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Commercial Drive

1661 Napier St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 4X4, Canada
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Funky folks, funky restaurants, Little Italy getting gentrified but still cool

In the heart of The Republic of East Vancouver, Commercial Drive still maintains a bit of an edge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Y2647JTmichaelh
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Vancouver
The hippy side of town

We were here on the car free day between 1st and 14th Ave. The street was abuzz with stalls selling... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CollRr
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Trendy neighborhood lined with ethnic cafes and fashionably bohemian boutiques.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1661 Napier St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 4X4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In the heart of The Republic of East Vancouver, Commercial Drive still maintains a bit of an edge in terms of its political thinking. Lots of alternative types hanging around, as well as up-market hipsters. Great restaurants, the best of which as far as I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on the car free day between 1st and 14th Ave. The street was abuzz with stalls selling goods and activist stalls. The home made ice pops were particularly good! Normally Commercial Drive is an eclectic area of cafes, restaurants, pot shops and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really really enjoyed this neighborhood! They offered a lot of variety when it comes to their shops and restos. There are a lot of pizza places; however, they all offered a unique twist to their dish! So many amazing and quaint shops. From house...More

Thank Jay C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at an Arbnb in this area. Commercial Drive is a very old school, trendy street with all sorts of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, and services. It's a nice change from the downtown core of big retail outlets and chain stores. If you want...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great Italian and Spanish restarants along the Drive. Funky shops and a real beighborhood feel. Many days are closed to traffic like Italian Days. Great place to take in soccer games in the coffee shops.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Commercial Drive Vancouver British Columbia was a little sleepy at the time we first arrived, it does get very crowded and busy. Traffic seems to be gridlocked no matter what time you are there. Good variety of businesses and restaurants.

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Great food options that will cater to anyone's wants/needs, good coffee shops, dessert spots. Parking can be a headache at times, but usually not an issue.

Thank Kelsey K
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Are you interested in Italian, Mexican, Cuban, Greek and other specialty food, as well as vegan and vegetarian options galore, great little bar clubs, jazz and live music, big outdoor sidewalk patios, great street to walk and enjoy activities? Then this is your place! It's...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Commercial Drive itself is an interesting mixture of shops and restaurants. The #20 bus goes all the way to and from downtown or you can use it to connect with the 99B or 95 express bus lines to take you east and west. As with...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

The funky part of Vancouver. Enjoy great cafe's, funky little shops and food from all around the world.

Thank Sandra M
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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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Norm M
June 6, 2018|
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Response from joshua b | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I agree the #20 bus is very convenient for travel north or south on Commercial Drive.
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