The Ship and Anchor’s streetside patio on 17th Avenue Southwest is the best seat in the city for summer people watching. Daytime or evening, this is a sociable place to hunker down in good company at a no-frills picnic table with a pitcher of beer and a Ship Burger. During the pub’s live music performances the west side of the patio is a good listening post.
Saturday afternoons on the 17th Avenue Southwest strip take a musically creative turn at the Ship & Anchor Pub. Various artists host the open stage jam every Saturday afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm. This well-attended weekly event typically features blues, folk and rock performers. Musicians are advised to bring their own guitars. Signup starts at 2 pm.
One of the inner city’s best-loved Brit pubs and indie-music venues, the Ship & Anchor Pub boasts a south-facing, two-part patio just off the busiest corner of 17th Avenue Southwest. Sit in the sun for weekend brunch from 10 am to 2 pm on weekends (11 am to 2 pm on holidays). Bestselling dishes include huevos rancheros and the ploughman’s lunch, a buffet on a plate served with baguette, boiled egg, various cheeses and salad. Fish and chips as well as the Ship Burger are also perennial favourites.