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.
The most rock ‘n’ roll of the city’s UK pubs, The Ship is one of the top social spots on the 17th Avenue Southwest strip. It’s also a live music venue featuring alt-rock gigs and a very popular Saturday jam populated by folk and roots performers. Also enjoy weekly televised UK and international soccer matches.
What better time to partake than St. Patrick’s Day? Yes, I do mean in beer drinking, but also in the fine Irish art of limerick writing. Running from March 7 until St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, entry forms for the Ship’s annual literary limerick contest are available at the pub. The grand prize is an iPad Mini, the leprechaun of computer tablets. A collection of Celtic bands performs from 1 pm on March 17. No cover charge.