Vancouver, BC Pub Reviews
Ceili's Irish Pub, 670 Smithe Street (former Sky Bar). Excellent
food, very friendly waitresses. A good make over of the former club.
Doolan's Irish Pub, 654 Nelson
Street. 604-605-4343 - a regular stop over on the Boxing Day Pub Crawl, this
is a great Irish Bar. The food is good, the service is excellent....and the
beer is fresh. Large pub upstairs with dancing and live music in the
Jester's Grill & Tap Room - 608 Dunsmuir St. 604-694-2233. Run by
the same people as Smiley O'Neal's Pub, this location goes from casual pub by
day to a stylish lounge by night.
Taphouse & Grille 755 Richards
Street. 604-681-7011 - a favourite spot for some food on the bi-annual pub
crawl! The re-incarnation of the Rose and Thorne, the downstairs is a
great spot to play pool, darts or just hang out. Excellent food.
Upstairs provides a lounge area, a restaurant area, and of course, the city's
largest outdoor patio - a great place to meet on a hot summer night. Highly
recommended for an enjoyable night out with a group of friends.
The Lennox Pub -
They used to serve over-priced and under-sized Guinness here. However a
recent visit showed they have improved - they are serving 20 oz pints! Staff
are very friendly.
and the Side Bar, 525 Seymour Street 604-681-1625. The Side Bar is
an extension of Malone's, with its own entrance off Seymour. Malone's
is undergoing renovations, but are still open. The wall between the
former restaurant side and the pub side is gone....it is one big bar now.
They still have the "penalty box", and a pool table. Good friendly
579 Dunsmuir Street,
604-685-5585 - a favourite for all of us over 35! A great place to see up and
coming local bands. A great place for a quiet game of darts. A great place for
a quiet chat. The Railway has a small stage and small dance floor
perfect for intimate gigs with great local bands. Past the bar and at
the opposite end of the room is the dart area. Through the double doors (being
careful not to interrupt the dart player's crucial shot!) is the back room.
The clientele are as diverse as the bar, with all walks of life gathering here
for a pint of good draft beer or one of their world-renowned espresso
Hours of operation are as follows: Monday -
Thursday, noon 'til 2am. Friday, noon 'til 3am. Saturday, 4pm - 3am, Sunday, 4
pm - midnight.
Steamworks, Gastown 375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 5C6
- Good beer brewed on the premises. Good
food, laid-back atmosphere. Get there early on Friday's to beat the after-work
Click here for the complete drink list.
Yaletown Brewing Company -
old Yale Town. Home of the half-price beer and pizza Sundays. Home of
the Yipee IPA. Excellent brewed-on-the-premises beer. Friendly and
courteous staff. Good food. The dart board is a bit beat up (since our last
visit at least), and is usually blocked by video game players. A great place
to meet....especially in winter with the beautiful big fireplace. Iain
Hill's latest seasonal will be on tap at Yaletown Brewing starting tomorrow,
March 16. It's a hoppy porter with Amarillo & Columbus hops in the finish.
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Billy Bishop - the best kept secret
in Kits Point! Located on Laburnum, just off Cornwall is the Billy Bishop
Legion. Steeped in history, it not only boasts the best collection of
war memorabilia, it is also has its own resident ghost. They have Celtic
music jams on Tuesdays, Roast Beef dinner Fridays, followed by Bea on the
piano, and live music Saturdays. There's a dart board, and a small TV
off in the corner. Its a great little spot. Check it out!
Frog & Firkin - located on Broadway
just east of Maple, this restaurant/bar is popular during hockey games because
of the number of TVs and popular in the summer for its large patio. It has a
wide selection of draft beer, and a great "pub grub" menu. They are also
- Regal Beagle - this little gem on the
west side is also on Broadway between Vine and Yew. It doubled in size
after taking over the adjacent restaurant . Also a popular spot for TVs and
for the patio.
Tap House - still closed!
Darby's - another long-time Kits hot
spot, Darby's is further west along 4th avenue at MacDonald St. Darby's
has live music on the weekend, has two dart boards and a pool table. There are
also numerous TVs and an outdoor patio upstairs.
- Wolf and Hounds - an Irish pub with
a great pub menu - serve great beer on tap and serve a great Irish Breakfast
on Sundays. French Canadian and Acadian music on Thursdays, Saturday
blues and jazz.
- Jerimiah's - Formerly known as
Jerry's Cove, Jeremiah's has also been around for a long time. Many TVs,
a pool table and a dart board make up the entertainment.
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- Cheshire Cheese - The Cheshire Cheese
is another restaurant with a pub feel. Its a great place to bring the
family and have a good pint. There is one at 39th and Arbutus and another at
about 29th and Dunbar. Both serve British-inspired food and serve
Guinness and Caffray's on tap.
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- Brewery Creek
Cold Beer and Wine Store 3045 Main St., Vancouver, BC 872-3373 - although not a pub, it's
the best place to get good microbrew and import beers - better than the liquor
store as they Special Order good beer. A MUST for all Dipsophiles!
- WHIP Gallery Restaurant - It's a restaurant,
but on Sundays at 4 pm, it feels more like a pub! Great atmosphere, great
food, and even better beer.
See our review.
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