One of the most highly-anticipated restaurant openings in the Vancouver is about to go down.
The team at Bells and Whistles is officially opening the doors to their 3,000 square foot, 150-seat beer-hall inspired space at 3296 Fraser Street on Thursday, October 5.
You may find the doors open later Wednesday evening… but we can’t make any promises.
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This spot will be open from 11:30 am to midnight on weeknights, and until 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays – which is perfect because we can almost guarantee you’ll be hard pressed to leave before tasting a handful of the 18 craft beers on tap – or their made-from-scratch soft serve ice cream from Foothills Creamery (which comes in five flavours: original, Troy Tulo-Whiskey, Aaron Fudge, Coco Crisp, and Twin Sails Stout).
The space, designed by Milltown Contracting and Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative, features two big screen projectors, communal beer-hall tables, and greenery along with a Skee-Ball game, and a pair of classic shoot ’em hoops behind a wall adorned with an epic mural by artist Rhek Creative.
Bells and Whistles offers a wide array of local brews from spots like Luppolo and Brassneck, and they’re are also the first restaurant to collaborate with Four Winds Brewing in Delta, a partnership that has led to the creation of a “Bells and Whistles” beer that will only be available at the restaurant and the brewery location.
For food – other than the house made dairy soft serve (the only place that does this in the city) – patrons can expect hearty comfort dishes such as six kinds of burgers, sandwiches, fries and sides, salads, and a selection of starters like Pimento Cheese Dip, KFC (Kentucky Fried Cauliflower), and Popcorn Shrimp.
There’s also some drool-worthy BC wines on tap along with house cocktails up for grabs and 12 kinds of dipping sauces including Curry Mayo, Green Goddess, and Cilnatro Crema.
This is the latest project from the team behind Gooseneck Hospitality (Wildebeest, Bufala, Lucky Taco) and we look forward seeing this spot become a regular neighbourhood haunt.
Address: 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 1 am