Looking for a fiery night of Salsa music and dancing? Whether you’re looking for a place to socialize over Latin music or dance the night way there are plenty of Vancouver events and spots to check out. Some even include free lessons! Catch some Latin fever:

9  Salsa Tuesdays
Music: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata
Where: Studio Records
Address: 919 Granville St., Vancouver
When: Tuesdays, 9pm+

911 Salsa Tuesdays at Studio Records feature complimentary Salsa classes from 9-10pm before the party gets lit. The event has been running for almost 15 years and plays all the best Salsa, Merengue and Bachata music.


8  Havana Fridays
Music: Salsa, Machata, Merengue, Timba, Kizomba, Reggaeton
Where: Lux Lounge
Address: 1180 Howe St., Vancouver
When: Fridays, doors @ 9pm

Havana Fridays at Lux Lounge transport you to Cuba with an electric mix of Latin music and dance across 2 rooms. Music includes Salsa, Bachata, Merngue and Timba. There is a free lesson at 9:30pm and free parking in the area after 10pm. Dinner and drink specials feature Mojitos and Cuba Libres.


7  Cancun Friday Nights
Music: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Raggeaton, Top 40′, more
Where: Red Room
Address: 398 Richards St., Vancouver
When: Fridays, 9pm+

Ready for another trip to Cancun? Red Room lights up on Fridays with top Latin and Salsa music for your pleasure.


6  International Saturdays
Music: Brazilian, Latin, Top 40′
Where: Studio Records
Address: 919 Granville St., Vancouver
When: Saturdays, free entry before 10pm

Saturdays are student night with $5.75 drinks all night and free cover before 10pm! This is the spot to dance the weekend way to the best Latin, Brazilian and Top 40’s music.


5  Ivory Saturdays
Music: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reaggaeton, Top 40′
Where: Lux Lounge
Address: 1180 Howe St., Vancouver
When: Saturdays, cover starts @ 9pm

Stick around after dinner for a Salsa class on Ivory Saturdays at Lux Lounge. The DJ’s feature the best Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and Top 40’s music.


4  The Kino
Music: Flamenco
Address: 3456 Cambie St. (at 19th Ave), Vancouver

Enjoy some tapas and wine at The Kino cafe which offers live entertainment 7 days a week including Flamenco dancing Wednesday – Saturday.

Photo/The Kino (Facebook)

3  Baru Latino
Where: 2535 Alma St., Vancouver

This Point Grey & Kitsilano neighbourhood restaurant features fresh responsibly caught seafood and local ingredients. The Latin American experience is elevated with live weekly music including jazz, Brazilian, Latin and more. More tapas please!

Photo/Baru Latino (Andrea Sunderland Photography)

2  Bodega on Main
Where: 1014 Main Street, Vancouver

Something’s cooking at Bodega on Main and we’re not just talking about the paella! The Spanish restaurant is expanding its dining area and opening a lower lounge this Fall which will feature Spanish music.

Photo/@bodegaonmain (Instagram)

1  Summer Latin Cruise
Where: Behind the casino
Address: 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Time: Boarding @ 7:00pm, Departure @ 7:55pm
Music: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Raggaeton, Cumbia
Route: Flase Creek, Inner Harbour, West Van shore
Summer ’17 schedule:
July 8
July 22 (Colombian special)
August 12
August 19
August 26
September 9

What says summer better than a boat party? How about a Latin boat party? Gather your friends for a live Latin experience and salsa dancing on a 3 hour cruise, on 3 floors, with 3 DJ’s – plus a light buffet is included. After party tickets and lessons are also available for purchase.

Photo/Summer Latin Cruises (Facebook)

Check out our Top 5 tapas for sharing (or not)

Don’t forget the largest Latin Carnaval in the Pacific Northwest runs July 8-9, 2017 in Vancouver complimentary to Latin American Week. There will be a main stage with artists and singers, a food plaza, kids plaza and of course a beer garden!

Photo/Carnaval del Sol (Facebook)

By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
Amar likes his beer chilled and ranch sauce with pizza.

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