Living in Vancouver is about as good as it gets in Canada. We have the best views, the coolest art scene and the most active bar scene in the country. Those bars are especially nice because we also have some of the hottest singles around. It's easy to find great hookups in Vancouver, assuming you know the right bars, apps and sites.
For all our good(-looking) fortune, we have to admit, sometimes hookups can be difficult to arrange. Whether you’re in Shaughnessy Heights or Downtown Eastside, the hookup market can get frustrating. There are a lot of bars that promise good times but never deliver. Similarly, most Vancouver hookup apps and sites are pure trash, not worth a download.
It shouldn’t be so hard to get laid in a city of over 675,000 people. It’d be understandable if you were out in Pitt Meadows, but Vancouver is thriving. So should your love life. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate list of Vancouver hookup sites, apps and bars. Whether you’re a student at Capilano or a divorcee getting back on the market, this list will help.
Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got something for you. Read on and let us know how our recommendations work for you in the comments.
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Our favorite spots to find Vancouver hookups
If your main priority is getting laid (we know it’s ours), you’re going to love this list. Keep reading for all the best Vancouver hookup sites, apps and bars.
The Roxy is one of the best places to find hookups in Vancouver
No night out in Vancouver would be complete without a visit to The Roxy. This trendy club is one of the best places to pick up girls in Vancouver. With live bands, drinks and plenty of girls, this is a single guy’s paradise! Just make sure you dress up to impress the girls in the crowd. Whether you want to rock out to a hip, new band or groove to some retro tunes, The Roxy is where you should go.
Vancouver's best hookup app has been AFF (try it free)
We’re not ashamed to admit we love a good hookup site. We’re such big fans, we put together a yearly ranking of our favourite hookup apps and sites. We cover all the bases, but when it’s all said in done, there’s one site that been the best hookup app in Vancouver for the past few years, AFF.
If you're a single guy, there just isn't a better option right now. It has a LOT of people in Vancouver using it and it's the only pure hookup app out there right now that's actually popular. Tinder WAS a hookup app but not it's more about relationships. AFF is completely focused on more casual fun.
If you haven't had a lot of luck finding hookups in Vancouver you absolutely need to give AFF a shot!
If its massive user base weren’t enough of a draw, it also tends to attract people who actually want to take action. Most apps are filled with women just looking for attention. AFF actually has people who want to take things offline.
Check out their free trial below and see why it's so popular. Too many hookups start online for you to avoid it!
The best Vancouver pickup bars we've tried
We don’t want to leave anybody out, so we have a few more bars for hookups in Vancouver. We’re also including a couple more of the best hookup apps we know of.
The Keefer Bar mixes the night up right
If you’re in need of a cure for a bad day, try the apothecary-style cocktails at The Keefer Bar. This cocktail lounge has style spilling out of every crevice, with all kinds of character to boot making it a solid place to go and find quick hookups. We’ve seen more than a few jaws drop when they enter this bar. That’s just the impact of the design. Luckily, the drinks and sensual atmosphere are just as impressive.
If you’re a fan of cocktails, this is definitely a must-try spot. Try the Opium Sour or the Tangerine Dream to appreciate what these mixologists (wizards) can do. Sure, the apothecary angle is a gimmick, but it’s a fitting one. Whether you arrive with a companion or just sidle up to the bar, your night is going to be good. Let The Keefer Bar work a spell on you.
The Shameful Tiki shamelessly initiates Vancouver hookups
A dimly lit, windowless bar could be a real turnoff. When it’s The Shameful Tiki, though, it’s merely the perfect atmosphere for a sexy, intimate night. This unique bar in Mount Pleasant promises one of the more unusual drinking experiences in Vancouver. It leans into the Tiki-theme hard, which could be a little cringeworthy. In fact, it’s awesome.
You’ll find a varied crowd at The Shameful Tiki. It’s not uncommon for visitors to the city to be shepherded here essentially straight from the plane. Similarly, you’ll find people having dates, grabbing post-work drinks or just unwinding here. As one of the most idiosyncratic Vancouver hookup bars, you’ll also find yourself coming back often.
Craft Beer Market another place with great Vancouver hookups
Few things draw a crowd these days like great beer. That’s why we love beer markets, and it’s especially why we’re huge fans of Craft Beer Market. With over 100 beers on tap, this beer garden is a huge draw for beer lovers. It’s also just a fantastic way to spend an afternoon or evening.
Located in False Creek, the Craft Beer Market is a meeting hub for the whole city. Even casual beer drinkers love the atmosphere here. The long tables and even longer happy hour get everyone in a very social mood. Grab a bite, throw back a few beers and your good time is all but assured. You’ll see why this beer garden deserves to be among your favourite Vancouver hookup bars.
