The nearest good pub to UBC and one of Vancouver's best Irish watering holes; you'll find plenty of students avoiding their assignments here. They come to watch sports in the denlike back room or to catch free live music, often of the Celtic persuasion, on most weekends. Harp and Kilkenny join Ireland's fave stout on the beer list alongside some good BC craft brews.
Go for the Hoyne Dark Matter; made in Victoria, it's arguably BC's best porterlike brew. Add a pint of Storm Brewing's Black Plague Stout and you'll soon be singing a merry ballad or two.