By Brittany Tiplady
Hello, spring, goodbye winter hibernation! If you’re planning your next night out with a date, a loved one, or a group of friends, consider heading to a local haunt that offers live music in-house. There’s something exciting about a meal or drinks paired with the live performance of a band; it feels somewhat nostalgic, interactive, and like a true night out on the town. Stay over in relaxed, beach-side White Rock for a late night out and then a rejuvenating morning stroll by the water.
Here are some of our suggestions in White Rock:
West Beach Bar & Grill
1101 Elm St. White Rock
Known as White Rock’s number one live music venue, West Beach is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live music is scheduled five night per week, including jams on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. With everything from pub food to share to burgers, tacos, and wraps, it’s a best bet for music and munchies.
Washington Avenue Grill
15782 Marine Dr #5, White Rock
The WAG is a truly magnificent spot, serving up quality food and drinks including a selection of salads, seafood and pastas in White Rock for over 20 years. Enjoy live music at the WAG every Wednesday to Saturday! Pro-tip: you can check out the events lineup and see who’s playing online ahead of time here.
Dew Drop Inn
15065 Marine Dr White Rock
Boogie on over to the Dew Drop Inn for a true Irish Pub atmosphere: every Thursday night Dew Drop hosts a live Celtic band! Get ready to break out your best Irish jig, it’s an evening that you won’t want to miss!
Bin 101 Wine & Tapas Bar
1436 Johnston Rd, White Rock
This elegant White Rock spot specializes in tapas, large plates and of course, good wine. Pop in for local entertainment on the Baby Grand piano on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 11pm! Open mic nights at Bin 101 are on Thursday nights from 7 to 9 pm; all singers and acoustic guitar musicians are welcome. Follow Bin 101 on Facebook to keep up with their events and updates!
Sawbuck’s Neighborhood Pub
1626 152nd Street, South Surrey
If you’re looking for a good time, Sawbuck’s is your place. Lauded as the friendliest place in White Rock, Sawbuck’s is also a rip roaring neighborhood haunt, offering a karaoke dance party every Friday, Top 40 Dance music From a live DJ, and live bands every second Saturday. Follow Sawbuck’s on Facebook to keep up with their live events here.
Oceanside Yacht Club & Public House
14995 Marine Dr, White Rock
Right by the pier, start your weekend at the Oceanside Yacht Club for Live Acoustic Fridays hosted every week from 6:30 to 9 pm. There’s a large balcony for warmer nights, and karaoke on Mondays. This spot also has a dedicated menus for those who are gluten-free or vegetarian.
Blue Frog Studios
1328 Johnston Rd, White Rock
If you’d rather have dinner and then a show after, this is the place to go; the quaint community of White Rock, BC is home to the internationally known, multi-media recording studio, event venue, and video production house, Blue Frog Studios. This 4800 sq. foot facility can seat up to 100 audience members for “unique, up close and personal concerts with some of the world’s most talented entertainers.” Shows at the Blue Frog sell out fast, so follow them on Facebook or sign up for the Blue Frog newsletter for frequent updates and ticket information.