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Irish_ManRichmondSince July 9, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4.2)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service4 (4.2)
  • Value4 (4.2)
  • Ambiance4 (4.2)

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Pioneer's Pub10111 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Ye olde English bar
Submitted Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 9:07am [Dine in]

I've had the pleasure of enjoying this delightful bar on a few occasions and am always surprised at the value of the drinks and food here. Pitchers of local beer cost considerably less than most other places(Buck and Ear $17 a pitcher, cough cough), and they have Kilkenny's and Strongbow on tap and Guiness as well if I'm not mistaken. You can get drunk and not get totally flat broke for a change.

They have Wing Nights after 5pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays, for dine-in only of course. They also have free self-serving popcorn in a popcorn maker in the corner of the bar. Pioneer's has a semi-outdoor patio of sorts, I say semi as it is now surrounded by glass walls where as it was open air before.

The patrons and the servers at the Pioneer are generally friendly and mature. I've had many a drunken conversation with other bar patrons and can't recall where else you're able to just sit down next to a complete stranger and chat that comfortably. The crowd in this particular bar ranges from the younger generation to the middle-aged.

All in all, a good solid bar worthy of your business. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Blarney Stone216 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Irish Jigging the night away
Submitted Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

One of the best pubs I have ever been to. Although it should be noted that the Blarney Stone features a decent-sized dance floor in front of the stage, which is usually packed to the gills with dancers. There's no place for tenderfeet here, once the band starts playing the Irish Jig, it's definitely time to hit the dance floor.

I did not sample any food myself that night I was there but my companions did, and I am just rating from what he said and from what I saw. The service despite the immense number of people that were there that night, was solid and the servers and bartenders were all cheerful.

The drinks flowed steadily through the night and I noticed my wallet wasn't taking too much of a bashing; so the value was solidly average, but the drinks were amazing. But what was even more amazing was the dancing, now I have been to most of the nightclubs in DT Vancouver (Gossip formerly Plush, Au Bar, Tunnel, and Boss formerly ATL just to name a few) and I have not had that much fun dancing in those clubs as I did in the Blarney Stone. The ambiance is just surreal once your inside, but of course you mustn't be of the shy variety if you want to have a good time.

Cheers.

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Big River Brewing Company14200 Entertainment Blvd., #180, Richmond
Irish car Bombed
Submitted Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 4:50pm [Dine in]

Top o' the mornin!

The main thing I like to stress about this Pub, which I have frequented numerous times, is the value you get at the bar. But food-wise, I haven't sampled enough of their fare to really grant them a letter grade, but based on what I had (wings, fries, and burgers): I would say that the food is slightly above average with somewhat fair pricing.

As most of you already know, the Big River Brew Pub makes their own brews. This makes for a more enjoyable experience in my opinion as the beer tastes better and just feels much more different than drinking your boring run-of-the-mill Budwesiers or Kokanees. Also it makes for a lower price in some cases.

Me and a friend wanted to try the Irish Car Bomb, which went for around $10.50 in other bars, as Guiness was used in the cocktail. At the Big River Brew Pub, they had their own Irish Stout, which lowered the price of the cocktail to around $5.00. That's a big difference from $10.50.

I will definitely be back and I recommend this bar to everyone. The crowd varies but for the most part, are the reserved types. It's a decent change of pace to enjoy a drink in less rowdy surroundings for once.

Cheers.

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Sportstown Tavern4991 No 5 Rd., Richmond
Great place to check out
Submitted Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 4:41pm [Dine in]

Me and some friends went here to pre-drink before going clubbing later that night and it was our first time there. Upon entering the Sportstown Tavern, is it obviously apparent that they take the term 'Sports Bar' literally. There are soccer and hockey jerseys from differing eras plaster all over the wall and ceiling, even the bartender wore a soccer jersey that night. There is a pool table and a dart board present in the back of the tavern so for those interested, there ya go. The pizzas we ordered were very delicious, and there was a special that night, so the prices were decent and affordable. The only thing to really gripe about was the service but they only appeared to have one, maybe two, servers on staff that night plus the bartender himself.

All in all, an enjoyable experience. The crowd that frequents it are typically in the middle-aged to older range. But I guess after a rugby game or soccer game, this tavern gets some of the younger generation as well.

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Pumphouse Taproom6031 Blundell Rd, Richmond
Great hang out
Submitted Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 2:17am [Dine in]

I never knew about this bar until after the renovation. Great layout with dark tones and a nice ambient fireplace near some comfortable couches. This bar tends to have older patrons, except on fight nights, but that helps give the atmosphere a more mature and stimulating touch. Good food, a varied selection of beer, a fresh pool table, tvs all around, happy staff, what else could you ask for in a hang out?

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