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This rough-edged, downmarket watering hole gets some of its character from outside the windows: a surprisingly great view of the mountains, docks, train yards and canneries that employ its blue col... read more
Smack dab between two aquabus stops on False Creek's north shore, this antique-filled marine pub is a modern Bluebeard's delight. Mussels, bouillabaisse and sizzling hot skillets chase the seaside ... read more
This former dive’s recent reno has made it Gastown’s newest hipster hotspot, thanks to sexy staff, solid programming and a better-than-average pub menu featuring Guinness cheese poutine... read more
Less about the leprechauns and more about the ballcap-and-bikini contest scene, this is not the place for frat-fearing Emerald Isle-ophiles in search of tradition. But if you want to get loud, croo... read more
Tucked away behind Gastown's famed steam clock, this brick-walled, window-filled beauty's a local fave (especially for homesick Oilers fans) whose fantastic yam fries are just the start of a solid-... read more
Big enough to hide the apostrophe curiously missing from their name, the open second floor lends an olde-tyme saloon feel, but dressed in ochre and claret with modern dark wood accents. All balance... read more
It's all here. Upstairs, wine store and huge walk-in beer cooler. Downstairs, a beery bastion in the hinterlands of Kingsway that can accomodate almost 200 with private rooms and catering available... read more
A growing fave among Gastown patio addicts, this spot manages to combine the feeling of an olde tyme saloon and a funky gastropub, while steering clear of predictability at every turn. Try a prawn ... read more
No nonsense, no frills pub with refreshingly varied live music (on the harder side), weekly karaoke nights and homestyle food that's one of the best tasting values downtown. Shepherd's pie, burgers... read more
Deep and dark, yet warming like a pint of stout on rainy afternoons, evenings are busy enough to put your Irish Spring to the test, especially in the stand-up front bar. Watch sports by the fire; s... read more
It might not take more than cheap lobster to attract some, but the Trap's got a lot more going for it. How about live celtic music, kitschy maritime decor, super-friendly staff and an East Coast ve... read more
Despite a tendency towards shrieky co-eds, strong cologne, and collar poppage on weekends, there can be some genuinely bright musical lights here worth checking out. From DJs to stand-up, from hip-... read more
Sean Heather's gastro-colonization of Gastown began with this authentic modern Irish classic. From bangers and mash (with homemade sausage) to pot pies, the food is stick-to-your-ribs goodness that... read more
Billing itself as 'Whistler's coziest gourmet pub,' "The Fitz" is a postage stamp-sized gem where off-duty hotel staff mingle with locals and tourists, ensuring nobody's a stranger for long. Toddie... read more
Big, beery and always bustling upstairs and down, from the heated patio to the harbor views that are seriously intoxicating, the range of on-site brews is no less dizzying. Both suits and cruise sh... read more
Well-situated, spacious bar and restaurant great for groups or warm weather nights on the seasonal patio. Bar features black & white pony skin stools, a real, wood-burning fireplace and lots of... read more
Unpretentious corner pub serves up simple, well-priced pub fare, including all day breakfast on weekends for even the latest riser. Gridiron fans and puckheads love the cheap beer and bargain bucke... read more
Living up to its name, there's a warm glow here like a pizza oven, although the food is only served upstairs. On the main floor, chilling is the order of the day, starting with soft, photogenic lig... read more
Unbeatable location with a massive boardwalk terrasse thronged on sunny days with tourists, skippers and Lovey Howells. Fancier fare in the adjacent bistro and wine bar, which like the pub grub is ... read more
This rough-edged, downmarket watering hole gets some of its charact...
Gorgeously designed to show off its serpentine curves and 110-year-...
The city’s first dedicated beer tasting room, gastropreneur S...
Showcasing a custom–built Kees van der Westen “Mirage&r...
The prescription at this gorgeous former pharmacy-turned-supper clu...