The best clubs for finding hookups in Vancouver
Vancouver’s downtown area is full of popular clubs where hot girls are all dressed up and ready to dance. Here are the best clubs to meet Vancouver girls:
Fortune Sound Club is a pretty unique nightlife staple
Vancouver clubs are a dime a dozen. You’ll find a new one popping up every month and they’re pretty indistinguishable from the rest. This is why, when you find a club that’s truly unique, it’s a sight to behold. This is what we love about Fortune Sound Club.
More than just you typical nightlife spot, Fortune combines a chic and trendy club with their eco-friendly advocacy. The bar tops, tabletops, shelving and other decor are made with sustainable materials, which results in a unique look that also takes care of the environment. So whether you want to support an eco-friendly venue or you just want to party all night, go to Fortune!
Guilt and Company is cool and sexy for a nice hookup in Vancouver
Music venues aren’t always ideal places to meet people. But most venues aren’t like Guilt and Company, a cosy Gastown cocktail and music lounge. With a varying selection of musical acts almost every night of the year, this place rocks. It’s the kind of place you can see a sensitive folksinger one night and a rock band the next.
The great thing about a music venue is it’s a natural conversation starter. If you see someone loving the performer, you have an easy in. Get one of Guilt and Company’s tasty and strong cocktails if you need a little liquid courage. When you're looking for hookups in Vancouver, you’ve got to let the music move you.
Best places to meet sexy Vancouver girls during the day
Do you think clubbing isn't your thing? Don't worry, we got you covered. here are a few good places to find cool Vancouver hookups during the day.
Gold’s Gym is one of the best places to find hot Vancouver girls
If you haven’t tried meeting girls at the gym, what are you even doing? Gyms are rife with hot girls who are working out to be even hotter. Many of them can get pretty bored with their usual routine, so a conversation with a fellow gym goer is usually welcome (as long as you’re not interrupting).
Gold’s Gym is one of the most popular gyms in Vancouver, and it’s a great place to check out if you want to meet girls. Find them in the weights area or on the treadmill and engage them in a little small talk. You can also attend group classes that have a pretty social vibe, making it easier to talk to girls.
The Irish Heather is a modern twist on the old country
In Gastown, you’ll find Vancouver’s most authentic and unique Irish experience. The Irish Heather is a modern GastroPub, simultaneously traditional and completely of our time. Irish pubs (of which there are many) are some of the most reliable spots for Vancouver hookups. They’re comfortable, welcoming and always filled with enthusiastic drinkers.
The Irish Heather stands out from other pubs, though, in all the best ways. For one, there are no blaring and distracting TVs. Secondly, the place doesn’t have that grimy feel so many other Irish pubs do. Of course, you can still get your pint of Guinness, a shot of whiskey and corned beef. Some things can’t be improved.
Thierry Café offers a different type of intoxication
While most Vancouver hookups occur with a little help from a social lubricant, that’s not always the case. If you’re not a big drinker or your date isn’t, try something a little different, like a coffee house. Our favourite for an intimate encounter is the French-inspired Thierry Café. Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, you’ll want to try every one of their desserts.
Coffee houses and cafés are great places to meet a stranger, both in the day and at night. They’re casual, calming and very low stakes. Wait for a potential fling to finish her chapter or log off her laptop and then introduce yourself. The point isn’t to be aggressive, just friendly. The right line could get more than just the milk steamy.
Other great spots to get laid in Vancouver
You know what's the quickest way to get laid in Vancouver? Sign up for Tinder, swipe right, chat for a while and repeat.
Any talk of Vancouver hookup apps has to include Tinder
Our readers at Capilano University or Emily Carr University won’t need any introduction to Tinder. There isn’t a hookup app in Vancouver more popular among the 18-28 set. Initially a sensation among Millennials, after seven years of existence, Tinder has reached the next generation.
If you’re an especially good-looking man or woman, you should be on Tinder. Be forewarned, though, we mean really good-looking. Ridiculously good-looking. For men, that means being in the top 10% of looks. Guys who can’t pull off a smouldering stare into the camera need not apply.
Most women on Tinder get plenty of attention, no matter how they look. Of course, being attractive will always help. Being downright hot as a woman is almost a deterrent. The sexiest women on the app rarely respond to messages because they get so many matches, they’re overwhelmed. If you’ve matched with a total hottie, she’s probably only interested in your compliments.
The makers of Tinder are attempting to refocus the app as a more general dating or relationship tool. Maybe that’ll work, eventually. For now, though, everyone knows Tinder is the Vancouver hookup app for the young and sexy. You better practice your Blue Steel.
Map of all the best spots to find hookups we covered
Now that we've gone over the best options for finding Vancouver hookups you need to plan out how you're going to spend your nights. Use the map below to planning out your dating strategy and ensure that you're not wasting any time. Hit a few different places each night and get solid results.
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