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The Commodore Ballroom

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Address: 868 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1K3, Canada
Phone Number: 604-739-7550

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What a nice venue...a real surprise

We had bought tickets many months ago to see The Proclaimers in concert at the Commodore. I had heard of the venue before but had not been there. I was concerned with the idea of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maple Ridge, Canada
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had bought tickets many months ago to see The Proclaimers in concert at the Commodore. I had heard of the venue before but had not been there. I was concerned with the idea of general seating...i prefer assigned seats for concerts. WE got there at 645pm and there was a good lineup already. Doors open at 7. So first... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Commodore is a popular venue for events of this size. I'm told it can handle a thousand people but there is limited seating so most people stand. The result is that if you are seated you can't see much. There are two large screens on either side of the stage and lots of smaller screens around the room but... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled to Vancouver to see Echo and the Bunnymen at the Commodore. Music was a total 80s flashback! But what we didn't know was that the sound on the balcony of the venue sucked; we couldn't understand a word the lead singer was saying. Locals told us later that the lower level has better sound. And geeze, Commodore, could you... More 

Thank Susie S
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

I have watched Spirit of the West perform here four times now and every time was amazing! There are a number of bars inside so no matter where you are there is always one not too far away. Bathrooms weren't bad compared to some concert venues I've been to.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

Went here last Saturday night for a Spirit of the West concert with my family and some family friends. The food was great, the drink choices were pretty good as well the music that was played before the show. The biggest highlight though, is the dance floor. It is huge! Some advice, don't leave your drink unattended or the staff... More 

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Seattle, wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

We did a fundraising dinner/gala here with a roaring 20's theme. The facility is incredible, with a huge dance floor, a ton of space for seating, and a great balcony. Perfect for an event that has a couple of different things going on at the same time. The staff was attentive and helpful. My only concern was that the food... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

We saw the Indigo Girls at the Commodore at the end of February 2016. We arrived an hour before the show hoping to find a table and get a few beers and some food. There were no available tables and we were lucky to find one spot on a couch in the balcony. There was one server for the balcony,... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

The Commodore is legendary in Vancouver. In the old days it was famous for its sprung dance floor which (apparently) is a dream to ballroom dance on. That floor is still there, refurbished along with the rest of the room. I visited for the first time in years on Sunday for Blues for Christmas. It would have been nice if... More 

Thank 12Evelyn
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Been hear a few times. We went for mad decent after party most recently. I love the commodore minus the floors that feel like they have never been washed. My feet shouldn't be glued to the floor at the beginning of an event. For a change the drink line wasn't bad even though it was a full house. I love... More 

Thank Nykkyl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

We saw Bad Religion here while we were in Vancouver. We did not pre purchase tickets, we did wait in line for an hour and a half to see if they would release any extras, and they did. This place is very spacious, far more spacious than you would think it was from the outside, but certainly more intimate than... More 

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