Our friends came early Sunday morning to grab a table. I know pubs and bars downtown Vancouver had massive line ups well before the game started though did not know this place would be super busy too.
We have never gone inside this pub until Feb 28, 2010. From the outside this place does not look that great, though when you go inside it is quite impressive. There are big TV screens in every corner of this pub. The seats and tables are really nice too. It is really cosy inside.
People were ordering drinks and food pretty well as soon as they got in early Sunday morning. Soon this place got packed out with no seats left and standing room only. I guess that was to be expected.
Even though this place was super busy we got incredible, swift service. The manager came on the PA to say getting food to tables may take a little longer than normally as they were so busy. Having said that we got our food pretty quickly and our server would always make sure we were all happy despite having to attend to many more tables.
The pub gave us freebies to enjoy the hockey game more which was a nice touch. The manager came on the PA several times to make sure everyone was doing well. I thought his candour was very appropriate and well received.
The food was pretty decent too. When Canada won the gold medal we all got a free pint of Canadian. This place obviously looks after its clients and wants to make sure you do come back.