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A culturally rich and authentic neighbourhood, Commercial Drive - also known as The Drive - is one of the best and most colourful shopping, dining and nightlife districts you will find in the city; and boasts home to Vancouver’s own 8 block Little Italy, representing more than 60 years of Italian heritage. Day or evening, The Drive offers 22 full blocks to explore with over 300 distinct merchants, including quaint boutiques, an eclectic collection of restaurants, a vibrant live music and bar scene, dinner and dancing, theatres, coffee houses, specialty food stores and bakeries. A one of a kind experience. Welcome to The Drive

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Rosemary RockSalt – The Real Deal is on The Drive.

By Drive Admin | August 6, 2017

Rosemary RockSalt Rosemary RockSalt – The Real Deal is on The Drive. That’s right, someone has to claim who makes and has the best bagels on the strip. However you wish to award the best bagel, they at RR prefer it simply as the “Real Bagels”. Welcome to Rosemary RockSalt. Their guests often tell them Read more…

The Sweet Greek – Secret recipe to success is a big heart.

By Drive Admin | August 3, 2017

The Sweet Greek The Sweet Greek – Secret recipe to success is a big heart. Not too far north from the skytrain comes a new Greek Café that is paving it’s present and future success with good intentions. Owner Bob Sacallis, aptly known as “The Sweet Greek” stands in front of his colorful royal blue Read more…

The Dirty Penny – New pub launches with a UK flair on Commercial’s Little Italy.

By Drive Admin | July 6, 2017

The Dirty Penny The Dirty Penny – New pub launches with a UK flair on Commercial’s Little Italy. A unique British Bar concept in the heart of Vancouver. Real music, good pints, soccer, rugby, and good company. Just a couple weeks ago saw the launch of Dirty Penny, a social-local pub formerly known as Stateside. Read more…

East Van Inc. – East Van history meets tattoos, art and swag.

By Drive Admin | July 6, 2017

East Van Inc. East Van Inc. – East Van history meets tattoos, art and swag. East Van Inc. offers a variety of services including, tattoos, piercings, laser removal and East Van Cross merchandise. Owner Rocco Dipopolo is quite proud of his east van boutique. Along with its primary tattoo concept, the store is adorned with Read more…

St. Augustine’s

By Drive Admin | May 21, 2017

  St. Augustine’s Commercial Drive Blog – St. Augustine’s Boasting an ever-changing rotation of 60-plus taps, St. Augustine’s Craft Brew House and Kitchen is the definitive beer-forward establishment ‘On the Drive’.   Named after the patron saint of brewers, St. Augustine’s offers a variety of the best beers made in North America and prominently feature Read more…

Merchants Workshop

By Drive Admin | May 21, 2017

  Merchants Workshop Commercial Drive Blog – Merchants Workshop A savoury staple ‘On the Drive’, Merchants Workshop is a fresh rebrand of what was formerly known as Merchants Oyster Bar located on the northeast corner of Commercial at Gravely.   “Well we’ve never really been living up to the term ‘oyster bar’ in true title Read more…

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