Pub Food in Downtown & West End

The startled stuffed beaver by the door (the googly eyes don't help) shouldn't put you off this fun resto-pub, combining a great BC-focused beer menu with a tongue-in-cheek array of calorific Canadian comfort grub. Dive into bison burgers, housemade potato chips and deep-fried cheese curds alongside a tempting array of local-made ales, BC wines and smooth Canadian whiskies.

The beer list often includes choice quaffs from Persephone, Dageraad and Off the Rail; a $15, four-sample tasting flight is available. Happy hour is 3pm to 6pm daily; look out for deals on beer, wine and snacks. Reservations not accepted.