Okay, so you’ve seen a sample of the wholesome, restorative, and explorative side of Kelowna. What if you’re looking for something a little racier? Luckily, Kelowna caters to all sorts of exciting after-dark entertainment.
Visit a Kelowna Casino
Here are a couple of Kelowna casinos so you can try your hand at low-stakes card games, slots, or maybe even win big at live tables!
Lake City Casino Kelowna, located at 1300 Water Street, is the pick of the bunch. This Caribbean cruise ship-themed casino is the largest in British Colombia, outside Victoria or Vancouver. After crashing through the waterfall entrance, guests can enjoy a huge spread of games, tournaments, live entertainment, and dining options.
With more than 500 slot machines of varying payout levels, you can choose how brave you want to be. Their live Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em room will spoil you with free food and drink, so have a light lunch and pack your best poker face. Other games include Baccarat, Blackjack, Pai Gow, roulette, and multiple poker varieties.
Their eclectic entertainment roster runs the gauntlet from live comedians, local musicians, high-class tribute acts, to monthly dinnertime shows and even live-streamed UFC matches.
Or you could try Chances Casino Kelowna, which can be found at 1585 Springfield Road. What started as a humble bingo hall in 2002 now hosts over 300 slot machines, live table games, lottery kiosks, and a trifecta of food and drink options.
Here you can find Fast Action Poker, Low-Limit Blackjack, and Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em. They also hold regular promotions, so check what’s on offer when you visit.
Explore the Vibrant Kelowna Nightlife
Feeling sufficiently recharged after basking in the Okanagan’s natural bliss? Want to balance newfound wellness with a bit of booty shaking? Fancy taking the edge off with a fancy cocktail amongst Kelowna’s socialite scene?
Kelowna’s vibrant nightlife offers a huge variety of experiences to let off steam, spend some of that replenished energy, or give your legs even more of a workout dancing ‘till dawn.
Location: 275 Leon Avenue.
Kelowna’s freshest nightclub was born out of the ashes of clubbing staple Level in 2019.
A jewel in the heart of downtown, Gotham offers an underground dancefloor experience with bright neon flourishes. Spend the night under the spell of the carefully selected guest DJ or sink into their tres chic private lounge. With a brand-new format, re-imagined clubbing experiences, and exclusive VIP offers, Gotham is raising the standard of Kelowna’s nocturnal delights.
OK Corral Cabaret
Location: 1978 Kirschner Road.
Although this Kelowna Nightlife spot is c
urrently closed, they should be re-opening soon! UPDATE: OK Corral is open again!
Get raucous at this country-style club open only at the weekends (which begin on Thursdays at OK Corral).
Expect to see country bands live on stage, dance lessons including line-dancing and double-stepping, mechanical bull mischief, as well as darts and pool table action.
The Blue Gator Bar and Grill
Location: 441 Lawrence Avenue.
The Bue Gator serves great food and beverages aplenty, but live music is the real highlight of this Kelowna Nightlife venue.
Heat up the dancefloor with an energetic and mixed-age crowd, who all come to hear the best local blues talent play on stage.
Friends of Dorothy Lounge
Location: 315 Lawrence Avenue.
Kelowna’s favourite LGBTQ+ hangout offers a diverse and inclusive atmosphere to sample decadent cocktails and Kelowna nightlife with a difference.
Lounge back into sophisticated boudoir furniture, lit by black lights, and tickle your palate with a truly unique cocktail. To make some real memories, swing by on Sundays to experience the glamour and hilarity of their drag queen brunch.
Location: 319 Queensway.
Who doesn’t love an authentic Irish pub? Renowned for drinking a little too much, having a little too much fun, and singing into the early hours, O’Flannigan’s fits the stereotype well.
Well-known as one of Kelowna’s best places to party, you can find live music, friendly faces, and play classic pub games like pool and darts here.
Dakoda’s Sports Bar and Grill
Location: 1574 Harvey Avenue.
Sports fans and social butterflies alike will find something to love at this lively establishment that pairs good booze with classic pub-style food. Did we mention Dakoda’s has 18 flavours of wings?
Swing by on Wednesday nights to release your inner superstar with karaoke or get ready to guffaw on Thursdays with open-mic comedy shows.
CRAFT Beer Market
Location: 257 Bernard Avenue.
Fans of craft beer, good food, and rooftop views will love this huge new beer hall in Kelowna.
Stocking over 100 different brews, both locally sourced and imported from around the world, CRAFT is the place for drinkers whose tastes extend beyond traditional lagers. The scintillating view of Kelowna’s bustle from their rooftop patio should be more than enough to tempt the rest.