Locally sourced food, craft beer & cocktails



The Bottleneck = Good Times


Tucked in beside the historic Commodore Ballroom at 870 Granville Street, The Bottleneck is a beautifully restored modern tavern in downtown Vancouver. Our menus are West Coast seasonal, prepared in-house with fresh, organic, locally grown ingredients.

Events are key to The Bottleneck’s community spirit. We feature music by local and international artists, weekly vinyl nights, trivia, and a variety of creative programming.



Looking to book a special event? We host a variety of functions both day and night. For more info, or to get in touch, visit our SPECIAL EVENTS section.



(604) 739-4540


Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 3:00pm - 12:00am
Wed 3:00pm - 2:00am
Thu 3:00pm - 2:00am
Fri 3:00pm - 2:00am
Sat 4:00pm - 2:00am


870 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 1K3





First Tuesday of the Month:

Happy Hour Extended featuring happy hour specials from 3pm - 9pm

Music by DJs Evo & Soulstice from 7pm - Late


Wednesdays (Weekly):

Get Smarty Trivia hosted by Matthew Coronation Orr from 8pm - 10pm followed by Flip Vinyl: a night of all 45's spun by DJ Flip Out & Vinyl Ritchie from 10pm - Late


First Thursday of the Month:

Ultra Wave with DJs Relly Rels & Rich-A from 9pm - Late


Fridays & Saturdays (Weekly):

We offer a non-stop rotation of cultural programming & entertainment including live music, DJs, after-parties & more.

Never a blank slate at The Bottleneck!


October 2017

Sunday, October 22 - Official Vancouver screening of "Don't Break Down"

In 2007, 11 years after one of the most influential American punk bands, Jawbreaker, called it quits the three members, Blake Schwarzenbach, Chris Bauermeister, and Adam Pfahler reconnected in a San Francisco recording studio to listen back to their albums, reminisce and even perform together. Follow the band as they retell their “rags to riches to rags” story writhe with inner band turmoil, health issues, and the aftermath of signing to a major label. Featuring interviews with Billy Joe Armstrong, Steve Albini, Jessica Hopper, Graham Elliot, Chris Shifflet, Josh Caterer and more.

Tickets are available for purchase at The Bottleneck for $10 Tuesday thru Saturday, 3pm to midnight!

Sunday, October 29 - 9th Annual Hundred-Mile Banquet

Earthwise Society’s annual Hundred-Mile Banquet will be coming back for a ninth season on Sunday, October 29!

The talented Chef Derek Bothwell will lead the creation of a locally-sourced 5-course gourmet menu. Guests will be amazed by the tastes of the region and may be surprised to learn what is available right here where we live. There will also be an auction held with a range of items showcasing our local region.

As the signature fundraiser for the charitable Earthwise Society, all profits made from the Hundred-Mile Banquet are invested back into the community. Every year, Earthwise educates hundreds of schoolchildren about food and a healthy environment, donates fresh produce for those in need through the Delta Food Coalition, promotes mental health through its therapeutic horticulture program and grows fresh organic produce for the community. 

Attendees will receive a charitable tax receipt for a part of their ticket price. Tickets can be bought on Eventbrite at, by calling 604-946-9828 or by emailing 


 Yes, we take reservations! To book, please call 604-739-4540. All reservations will be held for a maximum of 30 minutes from the time requested.

Special Events 


With 85-guest capacity and a flexible and versatile space, The Bottleneck is an excellent venue for hosting all manner and sizes of private events. Our staff if experienced and dedicated to ensuring your event meets and surpasses all expectations.

Past events include corporate parties, birthdays, fundraisers, film wrap parties, holiday bookings, award ceremonies, wedding receptions and formal presentations.



870 Granville Street | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-739-4540


To inquire about a future event at The Bottleneck, please fill out and submit the form below.

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The times they are a changing!

The Bottleneck welcomes Chef Derek Bothwell to the family.

Born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta, Derek sharpened his knives working on the family farm. “My mother is a huge inspiration and helped to shape my culinary style,” Derek explains. “Her ability to provide healthy family dinners and encourage the sharing of food and conversation – this is the feeling I strive to re-create daily.”

Derek carried his knowledge of farm-to-table food all the way to Vancouver where he continues to partner with Earthwise Society, A team that is committed to using seasonal, local, and ethically sourced ingredients while cultivating sustainable communities through environmental education and stewardship. “The other great inspiration is born of the prairies on my grandparents’ farm; my exposure to wild game, livestock, and farm life helped me develop an appreciation for the circle of life and has become the driving force behind my desire to source sustainable and ethically-sound ingredients.”

Known for his exquisite work with Gastown’s Chill Winston and Guilt & Co., Derek’s approach to cooking is adventurous (to say the least) with roots buried deep in tradition. The Bottleneck’s Fall Feature menu is an embrace of this contrast, including flavorful share-platters with generous portions of seafood, cheese & charcuterie. Comforting veggie dishes like butternut squash stew and the salt roasted beets & honey carrots. And for the main act, Derek took the journey further with entrées such as duck cassoulet, albacore tuna in pork broth with chanterelle mushrooms, and jambalaya like you’ve never known. 

The future of The Bottleneck looks bright – and tastes brilliant.