Vancouver is home to lots of great pubs, bars and restaurants, including a number of fantastic Irish ones. All make great places to celebrate St. Patrick’s!
PUBS CLOSED FOR DINE-IN SERVICE
Between the end of March and mid-April, 2021, pubs and restaurants in the Lower Mainland cannot provide dine-in service. This is because of COVID-19 and government attempts at controlling its spread.
Places can still offer takeout, and outdoor service if they have an outdoor patio. They cannot, however, serve customers indoors until April 20th at the earliest.
Irish Pubs Around Vancouver
Looking for a place to enjoy a pint of Guinness or Irish lager? Want to celebrate St. Paddy’s with some Irish music and crowds of happy people? Then check out the following best pubs for having Irish fun.
- The Irish Heather – at 210 Carrall Street, it used to be one of the best Gastown pubs, and a gastropub at that, which means slightly higher-end beer, food and prices. (Note: As of the spring of 2021 this pub has closed its Gastown location and is in the process of moving elsewhere. The new address is yet to be confirmed. The opening date at the new venue, however, is likely sometime in May 2021.)
- Johnnie Foxs Irish Snug – at 1033 Granville Street, it’s one of Vancouver’s most popular and highly-rated pubs. Expect lots of live music throughout the St. Patrick’s Day week (although not so much in years with COVID-19).
- The Wolf and Hound – a popular neighbourhood pub at 3617 West Broadway, in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver, with live music on St. Patrick’s Day as well as other days of the year.
- Mahony & Sons – a great pub overlooking the water at the Vancouver Convention Centre, as well as another location by False Creek at 601 Stamps Landing. For St. Patrick’s they usually have special live bands on the weekends (although maybe not in 2021).
- The Blarney Stone – a nice pub with a great venue at 216 Carrall Street in Gastown that becomes well above average at St. Patrick’s time.
- Craft Beer Market – at the Salt Building (85 West 1st Avenue) near the Olympic Village in False Creek. Okay, so it’s not an Irish Pub, but it’s a nice one, and a big one, and it’s always a festive place to celebrate.
Irish Pubs Elsewhere in Metro Vancouver
In addition to the above pubs in the City of Vancouver, there are other places to get Irish cheer and beer. Below are places in Surrey and New Westminster.
- Dublin Crossing Irish Pub – an attractively designed pub and restaurant at 18789 Fraser Highway in Surrey.
- Kelly O’Bryan’s – an Irish-themed pub and restaurant at 800 Columbia Street (so in the heart of the old town and not far from the waterfront). Kelly O’Bryan’s is actually the name of the restaurant and Carlos O’Bryan’s is the name of the pub. They are in the old train station building.
For other best places to eat and drink in the Lower Mainland, check out the following:
- BURNABY‘s Best Restaurants
- The City of VANCOUVER‘s Best Bars & Restaurants
- NORTH VANCOUVER‘s Best Bars & Restaurants
- RICHMOND‘s Best Bars & Restaurants
- SURREY‘s Best Restaurants
- WEST VANCOUVER‘s Best Restaurants