If there were such a thing as a “one stop shop” for a night out, it'd be Electric Owl Social Club. It’s a live music venue with 8,000 sq. ft. of space, multiple floors, Izakaya-style food, two bars, as well as a cold beer and wine store. A recent addition to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Electric Owl offers a unique stage for Vancouver nightlife in the heart of the legendary American Hotel on Main Street – it has undergone complete renovations and is now a go-to lounge destination. For those who are slightly hesitant to head to the DTES, you can be reassured there is plenty of security on hand to make sure everyone has a safe and fun night.
The Electric Owl’s motto is “Drink, the most important part of a balanced diet!” and anyone who shares the same belief will be more than pleased with the drink menu, as well as the selection of beverages available to take home as well. Electric Owl Social Club offers custom cocktails such as the Geiko Matcha Smash with guava juice, sake, green tea syrup and muddled cucumber. Of course, no Japanese-inspired restaurant would be complete with sake, and Vancouver sake drinkers will find there are several varieties to enjoy.
Before you get down to the liquid delights of Electric Owl, you’ll want to check out their food menu. Quebecois and Japanese cuisine collide to create Owl Poutine: fries covered in teriyaki gravy, with cheese curds, green onions, nori and mayo. You’ll also want to save room for the Oyster Moto-croquette, a dish in which a baked oyster is combined with spinach, mushrooms, parmesan and panko and then flash fried.
Electric Owl Social Club serves a weekend brunch, so you can deal with your hangover at the same place that caused it. There’s almost nothing that a crepe and a mimosa can’t fix. Electic Owl Social Club, 926 Main Street, Vancouver.