The Smilin' Buddha Every action has a reaction, and this Hastings Street dive, which in its R days once played host to an unknown Jimi Hendrix, in the late was the centre of Vancouver's explosion of DIY punk culture.
Oil Can Harry's From 1966 to 1977, Danny Baceda and Frank Hook's three-room club on Thurlow Street was home to R, lounge music and jazz. Its cartoon-villain branding and playboy ethos made it the place to be, until it collapsed under the weight of its own excess.
The unfinished third Hotel Vancouver in 1931 – a monument to the Great Depression The empty shell of the hotel would stand over the city for almost a decade. A giant monument to the dire financial plight the depression wrought upon Vancouver.
The Pink Pussycat In the 1960s, Danny Baceda, Harvey Eisen and then Roger Gibson ran the city's first disco, where Water Street meets Cordova. Before Luv-A-Fair, before Graceland, before Republic, this was where the city came to dance.