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108 Cambie St, Gastown · interesting places nearby
Black Frog information
A few steps from the Steam Clock in a side-street blind spot, this bar – run by owners from Edmonton, Alberta – does everything right, from friendly staff to no-nonsense pub grub. In summer, aim to bask on the deck (it's covered against rain) with an array of Big Rock beers from across the border in Alberta. Food-wise, swap the burger route for the hearty ploughman's lunch.
Black Frog is a great place to catch a live ice hockey game on TV; you'll soon realize why the sport is often regarded as Canada's religion. In fact, this may be the only time you'll see locals openly weeping and plotting riots against the injustice of it all.