In true neighbourly fashion, Barber & Co Gastown is the sort of place you’ll come in for a cut, trim or shave — and stay to hang out.
Past a row of restored Belmont barber chairs are classic theatre chairs with view of the vibrant street life unfolding through the windows. The dartboard, racy mirror art and casual characters make for a fun-loving rendition of traditional barbering.
A national historic site named after ‘Gassy’ Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire seaman who opened the area’s first saloon, Gastown is a bustling neighbourhood full of restaurants, fashion, and interior decor boutiques.
Eat at Vancouver’s industrial-chic darling L’Abattoir, fresh bread and pastries at Nelson the Seagull, and stylish, French-influenced Asian cuisine from Pidgin. Drink at locals favorite beer tavern Alibi Room, curious and inspired cocktail lounge Clough Club, and hip, coffee enthusiast haunt Revolver. See some of Vancouver’s best boutique retailers like Neighbour, Roden Gray, and Old Faithful Shop.