Donnelly Group's newest addition, the Railway Stage & Beer Cafe (579 Dunsmuir St.), is a restored historic venue with casual fare, 24 craft beers on tap and casks galore. Drop in on Thursdays for Mr. Boom Bap's Funk Soul Boogie Nights or Saturdays for local jam sessions from 4:30 pm - 7:30pm, or walk down memory lane with live bands playing all-time greatest hits at 9:00 pm. Other events also include weekly comedy nights and a darts league.
At East is East, Chai Lounge's landmark location on Main Street (4433 Main St.), travel the globe with a rotating line-up of musicians from India, Iran, Romania, Spain, China and Canada every night of the week. The small $3 entry fee goes to support the musicians and is an exciting event for music lovers and casual listeners alike. The current line-up (subject to change) features traditional Chinese music (Mondays, Wednesdays), Roma Jazz (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays), Asian long-plucked zithers and Flamenco (Fridays, Saturdays).
Located on the edge of historic Chinatown in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, The Emerald Supper Club (555 Gore Ave.) offers comfortable seating for up to 200 guests and a range of exciting events. Stop by every first Thursday of the month for Happy Hour from 5-7pm before Emeraldoke, a karaoke night on the main stage at 9pm. In addition, the eclectic space hosts a variety of live music and arts events throughout the year. Check the website for the calendar of events.