A weekend favorite of the young crowd (University-aged or just after) is 1st Street.
Dress is casual, and you'll almost never go wrong in jeans (and the de rigeur black t-shirt).
Just around the corner along 10th Avenue are several great bars, including
Craft Beer Market, Commonwealth Bar, and the National.
As well, you can meet your friends at the Proof Cocktail Room, Bamboo Tiki Room, Drum & Monkey Pub, Habitat, and The Castle Pub. At the end of 1st Street, on 17th Avenue SW is the Republic nightclub, popular with the rock & roll crowd.
Recent condo development along the street have made the newer establishmdents more upscale, so watch for changes!
Just around the corner are some hip places along 10th Avenue