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In the Neighbourhood Part 3: Local Nightlife
A common misconception that people have when moving to the burbs is that they will lose their nightlife. This isn’t so for our Hampstead homeowners who have a number of restaurants and social gathering spots to choose from.
What might a night out on the town in Maple Ridge look like?
You might start out at the Black Sheep Pub and Grill on 232nd which is hailed as the best pub on Trip Advisor (it’s also the best place for breakfast so if you’re not too tired the next day…). Located just down the hill from Hampstead, this friendly neighbourhood spot is the ideal place to meet for a drink after work or to watch the hockey game with friends. Affordable food, large portions and drink specials every day of the week are just some of the reasons why the Black Sheep has been voted the best pub in Maple Ridge and the Ridge Meadows Area.
If pub food isn’t what you’re after, take a short cab ride over to Chameleon Restaurant on 224th, in the heart of downtown Maple Ridge. Here you’ll find the perfect combination of trendy cocktail and oyster bar with seasonal West Coast cuisine, where the menu features the freshest ingredients from local farms and wineries. Haven’t shucked an oyster lately? No better time to try it and you’re only ten minutes from home! Vegetarian and gluten free dishes are also available. http://www.chameleoncafe.ca/
And after dinner, if you’re in the mood for some entertainment why don’t you take a short walk across the street to The Maple Ridge Arts Centre and Theatre at the east end of Memorial Peace Park where on select nights you’ll experience Lobby Nights, a free evening of music, creativity and an exchange of ideas or Classical Coffee Concerts with Sarah Hagen. You can also catch the Arts Club on Tour with varied shows throughout the year. For fun with the whole family, the ACT offers a range of arts programs for all ages with programs in music, dance, acting, media arts, art, pottery and more. http://user-8l9mgee.cld.bz/ACT-2014-2015-Season-Brochure#24
Looking for something different? Head on over to Golden Ears Cheescrafters on 128th, just five minutes for our Hampstead owners! We explored this artisan shop when we were ‘eating local’ but we were excited to learn about their Chef Demo cooking classes. Designed to entertain while feeding you (what can be better than that?!), this event allows you to sit back and relax while savouring the food that is being prepared in front of you. These events sell out so we recommend getting your tickets in advance. November events include spicy comfort foods and rack of lamb – Yum! http://cheesecrafters.ca/events/
So you see, living in Maple Ridge does put you at the center of it all… Town AND City… At Hampstead, you get both.