pleasant). Toast is a D.I.Y./D.I.T (do-it-yourself/do-it-together), flexible and community-located space for artists, events, and workshops.

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