Nightlife in Richmond, BC
You won’t find your average nightlife scene in Richmond! Spend a night in the city eating, singing and playing from sunset to sunrise. Yes, Richmond is home to popular sports bars, movie theatres, trendy cocktail bars, and hipster-approved lounges. But these venues aren’t the only places to enjoy fun late-night activities. Away from the bar scene, there are many late-night amusements to choose from.
Two open-air night markets
On busy weekends, crowds of 20,000 people gather at Richmond’s two night markets – the Illumination Summer Night Market and the Richmond Night Market – to eat, shop, listen to live music, sing karaoke, and socialize in a festive atmosphere under the stars. Both markets are open late all summer long on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Hit the jackpot
Visitors come from all over the world to play the odds at the four-diamond River Rock Casino Resort, open 24 hours a day, with its slot machines, table games and high-limit VIP rooms. This state-of-the art venue also hosts entertainment headliners at the River Rock Show Theatre, which features a terrific lineup of non-stop entertainment, including celebrity comics and musicians.
Great Late Night Eats on Food Street
If delicious, quality late night eats is what you crave, Richmond has the cure. Forget the pizza joints and fast food places. Richmond’s food scene extends deep into the night, and Food Street has long been the staple for people come together to eat, drink and socialize after-hours. Alexandra Road, better known among the locals as Food Street, is only a few blocks long but there are 200 scrumptious Asian eateries here and many serve food into the wee hours.
A true detective never rests, and with Richmond’s many escape games venues open late, wannabe sleuths don’t have to either. Your mission: enter the room, find the clues, and use them to escape, all within 45 minutes. That’s the concept behind escape games, a hot trend in Asia that’s quickly caught on here in Richmond too. There are multiple escape game venues throughout the city, all with different rooms, different themes, and different degrees of difficulty. A few places to try this are Xcape (open until midnight on weekends) or Exit Canada (open until just shy of 2am on Fridays and Saturdays).