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Opus Bar, Vancouver

Opus Hotel
350 Davie Street
Vancouver , British Columbia
Canada V6B 5Z6
Tel: 604 642 0557's insider take:

Check into the Opus Hotel on a Friday afternoon, and you'd never guess that the quiet bar just off the lobby completely transforms into one of the city's hottest lounges come nightfall. At the witching hour, the hippest crowd in town—the beautiful people as well as the creative types behind Vancouver's burgeoning fashion/art/music scene—suddenly mob the lobby, dancing around tables, sipping cocktails, and trying not to bump into the DJ stand. The bar's roster of local vinyl spinners is an A-list of Vancouver's best, and celeb appearances have included Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound, and even Ashton Kutcher. A flimsy rope cordons off the tiny "dance floor," and people are often very tipsy and having a ball until 3 am. No wonder the hotel's turndown service includes leaving earplugs on the nightstands.—Updated by Kasey Wilson

Open Mondays through Thursdays 5 pm to 2 am, Fridays and Saturdays 5 pm to 3 am, Sundays 5 pm to 1 am.

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