Vancouver Magazine - - Travel Summer Getaways -

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?).

Olympic Club Ho­tel and The­ater

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