As the previous reviewer said, the only thing Malone's has going for it is the patio. With such prime real estate people go to Malone's on a nice day to sit on the patio and look at the view, even if all else about Malone's is sub-standard.
And I admit to being one of those people until today, when I discovered that Malone's is under "new" management and these individuals care even less than before about quality and atmosphere. One of the best martinis I've had in Vancouver, the "Red Shoes" is off the list, and the replacements are all sweet, blue, or both, or the latest trendy espresso martini.
My favorite veggie meal, a super-fun Malone's grilled-cheese, with sun-dried tomatoes and caramelized onions on sourdough bread with a side of fries, gone as well. The menu now, at least for a vegetarian, is totally un-enticing. We ordered the Yam fries (how original, hey?) and they tasted like chicken. Yuck.
The music was so loud that my friend and I couldn't even have a conversation and this was before 6:30 pm, so it wasn't "club" time. We both wanted pear ciders and were told by our server, who was obviously new and inexperienced (so not her fault) they they had one left so we would have to fight over it. So I not only didn't get my Red Shoes, but had to steal the pear cider from my friend, who then decided to be brave and order the pomegranate (these ciders are all made by Growers). His was disgusting and artificial. And to top it off, we were charged for three drinks when we only had two, neither of which I wanted, and one of which was gross.
So, this is my rant (yes, I recognize it for what it is) and I will still go back for a beer on the patio, but the "new" management should be aware that making this place less classy than it was (which was barely) is really disappointing. I mean have your wet t-shirt contests late-night, but at least offer something for us who like the view (of the beach not the servers) at happy hour that has a bit of thought and quality put into it.