Everyone who grew up in the Tri-Cities understands the Saturday night struggle all too well.
Do you go all the way to Vancouver for a crazy night out, or do you just find somewhere close to home and make do?
If a $60 cab ride was too much for you to handle in your early drinking years, you probably chose to stick around the burbs and participated in the Pocompton nightlife. Or, you may have even crossed over to the dark side and hit up Pitt Meadows.
Either way, if you grew up in Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam here are the 5 places you probably went for a good time.
While most people have a love/ hate relationship with Roosters it’s nonetheless a pretty hard place to avoid. If you’re 21 or older you may remember the glory days of $1.50 highballs. And even if you don’t like country, it’s worth listening to if you can get that drunk for that cheap.
Some of Roosters’ best features include the pool tables, the outdoor bar for smokers, the dancing cages, and its awkwardly social bathrooms – which are impossible to leave without making a new friend. Ahhh yes Roosters clearly is a classy establishment. Don’t believe me? Make sure to swing by on Wednesday’s for Topless bull riding.
Address: 19040 Lougheed Highway, Pitt Meadows
The former Foggy Dew pub was one of the most frequented pubs in the Tri-Cities. A snoozefest on weekdays, the pub was transformed into a full-on club on weekends as local youth couldn’t say no to free cover and decently cheap drinks. Unfortunately, if you’d hoped to go back for a healthy dose of nostalgia the Dew closed its doors for good on December 31, 2016 after being purchased by The Executive Inn and Plaza.
Address: 405 North Road, Coquitlam
If you think back you can probably remember some sporting event you watched here. Hockey, Soccer, Baseball, Samz pub plays it all. You may have forgotten a fair chunk of your evening as you consoled yourself over the loss of your favourite team, or revelled in their success. In any case, you drank a lot, had a good time and that was that.
Address: 2342 Elgin Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Thirsty Thursday’s anyone?!?!?!? Yes, we all remember cheap beer day at the Arms. Complete with a fully carpeted dining and drinking space and it’s very own bouncer on weekends, the Arms is truly Pocompton’s greatest legacy. If you’re into gambling you may have spent the night playing Keno, or just taking bets on the probability of a bar fight.
Address: 3261 Coast Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam
Renowned for its patio and awesome food, the Golden Spike was the crown jewel of Port Moody. A great place to go for birthday parties or large-ish social gatherings, it was an any-day-of-the-week hot spot. Luckily Brew Street has done a kickass job taking over, and the new bar/ restaurant can be enjoyed by Tri-City folks looking to have a good time.
Address: 3224 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody