Explore the notorious
A truly unique opportunity to venture behind-the-scenes in Vancouver’s legendary Penthouse nightclub. Owner Danny Filippone will lead you on a journey through the Penthouse’s incredible history as you delve into the secret bars, dressing rooms and hidden spaces that still survive inside the Penthouse today. Joining Danny will be author Aaron Chapman and other special guests from the Penthouse’s illustrious past.
Where history was made
In its 65 years the Penthouse has survived blue-nosed liquor laws, police-raids, murders, fires and robberies. It has been a favourite watering hole of celebrity glitterati like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. The only place in Vancouver’s history where a judge, a crime boss and a dancing girl could rub shoulders without an eyebrow being raised. Remarkably, the Penthouse is still in business today. Still owned and managed by the Filippone family, just like in 1947.
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Secrets of the Penthouse includes:
- Guided tour by Danny Filippone
- Cabaret show by Cabaret Torlage
- Italian buffet dinner served up with Mama Filippone’s spaghetti and meatballs recipe from the old country
- Opportunity to buy a signed copy of Liquor, Lust & the Law – the story of Vancouver’s legendary Penthouse nightclub. Written by Aaron Chapman and nominated for the 2013 BC Book Prize. You can pre-order your copy when buying your ticket to the event.