Charlatan

Pub in Commercial Drive

A longtime Drive fixture, this darkly lit neighborhood bar is a perfect rainy-day hunker spot for beer specials and comfort pub grub. But in summer it becomes a different beast with its jam-packed and ever-popular side patio plus open front windows. Beer-wise, you'll find lots of BC taps here, typically including Phillips, Hoyne and Central City.

There's a hearty menu of well-executed pub grub (burgers and tacos included), while the popular weekend brunch, served until 3pm, ranges from eggs-benny options to a calorifically naughty poutine topped with beef brisket and poached eggs.