Established in 1911
Your mom use to pick up your drunk grandma from here. That old
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It’s seedy, dingy, loud and uncouth, but for bands with even a bit of punk in them, playing this dive is a badge of honor. Still showing some naughty bits from its past as a peeler bar, now it’s full of crusties, baby punkers and spiky characters that are more bark than bite, with the dog collars to match. Owner and scene maven “wendythirteen” administers supercheap booze and ensures these kids... more
So this review is skewed because I only visited this joint once, and it was because I was an extra in the movie "If I Stay" starring Chloe Moretz and the ever so sweet and sincere Jamie Blackley.
So it was soon after Halloween 2013 they filmed one rock concert scene here. It is the part where the skeleton costume says "want to give me your bone number" to Chloe's character.
Upside: super cool... more
A true gem. The Cobalt has one of the best rosters of entertainment in the city in addition to being one of the best venues. The bar is very safe, friendly, and a stupid amount of fun. Great dive ambience with stellar staff, well priced drinks, pinball, and a new tap bar - the Boxcar, which allows for a casual to rowdy time.
Can't give enough love to this amazing place!
The Cobalt (and their new add on bar next door, The Boxcar) is one of the most fun venues in Vancouver bar none. A total Strathcona institution with a punk rock legacy stemming decades.
Their beer selection is mostly local and super impressive and these guys know how to get the party rocking.
Their staff is always super friendly and not pretentious. It's a great place to see familiar faces... more
A popular haunt for lovers of punk and metal music, The Cobalt hosts a large number of live gigs from time to time. You can sip on a cheap drink as you groove to some hardcore music and lose yourself to the spirit of the night. Genres like black metal, death metal, indie, alternative, grunge among others grab the hot spot here. Call for more details on current and upcoming events.