Calling all amateur singers and performers.
These four pubs in Kitsilano are offering you a spot in the limelight, sort of. They all have dedicated karaoke nights where you and your friends can belt out Elton John like nobody’s business. Or, if you prefer, partake in the various drink and food specials on these entertaining nights instead of grasping the mic.
Situated in the old Displace Hashery space, this nicely renovated neighbourhood pub hosts a karaoke night every Saturday, from 9pm till 12:30am. Drink specials include $5 pints of Russell Lager. Their daily happy hour from 3pm till 5pm is also worthwhile, with margherita pizzas and schnitzel sandwiches for $10, along with $5 beer and wine deals. They even have a play area for little kids while mom and pop down a few for lunch.
The Blenheim, 3293 West 4th Avenue, 604-736-0212, blenheimpub.com
Head to one of the neighbourhood’s favourite pubs, Darby’s, on Wednesdays from 9pm till 1am for their live on stage karaoke. Specials include 20oz pints of beer for $6.50 and four tacos for $8.95. Happy hour is from 3pm till 5pm, and from 10pm till closing time and includes $4 glasses of wine and highballs. Once the warmer weather returns, Darby’s rooftop patio is worth checking out as well.
Darby’s, 2001 Macdonald Street, 604-731-0617, darbys.pub
Lively, friendly sports bar with a fun karaoke night on Saturdays starting at 9:30pm till late. Plan on having a meal here too as their gastropub fare is quite good. Saturday drink specials include $4.35 beers and tequila shots, and $12.99 plates of delicious BBQ.
Yagger’s, 2884 West Broadway, 604-733-3002, yaggers.com
This little bar in Kits Point is best known for its all weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) karaoke and $4 beers. On Fridays their liquid courage tequila shots are $4 as well.
Charqui Grill, 1955 Cornwall Avenue, 604-733-3323, charqui.ca
Last modified: April 21, 2019