One of Vancouver’s oldest pubs has completed a major renovation, restoring some heritage aspects and bringing in some modern flare.
You may not have noticed but for a full week last week, the Lamplighter had been closed, quietly renovating their space to bring a new offering to the Gastown crowd. Last renovated in 2007, this new renovation adds some exciting new features to the landmark location.
Brightening up the space is an all new wallpaper, a glassed-in keg room, new leather booths and an expanded butcher block bar. Heritage elements have been built into the new redesign with the original chandelier and antique light features.
In addition to the aesthetic changes, the Lamplighter now has 50 new taps with a focus on local and regional craft beer and a brand new menu with several exclusive menu items to the Lamplighter.
It’s a definite improvement to the space; things seem brighter inside, the bar looks much more polished and the glass keg room is a much needed improvement over the previous offsite sales fridges. The beer menu is also a welcome change, with many local favourites on tap and a promise that taps will rotate based on demand and seasonal offerings.