A Vancouver Bunny Hole: Hyde Restaurant

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Don’t you sometimes wish that you were Alice and you’d find your bunny hole? You could escape your hum-drum life and be transported to a place busting with imagination and inspiration, and in that place you could find a prescription of adventure and awe. With this in mind, one little Vancouver restaurant decided it would become that bunny hole, and a world unlike any other. 

Proprietor and local actress, Crystal Lowe, dreamed for a place where Vancouver locals could explore and embrace their childhood imaginations. Her neighborhood bunny hole, Hyde on Main, attracts a fun and vivacious crowd who appreciate its Wonderland feel. As Alice escaped her world by falling down a bunny hole, you might feel compelled to join her as you are sure to swirl into a whirlwind of odd happenings and interesting people. Newly tattooed and pierced hipsters shoulder up to local construction works and other professions to enjoy early 20th century inspired cocktails and tasty comfort cuisine.

The buzz of conversation in the air runs the gamete of life’s tribulations, but a common conversation is guaranteed to be about the impressive wall art. Nice-on-the-eyes artist Brent Ray Fraser, who describes his images of guns and flowers as examples of yin and yang is the  artist who covers most of the walls in Hyde. Just as Mr. Fraser himself was at one time a stripper by night and artist by day, there’s a good chance you’ll coax your inner Jekyll at Hyde.

In keeping with their double-persona theme, Hyde’s nightly events, add a little more ying to your mid-week yang.

 Their Wednesday’s “This Ain’t Yo Mumma’s Bingo” night is a popular affair with two raunchy burlesque sharing one mic and getting playful with bingo balls; this is Vancouver’s only dirty bingo event. Every Tuesday, musicians, comedians, and performers of all sorts flock down to our spot to partake in the fun and debauchery that is Avi & Friends. From some of your favorite covers to first time originals and the comedic styling of our hosts, you will not leave disappointed.

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Written and interviewed by Lindsay Anne Williams, a restaurant Columnist at Tangoo and contributor to Vancity Buzz. Connect with Lindsay on Twitter @thepeoplesquare.

Image courtesy of Hyde restaurant

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