These days bars provide more than just a spot to kick back, relax and enjoy a drink, they are also places where you can grab an excellent array of scrumptious eats.
From bar classics like chicken wings to innovative fusion fare (Peking Duck sliders anyone?), here’s our list on where to find Vancouver’s best bar food.
Situated under downtown’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Prohibition is an opulent 1920s inspired bar. In addition to an array of tempting mixed drinks designed by Brad Stanton and Robyn Gray, Prohibition also offers a range of delicious bar snacks and small bites, including Charred Shishito Peppers with garlic, lemon juice and sea salt, Haida Gwaii Halibut Cheek Tempura with truffled celeriac remoulade, Smoked Duck Poutine, local oysters, Northern Divine Caviar and more.
Address: 801 West Georgia Street at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia (enter off Howe)
In addition to their carefully crafted cocktails, swanky Keefer Bar offers patrons an enticing range of Asian-inspired small plates. The bar’s fusion fare includes veggie dumplings, steamed buns, shrimp spring rolls, Peking Duck sliders, edamame dip, green onion pancake pizza, and Chinese churros, for those seeking something on the sweeter side.
Address: 135 Keefer Street
Gastown’s L’Abattoir runs a daily Happy Hour from 5:30 to 6:30pm, which features half off appetizers and feature cocktails, wine and beer. You can find some of the bar’s most popular bar dishes, like pan fried sweetbreads on toast, baked Pacific oysters, and the duck foie gras on the menu too.
Address: 217 Carrall Street
The Clough Club offers a concise and reliable bar food menu. Those who choose to frequent the Abbott Street locale can expect to find a variety of eats, including a sea salted pretzel served with a rotating craft beer infused black mustard sauce, chilaquiles, citrus brined Fraser Valley pork ribs, meatball sub, and the bar’s signature bacon and cheese dog.
Address: 212 Abbott Street
During the day this Seymour Street establishment might be known for their espressos but come the night a talented team, both front and back of house, serve a range of tempting handcrafted cocktails and bar food selections respectively. Guests can nibble on artisanal cheeses and cured meats, bruschetta selections, arancini balls, Sicilian chickpea fritters, beef tartare, duck confit salad and more.
Address: 900 Seymour Street (at Moda Hotel)
Chef and co-owner William Robitaille has designed Notturno’s bar eats menu to incorporate a wide variety of Italian seasonally-inspired fare. Look for the featured pasta dish, as well the salumi and cheese board, which are both guaranteed to satisfy.
Address: 280 Carrall Street
YEW seafood + bar provides its guests with a comprehensive bar menu, which can be enjoyed at either the bar or in the lounge area, and features an array of food stuffs, like crab tacos, fresh local oysters, chilled seafood creations, artisanal cheeses, and a stellar seafood charcuterie platter. Some items, like their amazing chicken wings, are only on the bar menu.
Address: Four Seasons Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-692-4YEW (939)
Located on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Ave, this cozy, dimly lit, and unmarked Mount Pleasant bar (watch out for the red light which signals that the bar is either open or closed) offers an array of drinks, which pair nicely with classic menu items. Food choices include a selection of mac and cheese, flatbreads, tacos and sandwiches.
Address: 1898 Main Street
The ever so cool and chic Diamond cocktail bar and lounge offers patrons not only a grand old list of traditional and innovative cocktails but it also serves a pretty reliable feed. Choose from share plates, ceviche platters, salads, sandwiches, and more.
Address: 6 Powell Street