New nightclub to take over Drai’s Vancouver inside old Trump Tower

Vancouver used to have a poolside bar, but then Drai closed, followed by the hotel that introduced him – the Trump Tower. Now the former nightclub space is reopening under new ownership and management and will bring the pool bar back to life.

The old Trump Tower is being renamed Paraodox and the old Drai nightclub is being revamped by After Dark, the same hotel group behind Twelve West.

The new club will be called Manor. After Dark will also take over the lobby bar next to the hotel’s main entrance and rebrand it Karma Lounge.

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Drai’s Nightclub is a beach-themed bar in Las Vegas and when it opened a location in Vancouver, it received mixed reviews.

Residents of Coal Harbor weren’t happyTo say the least.

Photo: Drai’s Vancouver/Facebook

Trump Tower itself has been the subject of protests due to its association with the former president; however, many Vancouverites enjoyed the pool bar.

But it’s different now. Trump’s name was unceremoniously erased from the entrance.

The interior will also be different. The Theo Hotel previously had a West Coast theme. Now that’s 9,000 square feet. The pool bar is being redesigned, it will have a “South Beach” theme.

Surface details will be different but what is consistent between Drai’s and Mansion is luxury.

The new Mansion nightclub promises to be what Vancouverites have been missing in terms of a sophisticated nightclub experience.

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Jerry C. Greiner