Best places for a beer in Vancouver’s Fraserhood

Fraserhood is one of Vancouver’s most rapidly changing neighbourhoods, with the area surrounding Fraser and Kingsway offering a wide array of spots to pop in for a pint. Whether it’s a gastropub pouring Vancouver craft beers or a longtime favourite that offers cheap drinks and a chance to be a karaoke star, these are some of Fraserhood’s greatest spots for some suds. [Photo credit: iStock/Silvrshootr]

Bows & Arrows

1
4194 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4E8

Many will pop into this laidback Fraser street café during the morning hours for a cup of coffee or a chickpea chorizo bowl at brunch, but it’s just as great for nighttime cocktails and beers. During their extended hours from Wednesday through Saturday you can try out one of their carefully-curated B.C. draughts up at the counter or at a communal table – where you can raise a glass with friends new and old.

Bells & Whistles

BC

The newest game in Fraserhood, Bells and Whistles, is already a vivacious drinking spot to grab a brew and catch big league ball on the big screen. Their 19 rotating taps showcase anything from local suds from Brassneck and Strange Fellows to hoppy highlights from around the world. If you need to work off that extra pint or heaping plate of fusion-style KFC (Korean Fried Cauliflower), there’s a couple of mini basketball hoops at the back of the room.

British Ex Servicemens

2
1143 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3C9

Members and guests alike have been clinking pint glasses together at this long-established Fraserhood watering hole for years. There are numerous nightly drink specials on cocktails, bottles and draughts, which you can sip while listening to a boisterous story from a local. Or, maybe, that pint will give you a bit of extra courage before belting out an ‘80s ballad at one of the Thursday or Friday night karaoke parties hosted by British Ex Servicemen mainstays Alex and Anita.

Eastwood

3
4245 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4G1

From the oak-top bar and wood panel walls to the summertime deck, there’s an undeniably cozy, cabin-like feel to The Eastwood. The comfort continues with food menu options like beer-battered fish tacos and chili cheese fries. The Eastwood is an option any day, but come by on Mondays to get a buck off your drink.

Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Pub

4
3728 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC V5V 4Y6

If you’re looking to grab a six-pack or bottle of bub on your way home from work, the Cedar Cottage cold beer and wine store has got you covered. That said, if you’re feeling a little more social once you’re off the clock, you could likewise head down the stairs to the pub and ask the bartender to pull you a fresh Red Truck lager or hop-infused Fat Tug IPA. From pool tables and a fireplace to a menu of classics like burgers and perogies, there’s plenty to keep you comfortable at Cedar Cottage.

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