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Spacious Private Coffee Bar

  • 50 people
  • 2 hr min
  • 1200 sq/ft
The Laughing Bean transforms into an intimate, cozy event space after dark. A hidden gem in the heart of East Van, this space can be as nice or naughty as you want it to be. Vintage bicycles adorn the back walls, and plants add dashes of greenery throughout. The warm lighting is dimmable to match any mood, and the white walls with rich chocolate accents provide the perfect neutral back drop for bringing your event to life. The cafe is currently decorated for the holidays - understated, classy, magical. Gain exclusive access to this space for any part of the evening between 6pm-3am, 7 days a week at the reasonable rate of $100 / hour or $900 for a full night from early evening into the after hours. Past events have included: •Holiday parties •Birthday celebrations •Electronic music shows •Acoustic music shows •Fundraising events •Photo/Videoshoots •Book launches •Celebrations of life •Meetings/Gatherings ------------ We provide: > The space - 1200 square feet of wheelchair accessible indoor space, 40 person capacity (seating for 25), 1 unisex washroom. For events requiring an alcoholic bar set up, we can provide a counter, sinks, water, recycling, garbages, and a moderate sized ice machine. The sound system is quite decent for most non-music focused events. > 1-2 staff - All rentals include myself and/or another person on site strictly as liaisons for you throughout the event. Depending on the nature of your event, we can either stay out of the way and leave you to it, or we can offer our services as professional baristas - making espresso based beverages or pretty much anything else from our usual menu (drinks paid separately). Please feel free to message me to discuss your unique needs and vision. You provide: > All alcohol, mixes, lemons/limes and cups. As well as any other bar supplies you may need. Minimal fridge space available, please bring coolers if you need to keep a large amount of drinks cold. > Clean up. Please ensure all tables and chairs are placed back in position, garbage and recycling is gathered, and the general space is cleaned up to the best of your ability. The space is a fully operational cafe during the day from 6am-5pm so it will be necessary to work around our products in some ways. > For music focused events you will need to supply your own sound system and audio gear. ------------ About “The Bean” : What started over 18 years ago as a love for coffee and people has become The Bean, as our regulars call it. A family run business from day one, we are a cozy, welcoming home away from home for the community of East Vancouver and travellers alike. Enjoy our hand crafted coffee and fresh baked pastries while catching up with friends, or escaping into your book. We pride ourselves on damn good beverages and strive for an authentic, fun vibe. So no matter who you are, you can be sure you will find a smile, a sassy remark, and delicious treat with your name on it at The Laughing Bean. We have put a lot of intention into our space over the last few years, completing various renovations and updates, making it an ideal space for hosting a wide variety of functions. This landscape has served as the canvas for many of our own private parties and music events (deep house anyone?), and now we would like to extend the space to you. *Available for day time/movie rentals from 6am-6pm for a price of $3000 per day *More photos coming soon!

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Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
1200 sq ft

Location Rules

Catering allowed
Music must stay contained inside the cafe as we are located in a residential neighbourhood. Entry and exit through front door on Hastings side only. Side patio door will be locked to help keep noise down. Smoking is allowed on outside patio under the awning, but please be mindful of conversation levels, especially after 10pm! :)


Air Conditioning


Crew access

Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Street Level


  • Q: What's the maximum attendees I can have at this location?

    A: Paulina allows 50 attendees on location

  • Q: What types of activities are allowed at this location?

    A: Paulina allows production, events and meetings

  • Q: How many square feet is the location?

    A: Spacious Private Coffee Bar is 1200 sq/ft

Featured Reviews
Jasmine W.
2 years ago
Rebecca was super responsive and helpful! Kristi (staff on site) was super friendly and accommodating. Parking was reserved for us and she showed us where we could store our drinks and food and helped us clean up at the end of the night! Would book again! Perfect for intimate parties!
Exact location provided after booking

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