Sure you could blow a ludicrous amount of money on a cab trip to drink downtown. But the chances are that if you spent your formative drinking years in Surrey, then you probably had to forego Granville Street for some altogether more local spots.
In which case, here are five places you probably remember drinking at during your youth.
Completely. Lit. Every. Weekend.
This is where you truly learned the meaning of patience, while waiting in a seemingly endless line on a Saturday night. Best of all you didn’t pay cover here, which was always a huge motivator for those of us who were broke or just looking to go all in on highballs.
Address: 5708 176 Street, Cloverdale
Phone: 604 372 1111
Sports! Yay Sports! That’s why you came here. Football, Soccer, Hockey, Baseball, The Station has it all. You could also eat an insane amount of food for $20, consuming copious amounts of wings while cheering your team to victory (or consoling yourself in their defeat.) Either way the chances are you’ve had a memorable night or two here.
Address: 10176 154 Street in Guildford
Phone: 604 582 2800
You can tell how old someone who grew up in Surrey is by whether they remember this particular hotspot as the Taphouse or the Mirage. But even though its name might have changed its reputation as one of Surrey’s best spots hasn’t.
Address: 10530 102a Avenue in Guildford
Phone: 604 583 8828
An “anytime-of-the-week” drinking spot, Edith & Arthur feels more like you’re in your own kitchen than a pub.
Address: 8410 160 Street in Fleetwood
Phone: 604 503 3477
Baselines ultimately became your best last resort to a night out that never happened. Although it’s a sports bar by design, almost everyone from Surrey has had a good time in here at some point or other.
Address: 8233 166th Street
Phone: 604 576 6501