Richmond is an underrated city with lots to do and explore during the day. But once work, your commute, and the stresses of your 9 to 5 have dimmed, it’s time to explore and make the most of your night.
From cosmic themed venues to late night desserts, discover fun things to do in Richmond after dark and save yourself a trip to Vancouver.
Things To Do In Richmond At Night
Indoor Go-Kart Racing
Fun for those who are young at heart. It’s a great activity for a night out with friends and even a good stag(ette) or corporate party idea. The go-karts reach speeds of up to 70 kms an hour. They’re open until midnight daily at 2100 Viceroy Place.
A popular Korean dessert cafe you must try in the city. They’re best known for natural milk soft-serve ice cream with a seemingly never-ending list of toppings. Some favourites include: cookies and cream, black pearl, milky cube (with honeycomb), mango tree and the classic—milky way. Find it at 105-5668 Hollybridge Way. They’re open until 10:30pm Monday through Thursday and until 11pm Friday through Sunday.
World Famous Night Market
The annual night market has lots of tasty eats, fun games and entertainment to take in. The night market has recieved glowing international attention in recent years and for good reason. Likewise, it’s also one of Seth Rogen’s favourite places to eat. It’s at 8351 River Road, right near the Bridgeport skytrain station.
Drinks and tapas at the Greatroom Bar / 75 West Coast Grill
The Vancouver Airport Marriott has unveiled the chic and modern Greatroom, which is a great social gathering place for a night cap. Guests can enjoy a variety of great food and drink options as well as a daily happy hour from 3-6pm with $6 drink deals and half-priced appetizers. The bar is open until midnight daily. Find it at 7571 Westminster Hwy.
River Rock Casino Resort
One of the best casinos in Metro Vancouver can be found in Richmond. Brush up on your blackjack skills, play slots, or take in live shows at the River Rock Casino. It’s open 24/7 and has lots of dining options for you to choose from. Check it out at 8811 River Road.
When all else fails, go bowling! It’s conveniently located right in the entertainment district of Richmond. It offers 10-pin lanes, 5-pin lanes, a fully equipped arcade, cosmic bowling (Friday and Saturday nights) and tasty food and drink options from Monkey 9 Brew Pub. Open late, at 150-14200 Entertainment Boulevard.
Kiriri Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar
Looking for some late night eats? Sushi is always the answer. This sushi bar will be sure to hit the spot when the craving hits. They have a wide variety of offerings including traditional rolls, sushi, tempura, teriyaki and sashimi. They’re open until 10pm every night (except Mondays as they’re closed). Check it out for your next bite at 8780 Blundell Road.
An escape room is always a good idea. Whether it’s for a corporate team building event or just a fun night out with friends—take on the challenge and try to escape before time runs out! It features various themed rooms with a variety of unique puzzles to solve. Themed rooms include: The Prophecy, Operation Rescue, The Sorcerer’s Quest and Galactic Warfare. Check it out at 3471 No. 3 Road.
Feeling fancy and want to check out a wine bar in the city? This spot is a must and located centrally at 130-2251 No 1 Road. They’re open until 11pm Tuesday through Thursday and midnight Friday & Saturday (closed Sunday & Monday).
The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill
Everyone in Richmond knows that this is a hot spot every Friday night. The patio offers great views where you can watch the planes coming and going. In addition, the grub is awesome and the atmosphere can’t be beat. On weekends, there’s always a DJ spinning from 9pm – 1am. As a bonus, the Flying Beaver also offers complimentary pick-up and drop-off shuttle service. Find them at 4760 Inglis Drive.
West Coast Mini Putt
Another fun night out for the inner kid in you. The indoor mini putt has an impressive 18-hole course and they even have a glow-in-the-dark room! The family-owned business is unlike any other mini golf course. It’s completely inspired by art and the course is divided by light and black light. It’s an open-concept and challenging course whether you’re looking for a team building exercise or a date night activity. It’s open until midnight daily at 7391 Elmbridge Way.
The Deck Kitchen & Bar
It’s the largest waterfront patio in Metro Vancouver, and it’s in Richmond. The restaurant serves traditional West Coast classics and their expansive 7,000-square-foot deck offers incredible views of the Fraser River. Find it at 3500 Cessna Drive.
Richmond Indoor Paintball
Bring out your competitive side and have some fun with friends playing indoor paintball at this spot. It’s the only Vancouver-area paintball field that allows drop-ins as well as reservations. It’s especially popular for stag and birthday parties. They’re open until 9pm Wednesday/Thursday and 10pm on Monday, Friday and Saturday. It’s located at 160-6631 Westminster Hwy.
A modern venue featuring a classic arcade with a 52-console e-gaming center. It also has electronic darts, snookball and pool tables to keep you entertained. They host dart tournaments to amp up the stakes and offer some friendly competition. It’s open until 1am daily and 2am on weekends, making it the perfect place to hit up after dinner and drinks. Check it out at 8181 Cambie Rd #1000.
Buck & Ear Bar & Grill
Find this classic gem in the heart of Steveston, a great place to warm up after a walk along the water. It features a 200 seat pub with two patios. As a result, it’s one of the most popular places in the popular neighbourhood. Check it out at 12111 3rd Avenue.
Richmond Rod & Gun Club Archery and Airgun Range
Put your aim to the test and take part in some indoor archery for a fun night out with your crew. They offer a friendly, fun and controlled environment for members to come in and hone their skills—no matter what your experience level is. Moreover, it features a 10-meter indoor airgun range and an 18-meter archery range. Find them at 140-7400 River Road, where they’re open until 9:30 most nights.
Savage Creek Golf Course & Driving Range
Test out your skills or just have a few laughs attempting to improve your game at this driving range. The Range is dual leveled with 60 covered and seasonally heated bays. It also has an 18-hole putting course called Mini Meadows that takes about 1.5-hours to complete from start to finish. Check it out at 7388 No. 6 Road—it’s open until 10pm daily.
Head over to this theatre to enjoy a variety of plays, live music and other special performances happening throughout the year. Past performances have included Empire Of The Son, Gross Misconduct, It’s A Wonderful Life and Les Belles-Soeurs. Above all, it’s a fun place to get out for the evening and soak up the local talent and arts scene. Find it at 6500 Gilbert Road.
Snowy Village Dessert Cafe
Nothing beats ending a nice day with a sweet treat. Check out this dessert cafe at 8571 Alexandra Rd, open until 11pm daily, and 11:30pm weekends. They’re known for their Bingsoo, which is a popular Korean shaved ice dessert with a variety of toppings.