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Restaurant type

  • Lounge,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,

Dishes

  • Seafood,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservations,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
162 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

Meet the owner

At Gastown's Pourhouse Restaurant, the emphasis is on the classics. Everything from the vintage decor to the music speaks to the sensibilities of a bygone era. Bartenders in collared shirts, trilbies and vests serve traditional cocktails behind a bar crafted from planks of 120-year-old Douglas Fir. An antique typewriter is available for patrons who want to compose a line or two. Even the building is rich with history, built in 1910 as the headquarters for the Leckie Boot Company, at one time the most successful manufacturer of boots in the Dominion.

It's a modern bar with an old-school sensibility, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the cocktail programming. And ordering these drinks can be almost as fun as consuming them; at Pourhouse, the cocktail menu is kept intentionally brief, with many signature drinks kept off-menu, allowing patrons the opportunity to consult with veteran bar staff for a totally personalized beverage experience.

“It's not so much about creating a cocktail for an individual person as it is about asking the right questions, and leading them to the right cocktail for that moment,” explains manager Ian Jamieson. “It's more trying to get people to identify what it is that they like. It's about the exploration of your senses, and your taste, and trusting that these guys have a lot of experience at their craft. They're not going to make a bad drink.”

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Ratings & Reviews - Pourhouse Restaurant

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    Atmosphere : 9/10...

    Atmosphere : 9/10 Food : 9/10 Service : 10/10

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    July 30, 2019

    pricey but good service and quality drinks.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 23, 2019

    lots of fruit flies flying around. apricot on the bone marrow was nice touch, yellow zucchini was apparently sous vide but it was undercooked it was topped with rhubarb and chutney that was underwhelming. porterhouse burger was dry including the pork belly which was more like ham. and i couldn’t believe they put actual hostess hickory sticks on their caesar salad? i expected something house made... would not go back as value for the food is not there. meal was rich and greasy except the salads that came w the dishes. also please lose the vintage chinese restaurant plates!

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    June 13, 2019

    Very helpful and accommodating servers, great live music.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 6, 2019

    Always a great time at Pourhouse!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 13, 2019

    Our new favourite weekend brunch spot!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 9, 2019

    Food was amazing. Service was terrible. Server was very rude. We were a late reservation on a Sunday evening, and we felt very rushed with ordering our food and drinks. Server was very short and abrupt. Would not go back due to terrible service, even though food was very good.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 1/5

    April 15, 2019

    Excellent as always!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 11, 2019

    A bit expensive.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 2, 2019

    Service was a little slow but the server's cocktail recommendations were amazing. Food was so delicious and the atmosphere was fun!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 1, 2019

    Pourhouse is always wonderful. Excellent atmosphere, food, and outstanding cocktails. Have brought friends and family many times and will continue to do so. Fried egg over cauliflower steak was a standout for date night.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 27, 2019

    Such a gem for Gastown! Firing on all cylinders when it comes to delicious food and drink, exceptional service, and an atmosphere that respects the past, and sets a tone for the future, of Gastown.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 3, 2019

    Amazing, will be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 11, 2019

    Incredible evening at the pour house

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 3, 2019

    Came here on a Thursday night, and our service was beyond incredible and the food was just as amazing as she was. And to tie the whole night together, they have live music. Haven’t stopped telling people about this place and we’re due to be back in two weeks! Thanks for a memorable night!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 21, 2018

    Great service, delicious food, and really nice warm atmosphere on a cold and rainy evening!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 8, 2018

    Loved it and will go back again!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 18, 2018

    Best burger I've had ever! Sabrine's bartending skills are amazing! loved the Old Fashioned

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 18, 2018

    We brought our friends out for a belated wedding dinner and we all had a great time. Will definitely be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 8, 2018

    Food, music and service excellent.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 5, 2018

    Amazing service and atmosphere, found us a table despite beong 30 minutes late. Food was great, so were the drinks!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 3, 2018

    Split the olives as a tasty appetizer and had a very good hamburger with an extensive wine list. Excellent band that wasn’t too loud.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 21, 2018

    We had some guests in town and wanted a night to remember! We booked the Kitchen Table and everything was amazing! 5 course meal picked out by the Chef, great wine, great environment - we couldn't have asked for a more memorable night. We'll definitely be coming back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 15, 2018

    Always great service, food and of course the drinks. Thanks again

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 8, 2018

    We were celebrating my fiance's birthday but we weren't allowed to have a cake. The service was efficient but curt. Not the friendliest. The bar didn't have amaretto.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    August 16, 2018

    Delicious food - plenty of omnivore/vegetarian/vegan options. Fun cocktails. Attentive service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 8, 2018

    loved the spot and grub but, for a business meeting we should have sat further back from the really good live band!! Not much business done?

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 6, 2018

    Everything was spot on...great place!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 27, 2018

    We did dinner on July 24th. Our waiter and support staffers were excellent as were the food and live music. Kudos also to the bartender as the drinks were superb. Only issue was the heat in the restaurant. It became very hot midway through our meal. Suggest fans or a.c. Usage. Would go again, and will go again next July. This is a Can’t miss restaurant and experience. Bring your $$$$ And relish the overall experience from start to finish.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 25, 2018

    Perennial favorite. Music was excellent too.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 14, 2018

    Great cocktails, great service, great atmosphere, live music, and the burger was amazing. Will definitely be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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