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RobertoOrtiz
06-08-2011, 09:00 PM
So what are the places where one might get a decent meal?
Where are the cool pubs in Vancouver?
What are the best places to find bargains?
-R
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malducin
06-09-2011, 02:25 PM
Me thinks somebody already had a drink or two: pubs in San Diego? You'll be hard pressed to find many familiar faces down there ;-)

I think there's like a ton of restaurants around the headquaryets hotels, that won't be a problem unless you want to go even farther like Chinatown, Gaslamp or even Granville Island.

RobertoOrtiz
06-10-2011, 03:22 PM
oops!
Fixed

roderickweise
06-12-2011, 01:35 AM
Vancouver is not like the states so if you want to go to a pub and get a drink you will pay up the butt for it. A bottle of like Miller is 5.50$ at a pub. I would suggest going to North Vancouver from the sea bus though I live in north Van and there is alot of food places here its super nice.

malducin
06-12-2011, 06:34 AM
I found a website, UrbanSpoon, that lists restaurants with reviews and recommendations for Vancouver hotels. I'm sure there are other sites (haven't checked OpenTable yet to see if they cover Vancouver). Anyway here it is:

UrbanSpoon restaurants by Vancouver hotels (http://www.urbanspoon.com/p/14/2/Vancouver/Hotels.html)

Vancouver is not like the states so if you want to go to a pub and get a drink you will pay up the butt for it. A bottle of like Miller is 5.50$ at a pub. I would suggest going to North Vancouver from the sea bus though I live in north Van and there is alot of food places here its super nice.

That's good to know, although it will be most useful after the SIGGRAPH sessions for dinner and afterwards. For lunch, when you have something like 1:30 hrs (aprox) between morning and afternoon sessions your almost stuck to walking distance from the Convention Center (if you want to avoid their food).

roderickweise
06-12-2011, 06:48 AM
I found a website, UrbanSpoon, that lists restaurants with reviews and recommendations for Vancouver hotels. I'm sure there are other sites (haven't checked OpenTable yet to see if they cover Vancouver). Anyway here it is:

UrbanSpoon restaurants by Vancouver hotels (http://www.urbanspoon.com/p/14/2/Vancouver/Hotels.html)





That's good to know, although it will be most useful after the SIGGRAPH sessions for dinner and afterwards. For lunch, when you have something like 1:30 hrs (aprox) between morning and afternoon sessions your almost stuck to walking distance from the Convention Center (if you want to avoid their food).

Yeah there is a good place a few blocks from the convention centre in gas town. Steam Works they have some good food.

malducin
06-12-2011, 08:14 AM
Yeah there is a good place a few blocks from the convention centre in gas town. Steam Works they have some good food.

Excellent good to hear from a local, I might have to check it out.

BTW beware when using a search engine to find this place, make sure it Steamworks Brewing Company (http://www.steamworks.com/), and not Steamworks Vancouver

roderickweise
06-12-2011, 06:24 PM
Excellent good to hear from a local, I might have to check it out.

BTW beware when using a search engine to find this place, make sure it Steamworks Brewing Company (http://www.steamworks.com/), and not Steamworks Vancouver

Yeah I probably should have posted Steamworks Brewing Company. I forgot there was two steam works in town.

Heber
06-18-2011, 06:01 AM
yeah if you walk into gas town there a lot of cool pubs and bars there to check out,interesting area to explore too

roderickweise
06-19-2011, 05:28 AM
another cool place is china town its just a few blocks east on Pender street a bunch of cool shops.

MonkeyMHz
07-23-2011, 03:10 AM
Also a few blocks up from waterfront, or if you take the Canada Line Skytrain if you get off at the City Centre stop, it lets you off at the Pacific Centre mall which is decent shopping.

Outside around the Pacific Centre mall there's plenty of shops in almost all directions, sometimes you can grab some good deals there.

This is a bit off topic but take your time and visit Stanley Park, its beautiful in the summer.

chi
07-26-2011, 01:59 PM
steamworks sucks...its like average microbrewery fair.

Its Vancouver take advantage of the good food.
There is awesome sushi all over - my favorite place is Kadoya (location on davie and one on denman.)

There is lots of awesome stuff on denman actually.
Nook is an awesome wine/pizza experience.

