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Bar Gobo’s New Weekly “Joyride” Pop-Up Event Kicks Off November 6th

Beginning next month, Strathcona’s “wine bar at the end of the world”, Bar Gobo, has a bunch of good reasons for you to block Sundays off of your calendar for the foreseeable future.

From November 6th onwards, Gobo will be hosting a brand new pop-up event, enticingly called “Joyride”. Here’s the rundown: each week beginning at 6pm and going late, the restaurant will be offering $14 BTG wines from a local wine importer (they’ll be changing up on a monthly rotation, with Massey Wines & Spirits taking the reins during November), as well as $7 beers from Studio Brewing in Burnaby, alongside an ever-changing, inspired menu of shareable snacks. Burdock & Co’s GM, Jordan Westre (aka DJ Dimanche, of radio show Slutlord Sunday School), has been enlisted to spin the tunes for the night – a reason in of itself to swing by, in our opinion (if her name sounds familiar, you may know her as a recent subject of our ‘Definitive Records’ column; if not, then check it out here for a better idea of what you can expect coming out of the speakers).

On board? Then be sure to set yourself a reminder and plan on showing up to the cozy space at 237 Union Street early, since seats for Joyride are available on a first-come, first-served basis only..and we think it’s a pretty safe bet to say that they will be in high demand!

Neighbourhood: Strathcona
237 Union St.

Basta BBQ is Breaking the Barbecue Seal on Sunday, April 21st

Smell that? BBQ season is fast approaching, and the team behind Basta BBQ are primed to get grilling ASAP!

Hit East Van for the 2nd Annual Vancouver Brewers Fest, April 19-28th

Since a single person (and liver) can only handle so many beers and beer-drinking celebrations, some prioritizing is in order. Topping off our list of events is the imminent (and, in our opinion, non-negotiable) Vancouver Brewers Fest.

Get to Know the Gastown Izakaya Giving Vancouver’s After-Hours Scene Exactly What it Wants

Oku Izakaya is quickly carving out its niche as the go-to spot for hospitality folks looking for a post-shift destination to chill and decompress.

Embrace Spring with a Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant’s Boulevard Gardens

Saba Farmand, a local landscape architect and the person behind Blvd Gardens of East Vancouver, is back with his popular series of Earth Day Boulevard Garden Walking Tours, April 13th, 14th and 19th.