|Ambiance |||After Work, Neighbourhood, Pub, Tavern|
|Music Genres |||Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Punk|
Profile Last Updated: May 27, 2008
A curious rental hall on West 8th Avenue, just a few blocks off Main Street, the Anza is tucked away on the main floor of a rather nondescript house. The room encompasses a church club feel with old wooden beams, hardwood floors, and sturdy round tables to anchor the space. The stage looks fit for a gospel choir and the atmosphere suited for a gathering of old legionnaires or retired schoolteachers - but make no mistake, the Anza is a happenin’ venue for modern sounds.
Everything from all-ages rock shows and hip-hop dances are booked at the Anza Club. Acoustics are rich and warm due to the natural resonance of the wood, and guitar bands enjoy the best sound here. Unlike a typical bar, the club’s farmhouse feel is a quirky little host for local pop acts and special events most weekends and some weekdays. You can find the local pop scene showcase their talent here including the Salteens, Solarbaby, Goatsblood.
The Rest is Anza History
The Anza club dates back to 1935 when a group of Australians and New Zealanders came to Vancouver and formed an association in which they could meet and greet visitors. Today, people continue to gather as the concert hall can be rented out to host a variety of functions be it birthdays, receptions or concerts. With a capacity of 130 people, the space houses a dance floor, excellent acoustics and a great vibe to boot!