Poncho's is amazing mexican...and cheap margaritas.

On Granville there is a place called templeton's that does a great breakfast/lunch and early dinner.

There is a place called shabusen which is great korean/japanese BBQ and its closer to the convention center.

There is a little restaurant called nuba which is closer to the granville bridge.

Seriously...there is good food all over downtown and its all with in 15-20 min walk from where ever you are.

Then there is the real good stuff...but you have to head away from downtown for that.

RobertoOrtiz
07-26-2011, 02:55 PM
Hey guys do you know of any cool shops that is close to the convention center?
I am looking for cool DVD's, Toys(looking for Dr Who stuff) and bookstores (Love collecting film book).


Thanks!

-R

Heber
07-27-2011, 09:33 AM
Hey guys do you know of any cool shops that is close to the convention center?
I am looking for cool DVD's, Toys(looking for Dr Who stuff) and bookstores (Love collecting film book).

Thanks!

-R


If you walk a couple blocks upto to Granville street there is many shops there with comic books , toys , dvds etc.
If you are willing to take a short train ride you can also find this place:

http://www.bookmanager.com/1181300/?

which is awesome for art books.

kelgy
07-28-2011, 05:46 AM
Hey guys do you know of any cool shops that is close to the convention center?
I am looking for cool DVD's, Toys(looking for Dr Who stuff) and bookstores (Love collecting film book).



*Oscars is a good one for film and art books
and there's also
Golden Age Collectibles (http://www.gacvan.com/)
and

the Comic Shop (http://www.thecomicshop.ca/)

Kakkoii
07-28-2011, 06:08 AM
I've been interested in trying out Japadog after I saw it on the Food Network a couple months ago. The cart looks to be generally near the convention center too.

http://www.japadog.com/en/

katisss
07-30-2011, 01:59 AM
Probably an easy one for locals: i want to meet somebody at Siggraph and neither of us has been there.
Where is the easiest (not too crowded, unambigious and easiest to find) spot in the convention center to do this?

BRUTICUS
08-04-2011, 10:16 PM
Things to do in Vancouver


FIREWORKS Saturday and Wednesday nights! Best viewed from English Bay or Kitsilano (can also be seen somewhat from the Wicklow pub)

The Wicklow Pub -You can take a small $3 ferry ride (http://www.granvilleislandferries.bc.ca/) over here and there's a beautiful view of False Creek. It is one of the only places in Vancouver where you can make reservations on a Friday/Sat. Great Beer and food.

Guu -Awesomely creative Japanese food: Guu (near burrard/robson)

The Eatery -This place is in Kitsilano across the bridge but you should def check out Kits beach if at all possible anyway. The Eatery has very creative and awesome sushi rolls.

Shabusen - Japanese/Korean BBQ fusion... try their BBQ beef! Love this place! Amazing all you can eat.

Judas Goat - Neat little tapas restaurant in a dirty alley in Gastown but awesome tapas!!

The Morrissey - This place is ALWAYS populated by CG Artists and people in the industry and they play great music and are the latest bar open DT... check it out.

White Spot - If you haven't been to Vancouver before try this place. They make good burgers and its kind of a staple of the lower mainland with lots of information inside about the history etc.

Stanley Park Seawall - I recommend everyone do this on a nice day. Maybe rent bikes or rollerblades. It's an awesomely beautiful way to see the Pacific Northwest.

Vancity - DO NOT call Vancouver VanCity... that is lame. There is a credit union called VanCity. Isn't that enough? We know it's a CITY. The city is called Vancouver, thanxabunch.

BRUTICUS
08-04-2011, 10:18 PM
Probably an easy one for locals: i want to meet somebody at Siggraph and neither of us has been there.
Where is the easiest (not too crowded, unambigious and easiest to find) spot in the convention center to do this?

Directly under the giant Globe at the main enterance.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4653184360_6567169e71.jpg

BRUTICUS
08-05-2011, 12:15 AM
also go to Chill Winston in gastown.. really neat place.. great area.. nice patio in a central gastown area

sciics
08-05-2011, 06:45 AM
BRUTICUS you are my CGuide. awesome info. thanks a bunch. im switching this page to print mode and inking it out. :deal:

JCork
08-06-2011, 09:00 PM
I agree! Thanks so much for all the helpful info, BRUTICUS!

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