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Pop Opera, Vancouver

686 West Hastings
Vancouver , British Columbia
Canada V6B 1P1
Tel: 604 633 3988's insider take:

The spirit of Andy Warhol is alive and well in the exploding plastic disco balls and white vinyl sofas bathed in violet light at this South Beach–style club that burst upon the scene in 2008. There are VIP booths and table service here—something newish for Vancouver—but most of the action happens in one midsize room. So even if you don't pay the premium, you can literally see and be seen by everyone, whether you're a big spender or just a pedestrian on the dance floor. Vigorous booty-shaking to shameless top 40 hits (Kanye, Rihanna, Beyoncé) is fun and unselfconscious, and special celebrity appearances at the turntables, such as DJ AM, ensure a packed venue, especially since it's only open Fridays and Saturdays. Since this is Vancouver, not New York or London, as long as you make an attempt to dress stylishly you'll get in the door—even if you're no longer a member of the Gossip Girl demographic that dominates the crowd.—Cathay Che

Open Fridays and Saturdays 10 pm to 3 am.

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