Who doesn't love a pub? Steeped in tradition and devoted to camaraderie, these neighborhood hangouts charm everyone. Plus, what kind of complaint could you have for a place that serves hefty pints, savory pub grub, and a constant dose of hospitality? We choose only the best pubs in Vancouver to give you a feel for how good these places can be. Enjoy a glass of your favorite ale, a plate of fish and chips, and all the tall tales you can bear. Although Bridges is a tradition in town, all of our Vancouver pubs easily deliver the feel-good experience you're craving.



This cozy, waterfront pub, located on Granville Island next to the Public Market, is just part of an entire Bridges complex, which also offers indoor dining rooms and spacious, outdoor decks. The place, perennially busy, is a favorite of the...  Read More



Like many Vancouver pubs, Cardero's takes advantage of its waterside locale by serving fresh seafood (including great oysters!) and offering a nautical-themed decor. Its comfy interior invites folks to linger, which isn't hard to do at all,...  Read More



For a touch of genuine Irish spirit, this gastropub can't be beat. Irish owners provide a note of authenticity, as do the menu and drinks. Guinness is always accessible, along with a selection of other draft and bottled beers, not to mention...  Read More



At this microbrewery, steam used to craft the beers is city-supplied, and the brewing process is visible through the dining room's glass walls. It's an unusual method, but it produces great local brews, including a zippy espresso ale. Inside,...  Read More



Like many Yaletown establishments, this microbrewery occupies a stylish, renovated warehouse. Eight specialty beers come standard, and they include Frank's Nut Brown Ale, Red Brick Bitter, Indian Arm Pale Ale, Harbour Light Lager, and Hill's...  Read More



This hotel establishment gets points for its Granville Island location and its microbrews, which are crafted on the premises. TVs and a fireplace add instant appeal inside, but the patio is by all accounts one of the best places to hang out....  Read More



Located on the Fraser River, this pub features a great outdoor deck and a comfy interior patterned after a coastal fishing cottage. Its most prominent feature, however, is its proximity to an air terminal where seaplanes land on the water. Great...  Read More

Davie Village
Fountainhead Pub


With its dark wood detailing and draft beers, this pub has a traditional feel. It's also a tried-and-true hangout for the gay community, who take advantage of its daytime hours to meet for lunch, socialize and enjoy the outdoor patio. Great...  Read More



A laid-back, rustic ambience pervades this welcoming pub, where seafood is tops and the maritime-themed decor boasts well-loved upholstery and tables crafted from kegs. East Coast flavor reigns in beer, food and music, providing a western...  Read More

Granville Street


Lots of polished wood and Victorian style impart character to this traditional Irish pub. The large place also gets punctuations of stained glass, a fireplace and private booths. Sixteen beers are on tap, including Guinness and Kilkenny. Bottled...  Read More