The Cobalt, Vancouver

4.5
Nightlife · Bar / Club
The Cobalt is a dark nostalgic, funky underground venue --think brick, dark wood beams, chandeliers, candles-- hosting a wide verity of events from live music and pinball tournaments to art showings and dance parties with drag kings and queens. Now sprinkle on the amazing staff and laissez-faire approach and you’ve got the Cobalt. We are located on the corner of Prior and Main Street in the old Cobalt Motor Hotel. Private parking lot in the back and a 5 min. walk from the Skytrain makes the Cobalt a perfect option for bookings, private parties or just hanging out.

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  • The boxcar is sandwiches between Cobalt and Farina pizzeria, which has its benefits. There is a long bar along a narrow room. Good selection of beers on tap and cocktails. Happy hour till 7pm...  more »
  • I arrived right at 5, staff was phenomenal and the beer selection was fantastic. We popped next door and ordered a Neapolitan pizza which we were able to enjoy inside the Boxcar. The music was kept...  more »
  • It's a very quick walk to the Skytrain and then you can drink your face off (if that's your thing). We were there for a concert and the sound was really very good, absolutely no complaints in that...  more »
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  • Good venue for a few local acts or house djs. Nice, social crowd. Boxcar next door is also fantastic for some local pints.
  • Amazing little venue with awesome staff. They have the best beer selection of any concert venue in Vancouver by far, I seek out shows here partially for that reason alone. I will miss The Cobalt when it closes for renovations this year :(
  • Went there to see an indie band and no one would go with me because they heard it was sketchy; it's on this part of Main Street after all. It was great. Cozy venue, nothing sketchy about the crowd inside or outside. A good selection of beers. It's amazing this has been here for over 100 years. Keep it up Cobalt.
  • Great venue. Lets you get up close to the stage. Good beer selection. Edit: Sadly it has since been shut down. Goodbye Cobalt
  • Amazing Venue!!! Glad I got to play a gig there before it closes... The sound was great and so was the staff!!!

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