A no messing around guide to the coolest things to eat, drink and do in Vancouver and beyond. Community. Not clickbait.

The 7th Farmhouse Fest is Expanding to Include an All-New Wine Fair, August 13th

Photo via Farmhouse Fest

Fans of funky wines will be pleased to know that the 7th Farmhouse Fest is tacking on an extra day dedicated to exploring the world of natural wine on Sunday, August 13th, adding up to a full weekend of sunshine [knock on wood], snacks and good drinking!

This will be the first year ever that the popular ales and cider fest at UBC Farm will be tackling natural wine. The 7th Farmhouse Fest goes down on Saturday, August 12th, after which they will be swapping out their beer taps and kegs for a selection of natural wine. The final lineup will be a combined, inclusive curatorial effort between Farmhouse Fest, Brittany Horne (Bar Susu), and the wineries and importers. What exactly will be pouring has yet to be released, but think funky, fruity, complex and experimental vintages from local faves A Sunday in August, Averill Creek, Else Wines, L-ST Projects, Neon Eon, Thorn & Burrow, Pamplemousse Jus, Rigour & Whimsy, Scout Vineyard, and Ursa Major, along with some special imports. The pouring begins at noon on Sunday, August 13th and stops at 5pm.

Tickets ($125 for the full day or $70 for half – plus tax and fee) for the inaugural Farmhouse Fest Wine Fair drop on May 26th (today!) at noon. We highly suggest setting yourself a reminder to grab yours the second that happens here. Want to experience the full two-day double-whammy of good drinking on the beautiful UBC Farm? There are still some tickets left for the Saturday too, but since they tend to sell out far in advance we doubt that situation will remain for much longer! You know what to do.

Neighbourhood: West Side
3461 Ross Drive

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.