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Commercial Drive

1661 Napier St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 4X4, Canada
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Really Cool Neighborhood. Great food at JAM!

Check this neighborhood out. We dined at JAM and WOW! Delicious.....the chef, Ash, is not only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DosieDotes
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Onoway, Canada
Not Impressed

Unless we missed something, I'm not sure why anyone would go out of their way to get to Commercial... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
RRobinson3
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Denver, Colorado
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Trendy neighborhood lined with ethnic cafes and fashionably bohemian boutiques.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coffee shops” (25 reviews)
“funky shops” (8 reviews)
“ethnic groups” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1661 Napier St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 4X4, Canada
Commercial Drive
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check this neighborhood out. We dined at JAM and WOW! Delicious.....the chef, Ash, is not only highly talented but fun to talk to. I would highly recommend taking a walk a checking out the shops and restaurants.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Unless we missed something, I'm not sure why anyone would go out of their way to get to Commercial Drive when there are so many other lovely places in Vancouver to see/visit. I really hate to be negative, so it pains me to write this...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Spent quite a while walking down commercial drive, a few interesting shops to browse around in. Filled with nice coffee shops, restaurants and bakeries. A few quirky shops that's fun to look at or buy a unique gift. The street is a bit busy for...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We walked part of the drive in the rain this time. Our object was to pick up Italian Panini for supper. Lots of coffee shops, restaurants and other stores. Good bus transportation.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great are for fun little bars and great restaurants. This is an upcoming area for sure - where hipster meets original. Great area for vintages shopping as well.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Commercial Drive is a vibrant community commercial and social centre. Originally, the market street in an Italian neighbourhood, many of the delis, restaurants and shops still remain: Joe's coffee and La Grotto Formaggio to name a couple. Overlaid are the new boutiques that serve the...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Commercial Drive has just about any kind of cuisine you can imagine. Tiny restaurants pack each block with the international tastes of the many ethnic groups and nationalities who have come to Vancouver. Lots of small shops and little grocery stores as well as bakeries...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

driveway to this street is very long and have lots of stores and restro bars. It is different street from usual downtown and good to go there.

Thank ruchi_smile
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Visited in September for dinner. About a 15 minute taxi ride from downtown Vancouver. Lots of dining places, but not too certain the quality of each. Probably ok in the day, but took a cab at night since no one was walking around any longer.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We came here after one our walk, maybe it was because I was tired but I expected a street completely different. The shop were all similar and seamed the same of many decades ago. If it was nearer to the city centre it could grow...More

Thank Amrod_x
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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
...More
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