Let’s say that you’re now nursing a hangover. You could stay within the confines of the Olympic Club Hotel for a local fried oyster and bacon bennie or bravely venture forth across the street for an old-school diner experience at the Centerville Café. Besides a mess of eggs you can enjoy having the locals crane their heads around the corner of their booths to take you in.
Today is the day to visit Holly Phelps at the Shady Lady Bordello Museum. Her lovingly curated collection of local lore and authentic working- girl wear is ever- growing. There’s also joy to be had from wandering into the surrounding neighbourhoods…the only danger being an acute case of real estate envy when you find out that these gorgeous heritage homes can be bought for less than the down payment on a studio apartment in Vancouver.
There are other options for night life in town: a questionable Irish pub and a couple of bars down the block, side by side, next to the gun store. From what locals say, it sounds like you’re far safer and likely to have better conversations in the gun store. Hang out on the back terrace of the Olympic instead, perhaps around the wood-fire pit if there’s still a chill in the air. You can’t have worked your way down the entire craft beer list in a single night (can you?).