5 Bars in Vancouver Where Introverts Can Grab a Drink


Do you find talking to people mildly horrifying? Do you simply like to hang out on your own and enjoy a glass of brandy with a novel like the classy intellectual you are? Or, do you simply need a little bit of warming up before your exuberant side leaps out of you like a tightly coiled snake?

We know the places you need to be! Check out our handy list to see the top bars to visit in Vancouver for people who are a little more reserved.

Introvert Bars in Vancouver

Storm Crow Tavern/Alehouse


Photo: Storm Crow Tavern / Facebook

Known across the city as “the nerd bar,” this local gem is one of the best places to go if you want to meet some like-minded individuals. You can play games like Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collector’s Edition, Illuminati, Geek Out, Chess, and about a million more.

You can engage in a fun game with strangers, have a heated debate over whether Star Wars or Star Trek is better, or simply watch the fun unfold around you. They have a litany of delicious eats on the menu and drinks with fun names like Sexy Teenage Vampire and Romulan Ale.

Storm Crow Tavern is located at 1305 Commercial Drive. Storm Crow Alehouse is located at 1619 West Broadway.

The Cambie


Photo: The Cambie Bar & Grill @cambiegastown / Facebook

While it may be pretty wild at times, the Cambie is the perfect place to meet people. Even if you’re a bit shy someone is bound to approach you. It is attached to a hostel, and therefore people from all around the world come in to enjoy really cheap beer and meet people.

The Cambie is pretty crowded on the weekend. If you want to enjoy a relaxing beverage with a good read, this is not the place for you. If you still want to meet people but not experience the overcrowding, it will be a little less busy during the week.

The Cambie is also amazing if you are on a budget. During happy hour, from 4pm – 6pm daily, you can enjoy Caesars for $3.50 each. Cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon are only $4 all night long.

They also have a menu full of typical pub fare like nachos, chicken wings, burgers, and more.

The Cambie is located at 300 Cambie Street.

The Narrow Lounge


Photo: The Narrow Lounge / Facebook

Much quieter than The Cambie, The Narrow is a slightly hidden bar on Main Street that is extremely narrow (who would have guessed).

While it won’t be quite as easy to meet people here, it has a less oppressive feel than many bars. It isn’t obnoxiously loud, and has a nice, secluded vibe. You can easily sit at the bar alone without looking weird, and the bar is as long as the lounge itself.

They offer a selection of delectable cocktails, beers, wines, and liquors, so you won’t go thirsty. They also offer appetizers, flatbreads, tacos, and burgers.

The Narrow Lounge is located at Main St. and 3rd Ave.


Parallel 49 Brewing Company


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This is the perfect spot for meeting people because tasting rooms are created to get people interacting with one another. The feeling inside is very casual and fun, with lots of room to move around.

Also, you’ll get to sample a multitude of delicious beers rather than just one, and who doesn’t want that?

When you get hungry they have mouthwatering things on the menu like chicken and waffles, pork belly tacos, and baked mac n cheese.

Parallel 49 Brewing Company is located at 1950 Triumph Street.

Brickhouse Late Nite Bistro & Bar


Photo: Brickhouse Late Nite Bistro & Bar / Facebook

Located on Main Street, the Brickhouse doesn’t have an overbearing feeling. You could strike up a conversation or sit on your own without feeling out of place.

They also have comfy couches located around the bar which gives a comfortable, relaxed feeling. While most would call it a dive bar, it is a favourite of locals.

Rumor has it that it may be torn down soon to make room for housing, so take this opportunity to see one of East Vancouver’s landmark gems before it is gone forever!

Brickhouse Late Nite Bistro & Bar is located at 730 Main Street. They don’t have a website, but they have a Facebook page.

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