I recently moved into the False Creek area and discovered the Wicklow which I didn't know existed. I thought I knew almost every pub was in Vancouver being someone who likes to get my drink on. Turns out this was an undiscovered gem.
They have a fantastic patio and tons of room to watch the game. All of the TVs are hi-def and there are plenty of them. If the main floor is too busy, go upstairs and there is more room up there. The pub is water-on so the patio is overlooking a wharf and boats with lots of things to look at.
The food is fairly typical pub food, not bad, not outstanding. They have the usual Guinness, Kilkenny and Harp on tap since it is, after all, an Irish pub. The prices are about what you'd expect for a pub in this location; I don't think there is anything on the menu over 16 or 17 dollars.
The service is very good. My rating is probably biased since I have been there many times and now know most of the young ladies who work there. But they are all friendly and efficient.
Recommended if you want to have a couple beers, watch the game, maybe sit on the patio and relax in a pub type setting and don't have high food expectations.
This pub is steps away from my bf's place and we both love it here. Service is always great, staff is friendly and the food is decent. I had the pulled pork sandwich recently and it was delish! and this is coming from someone who doesn't enjoy pork much. Prices are fair and the patio is great to visit in the summer.
I wont be back.
Ive been here before, but only for St. Patricks day. It's always super busy and their service is never great. But I always chalked it up to being there on a busy day. I was there on Canada day and it was only busy on the patio.
We, of course, wanted a patio. The two annoying things about this was a) we had to stay on the premise while we waited for our table (out of the sun) and b) they couldn't move our beer tab over from the bar to our future table. If that were just it, I'd just be annoyed and move on...
I had to ask for water. It came much after the beer arrived.
All five of us ordered food. I ordered a meet pie, my partner a lamb pie. Everyone got their food at the same time except my partner. I didn't time it, but by the time he got his food everyone was two bites from being done. Within that time frame, our server came by twice to say that the food was two minutes away....
When she brought the food out, although very apologetic, her solution was to "buy" us another beer. About 4 of us still had half a glass of beer in front of us. But even if we had finished the beer, this is still not an acceptable solution. We mentioned twice that this would be taken to-go since everyone else was already done. She still wanted to bring another beer out. Not even comp. a beer, but to bring out another.
When then bill came, it was wrong (we were charged for more beers than we ordered). We pointed it out and she went to fix the bill. When the bill came the second time it was still incorrect.
Opened the to-go food at home. The only difference between the meet pie and the lamb pie is that the lamb pie comes with garlic bread. Go figure.
I gave their food a 3/5, not because it was good, but it was what we expected. pub fare.
The Wicklow is a great place on the water for drinks and food. It's also quite good if you want to watch the game. They have a large patio which seems to be a hit during the summer months.
The ambiance is nice and relaxed and the servers are friendly and efficient. Their selection of beer is decent, with a few rotating taps every season. Food is actually quite good for a pub, and so is the value. Their Sunday-Monday steak and prawns dinner special is a great reason to pop in, and their fish and chips are some of the best I've ever had outside of a fish and chips place.
Overall, it's a great spot to be when you've taken a nice walk by the water and feel like a few drinks and a bite.