Impending upon the doorway to 1111 Mainland street, I couldn’t help but be distracted by the variety of male suitors sitting at the outdoor patio. With the choice of the dinning room or pub I took a turn to the left and without hesitation entered through the pub doors. It wasn’t until I stood with my back to the bar, analyzing my surroundings that I realized this was like no other pub in Yaletown. The contemptuous attitude was no where to be found and with that I ordered my first beer. Being a brewery, the beer choices were endless with no shortage of other cocktail options.
Seating up to 160 in the restaurant area, equipped with a large patio, couches for singles to get acquainted around a cozy fireplace, and a pool table it’s no surprise that The Yaletown Brewing Company has been voted the best brew pub in Yaletown on several occasions. Although this location fills up quite quickly on a Friday or Saturday night, I was surprised that I was able to refrain from screaming in the ears of the friends I was with; It was not overwhelmingly loud and the taste in music for the evening impeccable.
I sat on one of the leather couches scanning the room for potential eye candy when suddenly I was interrupted by a casually dressed handsome young man. With no dress code implicated I saw everything from suits to sweats. Answering the obvious initial questions upon meeting someone for the first time prompted a conversation on meeting singles in Vancouver. It seems women are not the only ones finding it extremely difficult to meet singles. Yet there I was, conversing with an attractive single man proving that this spot was in fact where I wanted to be.
No unfair majority of male or female was apparent and everywhere I looked I saw men and women socializing with one another. Needless to say I’ve officially added The Yaletown Brewing Company to my list of “spots to meet singles” in Vancouver.
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Single in Vancouver is a new series that intends to shed light on the single scene in the city. Yes, contrary to popular belief, single people are hooking up in this town and we’ll highlight just some of the places where it’s possible.