London 2012: Mount Pleasant is the Place to Watch

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One of the most popular up-and-coming areas in Vancouver wants to see you for the 2012 Olympics. Will you be there?

If you’re looking to experience the Olympic spirit of this year’s summer games in London, then Mount Pleasant is the place to be. The trendy Main Street neighbourhood is home to some of the newest and most exciting locales in the city, and they are anxious to open their doors to Vancouverites who want to enjoy the excitement of this year’s Olympics.

So where are the go-to spots? For a delicious worldly dinner to accompany exciting Olympic action, look no further than Indochine Kitchen. Drawing influences from nations such as Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Singapore, the Kitchen looks to recreate the excitement that was Vancouver 2010. With 7 big screen HDTVs, delicious Asian fusion cuisine, new drink specials every day, and good company, a splendid time is assured!

Interested in watching the second biggest soccer tourney of the year, to be held in the stadiums of London? Make sure to check out the Cascade Room. In classic British fashion, the local gastropub prides itself on its varied local menu, extensive pre-50s cocktail list, and BC microbrew draught selection. If you’re into European football during these particular games, check out this established neighbourhood spot, also great for a first date or a calm dinner with mum and dad.

Mount Pleasant's established British gastropub

The Cascade Room has an extensive bar ready for the Games!

Local Pacific Rim wines and beers aplenty will be available at 8 ½ Restaurant and Lounge. With lots of Olympic décor and a medal count board planned, it looks as though the innovative locale will be full of Olympic spirit – and lots of Vancouver spirits! Just a block west of the heritage triangle, if you’re looking for a cool neighbourhood spot to enjoy delicious BC food and watch the games, take a look.

The Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is brimming with anticipation for the upcoming games, and local establishments are primed once again to host the young Vancouverite crowd for dinner, drinks, and excitement during the London 2012 games. Many other amazing locales will be open for business and happy to host your group of thrill seekers down on Main Street – why not pay them a visit and enjoy an Olympic night out?

Have any other suggestions of amazing places in Mt. Pleasant to visit during the 2012 games? Any and all suggestions are welcome, or check out www.mountpleasantbia.com and explore the amazing up-and-coming neighbourhood for yourself!

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