Vancouver Spaces to Host a Pop-Up Dinner

January 5, 2016

In 2015, local chefs hosted 59 pop-up dinners in places found on thisopenspace. We’re expecting this trend to continue in 2016 and excited for the year ahead. Whether you’re a chef looking for a unique venue or planning a private party, pop-up dinners are a great way to bring people together in unexpected places. Here are our Top 7 Vancouver Spaces to Host a Pop-Up Dinner…


The Birds and The Beets

Beautiful interior design and friendly staff define this new neighbourhood favourite. When they’re not serving their own tasty menu, the space is available for private functions after 6pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself here at a pop-up dinner in the next few weeks.

Suite Genius

A large kitchen, cedar picnic tables, and a lounge area make this a perfect spot to host private dinners. It’s a strikingly beautiful co-working space by day and available on evenings and weekends for private bookings. 

Groundswell Café and Event Space

This space has a full commercial kitchen and was home to the ill-fated Fat Dragon. It’s since been taken over by Groundswell, a social enterprise who operates it as daytime café and licensed event space by night.

Leah Alexandra Studio

You’ve probably passed by a thousand times without knowing it’s there. This studio is a secret waiting to be discovered. There’s very limited availability here and if the stars align it’s the perfect backdrop to an intimate weekend gathering

MELU Juice and Health Bar

A fresh new space, MELU is the prefect spot for a private dinner in the heart of downtown with communal reclaimed wood table, bar seats and lounge chairs. They close at 5pm on weekends and 7:30pm on weeknights.

The Juice Truck Community Space

An intimate space inside the Juice Truck storefront, it has hosted book clubs, yoga classes, and pop-up shops. We love it most for the long-table dinners that seat 24 and a super accessible price point to book the space.

Propaganda Coffee

This contemporary and spacious coffee shop has room for 50 and is available for evening bookings 7-days a week. Chef Jefferson Alvarez, Fam&Co, and Prelude all hosted pop-up dinners here this past summer. 

We love discovering new spaces all over the city and are excited to share this list with you. We’re always ready to tell our community about new spaces and Vancouver venues to rethink the traditional dining experience – did we miss any of your favorite spots? We’d love to hear from you about your favorite places! Drop us a line or shoot us a note on twitter @thisopenspace.