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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Darby's Public House and Liquor Store (Vancouver B.C. Canada)

Darby's Public House and Liquor Store, 2001 MacDonald Street, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.  On the south west corner of MacDonald and W4th Avenue in the trendy Kitsilano area of Vancouver and just a few blocks from the beach. This was another good recommendation to me by the "Cardigan Kid". Small cozy little place with the liquor store attached to the south side.  They do have underground parking and is says compact cars only.  by looking at the entrance which has a very tight 90 degree turn I believe it.  No pick up trucks, SUV's or larger cars.  Smart Car, Mini Cooper or Fiat 500 would fit, LOL!  In side it is simple but comfortable, with the L shape sit up bar holding 12 people.  Two pub high tables in the middle each seat 10 which is nice.  10 TV's on the walls great for watching sports. The pub serves 28 types of Craft beer and have 30 different types of beer on tap.  Certain beer is changed out depending on the season.  They have a Keno and a poker TV.  For food I had the Library Burger that came with a Two Rivers Natural beef patty from Pemberton Meadows on a fresh pretzel bun from Portofino Bakery with Fontina cheese, honey caramelized onions and bacon lettuce, tomato, dijonaise .  For sides your options are: Soup, Fries, yam fires, house salad, Caesar salad, quinoa salad, coleslaw and warm potato salad and for extra your choices are Polenta fries for $2 or Poutine or Mac and Cheese for $3. The waitress recommended the Polenta Fries (I still don't know what Polenta is)  so I went with that.  They came out and are rectangular about 3 inches long.  I couldn't finish them all they were not bad at all.  Next time I will try a different side. My friend had the Straight and Narrow which was eggs, bacon toast and hash browns.  The eggs were very nicely done! The bacon is a little thicker that most places.  There is a roof top patio that wasn't open when we arrived but opened up later.  We checked it out and it is very nice running down facing W4th Ave and facing east to MacDonald street.  It has a nice view and is very nicely done.  I would love to sit up there on a nice sunny day.  The sign on the liquor store boasts over 500 beer, 500 wine, 250 spirits and 100 coolers and ciders.  This place has a nice neighbourly local feel to it.  This is a busy area of the city, streets are busy all the time and lots of shops along W4th Ave. I really enjoyed this place and I look forward to returning here again in the near future.  2 thumbs up for sure!

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